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JoyFlower
02-08-2009, 10:26 PM
Due: April 25th
Sign Up By: April 15th
Withdraw By: April 15th
Number of Dolls: 3 for 3
Participants: Up to 30 (Up to 5 international players)


**** Layered Mixed Media Paper Dolls! ****

Let the child in you emerge, as you make Paper Dolls to share with friends. :) C'mon, you know you want to play!

Here are the DETAILS:

Dolls should be at least 7 inches tall, but not more than 10 inches tall. (So they fit in a large size bubble envelope.)
Dolls can be the "stationary" variety, or can be hinged and foldable/poseable.
Make them sturdy - use light chipboard or heavy watercolor paper for your base.
Layer them - this is mixed media, so use at everything! Pencils, paints, glazes, collage papers, embellishments...just make sure attachments and embellishments are secure.
No sticky dolls! Choose your sealer with care, and allow enough drying time.
Boy dolls are welcome too!
Package each doll separately, and clearly mark doll/package with:Real Name,Location,User Name, Any other additional info you'd like to share.

MAIL your dolls in a LARGE BUBBLE ENVELOPE. I will try to recylce the same envelope for your returns.

US residents, please enclose a large return lablel and $3 in postage stamps or well concealed cash. (I prefer stamps, then I can easily return any excess postage. :) )
International players: please include a large return label. I will cover postage for up to 5 players.


**PM me for my address when you are ready to send. :)

As with all swaps, please do your best work. Make something you would be thrilled to receive! Post pictures of your dolls in the thread for extra love and inspiration!


JoyFlower
SueW
jonquil
egrobeck
tmfmom
purplecat
gezza
Vickie
NancyL
monarch
Summer5
goatgoddess
bluelotusflower
Tags
TotolyOzSome
Dadreemer
Cheeka
leopardmuse
knesi
coffeelatte
nuttynanner
curbside treasure


**international player with postage paid by hostess

OriginalYouth
02-08-2009, 10:47 PM
This looks like a blast and I would totally love to play!

OriginalYouth
02-08-2009, 10:57 PM
I found some templates that people can use for the arms and legs, sometimes those can be tricky:
-Mirkwood Designs (http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/paperdoll.pdf)
-Kiddley (http://kiddley.com/2006/11/01/diy-paper-doll-templates/)- simple doll design, as well as clothing!
-Aliciag.com (http://www.aliciag.com/classes/images/doll1a.jpg) - FUNKY doll faces
-Milliande (http://www.milliande.com/Free-Paper-Doll-and-Clothes-Dresses.html) - LOTS of clothes and dresses and links (scroll down)
-TheEnchantedGallery (http://www.theenchantedgallery.com/paperdolls.html) GREAT variety (mermaids, differnt arms, etc.)

Sue W
02-08-2009, 11:07 PM
I've never made these dolls before, but this sounds like such a lot of fun .... could I join please?

JoyFlower
02-08-2009, 11:18 PM
Welcome OY! :) Thanks so much for posting template links! Very thoughtful and helpful!

JoyFlower
02-08-2009, 11:19 PM
Happy to have you join, Sue W!

OriginalYouth
02-08-2009, 11:23 PM
Welcome OY! :) Thanks so much for posting template links! Very thoughtful and helpful!

Thanks! Glad I wasn't stepping on toes. I just posted another link there (the enchanted one) it is GREAT! Lots of variety!

jonquil
02-08-2009, 11:36 PM
Ooooohhhhh yes please

JoyFlower
02-08-2009, 11:40 PM
Ooooohhhhh yes please

Welcome to the lovely jonquil! :)

JoyFlower
02-08-2009, 11:42 PM
Thanks! Glad I wasn't stepping on toes. I just posted another link there (the enchanted one) it is GREAT! Lots of variety!

Not at all! I welcome assistance and knowledge - it's the sharing here that makes this site so wonderful! I'm gonna go check those sites out. ;)

seekingforart
02-08-2009, 11:44 PM
I'm tempted but I have a lot swaps already!!!! I'll come back!:unsure:

JoyFlower
02-08-2009, 11:50 PM
Oh, I DO hope you come back, Martha! I know you would make gorgeous dollies! They'd be beautiful with crayons.... :D

Keep lurking and looking...when the eye candy starts popping up maybe the temptation will be irresitable!

egrobeck
02-09-2009, 12:34 AM
me me me! thanks!!

jonquil
02-09-2009, 01:01 AM
the Enchanted Gallery site is great - lots of inspiration there

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 07:17 AM
me me me! thanks!!

A warm welcome to ergobeck! So pleased to see you here. :)

Terri F
02-09-2009, 07:28 AM
Please sign me up for this dolly swap.
thanks

purplecat
02-09-2009, 07:30 AM
Yeh you KNOW I have to play!!!
Great templates provided by OY.

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 07:36 AM
Hooray! More party guests! Welcome to tmfmom and purplecat! :jiggy:

Yes, I'd hoped to see you here Karen!

The template links OY posted are wonderful indeed! The enchanting one is extra fab!

Gezza
02-09-2009, 07:39 AM
Nearly missed this, Thank You Karen;)

Can I join in the fun, I love making dolls. OY that Enchanted site is brilliant, thank you for link!!!

