Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fairies and Folk ATCs

Hand Drawn Ladies in hats ATCs

Friday, April 20, 2012

Steampunk ATC art doll..............


Head and torso

Legs and Shoes

The Challenge was a Steampunk ATC art doll. She folds up almost to the 3.5 x 2.5. Her head is not movable. Just her arms and legs. I like the feathers. I used some of my small hardware. I like stamps. You never know when they will come in handy.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Two more Tooty Fruiry ATC Art Dolls..........

The challenge is "Tooty Fruity". I guess this could be interpreted in so many ways. Here is Mine.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tooty Fruity Challenge ATC Fairy Art Doll......

A Fruity set of stickers inspired her. MMMM, yummy Fruity Citrus drinks on the hot beach. MMMM

Kewpie Doll ATCs...............

I bought a really nice embossed repo of Kewpie. It only had one doll and several clothes. So I had to use my trusty printer and make more so that I could make many Kewpies using all the clothes. The trick here was to make them ATC size and also to give them a nice finish like the original. So they were colored by hand and then clear fingernail polish was used to give that beautiful finished shine. I took the pictures through a page protector here. Maybe that is not the best way- but you can still see all of the cute faces. Kewpies are just about MY FAVORITE childhood doll. I am very partial to the composition dolls. I only have one  that I keep on my dresser.  So making them into paper doll ATCs was enjoyable to me. This way I can keep them in my Paperdoll ATC collection, which is growing!

To make them fold, either the legs would swing under with a brad or the head would swing behind with a brad. Either way, they also fold to the 3.5 X 2.5 size

Making ATC art doll from vintage Paper Dolls..............

You can see the vintage paper doll page behind. This is called Jack Carter. His legs are held on with a brad so that it folds to the ATC size of 3.5 X 2.5

Sarah Beth with her arms open. Yes she also fold up too.
Now this was a lot of fun! I really like the old Children's Playmate  magazines. The vintage paper dolls are so quaint. It reminds me of my child hood. I really enjoyed paper dolls as a young girl. I made some of my own. I wish I had some of those today.  I decided it would be fun to make some ATC art dolls from some of these. This is Sarah Beth and Jack Carter. This was so fun to make that I am going to go through more of my old Children's Playmate Magazines and make some more.

One of the challenges here is to make the parts movable and also so it can fold into an ATC of 3.5" X  2.5"  I really like the simple colors of these old paper dolls. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

April Spring Fairy......


I really enjoy the template for these dolls. The sections are cut from hand painted water color paper. Then I design by using paint markers and pens. The sections are glued to chipboard and assembled. I then add embellishments and finishing touches.

Puzzle art doll challenge.......ATC art doll

This was a challenge to make a doll from a puzzle piece or using more than one. I used three sizes of puzzles for this doll. I used a larger puzzle on the torso. I used medium to small brightly colored puzzle pieces on the legs and for her hair I used very tiny puzzle pieces. I then drew puzzle pieces on the hand painted sleeves. I then stamped "Believe" on the torso. She is bright but I like her.