Monday, December 21, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Frosty

Diana is guest host on Mixed Media Monday this week, and she has chosen the prompt of "frosty" for her challenge. I didn't want to go with the obvious, Frosty the Snowman, even though he is adorable. Our Christmases are very hot here in Australia, so I try very hard to avoid snowy images in anything to do with Christmas. Anni peaked my interest in Dotee dolls a little while back and I've been wanting to try my hand at one ever since. So I went with frosty colours for my doll - white and silver. Because it's almost Christmas, I made my doll around one of my favourite old Christmas movies - It's a Wonderful Life - and the quote "everytime a bell rings, an angel gets it's wings". The body of the doll is a white cotton fabric over laid with a couple of layers of silver lace topped with a star taken from one of my Christmas cards. The wings are gold German scrap wings that I painted silver and she has a little "pearl" necklace. Her face was printed onto Lutradur and hand stitched on with silver thread. Her hair is wool sliver which I needle felted onto her head. Her crown was die cut from silver card and has some silver jewels on it. Her "tail" is made from silver beads and a silver bell and her hanger is white ribbon with a bead attached to that. I have named my Dotee doll "Dottie", the nickname we called my mother, so this is also a tribute to her :-)

19 comments:

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Willy said...

Your Dottie is great, Diane.

Yvonne said...

Love your unique frosty, Diane!

Happy Holidays from Canada!

peggy gatto said...

How wonderful she is!!!!
Love her hair!!!

Rachel said...

Oh Wow! This is great. Love the design and your frosty colours!

indybev said...

Beautiful! I'm sure all of you who are sweltering in Oz are growing quite weary of snow scenes. Your approach is very clever and artistic. Applause from my corner.

Diana Evans said...

oh Diane!!! this is gorgeous!!! what a clever piece...wonderful work and thank you for letting me host this week!!!

hugs
Diana

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is stunning.
Fantastic sewing work.

Diane, I wish you and yours Happy Holidays.

johanna said...

this is extraordinary beautiful!!

Martina2801 said...

Stunning piece, Diane.
Looks great!
Merry christmas to you and yours.

LiveArt said...

Wow, this is fantastic!! love it!!!

thanks for taking the time to stop by at my blog :) Love your work and I'm looking forward to seeing more of it in the future!! I wish you a very happy Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!!

Hugs,
Linda

Dawn said...

She's great!

Anni's Art said...

Diane your "Dottie" is so wonderful,and she is so well done,she can come and visit my Mrs.Frosty, Dotee dolls are so fun to make.

Silvia said...

Wow, you interpretation looks really wonderful.

Kris Dickinson said...

Oh I absolutely adore this darling piece!

Kristin said...

The detail is wonderful Diane! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your efforts and hard work in making MMM such a wonderful outlet for me. It has brought so much purpose and joy to my life and is the reason I started a blog in the first place. Happy Christmas to you and your family! Kristin :)

Janny said...

I love your Dottie! Merry christmas to you and your family!

Oxana said...

She is so wonderful!!!

Beth said...

Diane, Dottie is just beautiful, and perfect for this time of year.