Tuesday, January 7, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Paper Doll

January Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


Featured January 7 - Paper Doll

Featured January 8 - Paper Doll Formal Wear

Featured January 9 - Paper Doll Out and About

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All three winners will be announced on January 18, 2014, on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win; and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday, January 17, 2014.

Three of this month's stamp sets took me back to my childhood to when I would play with paper dolls.  I also drew clothes for my store-bought dolls, so you can imagine the fun I had with these sets.  For my first project this week, I actually made a little dressing room scene.  Sometime ago I had seen an extended dresser card that someone had posted on Splitcoaststampers and very nicely gave the measurements to recreate it.  She gives a link to her tutorial in her description.  I have made several smaller dresser cards in the past, and I thought this would be a great introduction to this stamp series.  Two of the outfits I included in this scene are from Wednesday's and Thursday's sets in addition to the doll and the outfit she is wearing, which are from today's set.    The mirrors are aluminum foil; the wallpaper and rug are designer paper; and the clothes hanger was made out of a paper clip.


I thought I would show you some close-ups of the three areas of the "dressing room."  Here is the main dressing area, with a mannequin, a floor vase and large mirror.


Here is the armoire with fancy doors.  The dress was stamped on patterned paper.  As I mentioned before, the hanger was fashioned from a paper clip.


And here is the dresser with another vase and small mirror.  This is the only part I had ever made previously:


I will have a recurring "theme" to my blog posts during this week's hop.  I thought that each day I could show the doll dressed in the clothes from the featured set -- in a setting.  Today's set has two outfits, a business suit and a tennis dress.  And I decided that I can't keep referring to the doll as "the doll," so I have given her a name -- Melinda.  Here is Melinda on her way to work downtown.


And here she is on vacation at Wimbledon.


I found the background photos on the internet.  Hopefully, I am not breaking any copyright laws.

Be sure to see what fun the rest of the Design Team has for you today and come back to see where Melinda is off to tomorrow!

Here's the Design Team participating this week:

Lois (that's me)



27 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, Lois, what a fabulous dressing room. I know Melinda loves it. What girl wouldn't? :) I loved seeing her downtown and at Wimbleton. That gal is very active.

Janine said...

Great dressing area - such a lot of work. Glad Melinda went to Wimbledon - we are quite close to Wimbledon!

terrie said...

Your dressing boutique turned out so nice..there's a lot of work in it...well done

Pat said...

WOW. That's all I can say WOW

Georgei said...

Very pretty cards that you did
Like the paper doll stamp
Thank for showing

Renee Collier said...

Too darn cute and fun!

MariLynn said...

Love the backdrops and fabulous wardrobe you made for Melinda. Great job.

Vickie Y said...

WOW! So very creative! Love the vacation pics and the dressing room is tooooo much fun!

Jane said...

OH! Lois this is just so darn cute!!! I love the closet you created. How darling and creative!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Yep- bringing me back a few years too! Love the elaborate scene you have created- and love her in action on the way to work- loving the Tennis scene so much!!!

Carla said...

WAUW...what a wonderful card.
I like the Wimbledon one very much.

Jan Castle said...

WOW...what a great background set for Melinda!!!! Fabulous job....certainly takes me back to my growing up years playing with paper dolls!!!! YFS
Jan

Amy E said...

Wow Lois!! I thought I was doing good with Theodora's closet, but Melinda's dressing room is off the hook!! I want to go back and make more now! Haha!

It's amazing how this sort of reverted some of us back to our childhood, isn't it? I could just sit and play for hours. And I doubt there is even such a thing as paper dolls you can go buy in a book in the store these days. Sad :(

Gail said...

These are just wonderful Lois - you did an amazing job on all of them! Happy Day Gail

Luanna said...

Wow, what a terrific dressing room! I love the way you put Melinda in appropriate scenes for her outfits.

Scrappin' Diva said...

What an absolute fun idea! Great dressing room!

kReN said...

Oh, Lois, this dressing area project is unbelievably neat. I can't believe that you found a tutorial for one. It's amazing and turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing!
kReN

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Very nice. Like the detail. I was fond of paper dolls when younger & am fond of them again.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--you had too much fun with this stamp set!!!! LOL This is so very creative!!! I love it!!!! TFS

Rea said...

I can tell you put alot of work into this, it's fabulous.

Sue D said...

Very creative idea for this set.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is amazing. I love love this.

stamping sue said...

Lois you are one clever woman! that step card....room is fabulous. Your paper dolls in photo scenes is terrific.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

stamping sue said...

Hi Lois it's me again. I tried to open the instructions for the dresser but it didn't work for me. do you think you could email me the instructions? I'd appreciate it.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

loulou said...

Wow what a fantastic creation. I love all the elements, so much work went into. Thank you for sharing. I'll have to pop onto splitcoast and get the instructions.

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful dressing room Lois! Melinda's outfits are marvelous!

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