Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Glorious, Wonderful, Amazing Fall!

Hi everyone!  Are you enjoying the hop so far?  Got any ideas for these stamps in your future?  I find them so easy to be creative with.  You can do so much with them....tags, scrapbooking, canvas, a mini book (REMEMBER: THE DOLLS DON'T HAVE TO BE FULL SIZE), shrinky dinks, bookmarks, etc.  The possibilities, as they say, are endless. Be sure to double click on the images to see them up close.

So this Tuesday finds us at fall, my favorite season of all.  So I went all out with tags for this seasons.  Let's start with back to school.  Lots of embellies on this one.  The tag and all elements are distressed with Vintage Photo applied with an applicator.  The school photo, the box of crayons, the flashcard and the ruler are Tim Holtz.  The schoolroom clock is Recollections.  The little books in the lower right hand corner are from a sheet of dollhouse books to cut out.  I even put print inside!  YOU COULD LOOK FOR PICTURES OF BOOKS IN MAGAZINES OR JUNKMAIL AND PRINT AND CUT THEM TO SIZE.  The back to school letters are faux Scrabble stickers.  I added a collar, cut freehand and the headband is the same paper as the dress.  A matching gingham bow tops it all off.
The next tag is sprayed with Dylusions Inks (LOVE those things), blotted off and dried.  Our doll has a dress detailed with Stickles.  All the little details were punches with the exception of the apple which is K&Co.  All the foliage is embossed and distressed.  And I detailed the leaves and pumpkins with a stylus.  She's ready for an autumn gathering.

The third tag jumps into the Halloween season.  A regular Prima tag is covered with a highly embossed scrap of paper (I'm not sure you can tell this from the picture). which I bought on a trip to Lancaster PA years ago.  I have no idea of the manufacturer.  I only bought one sheet (duh!) and wish I had twenty more.  It is just the neatest paper.  The doll is dressed in a small print paper and her shoes are colored with Copics.  The hat was stolen from a sheet of halloween stickers byf K&Co. The tags and Happy Haunting sentiment are Graphic 45.  The little clock (up on the tickets) is from My Minds Eye Lost and Found.  The tickets themselves are Crafty Secrets, which is all digital stamps now.  Boo Hoo!  I loved their rubber.  Everything was edged with Vintage Photo Ink.  TIP: WHILE WE ARE SPEAKING ABOUT EDGES, I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT MOST OF THE DOLL PARTS AND EMBELLISHMENTS I EDGE WITH A MARKER OR INK THAT MATCHES THAT PART.  IT'S ANOTHER TRICK TO DISGUISE THOSE WHITE EDGES WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE SHOW ON YOUR FINISHED TAG.  IT GIVES A NICE NEAT APPEARANCE.
My last fall tag is my favorite of all the tags I made for the hop.  Let's hear a big welcome for Bat Lady! Be sure to double click and see this one enlarged.  The Prima tag is covered in an old halloween script paper.  Her bodice and ruffle are a Martha Stewart glittered paper.  The skirt is an embossed black paper, black on black, which is stunning.  The flower is Prima.  The black beaded bling is Recollections.  The brad at the top where the ribbon is is Lost and Found from My Minds Eye.  The bat wings were embellishments from last year's Halloween collection from K&Co. The apothecary tag to the side is Crafty Secrets.  The edges are done is Black Soot ink.  TIP: THE USE OF LOTS OF DIMENSIONALS TO "POP UP' THESE DOLLS ON THE TAGS IS VERY IMPORTANT. THEY SEEM TO FLOAT OVER THE SURFACE.  I USED TWO SIZES AND THICKNESSES OF POP DOTS AND ONE VERY SMALL CIRCULAR ONE FOR AREAS THAT WERE THIN AND TINY AND A LARGER CIRCLE WHICH WAS THICKER THAN MOST FOR THE DOLL ITSELF AND LARGE EMBELLISHMENTS.  ALSO GET INTO THE HABIT OF ALLOWING YOUR LARGE EMBELLISHMENTS HANG OFF OF THE TAGS HERE AND THERE.  IT ADDS SOME WOW FACTOR!

Well that does it for me for fall.  Hop to Lisa's blog to see her offerings and don't forget to comment for a chance at my blog candy (see post below) to be awarded on August 27th.  Next Tuesday we will end our hop with Winter (and I might do something different than tags for a change (wink!).  See you then!
 Dar's Crafty Creations http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
Primitive Seasons (Mary) http://primitiveseasons.blogspot.com/
A Mermaids Crafts (Lisa) http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
Scrap For Joy (Joyce)    http://scrapforjoy.blogspot.com/


Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Mary!!!

Belíssimos trabalhos. Amei cada um. Parabéns pelas suas criações maravilhosas. Visitei o comentei no blog da Lisa, Darlene, Mindy e Joyce.




