Saturday, June 1, 2013

Journey Paper Art Doll Brooch

It’s time for another fun challenge at The Craft Garden and this month we are having a picture color challenge. I wanted to create something quite different this time around and decided on wearable art in the form of an Art Doll Brooch with the possibility of a magnet. I couldn't really decide which I wanted it to be so I purposely left off the back pin or magnet for now so I could think about it for a while. I designed all the paper elements as well as the template myself so this brooch is really one of a kind.

The face is from my Little Charmers Faces digital stamp collection and the blue petal frame around the face is the Striped Circular Petal Frame from my Frames digital stamp collection.

The face has been colored with Prismacolor  blended with odorless turpentine and  nestled inside a squashed bottle cap. For some extra shading, I used the direct to paper technique around all paper edges. To give the piece more of a jewellery feel, I poked 3 holes on the bottom of my piece, strung beads onto 22 gauge gardening wire and attached them with handmade jump rings. The silver beads are recycled and were a surprise find from a recent purchase at my local Salvation Army. While my purchase was a heavy plastic compartmental caring case which I purchased with the idea of storing some of my art items in, it was a really nice surprise to find a small zip lock bag of goodies tucked away inside one of the fold out sections. 

After looking a this brooch for a while, I though she needed she need a little something more so I gave her, her own heart which she wears on her sleeve. I attached the heart charm with a silver brad.

Materials List:
Digital Stamps from CS Designs
Little Charmers (face)
Round Petal Frame
Text Background on Body … Digital Engravings Background collection
Card stock, and pigment ink for direct to paper technique.
22 gauge wire, beads, charm and brad
General adhesives, cutting tools
Brooch faster for the back.
Crystal Accents for gluing the face onto the bottle cap

Journey Paper Art Doll Brooch is playing in the following Challenges:
Happy Campers ... #17 Metal
Inspire Me Fridays ... #105 Anything Goes
Stamping for the Weekend ... Monochrome
4 Crafty Chicks ... #144 Recycled  ..Silver Beads (2nd hand surprise find) and left over garden wire
Creative Moments ... Lots of Layers (the head piece has layers and all the paper elements were reinforced with additional layers of card stock for sturdiness.
Hobby House Challenge:  #1 Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts ... 169 Anything Goes
Crafting by Design ... Anything Goes


Kerry said...

She's gorgeous Chris.

Margy (DS4J) said...

Unique! Love it, and I could use it as a magnet or a brooch - I see your dilemma!!!

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous creation and thank you so much for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Recycle Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, wonderful job, awesome!

Sharon said...

How incredibly unique! Love your creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
Hugs, Sharon

Clarky J said...

A fab project - thanks for joining us at Creative moments xx

Lori said...

Adorable project!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our Recycling challenge :D

Maria Matter said...

absolutely love this Chris! the face inside the flattened bottle cap is really eye catching!!
Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays!

Tamie said...

Wonderful color, design and the recycled goodies are awesome. Thank you so much for Sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Annie said...

Fabulous brooch Chris x love the colours and embellies with a gorgeous image. Many thanks for your kind wishes. We are heading home this weekend and can't wait. There's just no place like home when you require to recuperate.

Best wishes to you too

Annie x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. Such a beautiful design with wonderful detailing
Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the weekend Challenge
Sue xx

Maria Matter said...

popping in again to let you know, I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays, thank you so much for sharing!!

Sandie said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
I've just browsed your blog and it is fabulous. I love what you have done with the slides,I have a stack of them.
You now have a new follower.

Sandie :)

Desire Fourie said...

Chris, I cant believe I have not been a follower here, but have done so now. This creation is awesome as your work is always. You are a true inspiration.
I wish you all the best with your family and send you loads of healing thoughts here from the southern tip of Africa,
Looking forward to your next creation here.
{I would love you to take part in my 600 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Marjorie said...

What a beautiful brooch Chris, she is very special...
Have a lovely day...

Karen McAlpine said...

Clicked over from the Art with no boundaries site to say Hi. Sorry to hear of the illness in your family. Hope all will be well soon. Love this cute piece of jewelry. Great use of the beads too.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love that beautiful deep blue, fab images and embellishments too, love it
Lindsay xx

Michele said...

it is lovely! your images have so much emotion. xo

Jenny said...

Beautiful!. Thank you so much for joining us at the Hobby house. Jen xxx