Saturday, 19 March 2016

Art Dolls at PaperArtsy

Hi everyone..hope you are well and enjoying the weekend. Sadly I am working, but I wanted to share my first ever Art Doll. When I saw the current challenge at PaperArtsy I knew that I just had to have a go. So I grabbed various PA stamps from my stash and set to it. 
I will provide a list of stamp sets at the bottom of the post. I also used the fabulous Fresco opaque and translucent paints too. The translucent paints are perfect for colouring stamped images as they don't detract from the stamping.

So here we lovely Art Doll, who is taking her beloved pets for a walk on a beautiful Spring day !!

 The blue background is a mixture of Inky Pool and Snowflake Fresco paints and the yellow is the fabulous  Fresco Haystack. The stamped flowers/grass are from a set by Jo Firth Young ( JOFY)
 The doll face was coloured using copics markers. The crown was painted with Fresco London Bus and Hey Pesto. The  bodice heart is a Hot Picks set and was painted with Caribbean Sea.
The skirt is also Hot Picks and painted with Limelight. The legs are also from a PA stamp set, which I cut and then painted with Hey Pesto.
 I just love the Clockwork Birds and you can see them on my blog header, which was an art piece I created some time ago. 
 This little gem is another quirky image from PA, which I think is an Ink and the Dog  stamp set
All in all I had real fun with this one....its so sunny and bright..hopefully just like the weather we will have coming our way. 

As I mentioned I would like to enter this make in the PaperArtsy Art Doll challenge.
There are some amazing entries and also a post with the most amazing Art Dolls by the DT and other artists.

Here is a note of the stamp sets 

Dolls head and shoulders - HP1604
Birdcage Skirt - HP1004EZ
Flowers/grass - JOFY11
Bottle Arms - HP1109EZ
Heart Bodice - HP1217
Clockwork Pet left - HP1107EZ
Butterflies - HP1109EZ
Quirky Pet right - IDOFEZ

Have a great weekend...................huge hugs

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  1. So beautiful and funny implementation of
    art doll.

  2. Annie, your art doll is wonderful! I love how you combined familiar stamps and shapes to create her! The bird cage skirt and heart torso are brilliant! I also love her leashed companions! So clever. Yoir bright colors used on this piece are so eye catching. Great job!!

  3. This is amazing, so imaginative! I love that she's taking the pets out for a walk!

    Lucy x

  4. You must have had great fun creating this art doll Annie, she is so lovely - her pets are pretty amazing too and I love how you used the birdcage for her skirt! Very clever! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. A fantastic canvas, love your art doll and the stamps you used for this piece,
    Yvonne xx

  6. Love your fabulous artsy piece Annie, such a wonderful design.
    Happy Sunday.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  7. Good Morning Annie, this is a masterpiece and the whole card has come together beautifully. Even the colours are full of imagination and shows your work in its full glory. Hugs Mum xxx

  8. Annie's love your doll, she's brilliant!! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too you are really lovely xx

  9. Fantastic!!! Love your colourful doll and her quirky pets!
    Alison x

  10. She's marvellous, Annie - such fun, and I love her pets on their twine leashes! Fabulous, quirky canvas.
    Alison x

  11. Quirky and artsy and fun and eye catching! LOVE the doll. LOVE the bird...just like your blog header! So clever and beautiful!

  12. A wonderful arty design Annie, loving your Art Doll, so stylish.
    Julie x

  13. What a fabulous canvas, Annie! Love the art dolls! So fun and so artsy! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

  14. What a fun design Annie, can't help but smile at the story it tells! Bright and cheery colours just light up my screen, love it!! Fabulous and unique! hugs :)

  15. Annie
    I absolutely love her and her pets!
    Oh this is fun, colourful and arty and I love this side to your art :)
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Lynne xx

  16. Absolutely love this Annie, such a fun piece and fantastic way to use the stamps. Thanks for popping by my blog, I don't know why but I don't seem to have your email. I have not used powertex before, which project were you looking at on my blog sweetie. Email me at and we can chat . Hugs. Tracy x

  17. Loving your quirky gorgeous canvas Annie. Happy Easter, Nicola x

  18. Sorry it's taken me so long to get to your blog Annie! I'm just catching up after being without internet for several days last week!

    I see, like me, you went out of your normal sphere to create your first art doll and what a brilliant job you did! Lovely bright canvas and just what I needed to see on this awful Bank Holiday Monday! Hopefully it is bringing better weather as it's now starting to brighten up a bit ;-). Your doll is brilliant and I love her quirky little pets which are little art dolls in themselves.

    Lesley Xx

  19. Such a fun art doll, inspired use of birdcage! Ruth xx


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