Saturday, July 16, 2011

Trudy The Paper Doll


Hi All!
Most of you who are on PCP or FB will have seen this freebie Mo had up for a week or so.
I thought it was a great challenge and brought be back to my childhood playing for endless hours with paper dolls .It was one of my favorite things to do but whenever I suggested it to my sister on one of those "check yes or no" notes she always checked No with added exclamation marks
Don't worry, I would cry and eventually she would have to play cos Mum would make her. 
Thanks Mum!
Now I had an unwilling playmate who couldn't wait to  "kill off" the characters. And you know with paper dolls ...well lets say she was none too gentle. 
Remember that evil kid next door on Toy Story???

OK, so I paper pieced the dresses and colored on them a bit with Prismacolors to add dimension.
The papers are K&Co. And the flowers are scavenged silk flowers with buttons stuck on.
Bakers twine is from Sew Sweet.




 A couple of challenges
Pixie Dust Studio - - girly girly
Divas by Design - #6 pastels

Bye For Now!




33 comments:

dj1952 said...

Oh wow, this is fantastic! That was one of my favorite things to do too. I didn't have any real dolls, so I loved to dress them up and play with them. Thanks for bringing back happy memories. Hugs, dj

Saskia said...

Sooo cute!!! :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable, love all her dresses.
luv
Debby

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning oh love love that dress the detail is just brilliant hugs cheryl xx

E.T said...

SO so so so so very adorable! I love it!
Sorry Dorcas I havnt been bu lately, but right after commenting on this card, i will check and comment on other posts too!

Linda w said...

I'd have played with you all day, one of my favourite things - plus you lol.. It is a fantastic card, the 'doll' and dresses are just adorable. Hugs lin

Faye said...

Oh, oh, OH! I luuuuurve this. So pretty and the little dresses. Oh. xxx

Debbie said...

I love how you have Trudy's dresses hanging on the clothes line!!! Those tiny hangers are perfect for her dresses. Great job!!!

Hugs
Debbie

Elaine L. said...

Just so precious, Dorcas! Love that you paper-pieced her little undies!

Cheryl said...

Such an adorable card - what a great idea!

Rachel said...

Hi Dorcas! What a fabulous card! Love the dresses on the hangers and she is just too cute! Love the colors and all your layers! You are so oober talented!! :)

Babs said...

Love, love, love this card! Everything about it is just beautiful. I remember playing with paper dolls too....lots of fun. Have a great day Dorcas,
Luv, Babs

P.S. Did I mention that I LOVE this card?

Jessie/knightrone said...

I LOVE this! The dresses are fantastic!!

Lana said...

wow! that is so amaizing! i love your creativity alot!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how fun!! I just love the added dresses!! So creative and beautiful Dorcas!!
hugs,
Chris

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!!
(Reminds me of the days when I used to sew the fashion clothes for my Barbie myself... sweet days of childhood!)
Hugs,
Uli

CraftyC said...

This is just so cute. A beautiful card and gorgeous stamps!
Clairexx

Reflections from Granny said...

Such a pretty and sweet card love those bitty hangers. Hugs, Lori m

Pat said...

Oh Dorcas...there is no end to your talents, is there?!! Absolutely precious!! I love it!! Trudy is so dang cute...and I love how you have her dresses hanging! You are one amazing artist, sistah! Hugs. Pat

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Dorcas! Love the wee hangers!

Yenni Natalia said...

Love the cutie hangers. did you made it by yourself? :) The cutie girl remind me one of japan comic that i love to read. It is called candy candy :)

Judy Tesla Stark said...

So adorable! I am so glad I found your blog, beautiful work. I am a new follower and found your blog through The Outlawz Follow Me Forum"

Barb said...

Dorcas, this is just amazing! The coloring, the details --- Wow! Yes, it does bring back memories of paper dolls. My brothers didn't appreciate them, but I had a cousin that loved paper dolls. I guess you could say she was my first papercraft buddy! I missed the freebie and can't wait to get it from the shop.

Alina said...

absolutely beautiful card, Dorcas, gorgeous details, my compliments! I love it!
hugs, Alina

Anita said...

This is so ca-ute! Oh, I loved playing with my paper dolls too.

Gwen H said...

She's fantastic.

Sarah said...

Hi Dorcas, this is just stunning! Absolutely perfect. I have to admit I wasn't a child who played dress up with dolls (more a nose stuck in a book child!) but your card makes me wish I had been. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Nannieflash said...

Hi Dorcas that is stunning, love her dresses they look real, and your whole stitched patchwork goes so well with your card. hugs Shirleyxxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

oooo dorcas this is so adorable.
very beautiful card.

greetings karin

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So cute! I hope to post mine soon! They were a lot of fun to make!

Iulia said...

Absolutely gorgeous sweetie! If I have a girl one day I shall borrow your patterns:)
Hugs,Iulia

Stampin Lucy said...

How gorgeous!! Love the image, and how darling are those little clothes hanging up!! You did a SUPERB job with this card!! LOVE it! so honored that your joined us at Divas By Design's Pastel challenge.

Erin said...

So cute, love the clothes on the hangers. I would love to play dress up with her. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

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