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 07:46 AM
Delightedly welcoming Gezza to the swap! Why is that a dollie avatar I see? :cute:

seekingforart
02-09-2009, 07:50 AM
Hostess....Do you ever sleep?:wubclub:

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 07:53 AM
Hostess....Do you ever sleep?:wubclub:

Sadly, not as much as I'd like... but insomnia does allow for extra time online with my artist friends, and sometimes strangely creative moments! Yes folks, it is not quite 4 in the morning here, and I've been up for awhile. :)

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 08:33 AM
Here's another fun link to check out, scroll down, she's posted several pages of doll and doll related templates.
http://www.milliande.com/Free-Paper-Doll-and-Clothes-Dresses.html

OriginalYouth
02-09-2009, 11:45 AM
Cool link, Joyflower! I added that link to the post above!

Vickie
02-09-2009, 11:56 AM
Hi, I would like to join in the fun. Frist time I am making paper dolls. Thanks for all the tips and sites. very helpful. Vickie :yes:

NancyL
02-09-2009, 01:04 PM
I think this swap will fill up fast. Please add me.

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 01:39 PM
Warm greetings to Vickie and NancyL! Happy to have you with us. :)

monarch
02-09-2009, 01:43 PM
Please sign me up, toooooooo

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 01:54 PM
Yay! Welcome to the marvelous monarch! :)

OriginalYouth
02-09-2009, 03:10 PM
Here is one I made awhile back:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/179/large/1_art_doll_small.jpg

Summer5
02-09-2009, 03:14 PM
me too... please

Dadreemer
02-09-2009, 03:46 PM
Still lurking...and thanx for the prompt OY.

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 03:54 PM
What a wonderful group of artists assembling here! Welcome to the stunning Summer5 and delightful Dadreemer!

OY - she's wonderful!!!

Dadreemer
02-09-2009, 04:21 PM
What a wonderful group of artists assembling here! Welcome to the stunning Summer5 and delightful Dadreemer!

OY - she's wonderful!!!


http://s237.photobucket.com/albums/ff133/onionethan/onion_Emoticons/th_035_.gif WAIT! How did that happen? Just stoppin' by to look right now is all. Need to finish up a few more projects first.

monarch
02-09-2009, 04:24 PM
OY - Your doll is soo darn cute!!!! I love her!!!!

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 04:47 PM
http://s237.photobucket.com/albums/ff133/onionethan/onion_Emoticons/th_035_.gif WAIT! How did that happen? Just stoppin' by to look right now is all. Need to finish up a few more projects first.

:wideeyed: OOPS! You did say that you were still lurking...guess I am just anticipating... :laugh: I'll take you off the list (for now!).

OriginalYouth
02-09-2009, 04:51 PM
OY - Your doll is soo darn cute!!!! I love her!!!!

Thanks!

Yeah, I searched the gallery to see if we were missing any regular paper doll makers, and I PMed a few to give them some peer pressure....oops! I mean, 'encouragement' to join!

goatgoddess
02-09-2009, 04:54 PM
Well told OY I would cave at some point so might as well do it now while I have my swap notebook open - please sign me up :)

OriginalYouth
02-09-2009, 04:57 PM
Well told OY I would cave at some point so might as well do it now while I have my swap notebook open - please sign me up :)

see, you have to play! My FIRST dolly is from you!

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 04:59 PM
Woot! It's so great to have an enforcer, ...um encourager, in the swap OY! (note to self...always post swaps OY will want to play in...)

We gladly welcome the gregarious goatgoddess!

goatgoddess
02-09-2009, 05:11 PM
good thing I signed up before I looked at how many swaps I'm in that I still need to do art for :swoon:

Asena
02-09-2009, 05:28 PM
I'm killing myself with stuff - but I have to join, if you'll have me!

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 06:49 PM
Absolutely Asena! Welcome to the swap!

Terrific Tags! Glad to have you with us!

seekingforart
02-09-2009, 06:58 PM
you guys are really making hard on me! that frida example got my attention!:arghh:

Terri F
02-09-2009, 07:05 PM
Love the dolls posted. Inspiring....to say the least

OriginalYouth
02-09-2009, 07:36 PM
you guys are really making hard on me! that frida example got my attention!:arghh:

get yer booty in here!~ :laugh:

seekingforart
02-09-2009, 07:41 PM
I think I have around 15 swaps from here until April but what the heck! I work better with pressure any way!

SIGN ME UP Ms. PESTO!!!!!!:shocked:

midnitecreations
02-09-2009, 08:47 PM
It's hard to resist playing with dolls. I'd love to join the tea party!

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 08:59 PM
;) Hooray for temptation and peer encouragement!

Welcome to the splendid seekingforart and mavelous midnitecreations! Woot!

artrageous
02-09-2009, 10:17 PM
how cute is this swap!?!?!!? if there's still space please sign me up

amyfaerie
02-09-2009, 10:41 PM
OMG. do i need these? No. am i asking for you to PLEASE add me to the list? Yes.

JoyFlower
02-09-2009, 10:53 PM
TotolyOzSome, you are TotolyIn! :)

OMG. You DO need these amyfaerie my dear! :laugh: Glad you're here!
(By the way, that mac-n-cheese thing cracks me up!)

Dadreemer
02-09-2009, 11:56 PM
Aww geez, go on and put me back on the list please. Truly too hard to resist this one. April is far enough away.

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 12:01 AM
Hooray, that didn't take long. ;) SO GLAD to officially list you Dear Dear Dadreemer!

Jitterbug
02-10-2009, 12:08 AM
I can't resist. May I play too?

