I just have to share a quick little story with you...I was talking to my mom on the first day of 31 Days and she said to me 'I thought you weren't going to do that again'. My reply to her was that I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment! Ha ha! I'm sure all of us have thought to ourselves at least once so far 'what did I get myself into?' But, it's because of all of you who come through the blogs and encourage us that I think it makes it all worth while. I hope everyone continues to get inspiration and ideas from each other; I know all the Wicked Blogs have definitely blown me away! Thanks gals!
So, I think you remember me saying at the beginning of all this that I was going to try and make it through all month without buying new supplies. I'm happy to report, so far so good! Today my project is an altered item that I bought about three months ago from Goodwill. Like many of my "alterable" items, this one got tossed into a closet and forgotten. She is this poor little porcelain doll that I rescued, doesn't she just look so neglected?
After taking a good look at her, I decided that I needed to turn her into a Creepy Raven Doll, and what better stamp set to use than our Quoth The Raven set from Smeared Ink! I started by first removing her clothes and hair, and then went to town with my paints. When the many coats dried, I added details onto her face. For her dress, I distressed it, stamped the "Nevermore" saying across the bottom edge, beaded the waistline, and added orange and black tulle at the hem. I also distressed her bloomers which you can't see in the pics.
I then took a scrap piece of cloth and stamped my raven onto it. Then stitched the edges and stuffed it to make her raven pet. Finally I tied a string attaching her raven, and tied a bow in her hair.
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I really hope you like her, I think she looks amazing! There are a few things that I would like to do differently if I ever make another, like add a black sash, but since I was using only the supplies I had on hand, this is what I came up with. I'd love to hear what you think.
Oh, and yesterday just flew by and I didn't get the chance to come back in and announce the winner for the hidden image! So, I will do that now...
We had eight people find Ivy's broom on Alison's blog. I put them in order of the entry arrival, and the winner by random # is:
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Helen! Congratulations Helen, Alison will be sending you your Witch Ivy digi from Wild Flower Kids, and I hope you enjoy her!
So now it's time to hop on through the Wicked Blogs. Thanks for visiting me today, and I hope you liked my creepy doll!