Saturday, September 3, 2011

August Gingerscrapstreet Story - Playing with Dolls

Play with Dolls
Jodi Dolbel
I loved my Dolls when I was a young girl. I loved to make clothes for my Dolls, and constantly changed their hair dos. I loved that we could make our Dolls into anything we think they might have wanted to be! Most of the time my Dolls were Mums, married to another Doll (Who had the anatomy of a girl doll, but with cropped hair did pass as a boy doll!) and with other little baby Dolls.
Our Dolls would be brave and able to face their fears with their heads held high! Our Dolls were everything we wanted for ourselves when we grew up! Then the Teenage years are upon us and playing with Dolls just isn’t the cool thing to do anymore! Sadly our pretend days are over, playing dress ups and facing our dreams head held high is over..................then we discovered scrapbooking and we can play with our Dolls all over again!!!!!

Mr & Mrs by Kerry Murray
Supplies: Paper: Webster’s Pages, Chipboard: Scrapmatts dress form, Alphabet Stickers: Pink Paisley, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Ribbon: Webster’s Pages, Doilie: Chip Chop Shop.  Tools: Border Punches: Martha Stewart.
Design Notes: Make your own dress form and then use punches to make a dress along with different ribbons.

Little Pixie by Emilia van den Heuvel
Supplies: Paper: Sandylion, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Chipboard: Dusty Attic Dress Form #2, Alphabet Stickers: Sandylion, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Stickers: Sandylion, Ribbon: Sandylion, Bling: Sandylion; Prima marketing, Paint: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist, Glitter Glue: Stickles Glitter Glue, Markers: Copic Ciao, Pens: Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze Pen. Tools: Punches: Martha Stewart, Decorative Scissors: Fiskars, Other: We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy, Tim Hotlz Non-Stick Micro Serrated scissors.
Design Notes: Use Glimmer Mist for tailor made background paper.

Paris Be Mine by Martha Gonzalez
Supplies: Paper: BoBunny, Cardstock: BoBunny, Chipboard: 3tailscraft, Word Stickers: BoBunny, Flowers: Iamroses, Stickers: BoBunny, Ribbon: Artists Own, Lace: Vintage, Charms: Artists Own, Bling: Artists Own, Pearls: Artists Own, Ink: Distress Ink Ranger, Other: Fiskers paper cutter. Digital Supplies: Marie Antoinette Image Google Images, Software: Photoshop Element 8.
Editor's Note:  Martha shows off the best in feminine scrapping with this gorgeous piece.  Every detail is just perfection.

With the advent of Mannequins in Scrapbooking as an embellishment, we can play with Dolls now to our hearts content! Kerry has done exactly this with her layout Mr. & Mrs. This is a photo of her very handsome son and gorgeous new daughter-in-law on their wedding day! Kerry has used a chipboard Mannequin, but also made her own mannequin from Patterned Paper and ribbons. She has made layers in the skirt by cutting lengths of paper with the Martha Stewart Lace Punch and alternated that with Webster’s Pages Ribbon. Topped with a very dainty Pearl Necklace, Kerry’s Doll looks wonderful!!!
Emilia has done a similar thing with her Chipboard Mannequin. She has dressed her up with Green lace and lovely blue wings to make a Tinker Bell Doll. So perfect for her Little Pixie Layout. Martha has made up a gorgeous doll from scratch with Paris Be Mine Mannequin. From a simple wooden frame, Martha has added lace, Paper and an Image of Marie Antoinette Image on the reverse side. The finished item looks so feminine and pretty and would be perfect sitting in a bedroom with lovely pearl necklaces hanging from it!

Motherhood by Lisa Ladd
Digital Supplies: Element: It’s All About The Belly by Snippets Inc. at Digiridoo Scraps, Template: Cut It Out Template Pack by Little Green Frog Designs at Gingerscraps, Fonts: Courier New, Software: PSE 7.
Design Notes: I completed this layout for a challenge at Digiridoo Scraps, and the challenge was about what Motherhood means to you. My niece had some great pregnancy photos so I took the opportunity to scrap her beautiful baby belly and have that as the highlight of my layout.
Journaling: Your due date wasn’t until June 4 of this year, but on May 4 your beautiful bundle of joy came into this world. He was a month early and had your typical preemie issues, but a week later he was able to come home. He is the most precious baby in the whole world. I just can’t get enough of him.

