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wildholly
03-25-2022, 08:00 PM
Due date: June 2, 2022
Sign up: open
Number of players: open
Number of dolls: 3 for 3
HD/HP or Mixed-Media welcome. will swap...like for like.

This swap is for paper-dolls very similar to the style of Annie Montgomerie.(OK, sometimes I say Art dolls, but I do mean paper-dolls here). They would have an animal head and a human body.
Size can be up to 10-12" and minimum size would be 7-8" tall please, no smaller.
Limit on making would be so that they can fit, folded, into a business size envelope. Include Two articulated points, you can do more if you like. Your doll is artist’s choice, but must be in anthro-morphic style. Depict any kind of Animal character but in human style clothes. Please goggle Annie Montgomerie art to see what I mean.

RULES:
- Please place each paper-doll in its own sleeve or some kind of protective tissue paper. Don’t forget your real name and username on the back.
- Provide me with an address label plus TWO Forever stamps and I will provide the envelopes.
- If you think your brads are too “chunky”, please add additional postage, and write “unmachinable” on the envelope.
- A host gift would be cherished, but is NOT at all required or necessary.
- Remember to leave iTrader for your host and rep points for those who made your fabulous returns.
- International players, please send address label with $2 or a 2 Global Forever stamps.

Who wants to play?

1. wildholly
2. laffqueen-arrived
3. Bluevioletz-arrived
4. Zhouzhou-withdrew
5. CiCiCreates-arrived
6. TrinaLD…withdrew
7. Bluesky-withdrew
8. Notinkansas-arrived
9. art_junkie-arrived
10. Catladybj-withdrew
11. Fandanie-withdrew
12. Dnewton972-arrived
13. Periwinkle-arrived

ferretgirl
03-26-2022, 06:18 AM
Where would you find paper dolls like that? I guess I am clueless.....

wildholly
03-26-2022, 08:08 AM
Exactly, that is why I decided to have this swap, so we can make our own.

I love her dolls and have admired them forever but. I also love the concept.

We can do this. Give it a whirl.

Laffqueen
03-26-2022, 08:18 AM
YES..I am so in

wildholly
03-26-2022, 08:22 AM
Welcome Laffqueen! This will be a fun adventure.

notinkansas
03-26-2022, 08:23 AM
Lurking with serious intent!

Bluevioletz
03-26-2022, 08:38 AM
super cool, yes, sign me up please!

zhouzhou
03-26-2022, 08:44 AM
Please sign me up!!!

wildholly
03-26-2022, 08:48 AM
Welcome Blue and Zhou.

zhouzhou
03-26-2022, 08:53 AM
Any size guidelines on these? I love making larger art these days!

nanner
03-26-2022, 12:36 PM
This is right up Zhou's alley for sure (her avatar!) :jiggy:

I'll be a lurkey turkey for now, and see what I can create in this style first. :D

NancyL
03-26-2022, 02:17 PM
Lurking.......

NancyL
03-26-2022, 02:30 PM
QUestions... you call them art dolls and not paper dolls, so are you thinking cloth or paper?

You say brads so I think paper or light cardboard?

CiCiCreates
03-26-2022, 10:29 PM
Yay, another paperdoll Swap! If you fold to fit a business size envelope, they would be taller than 9” (maybe 12”?). Is there a minimum and maximum size measurement? I am making an animal list right now, so I can decide what to make. How fun, please sign me up!

wildholly
03-26-2022, 10:48 PM
Yes NancyL. sometimes I say art dolls but yes, I meant paper-dolls-Thank you for letting me
know.

Zhou--You can make them as large as 10"-12" tall or as long as they can fit into a business size envy. Do what feels best
I have no objection at all.

CiCi I really think larger ones for this swap works. So no smaller than 7-8" tall please.

CiCiCreates
03-26-2022, 11:16 PM
Thanks , that’s what I was thinking, between 8”-12”.

