Monday, April 16, 2012

You're One of a Kind

Good Monday morning!  I wanted to play along with the MFT Sketch Challenge this week and decided to look through the challenge list to see which ones I could combine to make one card.  It makes it more of a challenge that way, right?!  I havn't done much crafting this week, so there were a lot of things I was interested in....  I was trying to combine "teacher's pet", girly but not pink, glitter/bling, flowers, shabby-chic/distressing....  Anyway this is what I came up with.

The image is colored with pencils and her dress is paper pieced.  My original plan was to diecut the row of paper dolls and adhere them.  Easy peasy, right?  Not so much!  The diecut paper dolls are a bit bigger than the stamp....  So I stamped the paper dolls on DP and cut them out.  Oh my, that was interesting!  As I was cutting I wondered what on earth I had gotten myself into....

Check out the size of the paper dolls!  Tiny!  I took a picture just for fun.  Actually this was the rough cut before I went and fine tuned it a bit.  I later realized I should have taken a picture after I cleaned it up.... After adhering the paper dolls, I gave them a nice coating of sparkly!

To finish the card, I distressed the DP and added more paper dolls, a felt flower, some pearls and stick pins.  I even decorated the inside of this one, using graph paper to play on the "teacher" theme.

Image/Sentiment: MFT Pure Innocence "Paper Dolls"
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Dark Chocolate, SU! Ruby Red, My Mind's Eye "Stella Rose", Graff Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Black Marker, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Embellies: Kaiser Pearls, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Maya Road Stick Pins
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, MFT Die-namics (Royal Rose, Sweet Stack Labels, Paper Dolls), Felt (my stash), Dimensionals

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters: Flowers
Card Makin' Mamas: Getting Girlie
Crafts and Me Challenges: 3-D Embellishments
Crafty Emma: Paper Piece It!
Crafty Purple Frog: Get Distressed
DYSU Challenge Blog: Glitter/Bling
Moving Along with the Times: Shabby Chic and/or Vintage
Paper Crafting Journey: 3 or More Patterened Papers (5)
Paper Pretties: 2 or More DP (5)
Pixie Cottage: Paper Piecing
Sugar Creek Hollow: Die Cuts of Punches
Sweet Stampin': Girly but No Pink
The Stamping Boutique: Distress
Tuesday Thowdown: Stick Pins

Thanks for stopping by; have a great week!



Doreen said...

Such a lovely card,wonderful image and fabulous

Jan said...

Lovely card Angela xx Jan

Larissa said...

Great card Angela. I cannot believe that actually cut all those little dolls. They look awesome, so good job! :)

Mau xx said...

Super card Angela cute dolls and love the shabby chic flower.
Thanks for joining in MAWTT this week.
Hugs Mau xx

Davi said...

Such a sweet card with the darling image and those tiny paper dolls are so very fun :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Pamela said...

Great card, those dolls are gorgeous and you have cut them so well. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Pam x

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and flower and the cut out dolls are fantastic. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week :-) Kezzy x

Pauline said...

Fab card, love those die cut paper dols, and the papers and bling!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

cotnob said...

This is lovely Angela, fab papers and flower. I love the finished inside.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge.

Holly Young said...

so cute! and I love those paper dolls!

Thank you for joining us this week at SCH! We loved having you!

Holly SCH DT

Debbie said...

Very nice, I like this card and it made me smile.
Thank you for joining us at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week. Debbiexx

Susie Little said...

Fabulous Fun card! thank you for playing along at The Crafty Purple Frog challenge this week! Good luck! xx

Kathy said...

This is so sweet. Love the one of a kind with a different paper doll inside, such a great touch. Oh my gosh, you cut those bitty dolls out??!!! Wow, they look amazing, don't think I'd have had the patience. The glitter is a fun touch, too. Beautifully done!

Pami said...

Gorgeous card, I love the felt flower! Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

karen said...

A fabulous card and I really love your design, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is super, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxoxo

Amy said...

Oh, I love this! Those paper dolls are just too darling!

Ren-Yi said...

Fantastique! This is amazing - i love how you glittered up the paper dolls, and it was well worth cleaning up. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful card. I really love the border you made!

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela