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Dressember

Dressember Heather Telford

Today’s post is quite different from my normal posts for two reasons. Firstly, there is a person stamped and coloured on my card; that rarely happens! Secondly, and more importantly, this post is to let you know about a non-stamping challenge I have taken on during the month of December hoping to raise funds for a very important cause. The fact that the girl on the stamp is in a dress is significant. I have joined in “Dressember 2014” which challenges me to wear a dress every day in December. I am aiming to raise awareness and funds for the International Justice Mission which works all over the world to rescue thousands, protect millions and prove that justice for the poor is possible. The heart of Dressember is dignity for all women so I thought I would share it with my readers, all of whom I appreciate for their support and kind comments, their interest in paper crafts and the enjoyment I get from being part of such a great online community.

I have created a fundraising page. on the Dressember site, just click HERE to visit, look around and, if you are able, donate to the cause. Money raised around the world during Dressember will help stop human trafficking. I will be providing occasional updates on my other blog, Sentient, as well as posting my daily dress on Pinterest and Instagram.

Perhaps there will be more dress cards during December; I could do with the practice! The one above is my second attempt and I had difficulty knowing how to finish it as a card. You can’t tell in the photo but it is matted in a dark blue/gold paper which does co-ordinate with her dress. I even tried a few sequins but they didn’t make the final cut. The image is stamped in Memento Angel Pink and coloured with water colour pencils.

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate you taking the time to read about a different interest of mine.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Reflection (PB)
Inks:  Memento Angel Pink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils (Faber Castell)
Cardstock: Fabriano hotpressed watercolour paper, dark gold paper, Neenah solar white
Also: gold wink of stella pen

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5 Comments on “Dressember”

  1. Janine B says:

    Well done. Good to give back!

  2. Gabby says:

    Lovely coloring on this nice card. 🙂 I hadn’t heard of this organization. Thank you for the information. Good luck with your fund-raising efforts.

  3. judka says:

    A worthy cause, a lovely card. Sadly, I do not own any dresses (except the ones I wore as Mother of the Groom).

  4. Lindsey says:

    Like you, people rarely make an appearance on my cards. This is such a great stamp, though; I’m glad you used it for this pretty card! Good luck with your challenge and your fundraising efforts.

  5. Really pretty card and an amazing cause! I hope lots of funds are raised! xxx


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