Laffqueen
03-27-2022, 09:30 AM
First one done. Articulating on 3 points plus a removable watering can Hope this meets the criteria

JavaZarf
03-27-2022, 09:40 AM
lurking

CiCiCreates
03-27-2022, 11:14 AM
Holly, I did google Annie, and her dolls are so fun and unique! We often see animals dressed in human clothing, but maybe it should be stressed that everything below the animal head is human, no little paws peaking from beneath a sleeve, it’s a human hand. I do think you have stated this in your description, just thought it might bear repeating. Can’t wait to begin, but I have other things waiting “in line” first.

wildholly
03-28-2022, 10:53 AM
Laffqueen, You get it exactly! I love your Annie-ani-morph and with a watering can, oh wow!

Java Shirley, I hope you will join us.

Cici, I cannot wait to see what you will come up with.

BekahStargazing
03-28-2022, 12:47 PM
Lurking! Hope I can get some done!

TrinaLD
03-28-2022, 04:15 PM
Fun, fun, and more fun. Count me in!

Please.

wildholly
03-28-2022, 11:20 PM
Welcome to the fun TrinaLD!

CiCiCreates
03-29-2022, 12:12 AM
This is so exciting and fun! I sketched out my first doll - a lion’s head on a human body wearing a purple smoking jacket. Still very early stages.

wildholly
03-29-2022, 09:49 AM
CiCi-This is so fun to hear how jazzed you are and your ideas flow on creating these.
Annie's dolls are on FB too. Have you seen her two latest owl babies? They are holding mice. I also love her Swan pair. If you look closely at her collections not all have human hands...like the swans, the wing tips show.
I don't mind if the hands are are fur or hooves or winglike but definitely must look like human arms in some way and the feet and legs more human form. I think if you study her art dolls they are varied but in the same style. Definitely wish I could afford one for real. Ha!

CiCiCreates
03-29-2022, 11:13 AM
Holly - all the dolls I’ve seen so far have been on Pinterest. I’ll have to check other sites too. Her animal heads are so realistic and expressive. Thanks for clarifying about maybe using paws on some instead of human hands. All I have seen is the hands, but it’s not quite as limiting this way. I’d love to see her swans, I used to collect swan figurines years ago. The other fun thing I have noticed on some (of course not all), is that if they are carrying a little doll, it is often a “mini-me”, looks like a little stuffed toy that’s the same animal they are.

wildholly
03-29-2022, 11:47 AM
Another thought: You can add a very flat ribbon or button or a snap or a stitch or piece of cloth. or a mini-me even..It is really all up to
you-Just keep them fairly flat. If you need to send in a little larger envy, well, that's ok too but make sure to add the difference in postage is all. Most of all have lots of fun creating these.

nanvan
03-29-2022, 08:33 PM
Lurking for now. Love Annie M's dolls! I'd love to have one but it looks like they sell for $800-$2500 and sell out as fast as she posts them.

CiCiCreates
03-30-2022, 02:03 AM
Ok, I just made a new sketch of the lion. I loved the lion head, so kept that, but put him on a new body. The purple smoking jacket was appropriate for a lion, I thought, but it didn’t look at all like clothing Annie would have chosen. So now he will wear long checked pants with a knit patterned pullover sweater and hold a tiny stuffed lion. Now I have to take a break while I fulfill other swap obligations - be back here soon.

wildholly
03-30-2022, 10:32 AM
I just love your enthusiasm and input here CiCi :-)

Terri F
03-30-2022, 01:18 PM
I would like to lurk

Laffqueen
03-30-2022, 01:43 PM
Meet Raffi 5 point articulation

Periwinkle
03-30-2022, 03:38 PM
Hi, Holly, Thank you for the invite. I'm lurking and thinking about this. Do you think 300 gsm watercolor paper would be stiff enough, and do we paint both sides or just the front? Also, the brads I've been able to find here are pretty chunky, so I'd have to punch a hole at the articulation point. Is that done?

wildholly
03-30-2022, 07:21 PM
I usually use 140 lb watercolor paper and often I back mine with another paper for the back. Like a pretty cardstock if it needs to be more sturdy. Articulation points are normally where the brads do go but of course you can put a brad almost anywhere...like for a hat to tilt etc.
You can find nice small brads at Michaels or Hob Lob.


Raffi is very cool Laffqueen...keep on rockin it!

BexMadeMe
03-31-2022, 11:27 AM
lurking with interest!