I am wondering if Totalyozsome is going to make Wizard of Oz characters for her dolls????

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 12:21 AM
Of course! I'm joyful that you're joining Jitterbug!

OOoooh - Wizard of Oz dolls would be OzSome indeed, wouldn't they!?

altermyworld
02-10-2009, 01:27 AM
can you add me? i cn pay for postage.
ANg

leopardmuse
02-10-2009, 02:09 AM
I think I have to do these-please sign me up!

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 08:25 AM
I get so excited everytime another artist signs up! :jiggy:

Welcome to the amazing altermyworld!

Glad to have you in the swap leopardmuse - can't wait to see some of your artwork.

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 08:27 AM
Um....leopardmuse...where is Kelowna? I've not heard of it before.

Vickie
02-10-2009, 09:10 AM
Thank you for letting me join. OY your dollis very cute!!!! :wub::wub:

corrie04
02-10-2009, 09:10 AM
Sign me up, please!

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 10:04 AM
Cool! Welcome to the swap corrie04...shall we expect snowman dolls?

fantasy firebird
02-10-2009, 10:55 AM
i know you are full for interational players but if I send postage can I join?? and if you let me join would dolls like these be acceptable?? http://www.fromcoasttocoastcreations.com/apps/photos/photo.jsp?photoID=10846484 http://www.fromcoasttocoastcreations.com/apps/photos/photo.jsp?photoID=10846439

OriginalYouth
02-10-2009, 11:33 AM
Party party PARRRRRRRtay!

betzzz
02-10-2009, 12:23 PM
Hmmm...Can i play even though your international spot is filled up. I am willing to pay for the postage....

knesi07
02-10-2009, 12:33 PM
ok, i feel my arm being twisted. i've been lurking and watching and lurking and watching, now i feel compelled. can i play too?

coffeelatte
02-10-2009, 08:08 PM
Me too, please!

nanner
02-10-2009, 08:39 PM
Pesto, hunbun...you had me at "mixed media friends". Sign me up!:wubclub:

OriginalYouth
02-10-2009, 08:41 PM
Pesto, hunbun...you had me at "mixed media friends". Sign me up!:wubclub:

Oooh, pesto sounds good. Think I'll make pasta for dinner.

katilady
02-10-2009, 08:52 PM
Stoopid Nanner, making me sign up for this swap! :P

nanner
02-10-2009, 08:56 PM
Yeah...you're just gonna suffer through every minute of it...I can tell! :P

katilady
02-10-2009, 09:09 PM
Dude people are gonna think we are swap twins. They already call us CaptainNanner, lol.

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 09:31 PM
i know you are full for interational players but if I send postage can I join?? and if you let me join would dolls like these be acceptable??

Yes, fantasy firebird, I would love to have you in the swap. :) Welcome!
Cute dolls! - as long as they are in the size range and are mixed media, you're good to go.

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 09:34 PM
Hmmm...Can i play even though your international spot is filled up. I am willing to pay for the postage....

Sure! Loved your art in my last swap, and am pleased to see your here. Welcome, betzzz!

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 09:35 PM
Me too, please!

Yahoo! Welcome, coffeelatte! :jiggy:

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 09:37 PM
Pesto, hunbun...you had me at "mixed media friends". Sign me up!:wubclub:

Oh nanner, oh buddy, oh pal....welcome! ;)

Um and thanks for being stooopid and making kati join! :laugh:

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 09:40 PM
Stoopid Nanner, making me sign up for this swap! :P

Lol, I think that means you want to play, so you're in now wether you like it or not!
:P So there, katilady!

CaptainNanner....that has a nice ring to it. :laugh:

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 09:43 PM
ok, i feel my arm being twisted. i've been lurking and watching and lurking and watching, now i feel compelled. can i play too?

Wonderful!!! Please come in and join the party, you are most welcome knesi07!

JoyFlower
02-10-2009, 09:47 PM
Woot! Only one more spot left....who shall it be? :D

Dadreemer
02-10-2009, 09:56 PM
Gawd, glad I got in there when I did. It filled up in no time.

leopardmuse
02-11-2009, 12:21 AM
Kelowna is in the Okanagan Valley of BC-not that far from you actually!:cute:

curbsidetreasure
02-11-2009, 12:41 AM
is there one more spot? can i sign up please?

JoyFlower
02-11-2009, 10:20 AM
Kelowna is in the Okanagan Valley of BC-not that far from you actually!:cute:

Oh, that really isn't very far! :)

JoyFlower
02-11-2009, 10:22 AM
is there one more spot? can i sign up please?

You are most welcome, curbsidetreasure! :yes:

And now we are officially full! Let's play!! :spinny:

curbsidetreasure
02-11-2009, 01:47 PM
yay!!

Summer5
02-11-2009, 05:48 PM
Wow, lots of 'interesting artist' in this one, should be a swinging swap...yeah!

JoyFlower
02-11-2009, 07:03 PM
Yes - a wonderful and diverse group, so I'm sure we'll have lots of fun and see some awesome dollies!

Has anyone already found their inspiration and started creating? :idea: It would be delightful if everyone posted WIPs along the way!

knesi07
02-11-2009, 07:15 PM
i have 2 figured out in my head. that is how i tend to work, i plan in my head, then sketch then just do it. many times it comes out very different than my original plan.

