Friday, November 11, 2011

Hello, Dolly!



I really don’t know how long it’s been since I’ve made a couple of cards…just for fun! 

I’m absolutely in love with vintage German china dolls…and these images make me SO happy!

DSC07079_edited-1 {beautiful vintage green paper from Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Patterns” CD}

Isn’t she fabulous?!?!?

Lots of paper layers for depth & texture…some luscious seam binding to tie it all together…

DSC07075_edited-1 {“vintage” pin from the oh, so fabulous Tim Holtz collection}

…some very vintage, velvety millinery flowers with a brass pin tucked in…”vintage”, it says…

DSC07081_edited-1 {gorgeous doll images from Retro Cafe’ Art}

…a tucked-behind doily (my daughter says it makes her look like Queen Elizabeth!), a couple of vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, and everything very liberally spritzed with a coppery hue of Glimmer Mist…and that’s about it!

And oh, my goodness…just look at this little cutie!


What is it about these googly-eyed dollies that sets my heart a-flutter?  I don’t know, but they certainly do!

DSC07066_edited-1 {image from Retro Cafe’ Art}

One single little aqua millinery flower graces her pretty blonde hair…simple…

DSC07059_edited-1 {perfectly pretty pink vintage paper from Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Patterns” CD}

I just made some little patterns for her outfit myself—glad they turned out okay—definitely nothing fancy! I used paper from Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Patterns” for this, too…easy peasy!


Well, that’s about it for me…so glad you stopped by today! 

For our next visit, I’m taking you window shopping in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea with me…hope you can come along!