January 6, 2014

Romantic Women

The year has started off wonderfully with Alpha Stamps newest January Romantic Kit. The romantic women that I created look very elaborate yet were super easy to make. Below is one of the dolls that I created using the new Chipboard Torso Die-Cuts, new trims and the wonderful image from the collage sheet The Lady In Blue.

I started by cutting a slit in the center of a vintage doily, just big enough to slip over my chipboard torso so the doily hit on the "waist" and hung like a skirt. Then I added a smaller doily and a third smaller doily.

Then I attached my collage sheet image to the torso. I had covered the back of both the image and the chipboard with the designed paper from The Avenues 6x6 Paper Pad.

Next, I laid out sections of some of the kits beautiful trims, seam binding and vintage lace. I simply hand sewed them to the doily both in front of and behind the chipboard torso. Just a few pass throughs to make a couple of loops to attach. I used some thinner pieces of trim to thread some Glass Window Beads and Brass Flower Charms to for some added charm, lol.

When I finished attaching the trims, I was able to glue the lower part of the image to the front of the doily and trims to make her more secure along with the trims. This also created  about an inch of height under her "skirt" so she could sit or be place over a small container to look like she is standing.

And voila..... 

Below is another doll that I made using this image from the same The Lady In Blue collage sheet, more wonderful trims and a 4 inch Paper Mache Cone.

I hope you have had a wonderful start to 2014 and that it delivers many creative projects for you. Be sure to check out Alpha Stamps wonderful kits. Kits are announced the first weekend of each month. However, if you sign up for a subscription, your kit will probably have already been mailed to you.


Socrates said...

Your blue lady is fantastic. Thank you for the explanations. I'm going to make one. Thanks for your help.

Margie said...

I love both of your dolls - so beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you made them. Margie

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Tres belle! Thank you for the tutorial and sharing your techniques. Deb

Crafty Khandy said...

OH my goodness!!! These are amazing!!

ann said...

The dolls are so beautiful, thank you for sharing the tutorial. xx

Holly M said...

Lovely. Absolutely lovely.

debi said...

Rhonda, your dolls are gorgeous!!

Terri said...

Hello Rhonda Sweetie! Your dolls here are wonderful! I love that you use vintage doilies for the underskirting. The ribbons and lace look so elegant. A lovely project!
I have had a good beginning to 2014. Yay! I hope you are doing really well and that this year will have many hours of delightful creating.