Saturday, March 30, 2019

Julie Nutting Doll - Tag Shaped Card

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward

I just can't help it! Some of my Julie Nutting dolls are born with faces.  I guess it's because I color so many pretty lady faces with my copics, my dolls don't seem finished without a pretty smile.  I know most people, including Julie, don't draw faces on these sweeties and they still look adorable.  In my defense, Prima did come out with some face stamps for them but according to some YouTube videos I watched recently, they didn't work well.  I've been using these Peachy Keen face stamps and they stamp out so cute.

This is the first Prima doll I made several years ago and I think she looks very pretty without her face.  I still really love this cute image.  I think I'll give her a smile and a wink next time around.

I was honored to create these tags in a Julie Nutting class taught by Julie herself a few years ago.  I admire her artistic skills so much...I was agog during the whole class and I hung on her every word because she is a celebrity to me  I have two of her collage couture books in which she shows how to actually draw fashion dolls (and add faces if you want).  I think I'll just stick to the stamps for now, though.  Dressing them up and creating a place for them to live is enough fun for me.

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  1. Great with the face - This is a gorgeous tag!
    It is more to my taste than the faceless variations from the past.
    But I think these faceless images were quite nice and with your masterful hand you gave them a wonderful appearance ! I used some of these faceless stamp images in the past and liked to colour and use them for a short time of my stamping "career" and they helped and led me to drawing and painting things in the end and that is what counts for me as I always thought I can not draw or paint.
    So thanks to stamps !

    Happy Sunday!

  2. A super post and great example of paper piecing and must say I adore the fresh colours of your first for our challenge, thanks so much for joining in our 'Use Yellow' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  3. A really lovely creation, gorgeous colours, lovely paper piecing and a great image. So glad that you gave this lovely image a face, they are just not the same without a face.
    Thank you so much for joining our 'Use Yellow' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. I love all your dolls - I have a few and need to make more with them. Your first one is so bright and cheerful and perfect for the challenge. Thanks for joining in with my challenge to use yellow at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

  5. What a gorgeous tag! I love the bright/happy colors you used in your paper piecing, and what a pretty face! Thanks for linking up to the "Anything goes" challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

  6. Beautiful and sweet creations.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  7. Wow! I ADORE this card! Awesome job and that paper piecing just put it over the top! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede so we could all enjoy it!

  8. This is gorgeous!! (Well, all of them are gorgeous, actually!) Love those beautiful flowers and how you paper pieced her outfit! The patterns you used are fabulous! And I think she looks great with the face! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  9. Lovely tags. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.

  10. Fun tags and fabulous colors. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  11. A wonderful line up of tags - the designs are lovely. Thanks for linking them to out Tag Friday post at A Vintage Journey xxx

  12. What a GORGEOUS creation, I love it! Your other three are beautiful as well! I am your newest follower. :)
    Crafty Hugs, Sherry xx
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

  13. You're so talented! I love the faces your created and your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
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