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1  Re: Post your photography in here :D in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by fade2black on: January 17, 2007 09:41:53 PM
here are a few of mine, just links, because i don't know if craftster does images with flickr.

these two taken with a holga, toy camera:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cloudgardens/353647872/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cloudgardens/353647871/


I've had a holga for almost two years and I still haven't used it! I'm horrible, I know. I wish I would've thought to use the holga these past couple of days. South Texas saw ice/sleet for the first time since, oh, the ice age.




This one hurts my eyes. lol
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2  Ipod Hoodie in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by fade2black on: January 08, 2007 12:34:00 AM
Haven't sewn anything in awhile. Found this in my fabric pile, needed two more small stitches, and voila, done.



Inspired by:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dipod%2Baccessories%26fr%3Dyfp-t-417%26toggle%3D1%26cop%3D%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fp_ip%3DUS&w=380&h=380&imgurl=www.macidol.com%2Fassets%2Fimages%2Fhoodies-ipod-hoodie-cover.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macidol.com%2Freviews%2Fipod%2Faccessories%2F2005%2F11%2Fipod-hoodie.html&size=37.8kB&name=hoodies-ipod-hoodie-cover.jpg&p=ipod+accessories&type=jpeg&no=15&tt=68,321&oid=5a34c8e665f1b108&ei=UTF-8

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3  Re: Post your photography in here :D in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by fade2black on: October 01, 2006 09:45:55 PM
I just got a new puppy, so of course I've taken a jallion pics, but this by far is my favorite.



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4  Re: Pressed [MAC] Pigments in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by fade2black on: July 25, 2006 10:28:46 PM
In my opinion, I love pigmeents much mor ethan eyeshadows. I apply pigments ontop of a cream base to make the pigment stick, and it comes out much more vibrantly than e/s's do. Pigments are easier to blend, and I love them.
MAC Pigments are $26CDN if I am not mistaken. They are gorgeous colours, but if you're not willing to dish out the money, Annabelle Pigments come in a few colours, like a nice blue, pink, green, white and yellow I tihnk. They are a lot less expensive and you can find them at your drugstore. They are nice and affordable. But personally, I like MAC Pigments a LOT more.


Yeah, I really think they are much better than eyeshadows. You should also try Aromaleigh and Pure Luxe mineral shadows. I just bought some off of a girl in the mac community on LJ and I really think they're comparable to MAC pigments. They come in gorgeous colors. They're technically cheaper but only because you get much less product.

http://www.aromaleigh.com/purhuemincol.html
http://www.aromaleigh.com/rockssoniceyes.html
http://www.pureluxecosmetics.com/default.php



The first 7 in the top row are Pure Luxe and the 2 after that are Aromaleigh. My camera sucks, so the picture isn't all that great. All the swatches after those and under are MAC pigments.

can you give us a few links to the tutorials?

http://community.livejournal.com/mac_cosmetics/16304075.html
http://community.livejournal.com/mac_cosmetics/10685198.html

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5  Pressed [MAC] Pigments in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by fade2black on: July 12, 2006 12:36:26 PM
I hope it's okay that I post this. I obviously didn't make the makeup itself. They're pigments by MAC.

Pressing pigments has been my latest obsession. It cures those late night-3am-wide awake-nothing to do blues.

So for those of you who aren't familar with MAC pigments, a pigment is "a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Pigment comes in an excellent range of colours. Use to create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Pigment does not streak or cake, is easy to blend and long-lasting" - maccosmetics.com

Looks like this.


It's really somewhat of a hassle to have to deal with the loose powder, for me at least. I saw some girls had pressed them into a pan/regular eyeshadow form in the mac community on livejournal and decided to give it a try.

I don't actually own that many jars of pigments. Haha. The majority of these were samples I bought from girls in that LJ community.

But yes, it was somewhat of a trial and error process. A lot of the girls who had tried it and did mini-tutorials had varying ways of doing it so I just winged it.

Anyways, here are the pics.







As you can tell, some of them don't look at the great. They're kinda bumpy but have since been fixed, I just don't have new pics. I've also pressed a couple more, but again, no pictures.

That's it, I suppose. Smiley
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6  Re: 1952 Vintage Vogue Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by fade2black on: May 20, 2006 02:01:12 PM
Yeah, my mom did it exactly as it said to in the instructions. The only thing we did differently was add a straight stitch right across the bottom of the band because the fabric was too heavy and the hand stitch wasn't holding well.

Thanks for the info!  I may try something different, because I'm not into all that slipstitching.  (Although I'm beginning to think this dress is not meant to be...the fabric I bought for the contrast band turned all streaky in the wash!  Grrr!)


