Sunday, 9 May 2010

Angelic?

Some people are freaked out by dolls, probably more so by bodyless ones!. but I think she's quite angelic. Vintage porcelain doll heads are hard to find so an everyday plastic one had to suffice. Covered in Mr Tim's crackle paint I don't think it looks too bad. RSS had all the ingredients. Turquoise, black, white and silver. An angel, ribbon/lace, a heart and wood. Throw them all together and what do you get........................ a shrine, one of my favourite things to make!The wings are Mr Tim's new die covered in crackle paint, coloured with Adirondack colour wash in Stream................... and then Doodlebug glitter which is the fabbiest glitter ever! The heart stamp is Paperbag Studios. I've been keeping some of this old jewellery and haberdashery for years but the time has come... no more saving for best!

24 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

Your creation is exquisite and not at all scary! The crackled dolls head works perfectly and I love your folded paper ruff collar. Great use of the cotton reel too! Penny

GlitteryKatie said...

Fabulous- she looks like an antique Armand Marseille to me- excellent!!!

Sid said...

Ohhhh.....simply fantastic, What a marvellous shrine....loving the dimension and contant !

Sherry said...

Wow - that is a fabulous, stunning shrine!!!

sewtakeahike said...

I do that too Effie, find something fabulous and hold onto it thinking each time I might use it that I should wait for something better to come along. I need to stop it!

Deborah said...

Blown away by this, the loveliest of shrines. Well worth using your jewellery stash on!

Paula said...

incredible work

IsaNorris said...

not scary but fantastic!!! great work and take on the challengE.
Thanks for playing
isa

Julie said...

This is fabulous, Effie! Love everything about it!

sam21ski said...

This is stunning, just lvoe the doll and the crown. The colour is wonderful and really enhances the whole shrine xxxxx

nefertiti said...

Wow!!!!Incredible!!!fabulous!!bizz

Linda Elbourne said...

Really gobsmackingly beautiful! Love it ... so much detail and so many elements ... all working together beautifully ... I LOVE LOVE LOVE the crown with the little blue pin ... a totally delicious shrine!

Debby said...

Hi Effie, this is so fabulous. great work.
debby

Tuire Flemming said...

That crackle paint treatment looks fabulous! Wonderful creation - and surely angelic!

I´m saving all kind of things, too - mostly old buttons...
And by blogging I have learned a new word (again):haberdashery :)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant, love it!

Lucy x

CreativSpirit said...

What a fantastic assemblage. Lovely the doll and she's not at all scary.

AngelaC said...

WOW what a fabulous creation! I love the wings.

LME said...

They are a bit spooky :)

Angelnorth said...

Great little shrine and well done on diving into that hoarded haberdashery (isn't that a great word?!). Love her ruff and cotton reel body!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning!! x

Hermine said...

Fabulous!

johanna said...

all compliments are given here and all that remains for me to do: clapping hands! bravo!!!!!

Dawn said...

I am one of thise people who don't like those dolls. Saying that I do love what you have created though and your so wright to usr those bit's 'n' bob's I love the crown!

Love Dawn xx

penny4thoughts said...

Fun details in your project! I especially like the effect of the crackle and that fabulous folded text paper ruff!