Sunday, February 16, 2020

Love Always Wins...

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend at some level.  It is Sunday night here in the Southern Hemisphere and I have spent a good part of the afternoon and evening creating in front of the 'Fire Fight Australia' Bushfire Relief Concert - it is amazing and so touching to see so many amazing muscians come together to fundraise after the bushfires.

Something I have had sitting on my desk for some time is this beautiful figurine that my DH gave me when things were changing for me creatively - it made him think of Frida Kahlo and the sentiment is perfect. When he gave it to me he said, 'this is to inspire you as you enter a new season' - he said I was transitioning, which I don't mind as long as it doesn't involve hormones LOL!  I have to be totally honest and admit that she sat on my desk for 6 months - I didn't want to ruin her...so I waited....

I started by adding recycled sari silk as a headband,making sure it was wrapped around her bun - and that was all I needed to get started - funny what inspired us isn't it!?  To this I added a mixure of flowers and leaves - after all Frida is known for her beautiful floral crowns. I have used a mixture of Little Birdie Crafts flowers and some from my stash.  A silver chain and heart was added around her neck and secure using glue.

I do have to say at this stage the thin eyebrows were a little bit challenging - espcially when Frida is known for her 'monobrow' so I slowly thickened them with a fine pen and brushstrokes - they need to be thicker but I will do that at some stage...

Embellishments from my stash were added around the waist, starting with a thing strip of tulle at the waist, a gold jewellery piece - a grape cluster and a teal bird.  Above the lace around the hem I added an old bracelet, small flowers and small shells that were glued onto the bracelet.  The shells were from my beautiful Nana - I have had them for some time and loved the touch they add.  I have used Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L to adhere all of the embellishments I have added.

I added depth to the flowers using Chameleon Alcohol Markers, along with a little Crackle Paste to give it a more aged appearance - just a light touch, but loving the effect it added.  I finished off by filling in the indents/dots around the metal wings with a white paint pen - all in all I am very happy with the wayshe looks, but you can be sure I will continue to add bits and pieces along the way until I feel she is complete - if there is such a thing LOL!

This project is linked to the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Bleeding Art Challenge Always Anything Goes
Classic Design  Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Love
The Three Muses - Flowers 
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Color of Love
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Love is in the Air
We Love 2 Create  - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy creating


  1. So beautiful! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

  2. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Fab’n’Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)

  3. Thank you for joining the DL.ART FEBRUARY LINKY challenge
    This is really great!! What a wonderful gift the doll is adorable and I love how you keep adding to it. I love it.
    Thank you for your inspiration!!. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  4. Hi Linda
    You have entered your project into our save Australian Animals challenge and you must enter with a Australian themed card you can still enter our regular Anything goes Challenge it is still running Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Michelle DT

    Keencrafter's Hand Made Goodies 

  5. Beautiful doll. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  6. Wow great work here. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  7. Gorgeous!!, It´s a marvellous project!!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team
    Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Angela DT Member for https://worldw

  8. I had to stop by after seeing this beauty on DL.ART's challenge. This is really stunning. And I love the birdies. Marvelous details.

  9. Congratulations on your SSS Spotlight pick! So deserving with this fabulous makeover! Love her!

  10. Gorgeous creation, love it! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  11. Linda - how beautiful! I lover her transition.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our February Not Just Cards Challenge at Not Just Cards!
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions


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