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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Paper Doll Birthday Card: GC#56 Color Challenge

This is my final contribution as Visiting Artist for the month of May at Gingersnap Creations where books are serving as our inspiration this month.  For this month's color challenge, GC#56, we chose three colors that remind us of those old books you see lining the shelves of musty antiquarian bookstores...burgundy, ivory and black.  I made a greeting card with this lovely paper doll from Altered Artifacts.   When I was seven years old, I couldn't wait for the Sunday newspaper because the comic section had a paper doll to cut out and color.  Apparently I still have a passion for paper dolls and had fun dressing this one with one of her tabbed dresses that looked somewhat burgundy and adding a black ribbon around the waist.  I gave her a small bouquet of flowers to hold in her hand.

I used the Pages In Time Thursday Sketch for the week of May 20 to make my card.

Patterned papers are Jenni Bowlin Red Cabbage Flower and Vintage Black Bookprint as well as Prima's Iron Orchid Designs: Heavenlies.

The  flourishes/swirls on the Prima paper and the paper dress count for the Week 20 Challenge at Lots to Do.

13 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fun paper doll card. I guess none of us ever really grow up. I still Love paper dolls too!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

oh I LOVE this Helene! I love paper dolls and you worked your magic on this - beautiful! xOxO

Lori said...

Great work, Helene! Love that JB paper!

crafty creations said...

Hi Helene and what a beautiful piece of artwork

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

sam21ski said...

Fab card, love the paper doll

Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over on Lotstodo this week - Sam xxx

Rainbow said...

Another amazing card Helene! love these papers!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wonderful! Love how you have used the colour combo and sketch! She is fab! Kim

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just darling! I love the image and wonderful pattern papers you used on this piece! adorable! Have a wonderful weekend!

Shar said...

Gorgeous card! I love all your layers!

Gine said...

OK I'm a fan...
Love all your work here
Thanks for the love left on my blog

Have a wonderful weekend =)

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Love that card! but I don't think that is one of my paper dolls :}
Inka

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Oops ... my bad :o it is my image ... a little postcard I shared as a free download on my blog...Thanks Helene for bringing that to my attention!
Inka :}

Lindsay Weirich said...

Just Darling, you always have such pretty vintage cards!

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