Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hello Dolly!

"Hello, Dolly, well, hello, Dolly.
It's so nice to have you back where you belong.
You're looking swell, Dolly,
we can tell, Dolly...."

Sorry, I just got caught up in the moment!
This week at Dutch Dare, the challenge is: 
For The Kids-It can be anything for a kid.
Have lots of fun with this. As you can see I did!  I LOVED paper dolls as a kid! They were my favoritist!
(That's a word!) LOL! I could play for hours dressing them up. I would cut clothes out of magazines too! So this was a blast from my past and they were soooooo
much fun to make. 

I made these paper dolls for an adorable set
of twins in our congregation. They are girlie girls and will have loads of fun with these. I made two dressers to hold the dolls and five fun dresses a piece. One girl loves pink and the other loves purple.

I am still working with my coloring. I was able to do most of it by myself, but since it was so much skin, I was having trouble making it come to life. So with just a swish swish here & a swish swish there, Dorcas did her thing with her prismacolor pencils & these girls came to life! Thank You Girlfriend!
 These Paper Dolls were a freebie by Mo Manning from Paper Craft Planet. She is offering her in her store, Just slightly different.
All the dresses are paper pieced
 Made the stands myself- Cut out half circles with a
Nestie, attached to doll, put slits on bottom, then insert a strip of paper folded in half (to make a triangle shape)

 There are several templates out there for the sidestep dresser. I watched Jackie's video to get the concept
and used Dorcas' measurements because she uses  6x6 which is what I like. 

They are velcroed to the dresser and of course they match their dresser because what girl does not want to match their dresser? LOL!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: Misc From stash
Lace: Misc From Stash
Jewels & Pearls: Recollections
Brads On Dresser: Pink- Recollections 
Purple- Making Memories
Paper Dolls: Mo Manning
Colored With Prismacolor Pencils & Goo-Gone
The hangers are a borrowed prop from Dorcas
Die Cuts: Spellbinders, circles for the stands and the negative of Spellbinders Labels 8 for the dressers.

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Catered Crop Green, white, scollops, circles, checked, gingham, brads, ribbon
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Sparkle & shine
Cooking It Up With Katie - old- Papers, new-Paper Dolls , favorite thing or technique Paper Dolls & the dressers
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Kelley Kid's - Anything goes
Happileigh Scrappin - Anything Goes
Gingersnap Creations-  Babes and tots
Little Darlings Challenges - Girly
Sparkles Forum - One for the girls
Paper Creator's Crafts - All about Flowers ( In dresses, lace, gems)
Mami Doodles - Flowers
Paper Shelter Challenge - Flowers
Pixie Cottage - Sketch* and/or favorite technique- (Dresser Fold)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - anything but a card
Nettie G's Digital Gems -  Fancy Folds
Ooh La La Creations - Circles (Dresses)
Shabby Tea Room -  At least 3 different patterned papers


Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning love those wee girls,and the detail is amazing hugs cherylxxx

Anniebee said...

Ohmigosh! These are just to die for! They are adorable and the little dresses are perfect and look so cute on them. I have seen these little dressers before but they look even cuter with the paper dolls. Dorcas did a fantastic job on them... isn't she just the most talented lady you've ever known? I'm a big fan of hers and of Mo's too. Thanks for playing with us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff this week and for sharing these wonderful creations.

Shazza said...

these are brilliant, I have that image but not used it yet, think I will have to now. Thanks for the inspiration x

gina g said...

WOW these are amazing i used to love these too, absolutely beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

corry'kaart said...

hallo stacy
wat een schattige popjes en daar zal je best heel veel werk aan hebben gehad,maar ze zijn schitterend mooi!
groetjes van corry

Karen said...

Wow! These are amazing! Such lovely work. Thank you so much for joining us at Kelley Kid's for our very first challenge hun! Hugs, Karen.xx

Miss Emerald said...

Wow, very nice idea, so everything is cute and very, very original! Great, I wish I can dress them up! Congratulations and good luck!

Laura said...

Omg! This is a brilliant idea!!!! Soooo cool! I love them! It must have taken you ages to do all the dresses and all.
Amazing :)


Purple Card Lady said...