Bluesky
04-01-2022, 04:26 PM
Add me please

wildholly
04-01-2022, 08:22 PM
yay! Welcome Bluesky.

Laffqueen
04-03-2022, 09:12 AM
This one was a lot more challenging but I'm happy with her

wildholly
04-03-2022, 10:05 AM
Thank you Laffqueen for posting your fabulous creations...
With the blue dress on, I am wonderstruck!

notinkansas
04-06-2022, 12:53 PM
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I can't help myself...sign me up!

CiCiCreates
04-06-2022, 02:07 PM
Oh my gosh, she’s wonderful! Love this cute cat doll.

wildholly
04-06-2022, 05:21 PM
Oh wow...can I say, that is the "cat's Meow"! purrrs.

art_junkie
04-10-2022, 06:47 PM
HA HA ME! please

wildholly
04-10-2022, 08:40 PM
Welcome to the fun house art_junkie!

Amapola
04-12-2022, 01:48 PM
Very tempting idea! I will keep this in mind.

notinkansas
04-15-2022, 11:24 AM
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Dapper Dog

CiCiCreates
04-15-2022, 11:34 AM
Fantastic, Kelly! So detailed and well-done! Just curious - how tall is he? I am working on my “Lionel”, and he will be 11”. It seems huge after doing the minis for my swap.

wildholly
04-15-2022, 11:45 AM
Absolutely Dapper! Nice!

nanvan
04-15-2022, 04:09 PM
notinkansas - your Dapper Dog and Kitty are both amazing! I keep studying them, trying to determine how you created them. I'm also curious about their size.

notinkansas
04-16-2022, 01:07 AM
CiCi and nanvan both dolls are between 9" and 10" tall.

catladybj
04-17-2022, 06:24 AM
230970
I can't help myself...sign me up!

Oh my gosh... I am absolutely Coveting this darling kitty girl!!!
Better put me on the list!!!

Laffqueen
04-17-2022, 07:32 AM
notinkansas your dolls are fabulous

wildholly
04-17-2022, 08:36 AM
Welcome catladybj!

Fandanie
04-18-2022, 07:08 AM
After silently lurking for awhile, I can’t wait to join. I enjoy making paper dolls. I would like to join in on the fun.

wildholly
04-18-2022, 10:33 AM
Welcome Fandanie!

CiCiCreates
04-18-2022, 09:44 PM
Here is "Lionel", finally finished! He is 11" tall with three articulation points.

wildholly
04-19-2022, 08:24 AM
Great Cici...and his mini-me...adorable!

Bluevioletz
04-19-2022, 06:36 PM
Love Lionel!

nanner
04-19-2022, 07:23 PM
Lionel is fabulous! That sweater! And the little lovey is so sweet.

wildholly
04-19-2022, 08:30 PM
Here is Mr. Boston, the terrier dude with his gal, Sal.
He's about 8"h x 3w"

CiCiCreates
04-19-2022, 08:59 PM
Terrific!!

dnewton972
04-20-2022, 07:14 AM
Wow, what a concept! I want to try. Please sign me up.

wildholly
04-20-2022, 09:44 AM
Welcome dnewton972!

nanner
04-20-2022, 02:24 PM
Here is Mr. Boston, the terrier dude with his gal, Sal.
He's about 8"h x 3w"

Oh, goodness! Another dapper fellow with a sweet little lovey! L O V E ! ! !

notinkansas
04-20-2022, 07:46 PM
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Penelope Pig

CiCiCreates
04-20-2022, 08:15 PM
She’s wonderful - so stylish!

wildholly
04-20-2022, 08:43 PM
I love your Ms. Piggie!

Periwinkle
04-24-2022, 05:20 AM
I'd like to join, please. This is Cookie, my cat, as a fancy gentleman.

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Laffqueen
04-24-2022, 05:36 AM
wild holly your "people" are fantastic

wildholly
04-24-2022, 09:17 AM
Periwinkle - Love your very stylish cat with the added umbrella.

Welcome to the swap! Yay!

CiCiCreates
04-24-2022, 03:50 PM
Here is my second doll, "Bonnie". She is 10" tall with four articulation points. One of them is the bow knot in her collar, allowing her to tilt her head in curiosity.

