Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Paper Dolls

I have finished another swap!

But before I show you, let me just say that my photos... well, yeah. I'm starting to think we will never see the sun again and gray skies just don't do for decent photography. But life and blog posts must go on, so here they are!

This is the first time I have ever created paper dolls and was/am very nervous about it all. I mean, I didn't know if there were paper doll rules that had to be followed or something like that. I did do a little Flickr research and found her amazing dolls... awesome, aren't they?!

The swap details were to create 5 dolls between 4 and 10 inches tall. They could all be the same or all different. While browsing through one of my favorite shops one day, I found some old book pages that had "Flower Children" on them. I thought they would work perfect for this project.

So without further ado, here are my "Flower Children" on parade...

Sweet Alyssum


Johnnie-Jump-Up


Bluet


Lilac


Blue-eyed Flax


Bachelor Button


I know, that's 6 not 5, but I made an extra for a friend. I used a combination of vintage and new millinery on the dolls. They are supposed to be packaged in clear bags, but I can't follow rules. And I also wanted to incorporate their little rhymes, from the book pages, into the project as well. So again, with the fabric pockets... obviously an obsession happening here. Oh, and I was also supposed to put my personal information on the backs of the dolls. No room, so the tags were made for that.

I'm so crazy nervous about these! I really hope they are up to par. There are some fabulous artist in this swap!

24 comments:

LindaSonia said...

Oh my, your paper dolls are waaayyy beyond par. They are absolutely gorgeous. The recipients will be over the moon, I'm sure!! Well done. :) LindaSonia

TinyBear said...

those paperdolls are sooooo cute Alisa.
You have done such a great job on those. Everyone will be thrilled.

Clare Nixon said...

Oh my gosh....they are amazing!! Don't second guess yourself EVER!! You are a true life artist! Just simply amazing!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

tina said...

So sweet, Alisa! They're adorable :)

Lori said...

Alisa, those are all so sweet...i love how you used the flowers to create their little outfits...and the tags and packaging are perfection!!!

knitterbeader said...

WOW!! Those paper dolls are absolutely beautifuuuuuuulll. You do such nice work

the wild raspberry said...

they are adorable...i would think i had one favorite and then i would see the next and it would be my favorite...they are all super sweet.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Fantastic! These are so endearing, Alisa. Really, how could they not be up to par? I'm sure they are beyond perfect. ~ Angela

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey paperdoll queen! Omg are you kidding about them not being up to the job those ARE AWESOME!!! great ways to use flowers! hugs

toodles-
Sarah

cindy said...

I think they are wonderful! The lilac is my fave! And you will fit right in, cause you are a fabulous artist too!!!! :D

-c
yapping cat

Sandy Michelle said...

Oh my gosh your swap partners will love your floral paper dolls! Great idea girl!

Thanks for your sweet comments about my mom!

Hugs!

Sandy

Caleen said...

so creative.. love the paper dolls. What a fun swap. I know they will be happy.. Have a great week.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh my gosh!! They are INCREDIBLE! Each one a beautiful, intricate work of art! Well done!
They are absolutely thrilling..really Alisa, great job!

Brandy Faulkner said...

EEK! Don't be nervous! They are WONERFUL! I know what you mean about the sun comming out!

ANestWithAView said...

Uhmmmmm, yeah, that should work...

Dee-lish....

parasols and maryjanes said...

These are inspired and wonderful. What perfect treasures. We can't wait to receive them. You have done lovely and careful work. Be very proud!!
Carol

Charlene said...

These are marvelous!!!!! I have always loved paper dolls since I was a kid. Last week I won a set of 3 vintage lady paper dolls. I asked the artist if I could purchase 3 more to complete the set for the Christmas tree in my bedroom. Just goes to show you that some girls never grow up RIGHT? Yours are adorable. And I am so glad to see you don't color inside the lines or follow rules. Dance to your own drum. You go girl

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Alisa, your paper dolls are too cute! I love them. :) Can't wait to get my hands on one. tee-hee

The bags & tags are precious. I don't think anyone will mind that you did follow the rules. LOL

Lunch was great, we need to meet more often. hugs, Joanna

Margaret said...

And you were worried about erm... what exactly?? these little gals are so adorable, love them to bits, lucky swap buddies! Mx

Stephanie said...

Up to par? They are so adorable, and I am really impressed that these are your first dolls. My favorite is Johnnie-Jump-Up, you just did a great job:-)

Linda said...

These are DARLING!!!! Waaaay above par is right!

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

OK, so you know how I'm your honest friend and won't just blow sunshine up your derriere? Of all the things I've seen you create...and there have been lots of really pretty great ones...these are the best. Totally Sommerset worthy...and then some. I'll go into detail in person, but just so you don't fret anymore, these are TOP NOTCH.

Jen**SugaredSongbird** said...

Such cuteness! I hope to see you at the swap!

SherryRoseBella said...

Your paper dolls are amazing! Cuteness overload!!! Hopefully, next year, I can get in on some swaps.
hugs,Sherry