Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Here Come the Prima Ladies!!!

It's finally here!  Welcome to the Prima Mixed Media Paper Doll blog hop.  We have all been so excited to get this started after two months of planning.  Let's get the rules out of the way first.  My blog candy is shown below and to win the prize you must visit my blog on each Tuesday in August and leave a comment.  If you post about the hop on your blog, you get a second chance and if you become a follower, a third chance.  Let me know in your comment if you have done either of those and make sure to leave an email so that I can contact you.  If I don't hear from the winner in 48 hours, another one will be drawn.  The blog candy for each of us is different and the winners will be drawn on August 27th, the last day of the hop.

My blog candy is shown below and includes two Prima Doll stamps, one Prima Doll pad of tags, one Prima Doll Stencil and three tags, handmade by me.  Included but not pictured is a 12 x 12 package of SU paper with small prints which is great for these dolls.

Links for all the participants in the blog will be listed below each week so you can find your way.  We ask if you post a project on your blog or on Pinterest that you give credit to the blog that created it. Also here on my blog, scattered throughout the posts, are tips for working with these stamps,  They will be printed in BOLD TYPE so that you can find them easily.  Let's go! First my candy:
Our theme is the Seasons.  We'll begin with Spring.  For my post, I have done two tags,  The first is an Easter themed tag, using a Prima Tag as the base.  I used paper from a 6 x 6 pad from Alphabet Junction by Carta Bella for her clothing.  Tip:  small prints are really great for these dolls to keep them in scale.  The 6 x 6 pads are great for this because you use so little and the prints are reduced in size.  You don't have to cut into a large 12 x 12 sheet. All my paper dolls are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on watercolor paper and colored with Copic Markers. You could also use Prismacolor pencils or your favorite brand of pencils, Distress Markers or whatever you are used to.

The Easter tag uses the following products:  Fruit Punch Stickles on the headband, a paper doily and flat backed pearls, clear Rock Candy Glitter by Ranger, K&Co. egg stickers, brads, a vintage image from the internet (basket), bling from Recollections, two images from G45 Once Upon A Springtime collection and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Instead of bare legs, I colored this doll as though she had white tights on.  Don't all little girls wear white tights for Easter?  Tip:  Don't overlook substituting clothing on the bare body parts of the dolls.  You can change the look by making sleeves, pants, tights, collars, hats, etc where there are none.

My second tag for Spring commemorates Prom season.  Black formal wear is so hot with young people today and our doll is no exception.  She's wearing a short strapless dress with a silver ruffle.  The ruffle was from already glittered paper.  Headband, shoes and crown are Stickles.  She was again done on a Prima tag with Washi tape down one side and some preprinted words.  Recollections flower in three shades of grey/black cascade down the front.  The tag is finished with sparkly black ribbon tied in a double bow with the tails up, which is a detail I especially like on these tags.
Now hop on over to Mindy's blog to see what goodies she has ready for you.  Be sure to stop back next Tuesday for Summer themed dolls.  And thank you for taking the time to visit.  I hope you have a good time.

Dars Crafty Creations (Dar) 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/



Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi there Mary! WOW these creations are AMAZING and SO inspirational! Great job! I was looking forward to being inspired by you ladies and I can tell you I am not disappointed! Everyone's work is AWESOME!!!
Thanks for joining in the PRIMA HOP FUN and sharing your amazing talent!

ParkNSlide said...

You have chosen 2 really great topics to represent Springtime. Love all the fun elements and colors of your Easter tag. The prom tag is so elegant in B&W and that cascade of flowers is gorgeous.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, both tags are stunning!! The basket of eggs is so awesome!! I love the designs and details of both!! They are fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration!! I'm so happy to be hopping with you!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Scrap for Joy said...

I am in awe of your talent! Your Easter and Prom themed tags are awesome and beautifully executed! You have the best eye (how are your eyes by the way??) for choosing papers and embellishments! I am really enjoying seeing everyone's creations and meeting new friends but you will always be my idol !
Great prizes, too! Wish I could win!! I must post pictures of mine!
Hugs for healing Mary and a standing O for your work!
(I also think it was great that you included all of the tips!)

Edilza Teixeira said...


Amei ver as maravilhosas criações!!! Parabéns!!!

