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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Holiday Doll

I was part of Catherine Moore's Holiday Doll Swap in the Character Constructions group on Yahoo!  This is the doll that I made for my new friend Joyce.  I stamped the earth angel head and wings on white cardstock and backed it with a stiffer paper.  I stamped the skirt form 2X.  On the underskirt, I layered red glitter tape and then trimmed it to the form.  For the overskirt, I cut out all the spaces and used my Krylon 18ct. gold leafing pen to color the frame of the skirt and attached it over the red glitter skirt.  I used colored pencils to color in the bodice, face, arms and gloves and used a blending pen when finished.  I attached the bodice with the button brads to the wings.  Then I added a button brad down the front of the bodice and a second one to attach it to the skirt.  I added a gold foil bird to her arm, a gold horn to her hand and the gold swan with wreathe to the bottom of the skirt.  The background is part of Catherine's Nesting Ground papers.  I trimmed it down to be in proportion to the doll's height.  I stamped the ornament several times on vellum and cut them out.  I strung them on red thread and made a swap across the top of the paper.  I used a piece of  green cardstock and wrapped red ribbon around it for a present.  Then I stamped "Be Merry" on the left side of the doll and "Do Not Open Until December 25" on a tag and attached it above the present.  I used a round velcro button to attach the doll to the background so Joyce could remove her if she wants to.   (Stamps used:  Bee Keepers Tea #7 - Earth Angel head and wings; Mad Tea Party #2 - bodice, arms; French Laundry #6 - skirt; Bird and Bee #11 - Do Not Open Until December 25; Bird and Bee #14 - oranment and Be Merry; Mannequin Cafe #9 - wreathe).

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