Thank you for stopping by. I finally finished this doll after working on it in bits every evening for the last little while. Who knew that a cheap plastic trophy cup would turn into this??? The stamps are from Character Constructions Cirque and Bee Keeper's Tea collections.
What about you? Do you craft or decorate for Independence Day?
Thanks for stopping by. I took time out of my crazy schedule to honor my design team commitment for Character Constructions stamps. And I must say that, oh, I just LOVE Character Constructions Stamps!!! I start with a slight idea, and the stamps seem to just morph into a project. They take me on a journey more than I plan how to use them. For the debutante below, I used a plate from the Cirque Collection and mounted her on a box that I covered with a Revolutionary War letter I found and modified from Google image search.
The rhinestone embellishments are bits of vintage Czech glass that I purchased in Port Costa (near San Francisco) last weekend at Wendy Addison's Theatre of Dreams.
This next piece was inspired by a turn of the century award medal and ribbon that
I admired in an antiques mall in the quaint old town of Petaluma.
I used Character Constructions Bird and
Bee Paperie Plate #2 for the image:
I am delighted that these pieces have such an authentic vintage look.
I can't wait to see what other stamps I can use for Fourth of July!
I've been playing around between lectures and quizzes with some new stamps that I have been admiring from a new little company Altenew. Their roses and flowers are super realistic, and also a little bit difficult to stamp correctly--three to four different layers--not for the novice stamper. While I usually stay with a traditional theme, this one took me down a different road--a little vintage, a little contemporary with the stamping less than perfect.
Wowwee!!! We have had the craziest bout of illness around my office since January!!! Every other week we were passing around some new virus, ugh! The recycled air must be like working in an airplane. I was just about to buy a diffuser and some essential oils, which I probably still will do, but I think the round of illnesses has ceased. I feel fantastic--better than I've felt in months!!!!! HURRAY!!! I am feeling like the Queen Bee!!! :-)