July 9, 2011

Remember When????

Remember when we used to play with paper dolls?  I'm feeling a tad bit nostalgic at the moment.  Mo, from Mo's Digital Pencil recently created a beautiful "Paper Doll" named Trudy.  OH MY GOODNESS, did this ever bring back some childhood memories for me.  Although I don't recall the paper dolls I had back then, ever being as cute as Trudy is. 

I got Trudy as a freebie for a contest that ends today over at Mo's Facebook page.  I have worked on it a little bit at a time over this past week, and of course have found some other challenges along the way that I thought I would like to enter this card into. 

So here we go....  Meet Trudy!

I colored Trudy with copic markers, and yes I even gave her pink "undies" ha ha... not that you can see them, but a little girl isn't complete without pink panties, right? ha ha...

I paper pieced her dress using the same polkadot paper I have in the background, but to make it a little more interesting, I used copics again, and added a few pink polkadots to the dress.  I couldn't wait to tuck some lace under her dress, this idea popped in my mind, the moment that I saw this sweetie. 

I went with a little bit of a "vintage" look, only because the whole idea of paper dolls is vintage in my opinion.  Geeez, that makes me sound old now... especially since I LOVED playing with paper dolls...

Not only is this card entered over at Mo's Facebook Contest, but I'm also entering it on her Challenge Blog.  Mo's Digital Challenge: -  "Vintage with Distressing and Lace".

The other challenges that I have entered this card for are.... 

Paper Take Weekly - "Anything Goes"
The ABC Challenge - "Y for Yesterday"
Cute Card Thursday - "Lace"

I hope you have enjoyed my card today, and hopefully this little cutie has given you lots of fun childhood memories to think back to.  Ahhhh, why can't life be as simple as it was when we were young?  Now... THOSE were the Days!!!


Penni said...

Ooooh I love the lace you've put under Trudy's dress - very pretty.

Great card Lynda, I love it.


Jennifer M. said...

This is soooo pretty. I love the lace on her dress. Very sweet image and card.

Great Job :)

Jen in Miami

Debbie said...

Oh My!!!what a beautiful party dress you made for Trudy. I love how her dress is popped out like that. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!


Elaine L. said...

Very pretty! So lacy and girlie..perfect for a paper doll! Glad you shared her with us in Mo's Challenge.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lynda so adorable and love the lace petticoat.

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic Lynda, I love it!!Love the lace under her dress. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

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This is gorgeous! Beautiful card :O)

Pat said...

I DO remember paper dolls...and this one is just as cute as can be!! Your coloring is gorgeous...and your designwork is just such fun! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's fun challenge at Mo's! Pat Frank

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous! I love that image, I love the layout, and your coloring is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!