By Kristen Robinson
A piece of our own artwork is always an exceptional addition to our creative space, one most of us do not indulge in, but should. With whimsical stamps by Catherine Moore of Character Constructions and Royal Brads and Embellishments by Creative Imaginations this is not hard to accomplish in a couple of hours. Begin with a piece of chipboard, cardboard or canvas measuring 9" x 12". At bottom cut 1" using either deco scissors or scallop blade. With crème acrylic paint, paint your background. Once dry add layers of vintage French clip art, and vintage wallpaper as well as vintage music sheets. Continue adding layers of paper to background until the result is what you desire. Using Onyx Black Versa Fine ink by Tsukinedo, stamp your images by Character Constructions — Mad Tea Party No. 2 onto crème cardstock. Cut out all doll parts assembling skirt and torso. Glue the legs onto the background positioned in the middle of your piece. To the back of your figure (skirt and torso) glue an old pencil or piece of dowel to stabilize, set aside to dry. Once everything has dried glue the figure onto the background, additional of foam (from a kneeling pad) are a great item used to stabilize the piece. To the front of the figure add pink tulle and satin ribbon. To the head of your figure add crown brad by Creative Imaginations. To the right side of your background add an additional strip of vintage paper that has been adorned with a Fleur de Lis brads from the Royalty Embellishments (5CI-18831 - DISCONTINUED) by Creative Imaginations. To the front of your figure add Carpe Diem scroll (5CI-18821 - DISCONTINUED) to the skirt also by Creative Imaginations. Punch holes to both sides at the top of your piece and run three strips of ribbon through them. As a final touch add remaining brads and stamped images to small tags and hang from ribbon. You are now ready to hang your piece and enjoy — Carpe Diem my friends!