Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Prima - Julie Nutting Doll Hop (Week 3)

WOW!  Have you seen the Prima Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll stamps?  They are ADORABLE! 
A few of us are having so much fun with them that we’ve decided to put together a 4 Part HOP and the rules are very simple.  Each Tuesday throughout the month of August we will be sharing creations made with a variety of these fabulous stamps to inspire you.   
All you will need to do is HOP to each of our blogs each Tuesday in August and leave us a comment.  
 Be sure to include your email address because on August 30th we will EACH BE GIVING AWAY A PRIZE.  We will be sharing what our individual prize packages are on our blogs.  REMEMBER … you will need to comment EACH TUESDAY to qualify for the prize!  AND … if you share our hop info on your blog, your name will go in twice towards the prize.  WAIT THERE’S MORE!  If you become a follower/subscriber you get a THIRD CHANCE!! 

So what do you say?   
Are you ready for WEEK 3 of our hop??

This week we girls are creating our Prima Doll Projects with FALL in mind and what a fun time I had creating this shadowbox using the mixed media doll with a pocket dress.   I've used a Halloween theme but her dress is actually sunflower design paper and we all know how gorgeous those sunflowers are in the fall! And, I took the liberty of hand cutting a Halloween mask for her!  See ... you can do SO MUCH with these fun dolls ... aaahhh takes me back to my youth!!

Instead of actually altering a canvas, I decided to flip it over and use it as a shadowbox. 
Worked GREAT! 

My background scene is from an OLD DCWV 12x12 pack as is the paper for around the border.  I dipped into my scrapbooking stickers, etc. for some of my embellishments.  I actually cut the bottom part off my butterfly to create tentacles for her to wear with her winged costume.  All items used will be listed at the end of this post.  Here are a couple of close-ups for you and of course you can click on the image to make it larger (I think).

There are slots on either side (top & bottom) of the canvas to insert stretchers ... but I used them to insert  the end posts of my fencing so it has a bit of a curve in it.  The bottom posts of the center section were cut off.  Looks really cool IRL!

Be sure to hop over to EACH of the girls blogs and leave some love!!
  REMEMBER:  By leaving a comment at EACH blog EACH week in August, YOU will qualify for the prizes being offered!
AND, it would be VERY HELPFUL if you  
  • add your email address
  • let us know you've become a follower
  • let us know you've shared this hop on your blog.
Those last two items will get your name put in the hat additional times so we don't want to miss anyone!

DARLENE (Dar's Crafty Creations) YOU ARE HERE!
MARY   (Primitive Seasons) 
LISA   (A Mermaids Crafts)
DIANE   (Nellie's Nest) 
MINDY   (Mulberry Mindy)
JOYCE  (Scrap For Joy)

You next stop is MARY ... wait until you see what she has created for you this week!
I look forward to hearing what your thoughts are on this project.  
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


Papers:  DCWV dp, black cs, lavender cs, white cs
Accessories:  8x10 canvas, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Stickopotamus stickers, Cheery Lynn Designs - DL160 Large Lace Fairy Queen Butterfly die, Cheery Lynn Designs - B123 Victorian Picket Fence die, Michaels double stitched grosgrain ribbon, Art Glitter glue
Technique:  Hand made Halloween mask


ParkNSlide said...

Turning the canvas into a shadowbox was brilliant. Love the Halloween theme and Fall colors. I'm a follower of the blogs and have posted this hop on my blog: http://paulettesapaper-artzy.blogspot.com/2013/08/prima-doll-blog-post.html as well as on a Prima Doll swap on Splitcoaststampers.

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Darlene!!!

Belíssimo trabalho!!! Parabéns pela sua maravilhosa criatividade. Todas regras cumpridas. Visitei o blog da Lisa.




Diane said...

Wow.... Dar, this is so unique and creative...love~love the 3D look of it and the butterfly wings...what a masterpiece to display for Halloween!!

Scrap for Joy said...

