Welcome to the February Scrapping Our Stash blog hop, where each month we create projects using only stuff from our stash! You might be arriving here still smiling from CATHY'S BLOG.
This month I made a piece of "She" Art. CTMH did these on canvases at an event I didn't get to attend. Of course, I made mine in an embroidery hoop to add to my Hoop Art wall. I didn't have instructions, or a template for the doll figuring, but I figured I've got enough stuff, so I jumped right in. I found my Quote on Pinterest, and lettered it by hand.
I know there's cool stamps out there now to make these dolls, but I'm using my stash, so I just got some Colonial White CS and started cutting. When I found a face shape I liked, I outlined it with a black fine-tipped journaling pen. That went ok, so I tackled the hair, using scrap brown cardstock from my bin. I even added a glittery streak where I have a natural blonde streak in my own hair.Then I drew the neck and body in pencil. I cut that apart to use as a template to trim the Colonial White CS and patterned papers. I outlined everything after I pieced it together and I'm really happy with how it came out. The pants are a really old retried CTMH pattern, and the top (and the fussy cut butterfly on the top) came from a Simple Stories 6x6 pad. I colored the skin using my Spectrum Noir markers. I sprayed the background behind the doll with Krylon glitter spray using a sunburst template my sweet downline Karin gave me many moons ago.
For the background I mounted some pink CTMH retired patterned paper onto the inside hoop. Once that dried I cut notches all along the outer edge and glued the paper down before tightening the outer hoop. I sponged the paper with cream acrylic paint. Is tamped it with my 2015 CHOOSE HAPPY sentiment in Gypsy ink. I added sponging in Crystal Blue, and stamped on some blue hearts and recipe lines in a crosshatch pattern, too. I found some older rub-ons in my stash in cream and black and started applying them. Then I built the flower rainbow using up a cup of extra flower diecuts I've had forever. I colored the flowers and the sparkly embellies with Spectrum Noir markers. The frame was painted cream. Then I applied White daisy Reinker all around the edge and a line of Pink stickles and used a pin to mix it up.
Basically, I just grabbed anything within arms reach and kept on gluing and inking until I was happy. It was a super fun project - you should totally try it!
The next blog bringing you stash goodness is SUZANNA'S BLOG. Enjoy!
Here's the complete list of blogs in the hop, just in case!
Wendy C (That's me!)