Thursday, July 14, 2011

[DYSU] Challenge #28 - Sew: Faux or Real

Did you play along last week with us at Do You Stack Up (DYSU)? We have another fun-filled challenge, one that almost everyone has tried or done before and is one of my personal favorites ...

So pull out your gel pens, black pens, needle & thread, or sewing machine...any kind of Sewing goes this week.

I am featuring one of the sponsors today, which happen to be a personal favorite of mine...Mami Doodles digis! Elisa makes the cutest, darndest digis and we got to play with Ligia. I feel so honored to be able to show you something special today.

Come & Play
Stamps: (Ligia Playing Dress Up) Mami Doodles
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink; (Basic Card Stock - Cream) Recollection; (Earth Love) Cosmo Cricket; (Porcelain, Urban Prairie) Basic Grey
Ink: (Jenni Bowlin - No. 11 Brown Sugar) Ranger
Embellishments: (Soft-core Color Pencils) Prismacolor; (Vintage Button - Dark Chocolate; Baker's Twine - Chocolate) Papertrey Ink; (Mini Clothespins - Natural) Canvas Corp; (White Sewing Thread) Güttermann

Do you remember these paper dolls? Did you ever have one? One of my childhood memories of a family trip was getting one of these from a trip to London. I carefully cut out each dress and accessory piece and made sure to fold the tabs exactly along the line. After I was done playing with my paper doll, I'd put all the clothes and parts carefully back into its folder and made sure each tab was flat and unfolded. Call it OCD or anal retentive...I was that kid.

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When I saw Elisa releasing the Ligia digi, I had this concept floating in my head. I am showcasing Ligia in Braids & Uniform and thought why not convert her into a paper doll? The rest of the outfits hanging on the clothe line are the other Ligia outfits that were paper pieced with some Basic Grey scraps.

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To make the clothes more prominent, I outlined the pieces with a black ink pen and then added tabs and outlined those as well. 

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Ligia is actually made of two pieces of card stock, and I created a slit into the green grass where I slit the back silhouette of Ligia into the card for her to stand. It's her "home" when she's not being played with. If she wants to come out and play, then a little tug should do the trick, and she's free to "wander off."

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A little bit of (unintentional messy) sewing around the hills, and this little play date invitation with built-in fun is done. So see this inspiration as a personal invitation to come play along with us at DYSU. Make sure to check out what the DT has designed and leave them a little bit of love.

Our sponsors this week:

  • Robyn's Fetish- either 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps + 1 paper pack
  • Mami Doodles- 4 images for the prize winner (3 + one of their choice)


Miranda said...

hi Ren Yi love the idea of the paper doll, it's really awesome


Denise and Louise said...

Brilliant idea Re-Yi. I remember having paper dolls as a child too!!
denise xx

kurlygirl said...

Ren-Yi, this is such a wonderful idea! I just love it!


Trinh said...

So darn cute & creative, Ren-Yi!

WencheP said...

This is awesome!


Marcy said...

Ren Yi, this is fantastic! So it!!

princesskitten said...

This is such fun - love it

Jennifer Lo said...

what a gorgeous card that you have designed.


Diane said...

Oh my, so very cute!

*Alison* said...

Okay! AMAZING!! this is so pretty.. What little girl wouldn't love to have this card, and play with the doll.. great job.. so fun.. hugs

Janna Werner said...

Die Karte ist total niedlich, Ren-Yi! klasse Idee! LG Janna

Diane's Place said...

This is absolutely adorable and so much FUN... I can see a little girl having a blast after getting such a neat invitation!

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