Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Well-loved ~ inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone! I love the new Rag Dolls images released yesterday by Vera Lane Studio. They make me think of the Velveteen Rabbit when the Skin Horse is explaining what it means to be real. I was inspired to create a tag with one of the three rag dolls. I love the saying that comes with the set but I had another one in mind when I was creating.

I coloured Ragdoll 2 with Prsmacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding a little extra detail with a black Pitt Pen. She was then fussy cut leaving a white border, matted with black, and fussy cut again leaving a black border. Foam tape was used to pop her up when she was adhered to the background.

The tag shape was cut from a piece of cardstock from my stash which had been used to catch the over-spray from Distress Oxide sprays while creating another project. I love the randomness and the hard edges this creates within the pattern. The tag is a standard #8 size. An Ellen Hutson Bokeh Circles stamp was added in three places with Coffee Archival Ink and a piece of drywall mesh was layered where Ragdoll's torso would land. A stamped, folded, and stitched strip of plain vintage book paper was matted with brown cardstock and adhered along the bottom edge and this was topped with washi tape to give RD a place to stand.

The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock, matted with black, and popped up on foam tape. A simple border was doodled with brown Sharpie and Walnut Brown Big Brush Pen was added to the edges along with a brown reinforcement for the hole. The topper is a piece of the selvage edge from  woven fabric. I wanted it to be slightly worn looking as well.

Thanks for stopping by today to visit with Ragdoll and me. We are delighted that you did. When you get a chance, pop by the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop to check out Ragdoll's sisters and all her other friends available to star in your creations. Check out the inspiration supplied by our DT members as well as our talented members in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. It's a lovely place to hang out and we would be delighted to have you visit.

Life is good; so is art.

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