Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Week 3 in the Julie Nutting for Prima Paper Doll Blog Hop...FALL!

Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were
a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the 
successive autumns.  ~George Eliot

I love the Fall.....the cooler temperatures,
the colors of the leaves before they drift from their branches,
the smells of apples and pumpkin pie,
the return of football games...and of course, hockey.

This week, our focus is on

Before I reveal my project, I want to remind everyone about
the Blog Hop guidelines...
Each Tuesday in August, the participants of the
Paper Doll Blog Hop are posting a project by season.
Our last post will be next Tuesday, August 27.
On August 30th, each of us will choose a winner of our 
Blog Candy. To win, you must 
Leave a comment on each of the Tuesday
 blog posts in August.
(Don't forget to include your email address...so important!)
If you are a follower or become a follower of my blog you
have an additional chance.
If you post about the Paper Doll Blog Hop
 on your blog, you have a third chance.

OK, no long tutorial this week. I thought I would share, in pictures, 
the evolution of a project.

You start with the elements you want to use...

A decision is made on the size of your project, based on the number and size of the items
 you're including,  This week's project board is 5.5" x 8".
I started with a Cheerios box cutout and covered it in background paper...

then, you decide on a layout...this can change as you start working it...
I knew I wanted rolling hills, a pumpkin, sunflower, Bingo card,
wagon, and of course the dog, whom I've named Scamp!
This was my first layout...

This is what it became...

Did you notice that in the first layout, I used a marker to color her 
turtleneck and sleeves? Hated the look! Stamped the neck, sleeves and pockets 
in the brown polka dot paper.
Thanks to the brilliance of Mary Puskar, I brazenly cut her feet apart
to enable me to cut away the paper between her legs without
needing to use a craft blade.Thanks, Mary!
the details...

I stamped the doll on printed paper this time...I really like her with red hair.

Hard to believe that Fall is a month away!

The wagon was cut using the Cricut Cartridge, 
"Just Because" cards.
Several people have asked me about The stamp I used for Scamp.
He is a wood-mount Hero Arts stamp. I've had
this stamp for years and I looked on-line to try to find a link but 
I'm sorry, I couldn't find it anywhere.

The pumpkins is a Quickutz die and the the leaves were punched.

Several years ago I was on a Design Team for Say It With Letters, a 
company that makes wood cut letters and shapes.
 You can find their Etsy shop here. Their products are of  high quality and
lots of fun to work with.
I did a Fall project for them, posted here, using my favorite
 WeR Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor papers.
I used some of those same papers on my project today.

Do you sense a theme going on with my projects?
Yes, the dog is part of it...can you guess the rest?

Here is the blog candy you could win!

It's time for you to hop to the other artist's blogs now...

OK- that's all for now! Remember that next week is the final week...
Grab your mittens and scarf!

NOTE: Someone asked in the comment section about the sunflower. It was made using a 2 x 2 Quickutz die.
If you leave a message and don't give your name or an email address, it's impossible to answer your question or reply to your comment....it's also not possible for you to have a chance at winning the Blog Candy. Please help me out by leaving contact information. Thanks a bunch!


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Cute, cute, cute!

ParkNSlide said...

Love all the details and the recurring use of Scamp. He's so cute with the leaf on his head. Love how you did the landscape. I follow all the blogs, have posted the hop to mine: http://paulettesapaper-artzy.blogspot.com/2013/08/prima-doll-blog-post.html and mentioned it to my Prima Doll swapmates on Splitcoaststampers.

Edilza Teixeira Scrap e Artes said...

Oi Joyce!!!

Seu trabalho ficou maravilhosamente criativo!!! Parabéns pela sua criação. Visitei e comentei no blog da Lisa, Darlene e Mindy.




Diane said...

Super, creative idea!!! Love how you keep adding "Scamp" each week...we all expect him now (wink)!! Amazing how you can turn a Cheerio box into something so creative, you have been giving me lots of ideas for future projects!! Wonderfully done scene my friend!!

Anonymous said...

Joyce-Another stunning design-your work is amazing-you think of all the little details-how did you do the sunflower-is that a cricut design as well? You are my muse!

annemarie said...

You are such a talented lady - love your work!

Karon said...

What a fabulous scene - loving all the papers and all the details. TFS


woodandfabric said...