Gezza
02-12-2009, 04:22 PM
Delightedly welcoming Gezza to the swap! Why is that a dollie avatar I see? :cute:

Yes I made it for The Mad Mamma group on flickr, see her there.:wubclub:

JoyFlower
02-12-2009, 08:07 PM
She's gorgeous - love that poofy skirt!

artrageous
02-12-2009, 08:11 PM
question on the size... i think you said 7", but not more then 10".... suppose its a foldable doll with moving parts and when it's folded its 8", is that ok?

Dadreemer
02-12-2009, 08:12 PM
What's the minimum size?

JoyFlower
02-12-2009, 08:50 PM
question on the size... i think you said 7", but not more then 10".... suppose its a foldable doll with moving parts and when it's folded its 8", is that ok?

If it's 8" folded, how big is it when unfolded?
I didn't want the dolls to be tiny...but they need to fit in an envelope for mailing...

JoyFlower
02-12-2009, 08:55 PM
What's the minimum size?

At least 7 inches tall :)

I figured if they were all between 7 and 10 inches, it makes them pretty comparable in size...

But I am thinking of hosting a "mini doll" swap next. :) Then they would all need to be LESS than six inches...

artrageous
02-12-2009, 08:58 PM
LOL... they aren't even strated yet, lol... i didnt want to start them and they be wrong. so as long as they fit into a regular envelope when folded they will be ok?

JoyFlower
02-12-2009, 09:02 PM
As long as they fit in an envelope and aren't too far off from the 10 inch height, it will be okay - just no "Giant" dolls, please! :)

If you are using a template you can always use your print settings or a copier to reduce the size if needed. :idea:

nanner
02-12-2009, 09:02 PM
I like the idea of a decent size, Pesto. And your "fits in an envie" is a fair description.

Oh, and one last thing...if Oz touches it, I WANT it. Girlfriend has got skills.

Dadreemer
02-12-2009, 09:07 PM
At least 7 inches tall :)

I figured if they were all between 7 and 10 inches, it makes them pretty comparable in size...

But I am thinking of hosting a "mini doll" swap next. :) Then they would all need to be LESS than six inches...


Oooo, keep me posted on this one then.

OriginalYouth
02-12-2009, 09:12 PM
I think shooting for an 8" tall doll (opened, or whatever) is my goal. I want her to be able to easily hang out with the other dolls from the swap, not too big or too small. I have a few dolls that are similar in size, and they all look really nice together this way.

JoyFlower
02-12-2009, 09:31 PM
That's kind of what I was thinking OY. Similar size might make for nice display. :)

Summer5
02-17-2009, 02:06 PM
I finished my first girlie for this swap....really enjoy creating these dolls.

Dadreemer
02-17-2009, 02:58 PM
She's lovely, Summer

JoyFlower
02-17-2009, 03:12 PM
Very pretty! :)

I am hoping to start working on some later today after I get caught up on some things around the house.

nanner
02-17-2009, 03:34 PM
She's a stunner, Summer!

seekingforart
02-17-2009, 07:09 PM
Plain gorgeous!

corrie04
02-17-2009, 08:15 PM
Are the dolls to be mounted on backgrounds?

JoyFlower
02-17-2009, 09:09 PM
Are the dolls to be mounted on backgrounds?

Thanks for asking, Corrie. :) No, backgrounds are not needed. My intention was that the dolls would be either stationary cutouts or jointed cutout dolls. Like we played with as kids, but artsy!!
*I don't think that was very clear in the opening of the thread, so if they do have backgrounds it's still ok!*

knesi07
02-17-2009, 10:54 PM
here is doll #1 from me....

Dadreemer
02-17-2009, 11:04 PM
here is doll #1 from me....

*drools* Must have! Cuuuute!

JoyFlower
02-17-2009, 11:33 PM
Woot! I'm lovin' what I'm seeing! I am so excited that people have started creating their dolls!

nanner
02-18-2009, 01:43 AM
Gorgeous, knesi!

knesi07
02-18-2009, 10:12 AM
thanks ladies!

knesi07
02-18-2009, 03:55 PM
doll #2 with her friend

JoyFlower
02-18-2009, 04:00 PM
I could hardly contain myself when I saw this in the gallery just now! AMAZING! She is just TOO cute, and the paperdog friend is fabulous!!

Y'all keep making dolls like this you are going to have to come pry them out of my hands!:laugh:

knesi07
02-18-2009, 04:02 PM
hahaha! thanks joyflower...i'm on a roll i guess! the kids are home today, so i'm in my studio seeking sanctuary from guitar hero! (teenagers...ugh!)

Summer5
02-18-2009, 05:06 PM
Wow and Wow again knesi07...what wonderful paperdolls! I'm drooling.....

knesi07
02-18-2009, 06:37 PM
doll #3

Summer5
02-18-2009, 09:18 PM
MORE DROOLING...you can stop anytime now...the front of my blouse is wet! Absolutely great knesi07.

artrageous
02-18-2009, 10:10 PM
loving doll #3

nanner
02-19-2009, 02:10 AM
What has love got to do with it? Tina Turner Art Doll:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_tina_turner.jpg

knesi07
02-19-2009, 11:25 AM
oh nuttynanner...she is fun!

knesi07
02-19-2009, 11:26 AM
here is my last doll...now our hostess can keep one for herself...

Summer5
02-19-2009, 12:57 PM
Great Tina Turner doll, everyone has such unique ideas.