Beautiful creations! How clever. Thanks for joining us for NettieG's Digital challenge.

Shelby said...

What an amazingly great project. It turned out so beautifully. The twins are going to love this and play with it for hours!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Kelley Kid's, good luck and hope to see you again!


Bonna Kelley said...

oh my goodness! These are just amazing. Love everything about this project. Lot of love and talent showing. Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining us at the Kelley Kid's Challenges.
Best of Luck,

Casper said...

Hiya there Stacey,

How are you? I am Casper very pleased to meet you!

Oh My Goodness,WHAT a FAB Project!

So much work but well worth it. Your colouring and design is amazing!
The little dresses are so cute, I would love this to play with too!

I am a big kid, the twins will love this,My friend's little girls love those colours too - One loves purple and the other loves Pink!

Have a great day!

Thank you so much for joining us on our very first challenge at Kelley Kid's challenges!

Good luck!

Take care
Big Hugs

cg said...

Wow wow wow, these are awesome! I too love paper happy to see someone else using velcro! Incredible. I've got to make my own! What a lovely present, the girls will adore them.

Dorcas said...

Well aren't you just a clever little blighter making stands and everything for these dolls! They came out GORGEOUS, you know that no kid is ever going to touch them, right? LOL They're too special, you'll wait til the girls are 'old enough to appreciate them' and then decide, "heck, no one will appreciate them like me! And besides, they're 30 now!:-)
The Pink and purple works and looks great, so long as I don't have to touch it~I'm an appreciative observer.:-)

Debbie said...

So absolutely sweet ... how clever! I love all the sweet paper pieced outfits and that dresser is adorable too ... thanks for sharing this wonderful project with us in the Tea Room :)

Tammylee said...

WOW, I love the the paper dolls and the clothes. I want them! Brings me back to when I was little. Someone is going to be very happy with these.

Thanks for joining us at Kelley Kid's Challenge blog for our first challenge. Hope to see you there every week.

DT Coordinator
Kelley Kid's

NettieG said...

These are beautifully colored, embellished and created, Stacey! You remind me of how I was as a child about 58 years ago, lol.
I think you would enjoy our Progressive Paper Doll challenges at NettieG's Digital Gems. We completed our second one about a month ago. The image is free and the 3-4 stages of creating clothing also begin with free images. You have 2 weeks to complete each stage to allow time for other challenges, etc. If you think you would be interested, send me a note on CDAC.
of NettieG's DGs

dj1952 said...

Stacey this is fantastic! I know the girls will love them. I'm sure their Mom will also. (I know I'd still enjoy them, as these were my favorite thing to play with.) You did an awesome job with your coloring of everything. Hugs, dj

Linda said...

OH WOW!! these are simply gorgeous.. Love them!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter..Hugs, Linda

Debbie said...

WOW absolutely love these :)

Thank you for playing along at Paper Creator's Crafts & good luck.

Debbie x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

ADOOOOORABLE!!! How cute is that! The dresses are fabulous - the whole project is a stunner!!! I can imagine that you really enjoyed making these :-)
If I were you I would´ve sent this in for publication! I´m pretty sure one magazine would´ve accepted these great projects!
Thanks for sharing these pretties!

Pattie G said...

These are the cutest! I just love them and I want to make something similar for my granddaughter. I love how you colored all the images.


CraftyGals Blog said...

Beautiful. Thankyou for joining in over at Paper Creator Crafts xx

Babs said...

Fab job Stacey ~ these are awesome! I may just have to have a go at these now. I loved paper dolls too, brings back happy memories.
Luv, Babs

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Linda McClain said...

Oh Stacey - those little twin girls in your church are going to squeal so loud when they see this, they may break the church windows. Just amazing!!!! I can't imaging how long it took you to make this - cut out all those images. Girlfriend! it's GOR-Jus. Hey, I have a twin sister and we often misbehave in the pew. Hint, Hint.

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh, those are SO cute! Those little girls will love them. The dresses are adorable! Well done!
Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage!

Melodie said...

Great idea, your creatons are really fantastic.

* Shaz * said...

Oh wow!! these are stunning, thank you for joining us at SFC this time, hope you will join us again and good luck xx

Tracey Manderson said...

