Monday, August 26, 2013

PRIMA DOLL BLOG HOP- Week #4- Winter project

Welcome friends, get out the tissues because we have come to the final week and projects of our Prima Doll Blog Hop.(Boo Hoo)  This is Week #4, and we are celebrating the Winter Season of  projects.

I hope you have enjoyed all of our projects using the  Mixed Media Doll Stamps from Prima and artist, Julie Nutting.  We have had so much fun playing with our stamps, and if you  haven't had a chance to check out all our posts and comment on them, do so now!  The rules for our Hop are very simple!

We asked that throughout the month of August you check out our posts every Tuesday, to see the projects we shared, and leave a comment on each of our Seasonal posts. Be sure and leave an email address with your comment, because on August 30th, each participant will be drawing from it's list of comments, and one lucky person will receive a prize package.  Yes, each of us will be drawing a winner from our blog posts.

THAT MEANS SIX WINNERS, AND SIX PRIZES ARE AVAILABLE! You can check on each blog to see what each participant will be giving away!

Remember. . . . You will  need to have commented on each Tuesday's posting  to be eligible to win that artists  prize package. And. . . . . if you shared the hop information on your Facebook page, or Twitter account, or became a follower or subscriber to our blogs, you will get additional entries in each giveaway!

So, what do you say?  Are you ready to continue with the fun?  Here are our participants and their final Blog Hop postings!  They are waiting for your visit!

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With Winter being one of my favorite seasons, I decided to use one of my Doll Stamps to make an Angel Tree Topper for one of my many Christmas Trees.  I usually decorate 4 or 5 various size trees each Christmas, with each tree celebrating a different theme depending on which room they are displayed in.  For example, one of my tree's in my guest bedroom is decorated with handmade beaded and jeweled ornaments that my Mother made and handed down to me. Another bedroom has a tree decorated in "Bird ornaments".(My Mother loved birds of all kinds.) My entryway has a tree decorated in all "TEXAS" ornaments that I have collected over the years.  I have an "Angel Tree" decorated in all handmade Angel ornaments, and my craft studio has a tree decorated in handmade "Paper crafted ornaments". Everything from paper ornaments, paper chains, paper stars, and recycled Christmas cards.

This topper is going to be used on my handmade "Angel Ornament Tree". Most of the ornaments on this tree are in various shades of pink, ivory, and white, with metallic silver accents. Although, when I photographed it, the silver accents and ribbon look golden. (sorry)  I started with Prima Doll Stamp #11- Lorena.  She has a wonderful full skirt, and also looks fabulous as a bride.

I began by stamping Lorena twice, on Neenah white card stock. I then fussy cut out one full doll and one skirt only. Using my Copic Markers, I colored in her dress using two lovely shades of pink to accent my Christmas Tree.  Using a ball-tipped stylus, I scored the various fold lines in both skirts to give them some dimension. The next step consisted of applying the embellishments, pearls and rhinestones,(pink of course) from Prima Marketing, "Say it in Crystals." Starting at her waist, I applied the self adhesive pearls and stones down the front panel of her skirt and added a few stones around the hemline.  I then gathered some silver mesh ribbon and attached it to the bottom of the skirt for another ruffle.  I applied a few small stones to her headband and a circle of silver rope cording as her halo.
I then stamped two of the mixed media Wings stamps on watercolor paper, and used a pale pink watercolor pencil to shade each wing before attaching to her back.  Using red line double stick tape adhesive, I cut small strips and taped the two skirt sections together to form a cone shape. To complete the angel topper, I folded a ribbon rosebud from the silver mesh ribbon and attached several strands of thin silver ribbon behind it, and glued this bouquet into her hand.

I think she turned out gorgeous, and would also look terrific with smaller, single layer doll ornaments also decorating the tree. One of my fellow Prima Doll hoppers, suggested using the doll stamps on shrink plastic, and I thought this would be a great idea for my tree ornaments. But needless to say, I could only find my black opaque shrink plastic to try them out. I will have to make a trip to my LSS to see if I can find some of the clear or white opaque shrink plastic before the ornaments are made.

I hope you have all enjoyed this Blog Hop, as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. My fellow blogsters have given me so many wonderful ideas on projects to try, I may never get any more housework done! 

DON'T FORGET TO HOP ON OVER TO SCRAP FOR JOY , to see what Joyce has for you today!

If you need to catch up on previous posts during our hop, or comment on one you missed, click on one of these links to take you to that Seasons postings. Thanks again for visiting, and Good Luck on the Prize Drawing!