OriginalYouth
02-19-2009, 01:22 PM
You girls are setting the bar high!

nanner
02-19-2009, 03:20 PM
Thanks, ladies. Boy doll alert! Pinocchio's nose is on a dial that turns from good boy, to white lie, to big fib:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/1_pin_good_boy.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/1_pin_white_lie.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/2_pinocchio.jpg

JoyFlower
02-19-2009, 03:32 PM
Kathy - that mermaid is TOO cute!

Nanner, Tina is fab, but Pinocchio totaly cracks me up! You are amazing!

Dadreemer
02-19-2009, 04:06 PM
You are so right about the bar being set OY. Mermaids, famous people, and even a cute wooden boy. Lovin' lil Woody there Nanner. Great job.

knesi07
02-19-2009, 08:00 PM
i love pinnochio...how funny! working nose is too cool!

Summer5
02-20-2009, 01:45 AM
YES, pinnochio is too cute...love that nose...

Gezza
02-20-2009, 08:30 AM
The dolls are brilliant, everyone is so different!!!!!! Isn't it great craic!!!!!!:D

fantasy firebird
02-22-2009, 06:29 AM
just thought that I would putmy first doll up here for approval. If I have got it wrong then let me know and I will go back to the drawing board so to speak!

JoyFlower
02-22-2009, 10:34 AM
Looks great fantasy firebird! :)

JoyFlower
02-22-2009, 10:37 AM
We have had a player withdraw from the swap :(

There is an available slot if you know of anyone else who might like to play!

midnitecreations
02-22-2009, 04:20 PM
Knesi07 your pretty girls are just fabulous!! They're all drool worthy!!!
Summer 5, I'm loving your pretty girlie too!

dixiebuggie
02-22-2009, 05:59 PM
I beat there are some neat dolls to be made here....
i don't think i could pull it off so i am lurking....

nanner
02-22-2009, 09:09 PM
Two more dolls from me,
Butterfly Baby and Rotary Girl:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_butterfly_baby.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_rotary_girl.jpg

I *heart* art dolls! This just leaves your hostess gift, Pesto. Just wait 'til you see what I got in the works for you hunbun!

seekingforart
02-22-2009, 09:21 PM
oh Nanner they are just fabulous!

JoyFlower
02-22-2009, 11:31 PM
Woot! Nanner, you really do rock - way cool dollies!!! And ya got something special brewing for lil' ol' me? How exciting!!! :jiggy:

knesi07
02-23-2009, 11:52 AM
nutty nanner- I <3 butterfly baby! she's fab! rotary girl is cute too...i never would have thought of a circle shaped body! kudos to you.:D

OriginalYouth
02-23-2009, 03:29 PM
CUTE dollies girls! So much variation!

curbsidetreasure
02-23-2009, 05:43 PM
oooh everyones posting such great dolls! and they are so different too.

mine aren't quite done yet - i want to alter the faces a bit, perhaps add wings and other embellishments...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3304917384_7f8e9e272a.jpg

JoyFlower
02-23-2009, 06:24 PM
Love all the texture going on there curbside. :) I think wings would be great!

nanner
02-23-2009, 06:26 PM
Those bods are rockin'!

Carolina Soap Chef
02-23-2009, 06:47 PM
Would LOVE to be in this swap! Is there room for me???:huh:

JoyFlower
02-23-2009, 06:52 PM
Woot - you can have the spot that recently opened up! :)

Thrilled to have you in the swap, Soapy-My-Sweet!

Carolina Soap Chef
02-23-2009, 07:12 PM
:wub:Thanks sweetie! You know I can't stray too far away from all my favorite gals. Bonus: get to be a little girl and make paper dolls again! YAY-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y!!!

nanner
02-23-2009, 07:57 PM
Dance people, Soapy is here! :jiggy:

Som'n special for our lovely hostess (it scanned sooooo dark due to the 3-D of it all; it's really bright and sunny, like my girl!)...this is Pesto's Giraffe:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_pesto_giraffe.jpg

JoyFlower
02-23-2009, 08:02 PM
Oh, I am SO IN LOVE WITH THAT GIRAFFE!!! :notworthy: I am giggling and squealing with delight!!!! :jiggy: You give new meaning to creativity my nutty friend! :)

knesi07
02-23-2009, 08:31 PM
very cute giraffe...you're too creative nanner!

nanner
02-24-2009, 02:03 PM
Thanks, lovelies. Warning: art dolls are addictive!

Oh, hostess, my dollies left for your dollhouse today. :wubclub:

Gezza
02-24-2009, 02:57 PM
So glad I joined this swap, the dolls are addictive!!!!

Here is one of mine, the rest I will put in Gallery and if you go to Flickr you'll see even more. My family keeps growing!!!!!

nanner
02-24-2009, 03:00 PM
Oh, Geraldine...they are exquisite!

Gezza
02-24-2009, 03:06 PM
Thank You nuttynanner!!!!

coffeelatte
02-24-2009, 03:13 PM
Nanner - AWESOME dolls! You are really rocking it!

coffeelatte
02-24-2009, 03:14 PM
Gezza - She is beautiful!

knesi07
02-24-2009, 03:22 PM
gezza-
they are gorgeous!

