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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Paper Doll Collection - New Release at Julia Spiri

Back again Crafty Friends....well what can I say, the new release images over at Julia Spiri will take some of you back to your childhood ... who remembers 'Paper Dolls'? My favourite were the ones in the 'Twinkle' comic, I used to get every week, oh my that takes me back ... I also had 'The Partridge Family' ones too!! For my DT inspiration, I created a shabby chic folding screen card, made to look like a boutique with fab array of clothes and wigs. I so enjoyed travelling back to my youth!!! Please follow the links at the bottom of the page, for more wonderful images and challenge details etc!! So without further ado I'd like to introduce ... The Paper Doll Collection 

 My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'The Paper Doll Collection' Images
ProMarkers - Baby Pink, Pear Green, Sandstone, Tan, Denim Blue, Pink Carnation, Antique Pink, Pale Pink, Primrose, Apple, Mustard, Mint Green, Lilac, Lavender, Soft Peach, Peach, Amethyst, Pastel Pink, Meadow Green, Sunkissed Pink, Cinnamon, Dusky Rose, Rose Pink and Cerise
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Trimcraft - Dovecraft Floral Muse 8x8 Backing Papers
Marianne - Mannequin Die
Spellbinders - Labels Seventeen Die
Martha Stewart - 'Flower Bed' Punch
Studio Light - 'Tres Chic' Topper and 'Shabby Chic' Decoupage Chair and Mirror Topper
Connoisseur Studio - Treasure Brass Wax Gilt
From My Stash - White Satin Sheen Paper, White Embossed Card and Peel Offs

To create the Screen Card
1. 11" x 6" Card
2. Score at 2 3/4" - 5 1/2" - 8 1/4 along long side. 
3.  Fold in half at centre score line then fold at side score lines in opposite direction
4. Lay screen flat, then create a punched border using a border punch
5. To create the legs at bottom, working with half of the card at a time (2 layers), using either labels die (in my case) or a labels punch, position the cardstock half way down die and centre side to side,then cut.
6. Attach layered papers measuring 2 1/2 x 4" and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4" (x 4) to each panel.
7. Then decorate as desired. For mine, I added gold wax gilt to the top, legs and sides to create a shabby distressed look.

For the images, I printed, coloured and carefully cut out leaving to one side. I die cut 4 mannequins using floral muse paper and gilding top and legs, adding clothes, accessories and wigs then attaching to screen as shown. To make it look like a boutique, I used a Studio Light decoupaged chair topper and also a mirror topper. To finish off I added a topper with peel offs to the screen top, then placed Paper Doll as shown. 
Close Ups

Well, thanks so much again, for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed my post, if you do need more inspiration, then hop over to our blog and see all of the fabulous creations by my fellow DT girls ...why not leave them some love too!!

Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
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  1. Fabulous screen card Donna. love the design and super dolls. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Hi Donna this is a gorgeous card I love the cute girl with all her lovely clothes. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Such a beautiful card! I love the design and gorgeous details. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  4. This is fabulous Donna, I love the gorgeous design and sweet image.
    Linda xxx

  5. ooh yes! I had Twinkle - how I loved that magazine. Your card brings it all back and is perfect for our challenge at OLL. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Lynn x

  6. Stunning card and it looks really fun

  7. This is gorgeous and beautifully illustrated on your blog too. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  8. Oh my Donna! This concept does take me back. I used to love paper dolls and cutting out my own outfits for them. Your dolls look fabulous and the scene card is just wonderful xx

  9. Wow Donna, what an amazing creation. I love the cute little girl and your colouring is perfect. The scene is just so amazing. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for our 'spots and/or stripes' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  10. Gorgeous and beautiful Donna thank you for joining s over on
    Inspiration Destination
    Dianne xx

  11. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Lisa DT for:-  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  12. Lovely project, Donna. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)

  13. Fantastic project and scene. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  14. A very feminine card for our challenge at OLL. Thank you for the tute too making the screen card will be easy now as your instructions are so clear. Thank you. Wynn DT

  15. I'm in love with this new release, many hours as a child cutting out paper dolls and making clothes for them. Your screen card is amazing, love how you added the details in creating it for us. Your coloring is fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge