Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine's Day - Linda

Hey there!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!!  I'm super excited about the project I'm sharing with you today.  I'd like to introduce you to Linda (which means pretty in Spanish):

All of my Day of the Dead projects have sold so well that I thought I'd do a Valentine's Day version and I'm so pleased with the way she came out.

I started out by painting her face.  I chose to stick with the traditional Valentine's Day colors of red, pink and white.  I did most of it freehand but did use Paper Wings Production stamps for the flowers on the temples and the heart on her forehead.  With the face done, I moved onto building the body.

First I built my stand using cardboard and the lid of a jar.  I drilled a hole and inserted a dowel,  then I wrapped floral wire around the dowel, secured with glue and formed the arms.  Next I wrapped all of the wire with white floral tape.

Once the arms were all wrapped up, I added clay to form a torso and let it cure for 24 hours.

Once the clay was dry, I painted the torso and arms with gesso.  Then I used the packaging from the Donna Downey stencil that came in my PWP Jan Mixed Media kit to make a skirt.

Now this is where the fun starts!  I added a collar bone with my Signo pen and started dressing her up.  For her skirt, I used fuchsia lace trim from Hobby Lobby and white lace trim from my stash.  For the shawl, I just used a scrap a red fabric from my stash.

Her wings were cut from the Making Memories Sabrina collection and I used the Sizzix Angel Wings die.  I sewed around all of the edges then inked with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

 I added a cute little glittered heart to the back of the wings.

To finish her off, I just gave her a heart, rose and angel to hold.

I'm just thrilled with the way this project turned out and I hope you like it too!  Thank you so much for joining me today & I'd like to send out a warm welcome to my newest bloggie friends Tara and Anita!!  Ladies, thanks so much for following along!!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL Monday!!

I entered this project in the D.L Art Thankful Thursday Challenge: #102 Use Red or Pink.


  1. Norma - this is so cool - I love it!! Fabulous colours and am so pleased that they are all selling so well! Have a fabulous week. TFS

  2. Norma!!!! this is so fabulous!!! It was worth the wait to see what you were making!!! Linda is perfect!!!
    Paula Driver

  3. so totally fantastic- you know these are my all time fave of yours!!!!! awesome

  4. WOW, Norma, this is stunning!! Pretty Linda is absolutely fabulous!! All of the design elements are gorgeous!! I love, love her!! You are so talented my friend!! Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. I love her frilly pretty lacy dress! x

  6. WOW! Linda is amazing! I love all of the detail!

  7. This is beautiful and so creative!!!

  8. I love this Norma it is so creative great colors!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #102 red or pink challenge
    DIANA L.

  9. Norma! I was waiting anxiously to see what you were creating. You definitely sparked my curiosity with your FB updates on this amazing project! She is absolutely amazing!! I can see why these are so popular. Linda = pretty, indeed!

  10. Wow this is awesome it reminds me of the art that south americans create in a holiday they celebrate in the fall. Can't think what they call it. But what you did is beautiful.....

  11. Too cute, love how you painted the face and the little flower and heart she is holding is adorable!

  12. She's super cool! Very creative and beautiful!

  13. Norma, this is just ingenious, what an imagination you have and wonderful you explained the 'how to side' - love it!


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