Friday, 22 May 2009

Hot ATC and messy LO

HOT HOT HOT was the theme for this week's PaperPlay Challenge.

We had to use orange, yellow and reds. Made this ATC, partly to entice Julie to part with one of her Gorguss ATCs, is it working, Julie!?!!! LOL

Got another LO done, using the Garment District kit from Studio Calico. Something in this kit, specially makes me want to go against type, making a handwritten title, wonky stitching and even the using the proof version of the journaling.

It is about a secret dream as well as an admission to my oh so obvious clumsy side.

I never had a ballgown, a beautiful, frivolous long dress and I so wish I could have one now.

All right, pretty rich coming from me, who rejected my only legitimate opportunity to wear a long dress - my wedding day. I was wrong, OK? The knee length dress was a fashion mistake, to say the least.

Back to my dress. I didn’t realise I had a yearning for one until I went shopping the other day. I saw this beautiful burnt orange, diafanous dress and fell in love with it. Orange is definitely not a colour I can wear, but in my dream, I would be beautiful, tanned, taller (extra height going to my legs), slimmer and 21 years old.

I would be stepping out of a chauffer driven card, going to a party, or a ceremony, maybe the Oscar award ceremony.

I’ll be stunning in my dress, high heeled sandals, with my black, lustrous hair up, diamond earrings and a suitable escort. If my gorgeous husband were unavailable, anyone would do, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, honest, anyone.

The sad thing is, in a ball, I wouldn’t be dancing, or in an award ceremony, I wouldn’t be collecting any myself.

Because I can dream myself taller, younger and beautiful. But even in my dreams I am the one who would step on my partner’s shoes, or would trip over my dress on my way to get my award.

The photo was taken by Eva Birdthistle at the lastest (and sadly last) Crafteire.


Petshae said...

both great but love the atc ;)

eva birdthistle said...

Wow, what honesty! That is really deep Elisa and so glad you shared it.

Julie M said...

Love the ballgown story, Elisa (and the LO - the title is particularly fab!). And your cunning plan worked - thanks for the ATC - I was delighted to swap with you!

Julie x

cannycrafter said...

What a cute ATC!