I have developed some of the very best and special friends here in Pensacola. Two of them, my roommates, are Gigi and Chloe. I had begged the Flourishes to have my very own stamp set. Well, one day Lauren Pope was here when they stopped by at Flourishes. She really liked them both and went home and started drawing. That was how Gigi & Chloe got a stamp set and I could start my own group...kind of Sophie's Choices. I love my friends and the cute set Lauren created.
Join me all the way to the end of this fun time that I want to share with you.....At the end you will have a special message from me.
Want to see the set depicting these two fun gals? ... OK!
Lauren really captured their personalities.
Gigi is from a small town on the Georgia/Alabama line. She is perfectly Southern, if you know what I mean! She speaks with a very heavy drawl and she is so very sweet. She dresses perfectly every day, all day long! She loves to have have everything match and has a closet full of clothes with all the accessories to go with each and every item! No Kidding, now she knows that I am writing this and sharing it with the world.
Chloe is a free spirit and loves bold colors especially if they are stripes! She has gone green in a big way! We have all learned to be vegetarian a day every week. She is very different from Gigi in that she carries burlap or net bags to do her shopping, Gigi prefers to shop in boutiques and collect their bags. That is what she does for Going Green!
Well the girls came over to Flourishes and we made up a project with the new Gigi & Chloe Stamps. Jan, bless her heart, was there to give us lots of help and we could not have done it without her...she's the best! Yeah she's my boss too! LOL
Here is the cover of the project.........
And now for the BIG surprise inside......
Aren't they the cutest paper dolls you've seen in a long time? Jan showed us how to do this and we had the best time. Now none of us are as good as all of you, but we will get better in time. The images of Gigi and Chloe are stamped first in PTI paper then on an image layer and glued on. Why, it seems as though we could not color well with the Copics onto the PTI. The image layer worked much better. Then the dolls were still not stiff enough so we stamped the image on watercolor paper and glued it all together with ZIP glue. Then we used a scrap of watercolor paper and scored it in the middle and glued one side down. We then colored the hair, faces, legs of the images, but left the rest white, like slips.
Then we set out to create our own outfits for our girls! OH MY, was this fun! Jan let us go through her scraps and they are so cute! We first stamped on the PTI paper and then onto the papers chosen for the paper piecing. Again we glued them down with the Zip glue. Of course Gigi had to make her outfits match. Look closely at the yellow skirt and top, there is a chain belt for Gigi's outfit! Gigi used the tiny gold transfers from Flourishes...too cute!!!!
OK, I know you want to know just how these girls will hold there cute dresses on. Going Green Chloe, solved that problem for us; being the consummate recycle I know she had brought along some re positional glue that had come on some advertisement in the mail, but she also brought along a much more available package of re positional glue tape. We were cooking with grease!
Please leave me a note and let me know what you think of Gigi & Chloe. Then you will have a chance to win your own Gigi & Chloe set! You until Sunday, April 5th midnight CST when I'll pick a name out of the bowl and let you know the winner.
Here is one last look at the girls put into the storage position...Oh, did I have fun with this different post . I hope you did too.
Now hop on along to all of the Flourishes Designers that are joing me to introduce you to Gigi & Chloe. I cannot wait to see what they have doen with the girls!
Julie Koerber - D.T. Coordinator
Kisses on each cheek!