This fortnight, the lovely Paperartsy people are challenging us to play with dolls - Art Dolls.
There have already been some fabulous inspirational posts from some of their designers, paper dolls, clay dolls, fabric dolls...
I took "shrek girl" (you're right, Lucy, she makes a great art doll) and worked a tag background with the fab Paperartsy Infusions (available at a stockist near you soon)
I used Sunset Beach,Emerald Isle and The Sage, spritzing and spreading with an acrylic block.
I stamped the girl on heavy cartridge paper and coloured her with Frescos, trying vaguely to co-ordinate the colours to the background.
I used Tangerine Twist mixed with White Fire for the crown and her dress, and Tangerine on its own for the wings (which come from the One Penny 4 A6 plate.
I made some steps for her to stand on using the tape borders from the One Penny 2 plate, coloured the bottom layer with Winter Green, mixed Winter Green and Zesty Zing for layer two and the top layer (part of the Shrek Girl stamp itself) was a watered down mix of the two colours to get a lighter still shade.
I used blush for the skin, watering it down for the text areas of her face, and Bubble Gum for her lips, The heart on her dress is Cherry Red.
Stencilled the hanging dotty border (one of Darcy's ) with Zucchini mixed with Little Black Dress,
the text stamping on the tag is a Kaisercraft stamp, stamped in black archival without a block, turning it so not all the text goes the same way.
Entering her (she's always going to be Shrek Girl now) to the Paperartsy challenge here