Hi everyone! Today I am sharing something a little different with you, a little fairy tale. This spread in my new altered book is focused around one of my woodland series of paperdolls. They are some of my favorite work from the past year, but I haven't shared them because I wanted to create them a "home" first. I just haven't been able to get that together, so I pulled one of my favs for this spread. Maybe I will recreate her for that project later. Anyway, I started collecting images in THIS Pinterest board. I resized them in a Word document and printed them, then pieced together the parts to my fancy and colored them with inks and my Colorbox stylus. The wings and boots are Character Constructions paperdoll stamps by Cathrine Moore.
Basically, my little fairy tale is about a group of critters who live in the woods near a park. They spend their days watching the children's birthday parties, longing for such a grandiose event of their own. Then one day, our girl Bertha, gathers together all of the odds and ends, discards from the humans that she's been collecting and suggests to the others a soiree of their own. A costumerie is born... That evening the park is transformed into a magical gathering of the most amazing friends.
For my background I played with spray inks and Glimmer Mists over a Tim Holtz burlap stencil. I used Tim's tattered leaves dies on book pages to create the faint leaves in the background.
I hand stamped the text onto the type writer with a mini alphabet set. Some random stamping in the background with 7Gypsies stamps and the larger butterflies are Tim's.
And here's our girl in her finery. What fun! I hope you'll be inspired to see paperdolls in new ways.