No problem! I don't even know what a slipstitch is either, so uhh yeah. Haha. I think it holds better if you just do a regular straight stitch anyways. But yeah, you must show me your dress when you finish it!!




Anyways, well I finished that other dress for the wedding I was talking about. The wedding was today and I just got back from it about 30 minutes ago, actually. I've got a bunch of other stuff to do today but while I'm waiting for my feet to stop hurting from my heels, I might as well post here! Haha. Smiley

I guess this dress was easier since it was the second time, but we actually had more problems with it. We tried making the bodice for the petite size this time since I'm kinda [really] short-waisted and we kept having to adjust the first one. Something happened though and it ended up being HUUUUGE. We still ended up having to do a lot of adjusting anyways. We adjusted the bodice so much that the circumference of the skirt actually ended up being too big so we had to gather it a bit so we wouldn't have to alter the bodice or the skirt. I think it actually ended up being cuter because the fabric this time was super thin so it gave it a little more...floof. Tongue

But yeah, this dress was REALLY comfortable because the fabric was so thin and breathable. Definitely a bonus considering the wedding was outdoors.


That's me and my now cousin in-law.
She was so nervous! I was nervous and it wasn't even my wedding!


Me to the left.


Doesn't really show the dress, but this is the little devil who stole my heart.



And just because nothing is cuter than little kids in big kids clothes!
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7  Skull Clutch for Prom in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by fade2black on: May 13, 2006 05:22:52 PM
I basically waited until the last minute for everything for my prom. I started my dress the week before and it wasn't until two hours before that I realized I didn't have a purse/bag/anything to match. Everything I had for prom fit so well together that I had to make something to just throw it off.  Tongue


The dress: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=94982.0

The bag:


It's taken at an angle, so I think that's what makes the flap look off. I didn't even have time to sew the skull on. It's just glued.



Yeah, I just threw random stuff in there for the picture.

I must have looked odd sitting in front of the sewing machine in my prom dress trying to finish this on time. Haha.
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8  Re: 1952 Vintage Vogue Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by fade2black on: May 13, 2006 02:46:51 PM
Wow! Gorgeous dress ... and couple!

Thanks! But that's my best friend. Tongue! My date was one of my girl friends. And I didn't even get a picture with my boyfriend. Haha. oops. Well I got one taken by the hired photographer.


Anyways, thanks for all of the compliments! I forgot to mention I also wore black satin gloves like the model on the cover of the pattern [except her's are white]. 



Beautiful! I love that you used a print, it probably really stood out!
Kudos!  Smiley

Thanks! Yep, I was the only one with a print like that, as far as I know.
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9  1952 Vintage Vogue Dress- 2nd dress added 05/20 in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by fade2black on: May 13, 2006 11:28:45 AM
Well I decided I wanted to make my dress the week before prom. Haha. I couldn't find anything spectacular without digging waaaaaaay deep in my [parents'] pockets so figured the best way to go would be to make it.
My mom did most of it, actually, because I probably couldn't follow directions to the T if my life depended on it. I'm supposed to make another for a wedding this upcoming Saturday all on my own though. That's actually what I should be doing now. Hah.

I'm pretty proud of it though. For my mom, at least. A lot of people couldn't believe that it was home-made. One of my friends even asked me if I got it from Banana Republic because he knows I've bought a dress from there before.

I don't have any full body pictures with me in it yet, but I had 3 professional photos [or whatever you want to call em] taken at prom so I'll scan those whenever they come in. And whenever I get around to it.

This is it laying out on my messy bed.



I added the tulle sash literally right before prom. While waiting for the limo, I had my mom take me to walmart in my dress to buy it. Haha. People in this town act like they've never seen a dress before.  Undecided


Not a full shot, but the bodice at least.

It was fairly easy to make, just a pain to cut out. I also went a size to big with it, so we had to take the bodice in a few times.

It was SUPER HEAVY. This next one I'm about to start working on in a bit should be much lighter though because the fabric isn't half as thick as the black stuff.

I think that's it.
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10  Re: A really long zipper... in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by fade2black on: May 07, 2006 05:14:54 PM


I have the lime green/white one! It's really neat. My mom got it for me somewhere in Boston while on a business trip. It's somewhat annoying though because everyone ALWAYS wants you to unzip it completely and then THEY brag about YOUR bag to other people, resulting in the other people wanting to see it completely unzipped too. Sucks for those of us who basically carry around their whole life/room in a bag.  Tongue
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