ParkNSlide said...

Your designs for Fall ALL have that "Wow Factor." I can't even pick a favorite---they are all fabulous. So much inspiration here. Thanks for sharing...I am a follower, have posted your hop on my blog and also given you a shout out on a Prima Doll swap posted on Splitcoast stampers.

Diane said...

I agree Mary, these are "WOW"...and loved everyone of them and your really good tips!!! Shrinky dinks...hmmm, you got my attention there, I might just try that!! Stunning, my friend, stunning!!

Scrap for Joy said...

I stand in awe once again! When I saw the Back to School tag I thought, "Oh, this is my favorite!" And then I scrolled down and saw the 3 other tags and was blown out of my sandals! Your attention to detail is magnificent!
Great job Mary!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Holy Smokes girl ... you really went all out for Fall ... I can hardly wait to see what you do for Winter!!! These tags (each and every one of them) is AWESOME! I find fabulous details on each ... SO MUCH INSPIRATION! Well done my friend! WOWZA!!!

Karon said...

Oh my goodness, these tags are stunning! Love them all! TFS


Lisa said...

Wow, you have outdone yourself!! These are all fabulous!! I don't know which is my favorite - they are all amazing!! I love how you decorated each one!! Just absolutely gorgeous and so inspiring!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Sherrie K. said...

WOWZERS...you have been busy! I love all of your creations! All the details and dimension is so FABULOUS! I love bay lady....you rocked this!
Awesome hop again!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorites are the Halloween dolls. Great tips for making the girls float and hanging over the edges. I have the paper for bat girl. Thanks for the fab ideas.
Carol b

Alvina said...

Wow, I love all your projects the way you decorated each one is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing.


Mulberry Mindy said...

Mary, Mary, Mary! You are so amazing! The tag Queen has struck again. These tags are just awesome!
I love all the fall themes, especially the Back-to-School, and of course, the Halloween! You give such attention to detail, the bits and pieces are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us! Have a great week!

MiamiKel said...

Wow wow wow!! This is a jaw dropping post! I have so enjoyed hopping along with you all these weeks, through the seasons, but my word - each one is SO FABULOUS! no favorites here, they are all splendid! I love Fall and you've captured it beautifully!! x0x0

Crafty Moni said...

Fabulous work! I loved all your tags, and want them all lol. Love fall/Halloween, and the way you used the dolls and embellishments to make the dolls pop up was genius! With all the inspiration, now more then ever do I want these stamps lol. Thanks for the tips and inspiration!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com

Crafty Moni said...

So glad to be a follower of your blog:) Can't wait to see more of your work!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowza- you have been very busy creating!!! Loving the teacher (school) tag- my Daughter is a teacher- and she would love this! Loving all of the fun details- the leaves, the pumpkin- love the colors- your dotted stickles on the dress and the lovely gown! Awesome!

Createology said...

Wow you really covered all aspects of Fall and I love them all. Each doll is detailed perfectly. This is such a fun hop and I thank you...

Debbie K. said...

Mary, your tags are amazing! Each one is very different but terrific all the same. Thanks for your tips on the pop dots.
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

SiskiyouSue said...

Your tags are amazing! I couldn't choose a favorite. I love that these paper dolls are so versatile. Thanks for showing us how great they are!

Joanie said...

Wow! I love all your dolls. The gingham on your first tag helps coordinate the entire tag. Your last doll is gorgeous in her black and gold dress. Thanks for the tips on shading edges and letting materials move off the tag and especially all the pop dots needed to make the dolls float.
I am a follower but no blog.

Davi said...

Four FAB tags you created! All so different and perfect for all the fall occasions! The last one is beautiful but I sure like the back to school one too :)

Joanie said...

I've posted the blog hop notice on my FB account.
FB Joan Cornell San Antonio

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh these are so super cute, love your fabulous designs! Of course I am a follower! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Linda said...

Wow! Your tags are tops! Love each one! LSmithRN62@yahoo.com

Carol P said...

Love your dolls this week, especially your wonderful tips!!You have motivated me to finish one of my tags that I started!

CarolP said...

I really like your dolls, especially the wonderful tips you gave! You have motivated me to finish one of the tags I started!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wow, you have blown me away with your creativity, the girls are sure happy in there new outfits for the fall. I don't think you left anything out of your runway outfits.
Great job.

Indy said...

Wow! I'm loving these dolls. Grown up version of those paper dolls I used to cut out and play with for hours!

Anonymous said...

The halloween dolls are my favorites ! Can't wait to make some.
Carol b
Cburnsstar@ aol.com

Kathy Salido said...

WOW, fabulous tags, the Bat lady is my favorite too, she is gorgeous!! thanks so much, have really enjoyed this hop and seeing all the fabulous projects.