Sunday, January 11, 2009

Anya Fashion Show

The latest contest on the Splendid Stamping with the Greeting Farm blog is an Anya Fashion Show. Of course I had to enter!! As soon as Maria announced her plans for Anya paper doll stamps I've had an idea for a paper doll set bouncing around in my head. Luckily my stamps came in plenty of time for this contest.

Here's my entry - Anya's Armoire:

I printed out the Club Anya logo twice and punched it with a Stampin' Up! punch for the front of the armoire. It was just too stark white and plain otherwise.

And here it is opened up:

Some details: all the pieces, including the Anya doll, were stamped, colored (if they weren't paper pieced), and then covered with clear laminating film and cut out. The doll was also mounted on thin magnet sheet so she can be stuck on the 'fridge or wherever, and it's also what holds her in the armoire (there's a thin piece of metal behind the middle panel).

After creating the armoire outside, I created the inside by laminating 3 pieces of cardstock and sticking them inside the armoire. All of the clothing pieces have double-stick tape on their backs to stick to the doll and the armoire. All the little pearls and the rhinestone were stuck onto the laminating film because they just wouldn't look good if I tried to stick the film over them.

And now about the specific clothing - most of the pieces are from the Dress Me and Wardrobe #1 sets

(notice that Anya can also fit into Ian's shirts - isn't a girl's fave t-shirt always the one she stole from her boyfriend?).

But I also used the full bow (seen above)and dress from the Pretty Hat set,

the half bow from Angel Anya,

the outfit from the Ridinghood Anya digi stamp, and the rose from the Wishing Tree set.

I LOVE the versatility of the clothing pieces!! I cut the sleeves off the t-shirts to make tank tops, and the top off the short dress to make a long skirt.

Then I masked off the long evening dress and stamped it with a t-shirt image to give the dress little sleeves.

And here are a couple more - it's so much fun to paper piece all the little outfits! And also to try and find little accents, like this itty bitty string of pearls!

But my fave outfit has got to be this long evening gown with diamond (rhinestone) accent and sparkly tiara! The tiara is a very old 2-part Quickutz die. Isn't it adorable on her?!

I have a lot more playing to do with these stamps, so you will probably see more dress up from me in the future! And I've left plenty of room in the armoire to fit a bunch more outfits, especially since Marie has mentioned that she will be designing more clothes for them in the future. Hope you like my little project and TFL!!


  1. wow you rock love it all it must have taken forever to pick a fav because the are all wonderful

  2. how cute! I love all her outfits but my favorite is the cupcake tee & jean skirt!

  3. This was such a creative idea for the challenge and it turned out SO cute!! Great job!

  4. How cute is this??? What girl wouldn't want to play? And that includes me! Love the long green dress: So elegant.


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