Thursday, April 23, 2015

Travelling With Paper Doll From Julie Nutting

I can't remember when I fell in love to doll up my myself and playing with colour. I only remember it was since very young age, I decorated my own bedroom with the colour theme that I love, designed the cover of my books, and I love to doll up myself with all sort of things that I can find from my mum's closet.
I was very stubborn and my mum will never able to convinced me to put on the little girl dress that she thinks it looks good on me lol
Not very long time later, I couldn't get satisfaction for only dolled up myself, so, I dress up my paper doll instead !

I remembered I started copying the dress designs from magazines. I trace it on paper and then coloured, cut and put on my paper doll.
After a while, I'm bored with just colouring the dresses that I copied.
I started to design my own paper doll dresses. I used beads, fabrics, different paper texture, etc... to decorate on the paper dress, or what ever source material that I can find.
I collected all the dresses and kept all in a metal biscuit tin container, so that I can bring it with me everywhere I go :D 
These is my number one favourite thing to do, one and only loved toys during my childhood time.

My love of designing, colouring paper doll and dresses never fade away till I started working :D
I started colouring my face, wearing all kind of makeup and then I'm also attempt to colour others faces and ended up I'm also a makeup artist in my work life.

When I saw Prima Marketing Paper Doll designed by Julie Nutting, I knew I'm gonna go crazy !!

Here is some of the dolls with my designed dresses :

I designed a suitcase from scratch, using chipboard and my all time favourite designed paper from Prima Marketing "Something Blue" paper collection.

The fishtail banner created using  Avery Elle doted dies.

Create some pockets to store my journaling and some tags.

Decorated with some trims and sim binding from my stash that I collected over the times.

Added some pearl trim.

I use some trim and paper flower from Prima Marketing to decorated the dress.

And some vintage lace.

And store them in the suitcase instead of a biscuit metal tin container.

These is a little part of my paper doll for now, will definitely try to do more when ever I'm able to find time.
If you are like me, so in love with paper doll ? stay tune for more upcoming dolls.

Happy crafting !


  1. I LOVE this project...I LOVE everything about it! I also really enjoyed paper dolls when I was a girl. Your suitcase, and collection of dolls, is fantastic!
    You're a makeup artist! What a wonderfully creative job!
    I'm loving all these beautiful posts, Elaine! Keep them coming! :o)

  2. Un bellissimo progetto Adoro tutto di questo ,bravissima!!!!!Baci Mary