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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Prima Doll Blog Hop - Week 2 Summer

Happy Tuesday and welcome back for the second week of the Prima Doll Blog Hop!!

We are in the second week of a four part HOP and the rules are very simple. Each Tuesday throughout the month of August we will be sharing creations made with a variety of these fabulous Julie Nutting Prima doll stamps to inspire you.

All you will need to do is hop to each of our blogs (links are below) each Tuesday in August and leave us a comment. Be sure to include your email address because on August 30th we will EACH BE GIVING AWAY A PRIZE. We will be sharing what our individual prize packages are on our blogs.

REMEMBER … you will need to comment EACH TUESDAY to qualify for the prize! AND … if you share our hop info on your blog, your name will go in twice towards the prize. WAIT THERE’S MORE! If you become a follower/subscriber you get a THIRD CHANCE!!

For my Spring project, click HERE. For Summer, I decided to follow along the same theme and create a mixed media canvas.

I started with another 8x10 canvas and adhered torn pieces of paper from  K & Company's Happy Trails paper stack with Claudine Hellmuth's Gel Medium. Acrylic paint in aqua and sea blue were scraped on the background. Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso was applied through a Crafter's Workshop Cosmic Swirls template. The banner was created with Spellbinders Nested Pennants and Nested Lacy Pennants dies. The letters are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Alpha Parts. For the boardwalk, I basically created a box to attach to the bottom of the canvas. The paper was embossed with a TH Wood Grain embossing folder and inked with TH Gathered Twig Distress Ink. Lollypop sticks with twine hot glued to them were used for the rail. The arrow is a Spellbinders Nautical Frames and Accents die, inked with TH Salty Ocean and Gathered Twig Distress Inks. Boardwalk is from Artistic Outpost's Boardwalk stamp set.

The tag is from We R Memory Keepers Down the Boardwalk stack. The sentiment is from Paper Wings Productions Sea Melange stamp set.

Olive was stamped on an old book page (my favorite thing to use for the doll stamps). You can't tell in the pic, but her top is peach with sparkles - so pretty!! She was popped up with foam tape and then outlined with first a white charcoal pencil and then a black one.

And I couldn't help but make a summer tag, too :)

My summer tag celebrates Independence Day. The paper is from DCWV's Summer Days stack. Stars & stripes, July 4th and the flag were cut from the same paper stack.

The doll was stamped again on old book paper. Her outfit is from the DCWV Summer Day stack. Her sunglasses were cut from the paper in the We R Memory Keepers Down the Boardwalk stack. She was popped up with foam tape.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - Thankful Thursday - August Anything Goes
  2. Sunday Funday - August Linky Party
  3. Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because Linky Party
Blog candy!!

If you remember from last week, I'm giving away one of Julie's newest doll stamps, Mia, but I said I might add something else...well, this week I'm adding a Prima Mixed Media Tag Pad!! These tags are the perfect size for all of your doll projects :)

All you have to do to be eligible to win Mia and the tag pad is leave a comment on each Tuesday post (4 total). Click HERE for last week's post. If you share info on our blog hop on your blog or facebook, you get another entry. And if you are or become a follower/subscriber, that's another chance to win. You can count these every week for extra entries...but be sure to leave a comment for each additional entry. And be sure to stop back next week...I may add a little something more to the giveaway :)

The next stop on the hop is the amazing and talented Diane of Nellies Nest. Here's the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:

Dar - Dar's Crafty Creations
Lisa - A Mermaids Crafts <YOU ARE HERE
Diane - Nellies Nest 
Joyce - Scrap For Joy

Thanks so much for joining us today!! See you next Tuesday for our fall doll projects :)


Diane said...

Wowzers~Wowzers Lisa, you have created masterpieces once again!!! Love your summer canvas...and what a cute sentiment and banner!!! The Independence Day tag is awesome!! Love all the pretty paper piecing details...wonderful my friend!!

Cheri said...

You did such a great job. The red/white/ blue summer tag is so fun. I really like the colors and texture of your canvas. TFS my friend.

Cheri - John 3:16

Mulberry Mindy said...

Great canvas, my friend! I especially like the dimensional boardwalk with rope railing, and the summer banner. Your tag is amazing with all the Red, White, & Blue, and layers galore! Thanks for sharing, and have a great week, Lisa.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

LOVE the paper piecing and the fabulous designs. So cute!!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Goodness gracious Lisa - loving your prima dolls... Super super cute, that broadwalk rope is just incredibly stylish....

