Mar 15, 2016

Woodland Paper Doll Altered Book Spread

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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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And here's our girl in her finery.  What fun!  I hope you'll be inspired to see paperdolls in new ways.
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I'm playing with these awesome challenges:
Our Creative Corner: Return of the Challenge - I chose What Makes You Smile (Paperdolls!)

35 comments:

  1. Oh wow, Autumn, this is absolutely stunning and what a fun post!! I love the fairy tale story!! The texture and colors are gorgeous!! Wow!! Amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Fabulous journal pages love the texture and assorted images
    Carol x

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  3. Love the texture and coloring of your pages. The doll is super cute, too. Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

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  4. Oh my Autumn! Your art journal pages look spectacular! Love all the butterflies and inky background!

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  5. What a fun and impressive spread Autumn.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Gasp! Your journal pages are stunning.

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  7. stunning pages, I love the vintage look!

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  8. Terrific spread with lots to admire. Love the unsual images you added.

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Super colours and artwork on your journal pages Autumn.

    Have a good Wednesday.

    B x

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  10. This is a wonderful page spread autumn, I love it! Hope you will join in future paperartsy challenges,

    Lucy x

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  11. I can't believe I've never been here before, because it sounds like we both have very similar interests. This is a beautiful nature inspired beauty and it is truly a Try it on Tuesday inspiration.

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  12. Oh my - this is sensational! I love your use of colour and the pages ooze creativity!

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  13. Looks like Bertha threw a wonderful soiree! Love this page Autumn and I love the story that went with it! hugs :)

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  14. Absolutely magical - the texture, the ephemera and the story. Love every inch of it :D

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  15. WOW, a lot of thinking and work went into these wonderful pages, Autumn!!! I really like what you have done here - so much to look at and such lovely texture, too!!! Really cute and lovely!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  16. Love ALL of the textures and little details of your layout! Wonderful!

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  17. Wow, just stunning! I love the background textures and she's the most gorgeous little paper doll. Love everything about it!

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  18. Fabulous journal pages! Love all elements and textures on them and specially the super doll.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar :)x

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  19. Awesome spread! Loving the teal with the rusty brown and the gorgeous textures. Like how you staged it against the brick wall outdoors!

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  20. Fabulous mixed media journal pages. thank you for sharing them with us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne

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  21. Autumn - you've outdone yourself here! I LOVE your make, and techniques, colors, and texture! And the story enchants me..... this would make a wonderful book!! (hint, hint!) xxx Lynn

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  22. Fabulous journal pages, and such a clever story! I'm loving these paper dolls and that background is just swoon worthy! The watery colors are just beautiful and I love the owl and the typewriter! So inspiring, my friend! Hugs! PS Lauren got her scholarship to Queens, so perhaps I'll be getting to see you on a regular basis!

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  23. I absolutely adore stopping by to see your journal pages as they are always so amazing.
    Julie x

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  24. A really stunning spread! I LOVE the colors and all the stamping, especially the position of it. Love the story too. Awesome!

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  25. What a fun story and that owl with the hat is wowzers! Such a fun home and design and the background is fantabulous! Love that typewriter as well! Awesome sauce! Hugz. ~Niki

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  26. Oh woow, Autumn, it's definitely my favourite of yours! I love your awesome paper doll and that fabulous typewriter! What a clever idea! Actually, I love everything here, your fantastic textures, beautiful dreamy colours and your fun story! Brilliant! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  27. LOVE this spread, Autumn... absolutely fabulous work! Great textures and beautiful color!

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  28. Gorgeous journal pages Autumn and I love your fabulous Art Doll

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  29. Your doll is so fantastic! She is very suitable for art book. I love your book.

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  30. Oh, oh, oh - so glad I have a few moments to do some catching up - I wouldn't have missed these last few posts for the world - stunning again!
    Alison x

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  31. Wonderful pages Autumn, love all the texture and your woodland doll is so original. A great post.
    Thanks for sharing at TioT
    Avril xx

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  32. Fabulous Autumn Love the colour tones , texture and detail . You are 'all over' this journalling and its so wonderful to see hugs x

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  33. So fun, Autumn! I love your textured background and that cat is too cute! It reminds me of when I would make up stories at bedtime for my son and daughter about what our cats did when we weren't there - they were always partying, of course, but they weren't as dappily (is that a word?) dressed as your Feline! I hope you share more of these :-)

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