Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Stampotique News!

I'm very pleased to be able to share something today...I'm a guest designer over at Stampotique Designer Challenge for the month of February!
I'll be sharing a project each week, and I'll have all the step by step pics to show you how I created them all!
My first project has gone live today....and here she is!
A quirky art doll..... couldn't resist! The theme this week is all about hearts, so I included a couple of heart wings as well as the main, shiny red heart Miss Snottie is holding!
So, how did she come into being? Grab a cuppa, this could take a while!.....
First, we need a base for her body. I made a cone...
Easy peasy, draw around a plate, cut a slit up to the centre point, then wrap around itself until you have the cone shape you want. Glue and a bulldog clip  to fasten it together. I then painted it blue, just in case there were any gaps in her 'dress'. Didn't want the white showing through...
Next, paint up some scrap card in different shades of green and blue, then stamp the banner onto them...
Cut out each triangle flag....
Of course it depends on the size of the cone, but I reckon I needed nearly 200 of these triangle flags to cover mine....yep, each one glued on individually....
(You won't see the very point of the cone, so no need to go all the way up to the top)
I made her stand next....
I make these a lot, and they are dead easy to do. I shared a little tutorial before Christmas HERE on how to make them!
Next up, the wings. Paint more card, then stamp a background stamp repeatedly on it. The large heart was then stamped twice over the top....
Once cut out, these are ready to be assembled. The small heart was also stamped onto painted card. I gave it a coat of Glossy Accents for a nice shiny effect.
Now, legs. I love stripey legs, and the easiest way to do them is to draw stripes onto scrap card....
Then cut out into a leg shape! I've added fine lines, and some red glitter shoes....
I used wire to make arms for my art doll. This is easy once you get a feel for bending and twisting wire into the shapes you want, so have a play with some scrap wire first if you're not sure!
The last piece to be made was Miss Snottie herself! Stamped and coloured with a combination of paint and Promarkers...
Cut her out, then we can begin to assemble!
I stamped a phrase onto copy paper (not card! Copy paper is much more flexible when you want to stick it on a curved surface!), then added it to the base...
The legs were then glued to the vertical wire, and the cone placed over the whole thing. The wire arms were glued on the back, and shaped to look like they are holding the heart...
They aren't actually holding it, the heart is glued to the dress! The wings went on over the arms...
And last, but certainly not least, Miss Snottie was glued in position!
All done!
I really hope you like her, I had a ball making her!
Stampotique stamps used:
My Heart
My Heart Small
Miss Snottie
Love and be loved


  1. First, Trish, a hearty congratulations on being invited to be the February Guest Designer at the Stampotique Originals! Your work certainly shows this is a very deserving appointment. You have taken a lot of time and care in creating your project for todays "reveal," and it is definitely an inspiration to me. Who knew what one could do with France's banner (I know she will be thrilled to see this project!) ? Well done!

  2. I love this, doubt I have the patience to glue 200 banner flags, that is dedication to one's craft.

  3. Like her? LOVE her! A wonderful project to be sure. I've always loved looking at art dolls. You make it sound very do-able. I'm tempted...

  4. Oh my goodness, I love her! Your use of Stampotique stamps is amazing!!

  5. Congrats on being guest designer ! I love your project, she's wonderful !
    Corrie x

  6. i cant think of anyone more suited to design for them. and this project is a stunner... even though i am not fond of their stamps, you always manage to make them look way cool.

  7. Congrats on being a guest this month. she is a very inventive make. X

  8. Gorgeous work! Love your snottie girl and the whole creation!

  9. She's adorable Trish. Lovely to see your spin on the challenges ♥

  10. So exciting - huge congrats on your Guest spot at Stampotique and what an out-and-out genius piece you've created for them. Snottie in 3D is just stunning - the bunting cone skirt is a labour of love and so worth it - brilliant!
    Alison x

  11. She is fabulous Trish, what a stunning addition to this weeks DT creations.
    Amanda x

  12. Fantastic art doll! I can see why Stampotique invited you.

  13. Fantastic piece.. Well done on your GD position, Px

  14. You have totally knocked this one out of the park with creativity! This is absolutely amazing!

  15. I'm a Librarian by day and a stamper by night too.
    I just love your doll, she is great. I'm so glad I found your blog.

  16. Uber cute and sooo creative. What a vision you had!

  17. Great that you join the Stampotique team this month and your creation is WONDERFUL! Love it!

  18. It's so f*ckin cool Trish O_o WOW
    Love it!

    xx Arwen

  19. This is absolutely amazing, you did a fantastic work for Stampotique... Thank you for your great ART always so inspiring Trish. Coco x

  20. Congrats on being chosen to be Stampotiques Guest Designer. I think your project shows what a great fit you are for Stampotique.


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