Anyone who has worked in the crafting industry for any length of time knows about Julie Nutting doll stamps. They are a take on the old craft we used to do as kids. I have many fond memories of hours spent with my granddaughter playing with paper dolls. There are several doll stamps in the line and I have acquired a few. I've decided to create an art journal page featuring each doll.
Phoebe is the first.
Creating this page was a time consuming project but it was lots of fun and very rewarding. I started by stamping Phoebe on some paper with small text and then adding shading with some markers. I paper pieced her dress, headband and the ties on her shoes. Some of the pieces are very tiny. I added more shading with markers after she was "dressed". A few tiny pearls on her jacket completed her look.
I used a pad of canvas paper as my background. I want to be able to use different mediums as I move on to other pages. I found some pretty paper to complement her outfit and glued it to the canvas paper. The flowered block was cut out of a very old paper I've been hording. I added the "Memories" word and popped it up on the rectangle. While I was working on this page, I was thinking of the fun memories my granddaughter and I had together. I used a Dylusions stamp by Ramger to create the ground layer. I stamped it on two different papers and glued it to the pink paper. The leaf stamp is from the same Ranger stamp.
Isn't this just the cutest kitty ever! My granddaughter and I both love cats, although neither one of us has any. She is from a stamp called Cat's Meow by Papertrey Ink. I plan on using her on every page. I stamped her on the same text paper as Phoebe and added some gray coloring with markers. I think she is the perfect companion for the dolls.
I also plan on using a quote or meaningful statement on each page. I found this one about love from a My Favorite Things stamp called Clearly Sentimental About Love. I thought this was so appropriate because I feel Jen's happiness is essential to me being happy. I love her so much.
So, here is my Phoebe page. Hope you enjoy!