Inspiration is a unique thing. I can never tell how it magically happens, but it certainly lets its presence be known. It all started with a humble canvas stitched book and then it took on a life of its own. This past Spring break, I spent a few days in the company of a dear friend. She is a doll collector and her home is surrounded by the most beautiful faces. Everywhere you look there's a dress, a hairdo, a smile that captures my fancy. While driving back home, this little doll house dream began to take shape and I couldn't wait to get to my studio to create!
I started with the sweetest face from the Relics & Artifacts® Persona set. I loved the chubby cheeks and thought it would be the best accessory for my first page. I tea stained and stamped to my heart's content.
I continued with the tea and stamping, hand stitched the lace and drew a doll. I played like a little girl with old remnants of laces and ribbons I have been collecting for years. Then with the leftover muslin bag from my tea bag I dressed the Relics & Artifacts® doll . I used Cat Kerr's stamp, "Brave Heart", to tell a story of bravery and survival of the little doll and her girl
I continued onto the next page continuing to use Cat's stamps. She embodies the title of my book, "The Gentle Heart", with her sweet face. She carries a bouquet of Sandra's velveteen blooms that was hand stitched to her tiny hands
My last page on the book is devoted to this majestic angel to remind me of the courage to believe in myself and to always now that, "Yes, I can, and so can you!" Be inspired and let your imagination take a hold of your heart!