11/13/10

a damask, zippered corset...

I am still digging the damask from the recent Moxie Fab World challenge. The latest call, All Zipped Up was issued to use zippers in your paper crafting. Did you know that the hookless fastener was patented in 1913, to a Swede named Gideon Sundback? Aren't you glad he did? I went scrounging for a recycled zipper in a pair of jeans my son had outgrown. Just a reminder to click on the picture to see the details.


The Current Moxie Fab World Challenge
It's been a long time since I have created a corset. Sara Sandberg has a fabulous template available here. I decided that I would 'modernize' this one and insert a zipper instead of eyelets. I used some fabulous felted damask paper that was a gift. And the other side is the purple paper from Basic Grey's Kioshi group. I stamped CHF's netting over the top. PASSION was stamped on the top right and a snippet of vintage lace dyed on the purple hues. The flowers on the lower bottom are from the CHF lace backgrounder. The brass heart and silk ribbons are attached to the zipper pull. The lovely Victorian lady is a tag that slides in and out. I stamped Emerson's quote at the top which says, "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not". The Rouge bottle cap celebrates the Moxie in all of us.

This also qualifies for Gingersnap Creations GC78 Spicy Supply Challenge to use sewing notions on your work.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings,

Susan

13 comments:

Sandy Ang said...

Your take on zipper is wonderful - bringing together 2 different but complementary papers on the corset !

Dawn B. said...

Now this is creative.. LOVE the color you chose.. You are so creative.. Great job Susan.

Dawn B. said...

Also forgot to say congrats on your Moxie Fab win..:) I saw your name over on their blog.

Shar said...

This is gorgeous! Perfect for the challenge!

Stella said...

Another masterpiece; I'm smitten....what more can I say?

Emily Keaton said...

What a unique and creative project, Susan! I love the colors, that great corset shape, your lovely details, and, of course, the zipper. It's Moxie Fab!!

~amy~ said...

Oh-la-la....love it!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Susan - this is just amazing - I have always loved your perspective and interpretation of a challenge - you are an amazing artist! I love the colours and the quote, the embellishmens - oh, I love it all! Thanks you for inspiring Susan - you are amazing! {{{hugs}}}

Charlene said...

Amazingly creative!!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, Susan...your corset looks FABULOUS!!!!! What pretty paper and I love the design...tooo cool!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Another wonderful creation Susan! love this corset and the clever use of the zipper - I know I have some lying around in a sewing box somewhere - but cannot put my hands on them!!?

Rachel D said...

This is gorgeous! And the colors even work well with the challenge inspiration.

Cath said...

Hey Susan! Thanks for entering the All Zipped Up! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you had the moxie to play along! :)