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, a couple of hours ago I realized it was almost Tuesday... and I happy-danced in my chair knowing your doll post would be going up! :o) Your projects are awe-inspring, as always. :o) What I'd give to be a butterfly on your wall as you create! (A fly just isn't as sparkly... hehe!) The backgrounds amaze and intrigue me. So many beautiful details. I love the dolls, the themes, and every perfect accent sprinkled throughout. The boardwalk is amazing and I truly love that you take the time to include special moments like that. Spectacular work on the canvas and tag, my amazing friend. I hope your day is filled with sparkles and joy. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Edilza Teixeira Scrap e Artes said...

Oi Lisa!!!

Ficou muito bonito seu trabalho. Amo essas primas!!! Já deixei um comentário no BLOG da Darlene e Mary.


ParkNSlide said...

Your amazing backgrounds take these dolls to a whole other level. I am in awe of your creativity.

Rhonda Emery said...

way too cute. great job. love it. hugs

Beebeebabs said...

Love love love you did a awesome job thanks for sharing!!!

Unknown said...

The words that keep coming to my mind is How does she come up with it!!!You are so creative Lisa, both projects are amazing, I really love how you made the swirls with gesso and the rails with lolly pop sticks, you blow my mind...absolutely beautiful my friend...hugs

Karon said...

These are so cool! Love the mixed media canvas and using a box for the boardwalk - genius! Beautiful tag, wonderful colours. Already a follower and loving this mega hop! TFS


snappy scrappy said...


Darlene said...

OMG these are AMAZING Lisa! LOVE the boardwalk and sentiment on the 1st one and then the R/W/B with all the fun 4th elements is AWESOME too! FANTASTIC inspiration ... I'm so glad to be doing this hop with you ladies and gathering so much more inspiration!!
Have a fabulous day!

Primitive Seasons said...

Great job on both projects. I love the boardwalk details and the banner and no one will doubt your patriotism on that tag! Wonderful!


jessica said...

OMG more gorgeous creations my friend!! What awesome stamps and I LOVE what you do with them!!! FAB FAB job!!!!!
You know I am a HUGE fan of your mixed media art and I LOVE your canvas but that 4th of July tag is my favorite!!!!
Fantastic job yet again!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day :)

Sherrie K. said...

I am just BLOWN away with your creativity! I am lovin' these prima girl stamps! How fun an you have just brought each one to life!! I LOVE that you did one on the canvas....what a FABULOUS project my friend! Love...Ooooh, I wish we lived closer so we could craaft together! LOVE!!!!
Have a super day!
Sherrie K

Nana said...

Cute, cute, cute. Love how you use the test paper for the face and bodies.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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gracescraps@gmail.com said...

Lisa, what a fabulous and creative canvas and tag!! You rocked the girl stamps!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Scrap for Joy said...

Another gorgeous canvas Lisa! I have not worked much with gesso but I have to take the leap and try it. You have been an inspiration to me every week. I love all of the boardwalk details and the summer banner. Your 4th tags is adorable, too!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

You never disappoint, Lisa. Both the card and tag are excellent!

Christine Kiehl said...

Lisa, You sure created some lovlies! Thank you for sharing your gals with us! I can't wait to see what the others have to share - all this month!! WHoo hooo!

~ Jo ~ said...

WOW Lisa you are really going out of the box and nailing these projects! I am in awe of your work my friend! These projects are freaking gorgeous!!!!!


Charlotte said...

Oh wow Lisa, You are absolutely amazing!! You have knocked it out of the ballpark here.

Gwen said...

These are amazing! I really love the look of these and the red and blue one is my favorite!

Joanie said...

So many wonderful projects and ideas! I really like your boardwalk canvas with the lighthouse showing in the background. Lots of texture. With a board actually being used for the boardwalk I think I could place all my sea shell pretties on it for display.

Debbie K. said...

Lisa your projects are fabulous. Love your canvas. You are one talented lady!

Joanie said...

Hi again, I also joined your blog following. This is a great idea to have folks join. I'm learning so much from your blogs and other LinksJoanc@satx.rr.com!

SiskiyouSue said...

These paper dolls are just darling! I am loving all the great ideas on this hop. I especially enjoy your use of text in such an unusual way.
suekimmet at gmail dot com

Lolis said...

Lisa, love your paper dolls! Wow!

tellana said...

Oh I'm amazed by all your doll projects. They just keep getting better and better!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are awesome Lisa! Carri~Abusybee

Kathy Salido said...

Such fabulous projects Lisa. Love how you stamp the dolls on old book pages, they look so cool!! I also love how you created the boardwalk on your canvas. Great job as always, you are such an inspiration to try new and different things.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Lisa, I like these paper dolls.
Kevin xx

Mary Ann said...

BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS!!!Awesome work!!!Have a good week!!!!

Alvina said...

Beautiful projects the canvas is beautiful, thanks for sharing.


D said...

So totally fabulous Lisa! I love how you used the popsicle sticks on the bottom with twine. The background is beautiful too. And the summer tag is the absolute cutest! Love how you used Julie Nutting's stamps.

Createology said...

How very sweet your canvas is with the blue ocean theme. Love the doll with her summer sundress on. The tag with Fourth of July theme really captures the beginning of Summer. Fabulous. Creative Happy Hearts...

Pat N. said...

Wow, love your Prima dolls, you are crazy talented, Lisa! I went back and looked at others too. Great stuff!

Life and Knits said...

Lisa, this are absolutely fabulous!!! OMG! I can't believe how adorable they are. I just love these Prima dolls. I love the way you've colored them. Truly stunning!


MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart, these are absolute gems! What amazing creativity and vivid colors, fun design - just all around SQUEALS of delight!! You are immensely talented - these doll stamps are quickly stealing my heart and just amazing stop on this hop here!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow! Love your summer canvas...love the boardwalk and the banner and love the sentiment!!! The Patriotic tag is so cool- love the paper piecing!! Love the glasses you added too : )

Enderby said...

Love Love Love the canvas. I have been looking at it for five minutes in awe. Thanks for all the instructions on how you did it.

The tag is so cool. I think that would look so good on of 4th of July wreath.

Thanks for sharing your talent.

Debbie P

Linda said...

LOVE! I especially like the dolls stamped on book paper/script. I'm really enjoying this blog hop and have added a link to my blog at www.gracefilledmoments.blogspot.com I'm Linda and my email is LSmithRN62@yahoo.com

Kate said...

Awesome Mixed Media project, love all your creations.

Pam said...

Your Prima Dolls are beautiful Lisa! I especially love the 4th of July one, it just stands out so!

Karen said...

So pretty, Lisa! I love all the bright colors you chose and the dolls are very cute. I really like how you added the crinkle ribbon and twine too! :)


Crafty Moni said...

Loved your projects, there so pretty! Ok I have to try that stamping on an old book technique, so cool! These dolls are so cute, thanks for a chance at winning:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
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Crafty Moni said...

Im already a follower of your blog:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L .

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Crafty Moni said...

I follow you on facebook :)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
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Gretchen Wilson said...

I really like your little girls, this has been so much fun, I'll be making some this weekend at a 3 day retreat. Can't wait.

Unknown said...

These are both awesome projects, but I must say I especially love your patriotic tag! It's so fun :)

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Davi said...

Both are fabulous Lisa, I love how you used the girls so differently!! Love the canvas and all the artistic elements, your 4th tag is so totally fun :)

DIANA L. said...

WOW!!! love what you have done with the Prima dolls, I had to get one --one shop carried them at the expo
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a great weekend my friend

Tracey said...

So creative......love your gorgeous dolls. I especially love how you stamp them on book pages! Fabulous my Friend. Can't wait to next Tuesday:)

Larelyn said...

Oh my gosh, I'm just starting to see all these fabulous doll stamps (I guess I'm a little late for the newest craze!), but yours are the most amazing technique I've seen. So you, Lisa, always bringing an edge and uniqueness to everything you create.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Umm. Wow. two more fantastic creators. love how you stamped your images on the writing. great look. ajscreativeenergy@yahoo.com.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

oops. I meant to two more fantastic creations. I am a follower.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I have share this hop on my blog here

Gita said...

Love the little boardwalk you created on the first one and the July 4th one is so cute!

Judith Tetley said...

Cute idea putting a doll on a boardwalk. She looks so "cool". Love it!
Kind Regards
Judith from Australia

Migdalia said...

WOW!! Fabulous & FUN Creations!!!
Awesome job my friend!!
Have a wonderful day,

Indy's Designs said...

Too, too cute! Love them!

Norma Gomez said...

These are so fun!!

Shelly said...

Oh goodness I missed these fabulous creations! WOW OH WOW~ these are fantastic! I LOVE the scene on your canvas and the TAG has such GREAT color! You are AMAZING my friend!
Hug to you!

Esther said...

Wow, these are both just fabulous!!!! Your paper piecing is amazing, love the news print!! I really love what you do with these prima doll stamps!!!!

VanessaB said...

I seriously just love your work! that canvas is awesome. love that little rope fence with the boardwalk sign. the 4th tag: amazing.

Cathy said...

I wish I had a little of your talent, you are always amazing:)

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