Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Victoria. If you're wearing this . . .

. . . it ain't no secret.

The latest challenge at Gingersnap Creations is
"Bags and Tags," going along with our "From the
Mall" theme this month.

This not-so-secret piece uses the Vintage Corset
sheet, as well as a library card and pocket, from
Altered Pages. Altered Pages is hosting this month
at Gingersnap Creations--come play along for a chance
at some fun prizes. The winner of this challenge
for the Home Page Artist also receives a Dark Eyes
Tag kit from Altered Pages--very nice!

Do you ever challenge yourself? For the last
Gingersnap Spicy Supply--packing materials--
challenge, I made myself go simple. No embellishments.
So this time, you can see, it was ON, as in VERY
embellished. Broke into that hoard of trims, made
some flowers, the whole deal. Tried to make a stark
contrast between how pretty the corset looks, and
then when you pull the tag, how creepy it real is.

Seriously, how did wearing one of these EVER seem like
a good idea?

AND PS, BY THE WAY: Will be working up that swap
challenge from the last post for next month, so
be thinking about joining in, and a big thank you
to everyone for their kind comments on the dd's

PPS--Will stop by for visits after the daughter and
I return from our adventure, thank you for stopping


Suze Bain said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and the secret 'saucy' picture is fabulous. I can only dream of being able to create something as beautiful. xx

Netty said...

Your tag holder and tag are gorgeous Trisha, a beautiful piece of crafting my friend. Annette x

Juliet A said...

Your tag is gorgeous, but I wanted to address your final comment - those big bosommed ladies at the renaissance faire all love their corsets! Boning is so much more comfortable than those awful unwires!

Ann said...

breathtakingly beautiful! the soft tones of rose and green!! oh!!! and the lace!!! oh!!

Gerri Herbst said...

The tag holder...but then the tag cracks me up. Such a beautiful piece with a sense of humor! take care. gerri

Paper Squirrel said...

This is AWESOME. I literally laughed out loud! Beautiful & Funny...bonus!

Lori said...

LOL! Love your style..and humor... this is fabulous, as always!

Rush'd Lady said...

beautiful eye candy! But there is no way I could wear one of these. No wonder ladies fainted!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous project- the embellishments are gorgeous! And...I love your tag.

Dawn said...

OH I LOVE THIS SO much its truly yummy ;0)

Love Dawn xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is gorgeous Trish, I love the very feminine look, the flowers really add that extra something for me.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Rhonda Langley said...

Pearls, lace and flowers-be still my heart. Very Victorian-love the secret tag!

Artfully Musing said...

This is really lovely. Great work! Laura

Debi said...

so pretty Trisha - I'm with you on corsets :-) Debi x

Micupoftea~ said...

Love the humor~ elegant details! Things women do for 'beauty', eh? I got glue on my eyelid trying to apply false eyelashes for a big event!lol~

Crafty Gal Linda said...

this is really beautiful!

trisha too said...

Well, glue on the eyelid isn't TOO bad! ;) <---one eye glued shut!

Yep, I pretty much deformed my foot with all the high heels I used to wear--but those corset ladies, some of them died from punctured lungs, and some couldn't walk without a corset on. That's pretty extreme!

Can't we be pretty without pain??!


Cathy L. Calamas said...

Love these!! So Beautiful. I also saw your "money" creation at Gingersnaps. Love your sense of humor!!

Jen said...

This is SO pretty!!! Like all the details and that pretty lace on the bottom!
Jen :)

Shar said...

So very pretty! I loved the roses, the pearls, the awesome image and the fab lace and the...well, you get the idea :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, that's really fabulous.