Altered Torso 1: Fashionista

Altered Torso - Fashionista

Recently, I came up with the concept of creating a Book Of Me using the Altered Torso as the medium of expression. Today I’m sharing my first torso in the series: Fashionista.

Fashionista was inspired by Gingersnap Creation’s November Focus On Fabric theme. I layered strips of beautiful sheer fabric over white cardstock to allow the true colors to show through, leaving one shoulder bare for a hint of sassiness. I created the belt from a strip of thin satin ribbon, and added a Making Memories ribbon slide to create the buckle. The original ribbon slide was a little plain for my tastes, so I added Icicle Sticles for a touch of sparkle. I then added the pearls – which I removed from a pre-made Rusty Pickle tag – and also added a touch of the Icicle Stickles to them. I used the opened-up end of a paper clip to apply the stickles to ensure that the liquid did not drip everywhere, and adhered the pearls using Diamond Glaze.

I’m entering Fashionista in the following challenges:

Gingersnap Creations: Haute Couture
Raise The Bar #43: Let’s See Those Curves
Totally Papercrafts #41: Tag It

I’m also sharing Fashionista at these sites:

Creative Share Blog Hop
Pink Hippo Party
Crafty Friday
Fabulous Friday Finds
Feature Yourself Friday
Saturday Nite Special
The Weekend Wrap-Up

14 Responses to “Altered Torso 1: Fashionista”

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  1. coolblogger says:

    glad to follow. Love ur blog.

  2. AmieAnn says:

    I am loving the girly dress right now! Your altered torso is awesome! Hope you will link it up to my Pink Hippo Party @

  3. wearestampers says:

    Love the colors of the fabric! A great fashionista torso!

  4. Anne says:

    What a fun idea!

  5. B @ Sweet Limes says:

    How darling is that?! I love sewing more than anything so I may have to think about doing something similar some time in my art journal. That little belt on it is the absolute best!

  6. Jessica says:

    Hi! I'm following from Welcome Wednesday! Hope you'll stop by my blog and follow back if you'd like!


  7. Anita Hovey says:

    This is really neat! Thanks for sharing at Raise the Bar this week.

  8. Paula - Buenos Aires says:

    Cool project. 🙂

  9. Simplegirl says:

    You are so creative, these are so pretty. I'm now following you from the TTBH. Drop by any time:-)

  10. Simplegirl says:

    These are great following you lovely and creative blog from ttbh.

  11. Lorraine A says:

    wow what a fab creation !! gorgeous 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge
    Lols x x x

  12. Young and Crafty says:

    This is very cute! I think I would wear that dress in real life 🙂

    Hannah @

  13. DANA says:

    That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at our Strut Your Stuff Party!

  14. SmilynStef says:

    What a fabulous way to express yourself … thanks for joining the fashion fun at Gingersnap Creations.

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