JoyFlower
02-24-2009, 03:43 PM
Gezza - they are beauties! :)

I'm so excited knowing that there are dollies in transit to my house - better put the teakettle on! Wish y'all could fit in the envies with 'em so we could have a good visit. ;)

Dadreemer
02-24-2009, 03:51 PM
So many beautiful dolls being born for this swap. Keep it up ladies! Better get busy on this. I only have one in mind so far. But it's a start.

katilady
02-25-2009, 10:53 AM
I know you said 'paper dolls' but one look at Nanner's and I knew I'd have to one up her, I hope this OK? I can send extra postage...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_ArtDoll1-001.jpg

knesi07
02-25-2009, 11:34 AM
ok, i'm wondering about that baby hanging there...
ha ha this is great kati!

Terri F
02-25-2009, 11:37 AM
Ready to send the kids.
I need your addy joyflower.
thanks

katilady
02-25-2009, 11:39 AM
Haha, thanks! I could tell you it means something deep and insightful, but really, I just thought it would look cool. There, now you know my secret!

nanner
02-25-2009, 12:19 PM
I don't know about the "one upping nanner" part...but the dolly is faboo! (If Pesto tells her to take a hike, she can hike on over here in her little pink plastic shoes!)

JoyFlower
02-25-2009, 02:37 PM
Kati - she's delightful! (Can we say that there is paper in those tape measure limbs? :idea:) It is Mixed Media Paper Dolls....and I want to see her up close!! :D

But let's try to get closer to the paper doll theme for the next one.... I hear rumor that a very creative friend we all know is planning an art doll swap that will be more of an "anything goes" kind of deal....so we can save up some chunky dolly ideas for that

Fair enough everyone?? Feel free to chime in!

Dadreemer
02-25-2009, 02:43 PM
Kati - she's delightful! (Can we say that there is paper in those tape measure limbs? :idea:) It is Mixed Media Paper Dolls....and I want to see her up close!! :D

But let's try to get closer to the paper doll theme for the next one.... I hear rumor that a very creative friend we all know is planning an art doll swap that will be more of an "anything goes" kind of deal....so we can save up some chunky dolly ideas for that

Fair enough everyone?? Feel free to chime in!



Another Art Doll swap you say? http://s237.photobucket.com/albums/ff133/onionethan/onion_Emoticons/th_067_.gif 'cmon, give up the goods.

katilady
02-25-2009, 02:45 PM
Thanks ya'll! My boss said I should name her Juno, so that's her name now! (Anyone get the reference?)

knesi07
02-25-2009, 02:52 PM
i love the juno name! perfection!

JoyFlower
02-25-2009, 02:55 PM
OOOhhh...Perfect name for that young mama doll!

JoyFlower
02-25-2009, 02:58 PM
Another Art Doll swap you say? http://s237.photobucket.com/albums/ff133/onionethan/onion_Emoticons/th_067_.gif 'cmon, give up the goods.

Well....it's not mine to tell....and I may be a bit premature in hinting.....but it will happen, so start brewing up ideas!!! **looks wide eyed and innocent**

nanner
02-25-2009, 03:30 PM
Just stopped in to shamelessly plug my next swap...(Almost) Anything Goes Art Dolls!

(Yes, I stole both the idea and now the name from our lovely hostess! Whadda you gonna do aboudit?!) I loves me some free press! Can't start the swap until we wrap Wiz of Odd...but those that dig Captain's Juno will love this swap.

JoyFlower
02-25-2009, 03:36 PM
Hooray! I'm so glad that's out in the open! :jiggy: I've never been good at keeping secrets!

curbsidetreasure
02-25-2009, 04:21 PM
art doll juno should hold a hamburger phone!

nanner
02-25-2009, 05:02 PM
Oooooo...movie reference....haven't seen the movie. Dangit.

I have a little hamburger charm, though. Perfect.

Dadreemer
02-25-2009, 05:20 PM
SOLD! I mean TRADED! To the lady with the hamburger charm!

JoyFlower
02-26-2009, 10:45 PM
Well, today was a horrid day at the office....so I was so excited to come home and find packages from both knesi07 and nuttynanner!! Yay!!

Kathy - your dolls are stunning!! Thank you so much for sending an extra for me - It's going to be so difficult to choose! Excellent work! :notworthy:

Nan - what can I say but awesome! Whoever gets your dollies will be thrilled, and I think I am just gonna carry my little giraffe around like a security blanket for the forseeable future. :wubclub:

katilady
02-26-2009, 10:52 PM
I totally got a visual of you and your dolly Pesto! What are you gonna name your dolly?

JoyFlower
02-26-2009, 10:58 PM
Heehee...why he's my nuttybuddy of course! I bet he would get along great with Juno, but alas I have no hamburger charm....probably because I'm a vegetarian...hmmm?

katilady
02-27-2009, 12:07 AM
"With death comes hope" I promise she's paper, mostly! :P

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_artdoll_death-002.jpg

nanner
02-27-2009, 01:56 AM
Nuttybuddy...awwwww (teardrop!) :wubclub:

The burger is a Boca...will that work?

Captain, that doll is beyond fabulous! LOVE her!

purplecat
02-27-2009, 04:08 AM
I'll take the Boca burger, being a veggie too!!
I haven't started my dolls yet, I really must get moving , you all are doing such great things!

