Dressember update

As we are over half way through December I thought I’d give you an update on Dressember. If you didn’t see my post earlier in the month I am participating in a campaign raising funds to end human trafficking. The campaign is called Dressember and participants all round the world commit to wear a dress every day of December while raising funds  and awareness about the fight against modern day slavery.

We are now three weeks into Dressember and I have worn a dress every day. It doesn’t have to be a different dress, some advocates challenge themselves to wear the same dress all 31 days. The first week of December was relatively mild for Ottawa but it has since got cold, cold, cold. I am wearing my dresses but often with sweaters and woolly tights.

I have been very encouraged by the support I have received from the cardmaking community. Blog readers and instragram followers have donated to the cause, as have friends I know through my classes. Thank you so much! I am approaching my goal of $1000 but I’m not there yet. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please click this link to go to my campaign page.

I have been sending one of my cards to each donor (if they share their address with me privately) and it has been exciting to send them locally to Ottawa and Toronto, to several locations in the States, to North Wales and to Melbourne, Australia.

I don’t often include people in my cards, the skin colour gives me trouble. I decided to sidestep that problem on these cards by keeping the girls black and white so it’s all about the dresses! The top dress was painted with purple brusho; I painted on a separate piece of watercolour paper then cut it out and attached it over the black stamped image. I also gave dimension to her necklace and bracelet with nuvo drops. The second dress is coloured with Faber-Castell polychromos pencils then given some shimmer with a clear wink of stella pen. It isn’t obvious in the photo but the fur trim is embossed with diamond white embossing powder to make it sparkly.

They’re simple cards I know, but I’d be happy to own either of those dresses.


Stamps: hello gorgeous, relax & enjoy

Paper: neenah solar white, hot pressed watercolour, purple cardstock

Ink: stazon jet black, versafine imperial purple, versamarker

Paint: brusho purple

Pencils: Faber Castell polychromos
Also: WOW diamond white embossing powder, clear wink of stella pen


5 Comments on “Dressember update”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    What beautiful clean and simple cards! You are an inspiration for the way you are supporting Dressember!

  2. Carol Luke says:

    Now this is interesting!

    Sent from my iPad


  3. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous cards and what a worthy cause!

  4. Pat says:

    I adore these two very pretty ladies Heather and the pretty purple Brusho used on the first really stands out and the red with the white embossed fur trim is perfect colour for the Christmas season. I’m sure you will reach your goal! x

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    Fun and fabulous! Oh to have somewhere to go to wear one of these creations!

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