Ah good to be back to normal. I found an old craft book in a bookstore in Hay-on-Wye when we were in Wales and it had a pattern for a brilliant paper rose. It’s a bit like the ubiquitous Tim Holtz one although I like how the center works a bit better, I think, and the petals are more shaped. Anyway, I knew I wanted to make one and when I saw the current Girly Girl challenge on the SDC blog I knew this was what I wanted to use it for.
At some point I saw someone post regarding a challenge there who took a BIG head stamp and put it on one of the usual bodies. I loved how it looked and made sure my most recent order included a big head so I could give it a go. Now, I am horrified to realize I’ve lost track of the link I had thought I saved so I could give credit. My vague recollection is that it was a contributor rather than one of the DT (making it a BIG pool to try to wade through!) but I would be ever so grateful if anyone from Stampotique knows who might have done this they would let everyone know by adding the info in a comment. Anyway, here is my effort. I can see I will need MORE big heads because I do so like how this looks and it makes the same stamps more versatile.
Interestingly, when I posted a link to Daniel Torrente’s blog a few Sunday’s back, I had also sent him a fan-mail email telling him how much I loved the clay dolls I saw there. I asked if one in particular (the one with the sweet little girl holding a very big knife in both her hands, behind her back, with the title “Pick a hand” – still makes me smile) would ever become a stamp. He replied to tell me it was Jill’s doll, and THIS stamp was his take on it, with the knife missing. You can see she could be holding something in that clenched fist, can’t you? I did consider adding a dollhouse knife, and may still, but it rather goes against the “girly girl” theme LOL!
I hope you can see the little letters on the petals, which say I feel pretty Oh so Pretty…. and would have carried on to say I feel charming and witty and gay had I had the room – and enough of the little letters. I may have another sheet, which needs tracking down, and with careful trimming along the edges of each letter I might just manage to complete the quote. Or I may be lazy and leave it as it is – it works well enough so we shall see. The edges of the petals are smudged with Tattered Rose distress ink and brushed with rose gold Stickles, if you can’t quite see it, and it looks very pretty IRL.