It's always nice to find a pocket of time to ink up my stamps and create something with them. I spent the better part of last week doing just that. Here is the results of some of my PLAY:
This St. Patrick's Day paper doll was created with a face and legs from The Paris Flea collection, along with the chemise from The Blue Daisy collection. And as you can see, Blue Daisy is not just for cowgirls!
The Blue Daisy has a couple new faces (the first and third paper dolls shown), along with one from French Laundry (second from left) and Paris Flea (fourth from the left). I hope I made it easier than ever to create the Character Constructions paper dolls by coupling them with parts from existing collections. As of today, I began the process of having six new custom dies manufactured to make cutting out small intricate pieces simpler. That's one of the benefits of finding some time to ink up and cut out some of the new parts, I learn first hand how much time it can take to cut out some of these parts. And, I like doubling and in most cases tripling the layers to strengthen and also to create a clean backing to my dolls. Because the three tiny little dolls in Blue Daisy are kind of tricky, I am putting all three on one die (like the eyeglasses in Paris Flea). The lamb and basket of flowers are going to have custom dies, as will the face and arms on plate 5 (those little fingers will look much neater when cut with a die), and the necklace on plate 6.
Speaking of dies, doesn't the crinoline die from Paris Flea look fantastic coupled with that new Blue Daisy belt and layered over those lacy bloomers?
Also, I encourage you to try to use the new Blue Daisy chemise to create a graphic dress, such as the two that JeanneMarie recently shared.
If you like the horse, scroll down to capture this free template from my blog!
That's all for now . . . ENJOY!