Friday, November 11, 2011

Hello, Dolly!

 

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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!

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

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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!

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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!

Julie