Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Craft Room Challenge - Playing with Dolls

WOW we were completely bowled over by the response last week to our first Craft-Room Challenge so many people joined in, just keeping up with commenting was like a full time job, to everyone who played along Thank you.   Thank you as well to Feline Playful for adding as to their list which made our launch such a success.

Time now  for a new challenge and a theme set by our wonderful Kim AKA A Gypsy Angel.   Kim got to thinking about the paper dolls she and most of us, played with as a child.   Did you have any?   In my time they came in books you cut the doll out and then all her cloths which had tabs to hold them on.   Our challenge to you is to make an altered version of those dolls.   Take a look at what the team have come up with, they are fabulous.

For this doll I made an ATC torso stamped with an Inkadinkdo butterfly and then coloured with the melted wax crayon technique I've fallen in love with.   The arms and legs were cut from cardboard and covered with basic gray paper.   Very small brads attach all the parts giving the doll moving joints.   For a head I used a TH sun.

Not the best doll you will see by any imagination, it is the very first I ever made!   Has this idea stirred memories and idea's in your mind?   If yes why what not have a play and share the results with us at Craft-Room Challenge.

I am entering this into
KB Cute Monday  -  Anything goes
Make it Monday  -  Anything goes (always)
Paper Sundaes  -  Girly Girls
Poodles Parlour  -  Anything goes
MAWTT  -  Anything but a card
Shelly's Images  -  Anything goes
Crafts & Me  -  Stamp Something

29 comments:

  1. What a wonderful version of a paper doll. Visiting from Make It Monday.

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  2. Hello there .What a fun papercraft challenge . Your " doll" is very modern art I think . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  3. loving this weeks challenge hun love what all your guys have done this week,just brilliant,hugs cheryl xx

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  4. Morning Zoe,
    very original, love this, great stamping techique,
    lovely theme;-))m

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  5. oh this is fabulous and i love the fact it has moveable limbs
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  6. I still have a lot of mine from the good old days, but very tatty now! ove what you have madeHugs, Valerie

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  7. Great project Zoe and love your doll.
    x

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  8. I remember those dolls too Zoe!!!!! Oh this is wonderful fun my lovely! Just think how many poses you could get hahaha! I hope you have it hanging somewhere handy. Grrrrr.....wish I had more spare time!!!! HUGS xxx

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  9. Saw theis project on *Make It Monday* and it is wonderful! It is so bright and beautiful! Great job!!

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  10. Terrific doll Zoe, looks like she has taken LSD...lol....sorry but its the truth.....and I adore it. Annette x

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  11. I love your doll Zoe, her head is a great idea.
    xxx Hazel.

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  12. Hi there as you have most probably guessed have been away and wasn't able to comment send or receive emails. My Ipad it seems prefers my house to any other location. This a stunning piece such a clever idea and so perfectly executed very funky piece indeed.

    Marie

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  13. I just love that image for a head !! Fbulous Doll...Esther xx

    P.S. - have you been over to Gingernsaps lately ?

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  14. I adore this Zoe, the head idea is so unique and very you. Julia xx

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  15. Hi Zoe, I love your doll, and great that it's jointed!!! Maria x

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  16. Popped over from Make it Monday....paper dolls...oh, the memories! I love what you did...so original!

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  17. Found you on MIM. Love your take on the paper dolls from yester year. Used to love playing with them. hugs Mrs A.

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  18. What a great project it takes me back to my childhood!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

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  19. Fabulous Zoe. I love the colours and that head! Nikki

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  20. So wonderful! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

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  21. wow, this looks fun! I came here via Make it Monday.

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  22. just shows your never to old for paper dolls,. bravo!
    hugs Lynn

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  23. Oh what a great doll.Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

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  24. Interesting idea! Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

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  25. Zoe this is just so creative and cool Debi x

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  26. What an original! Thanks for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!!

    Mary J x

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  27. This is lovely Zoe. Very unusual and decorative, Well Done.
    Thanks for playing along with Poodles Parlour xx

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  28. Great project! Thanks for joining in at The Poodles Parlour! xxx

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  29. Lovely colors. Visiting from Make It Monday!

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