SPECIAL CREATION ....
A lovely collector of my pieces, Sharon from My Vintage Studio, had requested a special design. She wanted to incorporate roses into the theme and offered up some ideas, but really left me to do whatever I thought would like nice. This is a close up snip-it of the design I shipped out to her a few days ago. I hope she loves it as much as I enjoyed making it for her.
I was in the middle of creating Christmas items to post on my Etsy shop for the month of July, and when she emailed me, I was thrilled to have a new "outlet" for my creativity. How fun to do something other than a holiday theme for a change! The only ideas.....the recipient loves vintage china, roses, pinks, etc.
I was leaning toward a "cone" filled with roses, etc., or something sculpted in an old tea cup; but as with most of my designs, they take on a life of their own, and I ended up changing to a base that could stand alone on a table or be hung from the twisted copper wire. Why not be able to bring it in any room of the house, right?!
The container is covered in various scrapbooking paper with pink roses and text. It was toned down with some random splashes of texture medium and lightly crackled and aged. I hand sculpted and painted the small doll head to be similar in style to the vintage Frozen Charlotte dolls (which Sharon seemed to like). There is rich moss, lovely pink, cream and lavendar paper roses, ribbons, and hints of vintage mica flakes throughout the piece. I hope you love her Sharon! She should be at your doorstep any day now.
For all of you vintage girlie-girls out there who enjoy drinking your tea from an exquisite vintage rose covered teacup, please stop by My Vintage Studio. There is a link under my favorite blogs on the side bar. Sharon has a beautiful blog that you can truly get lost in.