JoyFlower
02-27-2009, 08:36 AM
Cool doll Captain Kati! (heehee...just got a flash of the cartoon Captain Caveman! remember him?) I like the addition of danglies. :)

Dadreemer
02-27-2009, 08:44 PM
Still gathering bits-n-pieces for my dollies too. Some kewl dolls coming from this swap. Woohoo!.

curbsidetreasure
02-27-2009, 10:23 PM
i just saw the new somerset studio mar/apr mag today. its paper doll themed so if anyone needs some inspiration you should check it out :)

JoyFlower
02-27-2009, 11:51 PM
oooh...I will have to see if they have it next time I'm at the store...thanks for letting us know!

curbsidetreasure
02-28-2009, 12:15 AM
no problem joy :)
i love this swap! i'd definitely join the next one...*hint hint*

curbsidetreasure
02-28-2009, 12:41 AM
oh and go here for a sneak peek of the somerset studio mar/april mag themed paper dolls:
http://www.stampington.com/html/ss_ma09.html

seekingforart
02-28-2009, 10:24 AM
I love those Fridas on the front page of the magazine!

JoyFlower
02-28-2009, 01:47 PM
Are you gonna make us some Fridas, Martha? :D

Did you scroll to the bottom? I love those Bird Girls too - pretty!

purplecat
02-28-2009, 01:49 PM
I wish I could buy that here :(

seekingforart
02-28-2009, 02:09 PM
Are you gonna make us some Fridas, Martha? :D

Did you scroll to the bottom? I love those Bird Girls too - pretty!


Yes, I even went out to JoAnns and use my 40% coupon and got the magazine!!!!

OriginalYouth
02-28-2009, 02:52 PM
Oooh, I'll make a Frida too! We can maybe end up swapping!

seekingforart
02-28-2009, 03:45 PM
Woot! But off course the more Fridas more chances to get one! Heee! :cute:

curbsidetreasure
02-28-2009, 03:48 PM
frida dolls sound great. i might try making one too, maybe inspired by her painting Two Fridas.

JoyFlower
03-01-2009, 10:58 AM
Let the Frida fest begin! :D Woot!

I finally got started on a doll last night. Hope to finish my first one today.

seekingforart
03-01-2009, 11:05 AM
getting started even though I had another idea, maybe I do both! :)

knesi07
03-01-2009, 04:02 PM
i want a frida! see, i shouldn't have done mine so early! crap!

OriginalYouth
03-01-2009, 04:12 PM
Next up, an ALL FRIDA paper doll swap!

OriginalYouth
03-01-2009, 04:12 PM
Yesterday I made a NON paper dolly for a friend....it's a kitty made from all recycled stuff. You guys want to see?

curbsidetreasure
03-01-2009, 04:14 PM
i wanna see it OY!

seekingforart
03-01-2009, 04:23 PM
yeap! we wana see!

OriginalYouth
03-01-2009, 04:27 PM
Here ya go....most of the bits are wood or metal. The backside you can see a bit clearer some of the recycled bits...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3541/3320354258_b9dc9d5f58.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3540/3319528215_f48e92b2a4.jpg?v=0

wooden bit, chili's coaster, 2 popsicle sticks, metal juice lid, starbucks coffee sleeve, repurposed label, found washer, etc.....colored with colored pencils, inkpen, paint pens, and scrapbooking tint inks.

seekingforart
03-01-2009, 04:31 PM
oh, he is wonderful! Great Job OY!

OriginalYouth
03-01-2009, 04:33 PM
Thanks! A bit different for me, but way fun. I've been saving those darn juice lids for EVER, needing projects for them.

corrie04
03-01-2009, 05:54 PM
Love it!!!!!

curbsidetreasure
03-01-2009, 05:56 PM
what a cute kitty! she's not very cuddly but i wont hold it against her :P

knesi07
03-01-2009, 06:57 PM
that is the cutest kitty! she looks sort of like my sierra, especially since she's got angel wings! here is a pic of sierra, just before her passing:

JoyFlower
03-01-2009, 10:22 PM
OY - that is SO GREAT!! He's gonna be loved for sure. :wubclub:

Oh, knesi, Sierra was a lovely cat. I bet she gave you lots of joy.

JoyFlower
03-01-2009, 10:27 PM
i want a frida! see, i shouldn't have done mine so early! crap!

No regrets! Your dolls are perfect! - And I KNOW that you wouldn't have any trouble finding someone who wants to trade with you if you make a Frida friend. ;)

I have one doll almost done, and two more started....

knesi07
03-01-2009, 11:29 PM
aww thanks joyflower!

OriginalYouth
03-01-2009, 11:34 PM
that is the cutest kitty! she looks sort of like my sierra, especially since she's got angel wings! here is a pic of sierra, just before her passing:

Such a beauty!

knesi07
03-02-2009, 12:04 AM
ya, she was OY. miss my little kitty.

nanner
03-02-2009, 02:16 AM
Cat Cat is a babyface! And Sierra the angel baby...I can empathize, virtual hugs.

Sue W
03-02-2009, 10:51 PM
I'm thinking about what my paperdolls might look like ... I was wondering if the face / head can be something other than paper? Perhaps a mould of some description (made from Delite which is incredibly light and then painted etc..)? Would this be acceptable? :confused:

Cheeka
03-03-2009, 02:25 AM
Oh poo I missed this! Please put me on the waiting list! If y'all can believe it, I have NO PENDING SWAPS. i know, i know, it's unbelievable!

JoyFlower
03-03-2009, 09:42 AM
I'm thinking about what my paperdolls might look like ... I was wondering if the face / head can be something other than paper? Perhaps a mould of some description (made from Delite which is incredibly light and then painted etc..)? Would this be acceptable? :confused:

That would be fine if you are still making the body out of paper...just so we don't stray completely off theme. :) I'm excited to see what you come up with!

