15 October 2011

Passion for Fashion...week 6

I loved this weeks theme...
ELEGANT - This style includes expensive designer's reproduction, but should not be misunderstood as "haute couture" or high fashion.

Colour - Unusual, muted solid colours (gray, black and white are common)
Lines - Mostly uncomplicated and well fitted (think Chanel, classic styles)
Textures - Fine fabrics, usually expensive materials.
Effects - Very refined, chic and executive-looking.
Needs - Semi custom-made or altered to fit.
Favorite Accessory - Coordinated Accessories and matching real gold and diamond accessories.

Note: Notice the emphasis on uncomplicated, well fitted status look. 

:idea: As this style incorporates "Designer Reproductions"...... this week we have a Sketch to Reproduce. 8) 
(thanks to scrap a little sketches)

and this is my page using Glitz Design papers...

The photo is of my MIL looking very chic on her wedding day in 1963. I was inspired to use muted earthy colours with touches of black. I altered the Collage Press die cut by cutting out the centre so the gorgeous stripe of the background paper would show through and then threaded the eyelets with satin ribbon. I have covered the bottom piece of pattern paper with Webster's Pages netting to represent the texture of fine fabrics. 

I have used new Prima alphas for the title....I just love the texture and size of these little yummies!

...and I added a Prima diamante swirl (which I picked up at the Boutique for a bargain price) to represent diamond accessories and embellished with a few new release Prima flowers...I just adore the fabric Harlow flowers!

That's it for now...I hope you like my 'elegant' entry and thanks for stopping by.

Happy creating,



  1. Absolutely fabulous Leanne! Lovely photo choice, & gorgeous papers & embellies. Wonderful work.

  2. Just beautiful Leanne, what a gorgeous photo!

  3. I don't know how I have missed Soooooo Many of your Posts??
    I REALLY love your take on this Sketch!!!
    GO GLITZ DESIGN........ xx


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