Wowzers, how cool are these! Good Luck and thanks for joining us at TPS.

Annemaritta said...

Hi Stacey,
The Twins are adorable, like all the clothes you've made for them. When I was young (I'm using that "lecturing, the older the wiser" tone) we played with paper dolls. Mo's freebie was so welcome and brought nice memories back.

Again all the details in your work are amazing. :) Hih, thank you for the stand :) Definitely will copy the idea. x x x

I've been quiet, hihih, I HAVE! Because I couldn't remember my blog password and reset it only yesterday.


pinky said...

OMG this is fantastic!! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW these are gorgeous and absolutely adorable.

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous ideal and very lovely
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator Crafts.

Julie x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Stacey, these are the NEATEST paper dolls! THose twins will love 'em. My girls cut clothes out of magazines, too. :)

Katie said...

Just so fabulous, I don't know what else to say! LOL
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie and playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Linda w said...

These are just fantastic and beautiful, and my favourist thing to do as a child too. I'd love to play with these now. Can you put me on as a subscriber so I don't miss your posts. Hugs lin

Wendy said...

stunning so pretty , thanks for joining in with the fun at paper creator`s crafts

lalkygirl said...

wow fabulous cards,i bet every little girlie would love one iof these,so many dresses too,love the idea,thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
tracey x

Anne said...

What a brilliant project. Thanks so much for sharing with us at OLL. Hugs x

Annika said...

Oh my, I wish I was a little girl now and someone (preferably you) would make that set for me - I would be OVER THE MOON! It's so lovely how you took in account their taste in colours and Dorcas sure did a gorgeous job with their skin. Perfect, absolutely perfect!! :)

E.T. said...

BRILLIANT!!!!! beautiful colouring. everything about this rocks!

Tine said...

They are totally fab, Stacey, & tell Dorcas she did good too! LOL. They are so lucky, those 2 girls. I am sure they are going to love their dress-up dolls.
Tine :)

Natasha said...

Hey Stacey, these dolls are just amazing!!! I used to love paper dolls growing up, too; the twins in your cong will LOVE them!!! Wow. x

Ellis said...

Such a fabulous idea, thanks for joining us at NettieG's digital gems!
Hugs, Elenor

Lesley said...

These are so cute, I love them! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

juelmarie said...

What an awesome take on our challenge - great work and thanks so much for joining us at Amber's Crafts and good luck!

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie DT

Carolina said...

Very beautiful and super cute. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week

Bonna Kelley said...

Congrats Stacy!
You have won first place at the Kelley Kid's Challenge Blog!

Make sure to check it out and get in touch with Tammy to receive your prizes.

Hope to see you entering again soon!

Big Hugs,

Jen Leeflang said...

What a really fabulous creation! We at Nettie G's are so happy you entered our Fancy Folds Challenge! Thanks and good luck!
luv n huggz

Dionne said...

WOW, this are so super cute. I would love to make some for three sisters in my old congregation. The one just got out of the hospital. Is Mo selling the exact same cute dress? I need all the details so please if you and Dorcas have time email me. Your sister Dionne

Ren-Yi said...

What a cute, adorable gift! I love paper dolls and this is brilliant. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

trisha too said...

Stacey, these are TOO cute--congratulations to you on being chosen as a Ginger Gem at Gingersnap Creations for these fabulous challenge pieces!


Dorcas said...

Great choice, Stacey! This is my favorite of yours too! (even if its is purple and pink) its still pure genius :) I’m so happy you could join us this week on our “looking back” challenge at Mo’s!

Elaine L. said...

These are just beyond amazing, Stacey! I can see why it was a favorite project! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Pat said...
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Pat said...

Hi Stacey. These are absolutely adorable...and clever...and gorgeous...and stunning!! You are so crazy creative!! I'll bet those little girls at church loved 'em, didn't they? (Remember Betsy McCall paper dolls in McCall's magazines?! I do! hehehe!) I can see why these are your favorites! They're fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's. Happy New Year! Hugs. Pat Frank

Divinity said...

oh! these are just amazing!!!!! love love love it! :)


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