JoyFlower
03-03-2009, 09:43 AM
Oh poo I missed this! Please put me on the waiting list! If y'all can believe it, I have NO PENDING SWAPS. i know, i know, it's unbelievable!

PM'd you. We have an opening. :wub:

Cheeka
03-03-2009, 11:28 AM
Yay! I am the luckiest duck alive!

katilady
03-03-2009, 11:41 AM
It's Cheeka, the lucky duck!

Cheeka
03-03-2009, 12:44 PM
Hey - I am filled with ideas for this one! I wanna get started NOW. Pesky job!

egrobeck
03-03-2009, 01:11 PM
been checkin out everyone's dolls - some interesting and cool dollies! haven't started mine yet, but will soon...

JoyFlower
03-04-2009, 08:53 AM
Welcome my sweet little Cheeka duck. :) Can't wait to see what you come up with!

I will be excited to see what kind of dollies you make ergobeck - I love that everyone's work so far is unique. Go where your heart leads. :wub:

JoyFlower
03-04-2009, 08:59 AM
tmfmom's incredible dolls arrived yesterday! Just love them all!
Thanks so much for the extra doll, Terri! She's fabulous!! :wubclub:

Asena
03-04-2009, 09:12 AM
I need to withdraw from the swap, I'm terribly sorry! :(

JoyFlower
03-04-2009, 02:53 PM
Oh, so sorry to see you go Asena. Thanks for letting me know.

midnitecreations
03-04-2009, 05:14 PM
Love the kitty OY. She's unique and fabulous!

artrageous
03-04-2009, 11:00 PM
just finished wrapping them up for mailing. they will go out tomorrow.

JoyFlower
03-04-2009, 11:27 PM
I'll keep an eye out for them! Do you have pics to share with us? :D

purplecat
03-05-2009, 12:30 PM
Ok I finally got my paper dolls done, and since you were all on about Frida, I got making some! I made 6 in all I got carried away! here are 4 of them;

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knesi07
03-05-2009, 01:03 PM
OH PURPLECAT! i love them all...especially the one w/Frida holding the black bird! excellent job...maybe i'll be lucky enough to get one...hint hint cheryl....;)no pressure, though

nanner
03-05-2009, 03:28 PM
Purple...they are sooooooooo sweet! Sigh!

JoyFlower
03-05-2009, 05:48 PM
Oh, they are fabulous-marvelous-wonderous! :wubclub: Excellent as always, Karen!!

*hints* happily accepted - but no promises! :P
With what I have seen so far, I can't imagine anyone will be disappointed!

I just adore you all! I truly do!

seekingforart
03-05-2009, 09:05 PM
Ok I finally got my paper dolls done, and since you were all on about Frida, I got making some! I made 6 in all I got carried away! here are 4 of them;



I want one!:D

corrie04
03-05-2009, 09:59 PM
Unfortunately, I need to withdraw. I'm sooo sorry!

midnitecreations
03-06-2009, 09:58 AM
Beautiful Fridas Purplecat!

coffeelatte
03-06-2009, 11:35 AM
Purplecat - All of those dolls are beauties!

JoyFlower
03-06-2009, 01:46 PM
Unfortunately, I need to withdraw. I'm sooo sorry!

So sorry to see you go, corrie. :( Thanks for letting me know, and no worries, it happens. :)

We've had a couple other players withdraw too, so there are a few spots available if anyone is lurking and wants to jump in.... :D

curbsidetreasure
03-06-2009, 10:57 PM
purplecat i love your frida dolls!

Gezza
03-07-2009, 03:15 PM
Purplecat those dolls are wonderbar!!!!!!!

Dadreemer
03-07-2009, 04:27 PM
Beautiful dolly creations going on here. *sees the bar raised a little higher*

purplecat
03-07-2009, 04:54 PM
Thanks everyone for the kind comments, I had a blast making them!

curbsidetreasure
03-08-2009, 01:04 AM
here are my work in progress frida kahlo dolls:
i used fabric, faces are from a catalog, an anatomical heart image, butterflies are laser cut wood reproductions from illustrations.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3577/3337319978_f116de614c.jpg

JoyFlower
03-08-2009, 12:16 PM
I like the use of the heart as a torso. Clever!

Dadreemer
03-09-2009, 08:56 PM
Well, I got one down. Here he is. Hope he's well received.

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purplecat
03-10-2009, 12:41 PM
Lovely tags!
I experimented and made some real dolls- see my flickr or etsy!

JoyFlower
03-10-2009, 12:43 PM
Well, I got one down. Here he is. Hope he's well received.



OH! He's wonderful!! Great details. :)


Here are my dolls. I decided to go a little glam this time!

Glam is always good! :D I'll PM you with my addy.

JoyFlower
03-10-2009, 12:49 PM
I have received sweet creations from TotalyOzSome!

They arrived Saturday. I love the way each is packed in it's own pretty envelope, and thanks for the extra goodies too! :)

JoyFlower
03-10-2009, 12:51 PM
Lovely Ladies from Gezza arrived yesterday! :jiggy:

They are lovely, Geraldine! Thank you for the goodies and extra doll. I feel spoiled!

Gezza
03-10-2009, 03:21 PM
Glad the girls got there safely!!!!

purplecat
03-11-2009, 08:56 AM
Cheryl I mailed my paper dolls today!