Hi everyone, I was recently invited to join a paper doll swap group by one of my artist friends,
Jackie P Neal. She is wonderfully creative; if you aren't familiar with her work,
a stop by her blog Creating Without Crayons is a great place to start.
I was so happy that Jackie invited me to be a part of this group. I look forward to sharing my creations, as well as their respective swaps, so along with my usual posts, these will pop up occasionally and hopefully you will find other artists that may inspire you.
The theme for the first swap was artist choice.
Using some of my favorite Character Constructions doll stamps, by Catherine Moore, I created Liberty. She is made up of stamps from the paris flea, and french laundry collections. I have always had a love of all things patriotic and wanted to create my doll with that in mind. I chose papers in that color theme (red, white, and blue) and a stamp that I felt expressed strength and pride. Her crown and necklace charm are finished with some of my new favorite, Baked Texture, embossing powders in Deep Sea with a bit of ancient amber sprinkled in. I added red rhinestones around her neck for the charm to hang from. With a name like Liberty, she needed a torch, so I created one to fit in her hand. Here are a few more close-up pictures:
I hope you have enjoyed seeing our creations. If you are interested in joining the group, please don't hesitate to ask here, in the comments, or head over to the Paper Doll tab on Jackie's site to find out all the details!
Swap partners in the group are chosen randomly. I am so fortunate, this initial exchange, to be swapping with another artist whose work I have admired for quite a while, Linda Edkins Wyatt. If you haven't seen her work, her blog is wonderful, definitely take a minute to check it out! Here are some pictures of the fabulous doll I received from Linda:
She arrived without a name, and I haven't had a chance to give her one yet, I have been too excited to consider what name might suit her best. She is is outfitted with the most gorgeous skirting, and all the beautiful patterns and textures that make her limbs add to her beauty. Another one of my favorite parts is her torso, the embossing of the word "seek" and that cool reclaimed watch piece are amazing.
I just love how she is jointed in so many places. Especially at her knees and elbows so she can do these cool yoga poses. How awesome are those funky shoes! She is so much fun, I really love her.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Enjoy your day, I hope it's a creative one!