Greetings! I'm going to let you in on a little secret. (Or maybe not so secret?) Design team members get creative block just like everyone else. I fought and fought with my Muse this week trying to finish a project to share with you today.
I started with a coat of gesso on a Gypsy Soul Laser Cut articulated doll and then set her aside wondering what to do with her. Eventually I decided to paint half of her Caucasian and half African-American...and then I stalled.
So I grabbed a Gypsy Soul hot air balloon and painted the balloon part red and used blue ink on the basket...and then I stalled. I painted some Gypsy Soul gears with gold paint...and then I stalled.
Okay, so now I have parts and pieces all over my desk and the deadline is getting closer and closer. What to do? I finally decided to make a card and went through several patterns of scrapbook paper. Still not happy. Wow, it was bad. Then it hit me! I could make a Fourth of July card and guess what?? I used them all!
I started with the doll and painted her body with the glossy red paint that I used on the hot air balloon. Because the body had a coat of gesso first, the red is a little brighter and a little glossier. I attached the arms with a couple of brads I stole from another project.
I didn't' like the way the legs looked attached that way and I decided she needed a skirt to hide where they meet. I took some scalloped scissors to the hot air balloon top and flipped it upside down. A piece of ribbon makes a nice belt.
Okay, now I have a lady doll. Cool! She still seemed a little plain to me so I painted more gesso on a Gypsy Soul set of wings. These were actually "U" shaped wings so I cut them apart to get the right angle. And one of the gold chipboard gears made a perfect halo.
The "AMERICA" and ribbon are from the Americana collage sheet and the red, white and blue polka dot paper is from a 6x6 Authentique paper pad. Add those to some card stock and a rubber stamp that I've had for about 20 years and my card is complete.
I hope you like my little Independence Angel. God bless America!
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts chipboard shapes
Authentique paper pad - Seaside
Americana collage sheet
Dimensional adhesive squares (arms)
Double-sided adhesive tape
Red, white, blue card stock