Sunday, July 8, 2012

Star Lady dresses for the 4th of July

Star Lady decided to forgo tradition for this year's 4th of July party. She reached into the back of her closet and pulled out her most festive pair of lederhosen.

I have so many more JustRite stamps than I did last time I entered a Friday Challenge that I had a hard time choosing which ones to use for the Stars and Stripes Friday Challenge project. Star Lady's lederhosen were made from the Stitched Ribbon Background Stamp with suspenders and rhinestone studded belt from the matching border in the Classic Scallop Borders One set. Her party hat is another of the border stamps in that same set. Star Lady accessorizes with a handbag stamped "Live your dreams," from the Going Places Vintage Labels set, a sentiment that she felt somehow justifies her outlandish choice in wardrobe. Her purse dangle is a Tibetan Silver cat charm. (Tibetan silver is a zinc alloy that is made into charms and findings in China and sold on ebay for very good prices (though it comes to us on the proverbial slow boat). Everything is colored with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils and blended with (so called) oderless mineral spirits.
Star Lady in Lederhosen with a stylish "Live your Dreams" handbag

Her star shaped box is decorated to match her outfit, and topped with flowers made from Spellbinders dies and a punch. I cut all the stars and box template on my Sihlouette cutter. The box design is from the Sihlouette on-line shop; I cut the other shapes from drawings I made in Adobe Illustrator. I cut the Scalloped Border on the box out with the Classic Scallop Edgeabilities die from Spellbinders. It's really satisfying how perfectly these dies match the stamps!
Star Lady's gift box, decorated to match her outfit
Did you see my son Benjamin's entry into the Friday Challenge? His star shaped card inspired this project. Here's the set, all together.
Star Lady and accessories
Thanks for looking!


  1. This is GENIUS!! So clever! Thanks for joining us again at JustRite Inspiration ;-)