Friday, February 24, 2012

Paper Doll card and H2H challenge

This week at  Heart2Heart we have a sketch.
And over at Paper Craft Planet-group: All Things Vintage for February we were to make a card using a paper doll image. I chose to use a Betsy McCall paper doll. What a fun project. I haven't played with paper dolls for many years. I thought this paper from CTMH's Mayberry paper pack had a very vintage look and went well with Betsy's dress.
and a close up.
After inking the tips and some of the surface area of the roses, I dipped a brush in some glue that I diluted with water and then dipped my wet brush in Pearl Ex Aztec Gold and brushed in on the flowers. You can't see it very well in the photo, but I love the shimmery look. I also, stamped Celebrate using Encore gold ink and then restamped almost on top with Staz-0n Jet Black.
This card meets two other challenges for this week.
The Shabby Tea Room has a photo to use for inspiration.
I took the colors, roses and gold trim from the photo. I used Gold leafing around the edges of all the papers. That is the first time I've ever used gold leafing, I like it a lot. And one of the trendy things right now is doilies, which we were to include in our creation. And last, but not least, at Frosted Designs for Fab Friday we are to take a geometric shape and use it 3 times. I have 3 squares.
Go check out all these places and get inspired to make some gorgeous cards yourself!
                                                         Blessings to you,     Polly


  1. This is really pretty! I love your flower cluster. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  2. Lovely card, your flowers and little girl are adorable!

  3. Polly -

    Wowzer! You rocked this one out! Your roses are absolutely beautiful and I love your overstamping with the gold and black ink.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely art with us and joining us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

    Paige - DT

  4. This is beautiful!!! I love that image. Thanks for playing with us this week at Frosted Designs.

  5. What a beautiful vintage card Polly!! I love the little girl and the colors :-)

  6. I really love your cluster of flowers, and I'm glad you added the close-up photograph, because I wanted to check out that beautiful shading on the petals. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

  7. You've used some beautiful techniques, design elements, and products on your card. The heart doily is perfect with the paper doll. Thanks for taking the H2H sketch challenge!

  8. This is the prettiest card I have seen in a long time. Love your use of dollies and the little girl is adorable!

  9. Nice job on the card and your flowers turned out great!


  10. Thanks ladies. This was a fun card to do.

  11. Such a pretty, fun-themed card - love the little girl!


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