Tuesday 5 June 2018

Paper Dolls French Kiss.

The challenge on the PaperArtsy blog is currently "Paper Dolls". There has been lots of fabulous inspiration from the team.
In the intro, Darcy talked about the kind of paper dolls that girls of a certain age used to make outfits for. Jofy made a wardrobe of clothes in her post which made me want to create my own page. 
This set of stamps that I have chosen reminds me of my paper dollies so I decided to join in.
This is one of those pages where you just go where the mood takes you. No preconceived ideas, just playing.
I began with a washi tape background, used some distress inks in a distress wrinkle free way and stamped with Black and Red archival. Lots of stamping and I used the PaperArtsy stencil by Scrapcosy which has all the months on and is so handy!
Eventually I built up a story in my mind of this young French Girl, but don't want to retell as you may draw your own conclusions.
Suffice to say that she is not comfortable with her life choices and wishes the months to whisk by!

It was a bit tricky to work in this thick tome as you can see. I am almost at the end of it. It is a recycled book from Oxfam with wonderfully thick pages.

I am entering this in the PaperArtsy challenge.


  1. I LOVE IT!! Paper dolls remind me of so many things! Xx

  2. Wow Hazel, this is very different. I love the colours which fit the theme perfectly. Hmmm, I wonder what your young lady has been up to. Fabulous page!

    Lesley Xx

  3. Totally gorgeous Hazel. So pleased to see you creating amazing art again.

  4. I really love this interpretation, Hazel! I love the colour choices and the composition and the story behind it! xx

  5. Hmmm... life choices indeed. I fear she maybe "no better than she ought to be"! Love the risque stripy leggings and that bold red lipstick, and I wish her an altogether better life in future months.
    Alison x

  6. Stunning page, love the colours and layers. she looks lovely and coquettish. xx