Joyful Noise by Deanna Staley
Digital Supplies: Element: Musical Kit by Polka Dot Pixels (Two Peas in a Bucket), Software: PSE 9, Fonts: Birmingham Elongated.
Journaling: I took dancing lessons for a couple of years. We sang and danced at the same time. Maybe we coined the saying "multi-taskers!" When I quit dancing lessons, I started accordion lessons.

Thanks by Lindy Gillespie
Supplies: Paper: Kaisercraft, My Mind’s Eye, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Chipboard: Dress Form, Flowers: Kaisercraft Flowers, Ribbon: Dyed seam binding, Bling: Kaisercraft, Pearls: Kaisercraft, Paint: Making Memories, Ink: Versa mark. Tools: Die Cut Machine: Cuttlebug, Dies: Spellbinder, Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Other: Sewing machine.
Design Notes: Add some bling to the dress form to add texture.

As shown on the above layouts, silhouette Dress Forms and Dolls are a great way to make a page reflect femininity. I love the Motherhood layout by Lisa Ladd. That Pregnant Mummy Silhouette just brings tears to my eyes, it’s so adorable and what a wonderful way to enhance a page about pregnancy! The Joyful Noise layout with the little Musical People is perfect for Deanna’s layout about Musical pursuits as a youngster! Lindy’s card with the painted black Mannequin really jumps out at you, it’s so contrasting to the rest of the embellishments she has used.
Isn’t it fun that playing with Dolls can be “cool” again! We can dress them up to look pretty making lovely dresses and jewels from other embellishments and punched papers, or having the contrast of a black silhouette on our layout or project! Dolls are a great way to celebrate everything feminine and girly in scrapbooking! There is no end of product out there too now, from chipboards and wood to the anything goes in the Digital World. I can’t wait to go shopping now and start playing with Dolls myself!!

How Does Your Garden Grow by Jules McKenna De Lumer
Supplies: Paper: Webster’s Pages, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Chipboard: Making Memories, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Bling: Zva Creative, Alphabet Stickers: My Little Shoebox, Webster’s Pages, Die Cut: Heidi Swapp, Specialty Paint: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pen: Sharpie, Other: Sewing Machine.
Design Notes: Fussy cutting large floral designs from patterned paper can create a vibrant background for your feature photos.
Journaling: With lots of love and this maid in the row. 6.09.09.

My Friend by Mary-Anne Maldonado
Supplies: Kit: October Afternoons Night Light collection Kit, Die Cuts: SEI, Brads: Making Memories, Ink: VersaMagic. Tools: Sponge Applicator, Crop-a-dile, X-acto knife, ruler and cutting mat.
Design Notes: I inked all my edges to soften and grudge up the look. I also used foam tape to enhance the dimension of some of my monsters and blurbs.

Making Faces by Jodi Dolbel
Supplies: Paper: Webster’s Pages, Chipboard: Words or Whatever Mannequin, Journal Note: Making Memories, Flowers: Prima Markeing, Artists Own, Pearls: Prima Marketing, Beading, Chipboard Alphabet: American Crafts, Doilies: Kaisercraft, Ink: VersaColor, Specialized Paints: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Other: Twine, Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, Photo Booth Camera Application on Iphone, Actions: Trevor Dayley.
Design Notes: I really like to experiment with different photo finished and actions. The photos for this layout were taken using the Photo Booth Application on Iphone, copied over into Photoshop elements and broken into 4 different photos. I used an action with a similar finish to the PhotoBooth just to really make the photos sharp and contrasting.
Journaling: “The Verdict” 9.03.11 Birthday Breakie


Di Garling said...

Hi Jodi, I just wanted to pop in & say thanks so much for your very kind & sweet words over at The Color Room. I was so excited to be "featured" & I was so happy that they had you, someone I have come to know & whose work I admire, do the comments. Thanks again. Cheers Di xx

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Di Garling said...

Hi Jodi, I just wanted to pop in & say thanks so much for your very kind & sweet words over at The Color Room. I was so excited to be "featured" & I was so happy that they had you, someone I have come to know & whose work I admire, do the comments. Thanks again. Cheers Di x

Judy B said...

Absolutely stunning layouts...So beautiful to look at. I am now motivated to use a doll on my layout

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