Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Carnival Venezia ~ It's Party Time!!

The Christmas gifts have been unwrapped, eggnog has been consumed, *hiccup* and many of us will be eating ham sandwiches for days. So what's next? If you thought Valentine's Day, that's a nice enough holiday alright but might I suggest something a little less traditional and perhaps infinitely more fun? How about a masque paper doll ball.

February marks carnival season in countries around the world. From Venice to Rio to our very own New Orleans, you won't find a shortage of celebrations to occupy your time.

It is in the spirit of Carnival that I offer up the idea for my newest online tutorial called Carnival Venezia in which we will create a doll similar to what you see here. Further details about this tutorial are coming.

Think elaborate costumes, piles of plumage, yards of fabric, rich, dramatic colors and you will begin to have an idea about the visual feast that carnival offers. If you absolutely must do something to satisfy your inner Valentine's Day lover, why not adapt this exciting theme and use pinks as your color scheme. You could even turn her into the queen of hearts!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how lovely! I enjoyed seeing this SO much. What fantastic dolls and a great idea, too.

On a different note, I hope your Christmas was extra special, Kellie, and that your New Year will be both bright and happy!


Sheila :-)

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Kitty,

How fun! I have been thinking of Mardi Gras since I spent half my life in and out of the Gulf Coast..boy, do I ever have some stories from those Mardi Gras celebrations. :0) The French Quarter is another world and not for the faint of heart..hehe :0)

I'll watch for your tutorial...

Have a lovely day,

slommler said...

What a fabulous idea Kitty!! And your dolls are amazing!
Happy New Year

Rella said...

This seems like a delightful and really fun way to begin a new year!

Happy New Year Ms. Kitty
xox Rella