It's new release Friday at A Day for Daisies and I picked this adorable paper doll set to use for my project this week. Isn't she sweet! I loved to play with paper dolls when I was a kid and they're as rare as hens teeth nowadays. So sad that all the good old toys have fallen by the wayside. :-(
The image is called "Lily Paper Piecing Doll" and can be found at the ADFD store. I printed her out on Copic Xpress-it Blending card and her clothing on Gina K Designs Pure Luxury. I like the Copic paper better for blending, but the Gina K is a little thicker and I wanted her clothing to be as sturdy as possible.
I had acutally put another project using Lily into progress, but had to back track and go a different direction. I ran into the same problem with the smaller project regardless--how to made her clothes attachable. I ended up using some little Basic Grey magnets and they work, although their hold is not as strong through a layer of paper as it would be surface to surface. I just didn't want to put magnets on the front of her body. So they are on the back of her and on the back of the clothing. There are also magnets sandwiched in between the paper layers on the front and inside of the card so that she and her wardrobe can be "attached" to the card.
I thought the Basic Grey papers went really well with this "vintage" toy. Here's a shot of the inside of the card showing her other two dresses and Lily in her proper undergarments. :-)
ADFD challenge starting today and it's "Anything Goes". Easy peasy right! Pop in to the blog and play along.
Check out my sidebar for a link to the blog candy I'm giving away this month. There's a couple of gift certificates up for grabs from A Day For Daisies. I guarantee you'll find something amazing in the store to buy with them. :-)
I'd like to enter Lily into the following challenges:
I Brake for Challenges--vintage
Creative Craft Challenges--faux or real stitching
Cute Card Thursday--anything goes
Paper Makeup Stamps--cut out your digi image
Papers: Basic Grey Capella, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp: A Day For Daisies "Lily Paper Piecing Doll"
Tools: Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large (S4-110), Labels Two (S4-162), and Ribbon Tag Trio Two (S4-234), EK Success Diamond Lace Scallop edge punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous: Offray ribbon, Basic Grey magnets