1 - Comentários toda terça-feira = OK
2 - Seguidora = OK
3 - Coloquei na barra lateral = OK


Email: edilzateixeirascrap@gmail.com


Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Mary!!!

Parabéns pelo belíssima criação!!! Amo esses selos. Obrigada por compartilhar conosco essa maravilhosa ideia. Já visitei o blog da Darlene, Lisa, Diane e Joyce, deixei um comentário.





Createology said...

Hi Mary. Thank you for your email to help me join the hop. I adore these Prima Ladies with all their finery. Your tips are excellent and will help me finally use my stamps I bought when they first hit our local store. Easter and the Prom are very Springtime. Now I am off to hop the other participants. What a fun way to enjoy my favorite month of August. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Createology said...

Now I am following your blog. I like your creative style. Thank you. Happy Creative Hearts...

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice tag tfs!!!

Karon said...

These tags are fabulous! gorgeous colours and wonderful embellishments! TFS and I'm a new follower too :-)


Joanie said...

Great designs! Thanks for all the wonderful tips.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful tags!!!Love the design!!!

SiskiyouSue said...

Wow! These are great. I'm a new follower, love the variety of your work!

Alvina said...

Wow, just beautiful, I love your tags, thanks for sharing.


Gretchen Wilson said...

Your work is outstanding, the girls will definitely be headed to Project Runway. I really like the Easter dress and with her basket it's tops. This is so fun, because I used to play with paper dolls growing up way back then. No TV where I came from.
Plan to follow you now.

Sherrie K. said...

These are amazing!! I love the Prima Paper Dolls:) Your designs are so gorgeous! TFS!

Sherrie K

Davi said...

Very fun and sassy creations with the Primas! Especially love the b&w one ;)

Kay Q said...

I love the prima dolls, you are so creative

Roxanne Pafundi said...

These are so wonderful! I just recently purchased three of these stamps...hard to decide and not get all really...so cute! Love your creations!

Debbie Peysen said...

Your designs are so wonderful. They gave me great ideas. I have all the dolls but not have got to play with them all. Thanks for sharing and the blog hop.

I became a member of you site.

Debbie Peysen

Indy said...

Fabulous work! Love these stamps!

Carol P said...

I loved your Prima doll tag and am so excited about this blog.

Crafty Moni said...

Adorable! Your tags are amazing, they really made me want to get these stamps, lol. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Crafty Moni said...

I am a new follower, and would love if you stopped by my blog and followed me too:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Mulberry Mindy said...

Hi Mary! Your tags are so beautiful. I love the Spring themes you thought of to celebrate with your awesome tags. I am running a little late checking out the blogs, because of my jury duty, but now that it's done I can enjoy "the HOP!" It is so nice hopping with you, your tags are inspiring me to color some dolls on watercolor paper. Have a great week1


MiamiKel said...

Wow, how absolutely wonderful! What a joy to behold, each design and tag are so full of detail and loveliness. I just love these doll stamps and you have done them justice and beyond - gorgeous!

Linda said...

So cute! I love to make tags and these are adorable! Great stamps and fun blog hop idea!

Pam said...

Wow! I just found you through Pinterest and these dolls are fabulous! I love your tags. The elements you chose are fabulous. I love making these dolls. So far I have 3 of them.

Pam said...

I am following your blog & Pinterest now. Sorry, I don't have a blog, but I do post my tags on my Pinterest board, Pam Nutting.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are so smart and cute, love the fabulous designs!

Debbie K. said...

Mary, your dolls are fantastic. Love them all!
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

Ceal said...

Beautiful TFS! Love these Prima dolls!

Diane said...

Love these Mary...the Easter one is so creative with the basket, and what a clever and fun idea for the "Prom"....both are stunning (and I knew they would be)and am looking forward to seeing your next creation!!

Ellen R said...

Beautiful tags!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

love your tags. I am a new follower. ajscreativeenergy@yahoo.com

Kathy Salido said...

Oh my, your tags are absolutely gorgeous!! Love them both. Love the easter basket and the big black flowers.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous tags- especially LOVE the Prom tag- so elegant! Love the Easter themed tag too- beautifully done!
I am a new follower
POsted the hop logo on my sidebar
Shellymc2 at Comcast.net

Indy said...

Fabulous tags!

Anonymous said...

Great tiptop put clothing on the bare body parts. I am a follower.
Carol b