What a great idea, turning the canvas around and using it as a shadowbox! So inventive! The details of the scene are wonderful but I really love!love!love! The paper doll witch! Her mask, wings and antennae are perfect accents! Isn't it fun to see all of the different ways these stamps can be used?

Karon said...

WOW - love the idea of reversing the canvas! And you end creation is fabulous! Gorgeous colours and fabulous scene! Brilliant hop this week and everyones creations were amazing! TFS


Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, you are so amazing!! How creative to flip the canvas for a shadowbox - never would have thought to do that!! It looks fabulous!! I love, love how you decorated it!! And her costume - gorgeous!! Those wings are beautiful!! The haunted house and fence are perfect touches!! Thank you for the inspiration my friend!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Primitive Seasons said...

Love the shadow box Dar. You did a great job. Really nice colors. I especially like the butterfly wings. That's a beautiful die.


Sherrie K. said...

What a clever idea to use as a shadow box! The scene you have created is incredible! I LOVE the dimension and the Prima doll couldn't be cuter! I would love to try these out! TFS! Very cool!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Dar, this is really spectacular! I love the canvas...and the fact that you flipped it. Clever you! You continue to weaken my resolve to not purchase any more stamps....this is so CUTE! xoxo

Alvina said...

Wow Just gorgeous, I love your shadow box, thanks for sharing.


Mulberry Mindy said...

Wow! Darlene, what a great idea to use the back of the canvas for a shadowbox! I love all your bits, especially the Haunted House paper. I couldn't find mine, amid all the paper I have. I especially like the Cheery Lynn wings and picket fence. I have the wing die, but never thought of using it on the Prima Dolls. Thanks for the great ideas!

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is just brilliant!!! What an amazing Fall creation, so full of color and bursting with goodness! I love all the detail that you've put into this! x0x0

Anonymous said...

Great idea to flip that canvas and I love the wings.
Carol b

Crafty Moni said...

Darlene, this is amazing!I love it so:) Super creative to use a canvas as a shadow box. The dolls dress/costume is adorable. I just love all the detail:) Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com

Crafty Moni said...

Im a follower of your blog, and so glad to be one. Wonderful inspiration my friend:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com

Holly Young said...

Very cute! I love the paper pieced shoes and dress, and I have to agree with Lisa on your creativity for making the canvas a shadow box! What a great scene you've created!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the idea of making a shadowbox out of your canvas- how cool is that!!! Love your Halloween 'scene' - love the image you used and the wings you added. Love the scene in the BG with the moon, bat and the haunted house!

Createology said...

Trick or Treat this is very sweet. Your use of the canvas as a shadow box is perfect. I love her little mask and butterfly wings. Very clever and Halloween delicious. Thank you dear...

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Darlene, this is clever for so very many reasons! you are just one of the bestest crafters I know! love it! :)

Pam said...

Very, very crafty! This is fantastic, love your beautiful shadowbox!

SiskiyouSue said...

This is awesome. I love these paper dolls, so versatile!

Joanie said...

Your doll looks like she's read for Halloween! Very creative to use the canvas back as a shadowbox. Great idea. Making the fence bend gave your shadowbox even more depth! Thanks for thinking "outside the box" and giving me some great new techniques and ideas.
I anm a follower but have no blog

Davi said...

Fab job on the shadow box and all the cool dimension you created! I like her wings :)

Joanie said...

I've posted the blog hop notice on my FB account.
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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so adorable, I love it! I'm a follower of everyone on the hop. hollysilva911@hotmail.com. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

So cute! Love her wings and mask! LSmithRN62@yahoo.com

Gretchen Wilson said...

Such a cleaver idea of flipping the canvas, I would have never thought of that. Cute, cute and I love Halloween.Gretat job.

Debbie Peysen said...

I love the idea of turning the canvas to make a shadow box. The wings are so Halloween looking.

Debbie P
I am a follower

Indy said...

Fabulous idea and amazing results!

Kathy Salido said...

Love your project, the wings are just fabulous!!