Sunday, 13 March 2016

Paperartsy challenge - Art Dolls

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 

15 comments:

Craftyfield said...

I wouldn't date her or anything but she's gorgeous, in a crafty way! Love the look of the background Infusions too...

Jo said...

Fab!

Crafty She said...

Oh Helen, she is FAB :) Love ♥ her. I'm waiting...not very patiently for her to arrive. xx

Kaz said...

she's so sweet!, a gorgeous make xx

sue :) said...

Shriek girl is perfect for the Paperartsy challenge this week. x

Deborah Wainwright said...

She fabulous Helen a great doll indeed xx

craftytrog said...

She's wonderful Helen, and I will be pinning! x

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a fab creation, Helen! I love this stamp. I really like how you've given her little steps to stand on from the tape measure stamp. Loving the use of Infusions too! xx

craftimamma said...

I really love the Infusions background Helen and Shrek Girl looks great stood on her little podium. I like how you used the stencil behind her too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

She is one incredible art doll. I am in awe, as I often am with your art and stamping.

Sue Marrazzo said...

So SO adorable!

brenda said...

Great tag with that fab and funky doll Helen.

B x

~Rasz~ said...

She is so regally cute!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I missed this - I wonder how? You have made a fabulous art doll Helen! Love her wings and her little podium too! Hugs, Chrisx

butterfly said...

What a fantastic art doll - that new stamp is so cool! Love the colours you've used too - a really great tag!
Alison x