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Creative Challenge
July 2011

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Dolly Dingle Visits Scott and Martin by Darlene on Vintage Image Craft
Dolly Dingle Visits
Scott and Martin
by Darlene Ostrem

Dolly Dingle Dressed-Up in Three-D by Sally Swift for Vintage Image Craft
Dolly Dingle Dressed-Up
in Three-D
by Sally Swift

Bathing Beauties Banner by Nancy Yankowski for Vintage Image Craft
Bathing Beauties Banner
by Nancy Yankowski

Artful Paper Dolls by Terry TaylorDolly Dingle Visits Scott And Martin by Darlene Ostrem really brought the paper doll theme home for us! This dressed-up diorama takes Dolly Dingle on a trip with a clothes line full of clip-on togs! We particularly liked the multi-media assemblage of photos, purchased embellishments, rocks, and natural findings. It is all held together with glue and a sense of humor! We’ll admit to a touch of bias – we liked being included in her story. Darlene will receive a copy of Terry Taylor's wonderful book, Artful Paper Dollsgenerously provided by Sterling PublishingThe winning artwork will also be displayed on the Vintage Image Craft Home Page for one month!


Ten Vintage Christmas Greetings to Make by Vintage Image CraftDolly Dingle Dressed-Up in Three-D by Sally Swift leaps of the background! She embraced the paper doll spirit by dressing Dolly Dingle in satin, velvet and lace. Victorian fashion details include layers of pink ruffles, gathered bodice and ribbon flower festoons. Most impressive was the layered paper tole technique which compliments the dimensional costume. The finished background and frame make this a beautiful keepsake! Sally will receive a VIC e-book from our Cards With a Past series.


Christmas Children collage sheetBathing Beauties Banner by Nancy Yankowski is like a sunny day at a Victorian seaside resort. We loved the alternating flags and cavorting bathers, nicely proportioned for the length of the banner.  The nautical blue ribbons and embellishments played up the waterfront theme beautifully.  This is a wet and witty take on paper dolls at Beach Blanket Bingo! Nancy (a return champion from last year's Challenge) will receive a Vintage Image Craft Image Book download.

Congratulations to our WINNERS, and thank you for your participation, too! The judging decisions were difficult, but each entry gave us reason to revel in the creative mind! Every artist embraced the paper doll theme, and found new ways to dress up this beloved toy. Fabulous work by everyone!

We want to acknowledge Sterling Publishing and Lark Crafts, for generously donating the grand prize, Terry Taylor's remarkable book, artful paper dolls. Terry takes paper dolls in a dozen new directions. Here are paper dolls re-interpreted through imaginative materials, craft technologies, and mixed-media. They include paper dolls as symbols, social commentary, fashion decoration, and yes, even toys. But as the book cover states, "These are not the paper dolls of your childhood!" The book is a $14.95 value.

VintageImageCraft salutes every crafter who participated in the VIC Paper Doll Party Creative Challenge for July 2011!

Entries to the July 2011 Paper Doll Creative Challenge

Click below to see other entries to the July 2011 Paper Doll Creative Challenge...

Dolly Dingle Dressed-up in Three-D 
The image is Dolly Dingle-1929. I picked up the image from the June 27 Facebook posting. Techniques: I printed three images of the paper doll and cut …

Dolly Dingle Visits Scott and Martin 
Hello Martin and Scott! I decided I wanted to create an old fashioned diorama in a shoebox (must be the special ed. teacher in me!). I had so much fun …

Home Sweet Home Tag 
Home Sweet Home Tag by Kim Beldowski Coffee filter handmade flower on left and cardstock flower on right. Tag made of cardstock, leaves and vine are …

Bathing Beauties Banner 
I created this banner using images from VIC's Bathing Beauties I Image Book. Each paper doll is approximately 5 1/2 inches tall ~ the entire banner measures …

A Gypsy Angel  
A Gypsy Angel - Altered Book Cover I used several copies of free VIC images, 7 Gypsies tissue tape, old book pages, butterfly wings from Dezinaworld, …

This artwork was created with a digital software program, with added elements.

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