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!
Lois (that's me)