Oh my! Joyce this is so cute! I love the way you created this project! I can't wait to see your winter project next week!

Darlene said...

Oh Joyce ... what an adorable creation! Love the paper pieced background (very creative) and you gave her a 'turtleneck' for the chilly fall weather ... again .. very clever! I am just LOVING all the wonderful inspiration from you and the other ladies! WOW!! What fun! Have a wonderful day!
(psst ... yes, I waved hello to you on Saturday when I was in Pittsburgh ... tee hee!)

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, Joyce, this is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful fall scene you've created!! The layers of the hills look so fabulous!! The sunflower is an awesome touch!! And Scamp is too cute for words!! I love his red wagon!! This is just gorgeous and amazing and so inspiring!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Primitive Seasons said...

Wow Joyce, you did a lot of cutting on this one. Lots of detail. You're putting us all to shame with the tutorial format. What kind of camera set up do you have? Any special lighting? Anyway, great job my friend!


Sherrie K. said...

Another AMAZING project! I love the scene! The papers, colors and details are incredible! I absolutely love these dolls and would be so fun to try one out!
You guys did an amazing job on this hop! Totally inspiring! Thanks for sharing your talent! Love it!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Alvina said...

Hi Joyce, once again you did a beautiful job, I love your creation, thanks for sharing.


MiamiKel said...

What a wonderful tutorial! I love how you make/show the background as much as the beautiful doll! And myf avorite puppy is back again for a return - YAY!! That just makes me smile each time!! x0x0

Mulberry Mindy said...

Wonderful creation, Joyce! I love how you "think Green" using the cereal box as a base. and all the layers of papers. Little Scamp is so cute in his little red wagon. And of course, Miss Fall with her proper attire, so beautiful! Your projects are so inspiring and creative. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us.
Have an "inky" week!

Crafty Moni said...

Adorable! Thanks for the break down and the how to assemble tutorial, it was really helpful:) Thanks for the inspiration!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com

Crafty Moni said...

Im already a follower, and so happy to be one:) Thanks for all the inspiration!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your darling project- great ideas for a fall background- love the leaf on the puppies head- wonderful!!!

Createology said...

Your Fall collage is fabulous. I really appreciate you explaining what you use and how you change it up and your end result. This is so cute and Scamp is stealing the show. Fun hop and thank you. Creative Happy Hearts...

Debbie K. said...

So cute, Joy! You did a terric job with your project. Love that you recycled too:)
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

SiskiyouSue said...

These are adorable. I love the elements you combined to create the scenes.

Joanie said...

Thanks for giving us an "okay to play" shout out by showing how you play and move your items about. Your card was adorable. Great ideas. And yes I love seeing scamp each week!
I am a follower.
The extra comments have slowed way down. Thanks : )

Davi said...

How fun this one is! Love the way you did her outfit and the cool background you created and of course Scamp :) dustydavi@yahoo.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Adorable scene, I love it! I'm a follower. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Jane said...

Hi Joyce,
I love all of the detail you put into your piece....it's amazing!!
I did not make the typewriter key bracelet that was pictured in my last post. My husband bought that for me years ago knowing how much I loved old typewriters. I have lost a couple of the keys over the years and have replaced them with some old ones that I had.
Have a great day.

Linda said...

I really love this one! I love the calendar and her ginger hair! Another winner! LSmithRN62@yahoo.com

marie said...

Love this one....LOVE the colors. It's got me longing for Fall!

Gretchen Wilson said...

I think someone is ready to head to the Pumpkin Patch as she has her friend and wagon ready to go. So cute.

Enderby said...

Such talent. The fall collage is so wonderful. The dog is my favorite besides the doll.

Thanks for all the good work.

Debbie P

Vicki Chrisman said...

Fun to pop over and scroll thru your beautiful creations Joyce. You do great work! Hugs!

Indy's Designs said...

Wonderful! Loving all these ideas!
indyowens at yahoo.com

Mimi Sue said...

I've loved paper dolls for over 50 years! Yours is adorable. So glad it's cooling off a little. Mimi

Mimi Sue said...

I've loved paper dolls for over 50 years! Yours is adorable. So glad it's cooling off a little. Mimi

ImagiMeri said...

Nicely done and so well put together.



Kathy Salido said...

Beautiful project, love you you created the layered background.



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