Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Playing with Paper Dolls

This is the piece I worked on today, thanks to a gift of paper doll clothes etc. from my artist friend John.

Just imagine the two scans as one larger 12X12 piece.  I used 6X6 papers from the Material Girl collection as the background for the four quadrants.  It has just the right vintage sewing feel and the colors blend well with the doll clothes.  I used the Memory Box dies to cut out a needle and thread and a large spool which I wound with yellow sewing thread.  I stamped several images on scraps of yellow card stock--vintage sewing pattern from Hero Arts, vintage sewing scissors and words from Paper Trey Ink, and a child's dress pattern clear stamp from Hero Arts.  I mounted each of the pieces on black card stock for more stability.  I popped out the skirts with dimensional foam adhesive.  I added some embellishments to some of the items--a ribbon waistband on the dress in the lower right, a yellow pearl on the center of the bow on the dress above that.  I added tiny black gems to the eyes of the ducks  and a yellow button in the center of the bow at the waist of that dress.  I added black gems to the eyes of the dogs and red dotted ribbons.    

I really love this!  It's very cheery with all the yellow.  And I love the ducky dress!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had fun!

Cheri said...

Anne, this is just too adorable. Love how you incorporated those paper doll clothes with the dies and the papers. And you're so's cheery!
Hope to see you soon at YMS.