Week #1- SPRING

Week #2- SUMMER

Week # 3 - FALL

Week #4 - WINTER (you are HERE)



  1. Your angel tree topper is a stunner. I especially love the embellies on her dress. I have shared, followed and commented. Thanks for some great inspiration.

  2. Oi Mindy!!!

    Amei a sua criação!!! Virou um anjo natalino para fica na ponteira da árvore!!! Belíssimo!!! Visitei e deixei comentário no blog da Diane, Darlene, Mary e Lisa.


  3. Mindy! You have stepped outside of the box with all of your projects and I am giving you a standing ovation once again with this tree top angel! WOW! You are sooooo inventive! I have learned, through this hop, that I have to be more adventurous and creative!
    I will be following you beyond this hop so keep being you and wowing me with your work!
    Happy Hopping!

  4. Clever idea to make the tree topper angel! I love the pretty pinks and all her beautiful embellies. Really made one gorgeous angel :)

  5. OH MY STARS! This is absolutely gorgeous Mindy! What a wonderful idea and I just LOVE how you've decorated her ... WOW! You are so clever and I have SO ENJOYED getting to know you and your work! What a wonderful fun time I've had doing this hop with you ladies and have learned SO MUCH from each and everyone of you! Thanks so much!!!
    Hope to stay in touch and gather MORE inspiration from you in the future!
    HUGS from OHIO!

  6. you couldnt get any more adorable then this! So cute! Very bright job!

  7. Gorgeous Mindy and so very creative, you had wonderful ideas and beautiful projects for the hop...have learned a lot from you...your angel tree topper is divine!!

  8. Mindy...You have outdone yourself. This is my favorite of all. What a clever lady you are. The doll you chose is perfect for a tree topper. I look forward to whatever you create and this one is really special.
    Keep up the GREATNESS!!

  9. AHHHHHh, I think I just squealed!! An angel topper! THis is over the top magnificent!! What a splendid idea,so very beautifully decorated and adorable in PINK!! How super sweet!! I have so enjoyed your posts and your inspiration this past month!

  10. WOW, Mindy, this is absolutely amazing!! What a gorgeous project!! I never would have thought to do this!! She looks absolutely stunning!! You are so creative my friend!! Love, love it...and I have to make one for myself!! Thanks for the inspiration and have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Gorgeous creation - the perfect topper, like how you have made her to sit on top of the tree. Beautiful!


  12. Would never have thought to use the doll as a topper, great idea!
    I am a follower.
    Carol b

  13. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Scoring the doll highlights various features. of my favorite colors at Christmas. All your projects have been beautiful and your notes full of information. Thank you and all the other decorators for this Fashion Show!
    I follow your posts.
    I posted the Blog Hop to my FB.

  14. The doll is so lovely. what a great addition to your tree.

    Thank you so much for all the time you put in on the dolls and backgrounds. Your special work is appreciated.

    Debbie P
    a follower

  15. Every week I have been inspired with how creative each of you are with your dolls. Now to see your tree-top Angel in the prettiest of pinks is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. Creative Bliss...

  16. Wow, you doll is beautiful, thanks for sharing all 4 seasons projects, I really love them all.

  17. She is gorgeous and will look grand upon the angel tree, this has been such a good ride and wonderful ideas for the prima dolls, thanks girls.

  18. Oh My, did you ever save the best for last!! This angel topper is absolutely gorgeous!!
    thanks so much, have really enjoyed this hop and seeing all the fabulous projects.

  19. I love pink....and have to say- this is just fabulous!!! I love the idea of a tree angel (esp pink) atop of a tree also FULL of angels- how cool is that going to be! I also think a shrink plastic would be so cool- but sounds like it could be a challenge with that size of an image- good luck to you if you give it a try! Thanks for the fab hop!

  20. Your tree will be SO beautiful! I would never have thought to make her 3-D, it is wonderful!

  21. Your angel ornament is absolutely ADORABLE!!! I love the fun colors and details are fabulous!!!
    FUN hop!
    Sherrie K

  22. OMGosh that is the perfect Angel, so adorable, I love it.
    Follower and

  23. Ohhh, Mindy! Your angel is just adorable! How clever of you to create a tree topper with Lorrena and the pink is gorgeous. She is definately on my 'must have' list. The Prima doll stamps are fabulous, aren't they?!

  24. Simply gorgous! Love the way you dressed her up and very creative to use her as a x-mas tree topper. The folds on the paper were a perfect touch and gave her dress amazing detail. Thanks for sharing!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

  25. unique way to use the stamp mindy! she turned out beautiful!