This week, I have decided to bring some fun and whimsy to my blog. I have scheduled a post for each day.
The reason for such activity, I received the recent issue of The Stampers’ Sampler and so happy to see, amongst other bits ‘n’ pieces, some Character Constructions paper dolls, each with a declaration of love.
Catherine Moore’s stamps have the most amazing details and I sort of went to town on each project, detail overload!
The six paper dolls work as a collection but when I was making them, I divided them into two groups. One of the dolls I am sharing today is from the group which features a fabulous That’s Crafty heart adhered to a wooden stick onto which the paper doll rests.
This project is approx 4″x11″… quite tall!
This is one of my oldest Character Constructions stamps, actually one of my oldest stamps as it was bought early on when I really started to get into stamping. Of course there is fun in stamping and yes, even I am coming around to fussy cutting (!) but the most fun is assembling and adding details.
A stamped bow adorns her head with a tiny detail made from some ribbon. She holds flowers in one hand and a precious Valentine in her arm. Can we guess that she is going to visit her Valentine or maybe this is the Valentine gift she has received!
Behind her, you can see that I stencilled the lovely Dinky Stencil Long Hearts Background from That’s Crafty, stencilling with clear texture paste then painting with Frescos.
Peeking from beneath her lace skirt is a crinoline (from Paris Flea No. 3)
The wooden stick painted with Frescos and stamped with a Redlead Paperworks stamp (from this set). The sweet, sparkly heart is from my lovely friend Dorthe.
With this collection I have decided to not be apologetic about the shabby style of them. Most of what I work on these days sees me step further away from shabby chic but there are times when it just seems the perfect fit and if I am honest, when I am making something, I never approach it with the conscious thought of this will or will not be shabby, grungy or whatever, it all just happens.
Many thanks for your visit.
23 Jan 2017 18 Comments
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