Hi friends! I hope you have been well and are enjoying the weekend. Those of us in the States have a holiday tomorrow and I appreciate that extra day off from work.
As I mentioned last week, I spent over six hours working on a doll tag that was inspired by a recent post by Pamellia Johnson. She made an absolutely beautiful card featuring a Julie Nutting doll stamp. I loved it so much that I thought I would try to re-create something similar in tag form for myself. (I hope you don't mind, Pamellia, that I lifted the idea from you.) Pamellia's work is much more detailed and just perfect. She makes it look so easy in her videos; but having tried it myself, I know just how much time goes into it. So, here is my version.
First, I stamped the Megan doll stamp onto cardstock, fussy cut it, paper pieced the dress and boots with papers from Prima's Butterfly collection (adding layers with foam tape), and colored the hair with colored pencils. I added a bit of lace trim under the skirt edge. A seam binding bow was tied to the waist. A Prima doll necklace adds a touch of elegance. Using a Prima watercolor tag, I layered, inked and distressed more papers from the Butterfly collection. I then added a Prima doily and some Cheery Lynn diecut swirls. The flowers are a mix of Prima, Recollections, and Spare Parts. The two flowers at the bottom have tiny Prima resin flowers for the centers. Some Prima flat back pearls were placed at the top. I added some gesso to the flowers to tone down the colors. Lastly, I tied a piece of lace to the top of the tag.
Foam tape was placed under all the layers as well as the doll for added dimension. Here is a view from the other side.
Well, there you have it. Quite a lot of work but I was pleased with the final result (although at one point, I was ready to toss it). If you have a chance, check the link above to Pamellia's blog to view her gorgeous card and a detailed video.
Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comments. I wish you all a wonderful week ahead. My plans for the holiday tomorrow are to start my fall housecleaning!