Sunday, September 15, 2019

Four Paper Dolls for Halloween

I purchased some of the new Tim Holtz release for Halloween and wanted to get started using them!  I used the Masquerade dies, some Geo Insects,  the new Abandoned Paper Stash papers, last years Halloween Clippings Stickers for the sentiments and Halloween Paper Dolls to create 4 different designs.

For my first card, I used the largest mask from the Masquerade set as wings and one of the smaller masks on the Paper doll.  I added the Dangling Spider die cut from Poppy Stamps. I lightly sanded both the large mask and spider.  I rubbed over her dress with a Distress Crayon. She and the spider are popped up on foam dots.
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International Art and Soul - Things with Wings

For my second card, I die cut one of the Geo Insects out of Kraft Stack black paper as well as a small mask.  I colored the Paper Dolls dress with a Distress Crayon, layered her over the wings and adhered a mask over her eyes.  She is popped up over the wings with foam dots.
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I colored the shirts of this Paper Dolls (two girls attached) with a Distress Crayon, added a small mask to one and the other is holding the wing of a bat!  The girls and the bat are popped up on foam dots.
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For my final card, I die cut a Geo Insect out of orange Kraft Stack paper and the skull out of tan which I sponged with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I adhered masks to the skull and the Paper Doll.  I colored her dress with a Distress Crayon.  She and the skull are popped up on foam dots.
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Paper:  white, True Black - PTI, DP Abandoned Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Kraft Stack Classics - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs.
Accessories:  Halloween Paper Dolls, Clippings Stickers/Halloween - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Masquerade Dies,Mini Skull and Bat Dies, Geo Insects Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Dangling Spider Die - Poppy Stamps, foam dots, mini sander, Tiny Twinkles, Ranger Distress Crayons.


froebelsternchen said...

Wow- these are all fantastic Julia!
Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Susi

Cath Wilson said...

Have to confess I'm suppressing a shiver here - I don't do Hallowe'en - but that just shows how well they are made. Macabre springs to mind... which is, presumably, the intention. Brilliantly done, although I was disappoointed that the background on the middle two isn't a stencil or a stamp, so I could get my hands on's wonderful. Brilliant use of the ubiquitous Paper Dolls ... really well designed.
Thank you for playing along with Try it on Tuesday's Children challenge.
Cath x

Sue VanDeVusse said...

These are all absolutely amazing! I love all of those freakishly ghoulish paper dolls and how you have layered all of those awesome die cuts. Fabulous creations! Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous Halloween cards Julia, I love your use of the paper dolls, embellishments and word quotes, perfect.
Thank for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril x

Bonnie said...

Creepy and oh, so perfect for Halloween, Julia!

Macimbalo said...

I agree with all the comments on here - super scary Halloween cards, you nailed it! Thanks so much for linking at JUGS this week!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what fabulous cards! I love how you created the Halloween look with the paper dolls, so amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs Jo x

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...very cool but creepy at the same time.
x Karen

butterfly said...

Pure genius! I love your dressed-up, adapted Paper Dolls. The first woman, off to a masquerade; the wonderful fairy girl with those intricate latticed wings; the adorable trick or treaters (or not-so adorable if they let that bat flap its wings in my face), and the definitely creepy Dorothy... and each with its own magical background. A brilliant series of cards.
Alison x

Debbie Adams said...

These cards are super awesome. Fantastic idea on how to decorate the people with wings. Thank you for joining our challenge at international art and Soul.
Debbie DT member

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Jeez these are all creepy cool! I can't pick a favorite!

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers September "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, HLS Dies Team
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