Sunday, November 30, 2014

More Doll Drawings

I recently painted some new dolls, this time with some background colors and new tissue printed tops.
Like my hand drawn background paper? I just realized I photographed them upside down...haha.
I scanned the images to my computer and was able to make print greeting cards from the drawings...
I added hand dyed stamped mini tag necklaces to each girl, to give them a cute accessory to wear. I hope to list my cards and stuffed dolls on etsy in the new year. By the way, I also need a name for these dolls, if anyone has a suggestion, please leave me a comment. If I choose your name, I'm definitely giving you a stuffed doll!

And as a last note, I'm thrilled to be published in the latest issue of Somerset Gallery, Winter 2015.
The editor of this magazine, Danielle Mohler, was sweet to publish lots of my pieces. Below are the pages that I'm in...
Domino dolls made using Catherine Moore's stamps
Paper doll made from Catherine Moore and Leavenwoth Jackson stamps
Seaside art journals made with RedLead products
Paper dolls inspired from Claudine Hellmuth
Altered mini postcards
Seaside art bottle made from RedLead products
Mini tags made from 7 Gypsies tags
Seaside ATC cards made from RedLead products
Mini coin envelop book necklace
Thank you Danielle and Stampington for including my work in this lovely publication, along with so many other wonderful pieces.

 I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Great Workshop with Debrina Pratt!

In honor of my sisters, Lana & Diana's birthday, we had a very special workshop with Debrina Pratt this weekend. We made the sweetest cage girl piece that I just love! Pictured below is the piece I made...
Lana hosted the event in her lovely home, which was such a perfect setting for such a magical day.
We had a great time creating, laughing and eating! Happy Birthday Lana & Diana - what a fun way to celebrate your birthdays! Debrina, thank you for sharing your wonderful images and techniques with us, you're truly a great artist and teacher!
And I have to show you how I used my stuff dolls as tags on my sister's bday gifts...
And last but not least, check out the Somerset Blog Post - where I was featured as a guest artist, showcasing how to make my stuff dolls!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Make Your Own Ribbon Tags

This week I made some new dolls and some ribbon tags.
I was inspired to make the ribbon tags after purchasing similar ones from Scrapbook Territory, in Berkeley.
My creations are on the right
Below are some steps of how I made the ribbon tags, using washi tape instead of ribbon...
For the top portion, cut small pieces of scrap paper and fold in half
Gather some washi tape and a piece of card stock
Cover the card stock with washi tape
I laid two strips side by side matching the patterns as best as I could.
Cut each pattern into strips
Cut two banner shape pieces from each strip
Sew pieces together with a button and embroidery thread
Pictured below are my ribbon tags on some fun Project Life cards called, Little Picasso - I love the doodle borders.
Here are more samples from the Project Life Little Picasso set...
And then last but not least, here are six more stuffed dolls I made this week...
My own hand drawn & painted creations.

I can't believe it's November already...time to start planning my homemade xmas cards - stay tuned.