First off, let me start this post off by apologizing for being away from my blog this week. I have been busy working on Design Team projects, getting ready for my daughter's upcoming birthday and trying to take some time for me to recharge the creative juices. Phew! I've also been working on a Top Secret project for my baby, who'll be turning 6 (omg!!) next week. Let's just say I've been a busy crafter.
Thank goodness, we opted to take her out for her birthday instead of a party. We went all out for her princess themed party last year but it did involve a lot of late night crafting. So at least the pressure is of there. It's hard for me to believe that my baby is turning 6 already! Seeing your child grow up is one of the saddest and happiest times of your life. Sigh!
Anyway, let's get back to this mysterious Top Secret project I mentioned earlier.
My mission: Create Paper Doll canvasses featuring the stars of Disney's Frozen Anna & Elsa.
Objective: Use a variety of techniques and materials to bring these characters to life.
Goal: To have these canvasses done before Friday.
Now, you may be asking yourself, "Where did the idea for this project come from?"
My answer: YouTube!
I recently came across some Doll Canvas tutorials featuring a talented artist by the name of Julie Nutting, who designs stamps and papers for Prima.
I loved how she used her stamps to create paper dolls to add to canvas and use as a wall hanging.
It was during the watching of her tutorial that the Aha! moment struck me.
My daughter loves the Frozen movie and I took both my girls to see a while back.
Now, she has a princess themed bedroom with a castle door facade as a headboard and wall stickers featuring the princesses. I thought the paper doll canvasses featuring Queen Elsa and Princess Anna would make a nice addition.
With my mind made up, I set to work on finding a good image to work from.
First stop of course was Pinterest!
Here"s the pic of Elsa I found to make my doll from: