Well, I just finished up the first entry for the rotation.
Andrea's Journal is to create a Ribbon Doll. I'd never heard of a ribbon doll and was excited to learn about this new form of art and to make my own.
The two above images are the sample that Andrea included.
Last year I purchased a bunch of stamps from Stampington designed by Sandra Everston -- I just love her whimsical style -- and still haven't used them. I thought the Star Juggler would be perfect for my doll.
To create the clock portion of his body I used a circular mirror that I removed much of the mirror off of so that you can see the clock through. I did a tutorial for this a few months ago, you can view it HERE.
I enhanced the clock with pompom ribbon trim, arms that I coated in perfect pearls and a rhinestone.
For the face, I used an image from Alpha Stamps that closely resembled the stamp and placed it in a bottle cap surrounded with tensile. To really make him stand out I created a two layered crepe paper flower, added silver sprigs to it so I could mount the stars (they are made out of paper clay and you can purchase some in my Etsy store)
And of course I had to add tons and tons of ribbons. You can't see it but there is a sheer white ribbon behind all the seam binding.
I hope Andrea likes my creation, I had a great time making this and I can't wait to make more.
Thanks for looking!