Monday, April 11, 2011

Meet Bianca

Here is my new doll. One of the local quilt shops, Ruby Street Quiltworks, is having a challenge this month. The goal is to create something (a quilt, bag, trim, anything!) using one or more of the beautiful ribbons they sell. I decided to make a doll and outfit her with this beautiful, embroidered ribbon.
Here is Bianca


 I made her jacket reversible. Here it is with the red facing out. The reverse is a beautiful turquoise.


 I love her little purse. I lined it, gave it the smallest button I own, and used a broken necklace of my Grandma's for the strap.

 Without the jacket

 I crackled her face and hair and added a metal rose. The face and hands are made with Creative Paperclay. She is painted with acrylics.


little laces
I got to use my new Acrylic Artist Inks to paint on her shoes and then threaded my needle and laced them up.



 Showing off her little cape/jacket.



I am taking her over to Ruby Street this week. In May they will be posting all the entries.

Have a lovely week!

25 comments:

craftattack said...

Bianco is just beautiful, and so elegant, too! Another neautiful creation. Good luck with the challenge! Valerie

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulously creative, love her purse and reversible jacket. Stunning. Tracy x

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Katie, she is fantastic. What a beautifully creative job. The little purse is chsrming, here clothing is lush, who wouldn't want an outfit like that! Wow. Imespecially enjoy the expression on her face, innocent and pensive at the same time. xox Corrine

Joanna said...

Bianca is gorgeous! She looks very bohemian in that wonderful outfit. I love her crackled face, shoes, cute bag and styled glossy hair.

Whatever everybody else has created she will be the belle of the ball.

xx

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Oh Katie .. I love her. You are sooooo very good at this! Her shoes, especially, delight me. xxDonna

Francien said...

Well Katie...i just love your doll...what a beautiful one it is...all those details...so stunning...well done!! greetings Francien.

MosaicMagpie said...

Katie,
I am glad you came over to visit my blog and left me comment so I could find you! I love Bianca such a good job on sculpting her face and the crackle finish is perfect for her. I am sure you will win this challange. I am following you now.
Deb

Joni James said...

I just love her! So sweet, especially those shoes and the purse!

Dogwood said...

Hello to you Bianca.
Nice to meet you.
You are lovely.

Cassie Shella said...

Oh my she is just gorgeous!! Wow you do fantastic work. I love all of the little tiny details like the shoe laces and the lined purse. Beautiful colors too - she is just perfect all the way around! I am a doll lover but have never had the guts to try and make one - you make me want to try:)

Jill Eudaly said...

love the detail, cuffs, shoes and purse. and her face is so sweet. Erosion bundle..I have never done one. can't wait to see what you do with the contents.
jill

Anonymous said...

I love Bianca! She is so fashion forward, the bag, the detailing on all of it. Fabulous.

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creations, it's a beautiful place to go in the internet :0)

Darleen

Dolly Daydreams said...

I LOVE BIANCA 1 and that bag , what amazing detail for something so small.

Marie

Christine LeFever said...

Lovely and happy Bianca to be so well garmented. Wonderful. I hope you win!

artymess said...

Katie she is lovely ...i so love her little purse too x

Moonpie primitives said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog....It is so nice to find you...I love your new doll...She is beautiful...Great details...
Take care, Nancy

Katie said...

Thanks everyone for all the encouragement and kind comments. She is off to Ruby Street tomorrow to enter the challenge!

Emma said...

Heavens, thanks for your kind comments!

Bianca is lovely, such detail. What is the prize for the challenge as you'll surely win it ;)

Michele from Pipi La La said...

OMG! She is amazing!

rue renee said...

Love her. That little purse is perfection!

Barbara said...

Katie,
She is wonderful !!!
I feel transported to another time and place ... thank you for stopping by and visiting for a bit.
Very best wishes,
Barbara

Pipiluciana said...

Katie, I love her!! She's my new favorite! Is she for sale after the competition? I want to buy one of your dolls!
Let's catch up this week.

arts4all said...

Such a doll of a little doll! Your attention to detail is an inspiration......

Thanks for your comment about my wonky sunflower ;-0

mitzbelo said...

Katie! You are definitely a chip of the old block! You've inherited your Mom's artistic side and who knows - maybe someday you'll surpass her. The doll is fantastic - so creative! I look forward to seeing your other projects. Love, Mare

Whytefeather said...

What a lovely little doll!! So tiny! I keep looking at her and finding more little details to love about her. Wonderfully creative :)