Friday, November 13, 2015

My Julie Nutting Paper Doll Tags...

Most of the dolls that are pictured below I have made for swaps that I host thru a Facebook
group I started called Berry Best Designs Dolls. 
We are a small group but have members in Michigan, Louisiana, California and South Carolina and New York. 

 Although the next 3 are not Julie Nutting Dolls, they are Catherine Moore's Character Construction   Paper Dolls.

My BBD December holiday/enter swap

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

BBD November Swap - Sports

Nice job ladies, not being a sports fan myself I would not even have thought of some of these ideas. 


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Quilted Ornaments

For the last couple of years I have wanted to make the quilted ornaments that I've seen on Pinterest around the holidays.  Well I decided This would be the year. Anyway I was taking to my friend Carol Whaley about them and she said she made them several years ago.  That's all it took, we went to Joann's got  lots of fabric, pins and styrofoam balls came back to my house and cut strips from the fabric and started folding and pinning. How is it something that pretty iis really that easy to make. Answer... A really good teacher ... Thanks Carol.

This is what we started with ...
Besides Carol my Ghoul on a stool wanted to help ... (By the way his name is Salem)
He's such a ham ...
Here's what I've made so far ... Now I want to start on Christmas ornaments....that means 
another shopping strip...

Monday, October 12, 2015

BBD October Swap Fall/Halloween

The witches have been flying around my studio this past week just waiting to go to their new homes,
well...they have been assigned their new homes and will soon be on there way... this was a really difficult swap ladies specially with my love for Halloween and Witches....another great swap...


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

My Favorite Doll

I was asked what was my favorite doll that I have made so far......
Well for me that was easy, It's my version of  Dracula the Vampire.  I love Halloween and everything
that goes with it.  But, Dracula has a very special place in my heart I fell in love many years ago with my very own Vampire (just kidding he's not) but he is Ukrainian  and his family is from the Carpathian Mountains bordering Romania.  And as we all know that's where Transylvania is ... lol.
My Vampire tag is made using Julie Nutting's Adam Stamp and the Business Casual Stamp along with a piece of black burlap paper I purchased from Joann's awhile ago. Using Versa Magic Cloud White Ink I stamped the suit on the burlap, fussy cut it out and used the scraps to stamp the lapels and pocket flaps a second time, fussy cut them out and glued them on to the suit to give it some depth. I stamped Adam on flesh colored print paper from Julie Nutting and fussy cut him out.  I then stamped in black  the top part of the clothes so I would have the shirt image, cut that out and attached it to the flesh colored Adam. Using markers I colored his tie red and his hair black.  Then glued his suit on.
For the cape I glue some burgundy satin BoBunny Ribbon onto black cardstock and hand cut the cape.  The tags background is from Recollections Midnight Magic collection it was the perfect paper with the moon and the stars.  I played with the placement of the paper until it was just right before gluing it down.  I cut a fence from a scrap piece of gray cardstock with the Martha Stewart Halloween punch that I've had for awhile and glue that on.  There's a small haunted house behind the fence and a black cat sitting on the tombstone that I've had in my stash.  The tombstone's are Jolee Stickers. Used foam dots to attach my vampire  and tombstones and he was done.  I had fun creating this one, its going to be difficult to give away.

PDT Black and White ATC Swap

Another swap I did with the Paper Doll Trading Group.
Although this was my first time doing just a black and white theme I would do it again, it took some
thought and imagination for me.

Thank you Libelula Isabel for my Boy ATC I think he's adorable. 
I used Julie Nutting's Party Girl Doll Stamp. I stamped her with Versa Magic Cloud White Ink on Bazzell black cardstock and again stamped her in Black StazOn Ink onto Bazzell White cardstock.
I then fussy cut both images, using just the dress and hair from the white image then glued the dress and hair onto the black image.  Did some doodling on the dress, added Judi Kins Diamond Glaze to her shoes, and added Wink Of Stella GL White to the dresses ruffle. I then glued a scrap of black and white striped paper to the ATC chipboard (I cut from thin cardboard) used foam dots to raise her up, attached the dog brad my friend Laura Casey gave me and the word and letters are from Tim Holtz's Chitchat Verbiages. All to together I think she turned out quite well.