I love Catherine Moore Character Constructions rubber stamps. So many art dolls to make! ") This little jewel is from her Bird and Paperie collection. I think this little doll has the prettiest face. I stamped her head and cape on grey paper and cut out and laid aside. I stamped the arms and top of her costume with black ink onto light orange paper and cut out. I next attached the arms to her body and then the top of the costume to the cape/head. I used a petal from a discarded artificial poppy for her skirt; I attached the skirt to the back of the costume. Next I cut two 1/4" strips of black/white striped paper about 2 1/2" long and folded accordian style for the legs. I free-hand cut the boots from black cardstock and attached them to the ends of the legs. For the card, I used a grey with white swirls to give the illusion of the wind blowing. (That seems to be one of my childhood memories of Halloween! LOL) I attached a paper spider web with spider in the center to the upper left-hand corner of the card. I cut the top row from a Bingo card and attached it to the lower left side of the card and added an orange, decorative brad to the upper corner of the Bingo strip. Then I attached the doll to the card slightly over the spider web and with her feet on the Bingo strip. I hand drew a scroll and wrote the message on it with a black Micro pen. I edged the card, the message and a paper Bingo button with orange ink. I attached the message to her outstretched hand and tucked the button under her other arm.
I was thrilled when Roberta Sperling called to tell me that the card had been chosen for the Fall 2010 issue............I felt it was a very good submission after having my cover art chosen for the Summer 2010 issue.