Sunday, December 29, 2013

Kristin Santos product release

I wanted to thank Kristin for featuring me in her newsletter.  I made a doll using a santos doll form.  Check out her blog and my feature in her article.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

December Tag Swap Tim Holtz themed

I was in a swap in December that the theme was Tim Holtz. Here is the tag I made for my partner Kathy Peck. She loved it and so glad.

I utilized all Tim products and a technique learned in creative chemistry 2.

I hope you like and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Doll project Dec2013

  Over several months ago I was out just browsing designer pages.  I stumbled across Jim Hankins page and found this amazing doll he made.   It gave me an idea to make my sister a doll and then I had the desire to make my own doll project.   I completed and gave my sister her doll and have been trying to figure out what my doll theme and piece would be.

 I first had to go out and purchase another doll form and I was able to find another one at Tuesday morning.  My project started with this doll form that I purchased at Tuesday Morning.

My next step in the process was to figure out what type of style I wanted this doll to have.  I wanted to have a distress vintage feel.  I have always like antique and old rulers so I knew I wanted to have that element.  I also wanted this project to relate with my style and personality as an artist.  Here were the base materials used to develop the dress for the doll.

I decided I wanted to use tags with a paper and fabric element.  So I attached fabric and old ledger paper to tags.  I ended up making 60 tags to use to produce the dress in my project.  I used adhesive to attach the fabric and ledger paper.   I then sewed several of the tags with edged stitching on the journal tags to give that additional element.

I attached each tag to the doll by using a glue gun and alternated the tags to develop my pattern.  I then added elements of embellishments and choose to use keys, gears and time pieces.  Here are more pictures of my doll.

When going through the process and attaching tags I found as I edged further down the form I ran into where I had a gap between layering edges.  So I had to figure out what to do that would bring the dress panels together.  I then decided to take old wooden rulers and cut them to size and use those as my seam to bring the panels of the dress together. 

I hope you enjoy my dress project and this was a Christmas present I made for myself.   This piece is proudly displayed in my studio and is used as a muse to help me with my creativity.   This is one of my proudest projects to-date. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you enjoy.  If you have any additional questions on this project let me know.



2013 Christmas card

Well this is third Christmas I have made homemade cards. I have a love for snowmen and wanted to make a card that exhibited one as the focal point.

This past year Tim Holtz introduced an assembled snowmen sizzix die. I saw this die and had to have it.

This die is what I used to make my card and then added other elements to archive a vintage feel.

I hope you enjoy as I loved making them. This year it took me almost 70 hours to make 45 of them. I don't think I ever fully think about what it will take to complete them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a festive holiday.

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