Bluevioletz
04-24-2022, 06:37 PM
Was working on my dolls this weekend, here are the results!

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wildholly
04-24-2022, 09:13 PM
Bonnie with the carrots is super cute CiCi.

wildholly
04-24-2022, 09:15 PM
What an imagination you have BlueV. I am enjoying the mix! LOL!

dnewton972
04-25-2022, 09:34 AM
Dolls are ready. Quite a challenge but very fun!
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wildholly
04-26-2022, 08:23 AM
Wow-What fun and active poses Dnewton. I love them!

wildholly
04-26-2022, 08:25 AM
This is Alice with her pet pup, Banana.
He just doesn't dig eating banana cheerios!

Laffqueen
04-26-2022, 09:18 AM
wild holly..you have your work cut out for you. Every one of these dolls is a gem

Periwinkle
04-26-2022, 05:11 PM
Here's my doll number 2, Bald Eagle Bobby.

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CiCiCreates
04-26-2022, 06:04 PM
He's great! Those eyes are perfect - sometimes it's the little things.

wildholly
04-26-2022, 08:31 PM
Wonderful Periwinkle!

wildholly
04-27-2022, 10:29 AM
Hey there Laffqueen....Your outrageously cool anthro-morph peeps just arrived. Love them all!

Periwinkle
04-28-2022, 11:34 AM
Here's my number 3, Baxter the Farm Dog.

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CiCiCreates
04-28-2022, 11:44 AM
I love him, Periwinkle! You’re knocking it out of the park with your paperdolls. My next one will be a dog too.

notinkansas
04-28-2022, 02:45 PM
Now that's a hot diggity dog!!!<3

Periwinkle
05-01-2022, 01:30 PM
This is Lucy Lion, who likes cocktail parties. She's no. 4.

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CiCiCreates
05-01-2022, 01:35 PM
Periwinkle, she’s great! Love those colors! I think Lionel has just fallen in love.

CiCiCreates
05-01-2022, 03:00 PM
Here is my third doll, named "Barkley". He is about 9 1/2" tall with 6 articulation points, and can put his hand/paw into his pocket (carefully).

Periwinkle
05-01-2022, 03:16 PM
Barkley is darling! I love that he can put his paw into his pocket.

wildholly
05-01-2022, 10:50 PM
Fantastic imaginations everyone! I love what I see!:D

wildholly
05-02-2022, 08:59 AM
Bluevioletz your wonderful creations have arrived.

nanvan
05-02-2022, 09:54 PM
Cici - I love Barkley!! He's so cute!

CiCiCreates
05-02-2022, 11:06 PM
Thanks Nan! Makes all the frustrations he caused me worth it. There were just a lot of little things that had never come up before and kind of surprised me. But I do think I learned from him!

wildholly
05-03-2022, 07:27 AM
Cici- You are a woman on fire. LOL I recall back when you were intimidated by joining your first paper-doll swap and now look at you, rockin the world! Barkley is proof. Yay! great job!

CiCiCreates
05-03-2022, 08:16 AM
I know!! I certainly remember feeling intimidated, and you were the first to encourage me before we even started. The way this thing hit me is hilarious and almost embarrassing. I guess I could say my Muse went a little off the rails and blame her!

wildholly
05-03-2022, 01:18 PM
DNewton972, your fantastics have arrived.

wildholly
05-10-2022, 09:57 AM
Mail call all the way from Spain!

periwinkle your fantastic paperdolls have arrived…..the mail was fast and intact, yay!

Periwinkle
05-10-2022, 11:09 AM
Best news I've had all day!
So happy they have arrived. :)


Mail call all the way from Spain!

periwinkle your fantastic paperdolls have arrived…..the mail was fast and intact, yay!

TrinaLD
05-10-2022, 03:45 PM
So sorry but I'm going to withdraw. I seem more adept at the tiny articulated dolls than these larger ones - not sure why, but ... I just haven't been satisfied with any I've created. Love all the cuties on the thread. Great work, everyone.

CiCiCreates
05-10-2022, 11:47 PM
My last doll is a little lamb named Posey. Just had to take a pic of them altogether.

