Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Fashioning something

This piece represents season after season of changing fashion that eventually blends into one. It's a real mixed media creation we've got here darlings. I snipped out a 'dress pattern' from the latest copy of Elle - using all the latest trends - from oriental, to romance and long, floaty skirts. Don't they make the most perfect skirt? She sits in my sketchbook looking rather lonely with no catwalk or magazine page to grace, so I had to keep on creating. I stuck her in a limo and we drove over to Photoshop.

Lots of words from the gabbling fashion journalists were grabbed and scanned to make a layer in Photoshop, a random page from Elle joined the mix, then the whole thing was given a fabric then a grungy photographic texture.

You need to enlarge her to get the full effect.

Credits - various pages from Elle fashion supplement, Kim Klassen texture. It was great fun - snipping out all those ladies was most therapeutic.

28 comments:

  1. Very, very clever, Lisa! I'm sure you spent a good deal of time on this very creative piece. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  2. Love your so fashioned collage. The dress which symbbolizes all the seasons is a great "trouvaille". original and clever. Your background is wonderful.
    A perfect mixed mediaart work.
    J'adore
    PAt

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  3. What an amazing creation, Lisa, love your ideas for the collage, stunning!

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  4. Love what you've done with it! :)And photoshop makes it even more awesome.

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  5. Fantastic digital work, wonderful layers.

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  6. Fantastic! Gorgeous, stunning work. xx

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  7. I really , really love this! Beautiful, original, clever and soooo 2011!

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  8. ~i really want to learn to play in photoshop!!! she is fabulously fashionable...the way you created her skirt...it feels like she is moving...in the midst of taking a step...wonderful! much love light and blessings~

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  9. This has to be one of my favorite collages yet. She is spectacular. She'd make a great paper art doll..framed...file folder....a great anything. Very, very creative!

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  10. Love this, it turned out great.

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  11. I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - This is my favorite think i have seen - how on earth did you do the texturing. It's awesome!

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  12. Oh wow how clever and gorgeous at the same time. Annette x

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  13. Your Fashion Evolution Lady is beautiful and clever.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  14. Ooooooo what fun!! I love this one! I often think I should learn to sew..but this is so much more fun!! I quilt and craft sew..but not clothing. Wonderful hon :)

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  15. Amazing - what a stunning creation.

    Karenx

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  16. She's simply lovely Dahling! Very clever ensemble indeed!
    Hope you can breathe this week at work. Love that you had some "me" time. It was much deserved.
    hugs,
    Tammy

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  17. How very cool!! And lovely. And striking!

    (It also seems to be appropriate for IA this week as it is broken pieces of magazines.)

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  18. This has to be one of your very best and so you shall have a standing ovation. Brilliant.

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  19. very cool my fren! love the whole unsaturated background and burst of colors on the skirt. brilliant idea to use models as fabric to the skirt... "a movie within a movie" it would be called if this were a movie :)

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  20. Gorgeous and fabulous...just like you!! Shine on!! Beautiful Lisa!!

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  21. This is just amazing work - it looks like it should be in a glossy magazine. I love how you have created the different layers, with all the details making such an elegant whole.

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  22. Argghhh LOVE LOVE LOVE it Dahling!!!
    You are faaaabulous. Now - should I call Karl now? I'm sure he would come back for that!

    xxx

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  23. Oh I love this!!! Very unique!

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  24. Oh so creative - I love her. I want to learn photoshop! And I agree with you, it is very meditative cutting out images - I have scrap books filled with beautiful homes and gardens and anything else which inspires me...fun!

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  25. What a fabulous collage, Love it......

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  26. Wow! This is a real show stopper - so cleverly designed, so unique, so whimsical, so eye catching. I love it. (Did you guess?)

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