CiCiCreates
05-10-2022, 11:50 PM
I have decided it is challenge enough to decide on the articulation, paint, and cut out the shapes. I don't think I will do the clothing with cut out printed papers anymore. I wanted them to look as much like Annie's dolls as possible, and I like the look with the paper clothes, it was just a little much!

wildholly
05-11-2022, 12:42 AM
You have mastered the look and I love their clothes Cici

Periwinkle
05-11-2022, 03:35 AM
Posey is beautiful! Love her clothes and expression.

nanvan
05-11-2022, 04:34 AM
CiciCreates - I think Posey is adorable!

notinkansas
05-11-2022, 08:31 AM
CiCi she's super adorable!!!

wildholly
05-11-2022, 11:32 AM
TrinaLD, no worries, see you in the next one.

zhouzhou
05-11-2022, 03:32 PM
All your dolls are awesome, CiCi!!!

art_junkie
05-15-2022, 12:43 PM
A purple sloth, a surprise from the art muse.

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CiCiCreates
05-15-2022, 01:06 PM
YES!! Love them all, I want one, any one!!!

Periwinkle
05-15-2022, 01:15 PM
These are all incredible, art_junkie! I love them!

wildholly
05-15-2022, 05:11 PM
Hey there Art_junkie Your groupies are utterly fantastical. Purple Sloth being leader of the pack!

nanvan
05-16-2022, 11:04 AM
A purple sloth, a surprise from the art muse.

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Absolutely amazing and perfect! Love them all!

CiCiCreates
05-20-2022, 03:51 PM
Just reporting that my paperdolls were mailed to you this AM with tracking. Should reach you on Tuesday.

wildholly
05-20-2022, 08:34 PM
Thank you Cici

Bluesky
05-22-2022, 10:51 AM
I'm going to withdraw...love what I have been seeing

wildholly
05-22-2022, 03:25 PM
Awhh so sorry to see you go. Catch ya next time I hope.

wildholly
05-23-2022, 01:46 PM
Mail call: Cici your coolio paper dolls have just arrived. Wonderful!

wildholly
05-23-2022, 01:56 PM
Art_junkie your dang-awesome art dolls just flew in!

notinkansas
05-23-2022, 04:39 PM
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This little lady and her pals are on their way to you wildholly!

CiCiCreates
05-23-2022, 05:19 PM
Way too cute, love her!!

wildholly
05-23-2022, 06:15 PM
Beautiful NIK!

wildholly
05-23-2022, 07:02 PM
Here is number 3- Olive the Owl with her mini-me owl dolly

CiCiCreates
05-23-2022, 08:07 PM
LOVE Olive! Cute outfit, and her hat looks wonderful on her!

zhouzhou
05-25-2022, 08:37 AM
Holly, I'm so sorry, but I need to withdraw.

wildholly
05-25-2022, 08:57 AM
Healing going out to you Z.

wildholly
05-28-2022, 05:01 PM
NotinKansas, your fabulous dolls have arrived!

wildholly
05-30-2022, 01:45 PM
Well, almost ready to swap these out but waiting for one last return.

CiCiCreates
05-30-2022, 02:25 PM
Yay, exciting!

catladybj
06-01-2022, 12:06 AM
So sorry, I must withdraw. But looks like you are able to go ahead and swap!

wildholly
06-01-2022, 09:34 AM
Sorry to see you go.

wildholly
06-01-2022, 09:42 AM
Ok peeps, I'll be swapping the AnnieMs out today and will mail them tomorrow.
Thank you all for playing and sending the most fantastical creations ever! hugs!

wildholly
06-02-2022, 09:48 PM
All mail is out now in the universe.

CiCiCreates
06-14-2022, 08:45 AM
Darn, mine has apparently been traveling for about 11 days now, still hasn’t arrived in my mailbox!

wildholly
06-14-2022, 09:20 AM
Oh no...Cici I mailed them all the same day. I hope you receive them soon.

CiCiCreates
06-15-2022, 11:18 AM
Sorry Holly, my mistake! Senior moment, or a miserable cold, or.... Anyway, my list of reps given tells me I did indeed receive my wonderful returns and left you rocks and iTrader!