Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #161 - You're A Doll

Happy Thursday and welcome to a new CASE Study Challenge.  Our muse this month is Elena Roussakis from Just Me Prints blog.  I am so happy to have been introduced to her - and am convinced she is the Queen of making every day extraordinary.  She has such fun clever ideas for dressing up ordinary objects, and making magic out of plain old card stock.   Check out our inspiration for this week.
When I first saw this inspiration photo I started thinking about a shaped card, and then the clever doll inside a doll got me thinking of a pocket card, but then I got stuck on the sweet matryoshka dolls and decided not to fight it!  They are too cute!  It gave me a good excuse to pull out my Waltzingmouse Stamps too!  I love it when a plan comes together!  HAHA!!!   I added some bitty tags stamped with dolls, a wood button with natural twine, and used a "folksy" looking pattern paper to pull it all together.   Remember you can spin this however you like - work with what inspires you!


I hope you will play along with us this week.  If you need a little more inspiration and want to see the other directions the CASE design team took this just click on their names below!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse You're a Doll
Pattern Paper:  October Afternoon Farm Girl Collection "Pickling Crock", "Rose Trellis" 12"
Card Stock:  SU! More Mustard, Marina Mist, PTI Enchanted Evening, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, SU! Baked Brown Sugar, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Wood Button:  Little Yellow Bicycle
Button Twine Natural May Arts
Dies:  Waltzingmouse Opera Tags, Spellbinder Orchard Harvest Tag and Accents
Ribbon:  5/8" Taffeta Iridescent Ivory, 1/2" Natural Lace Crochet

15 comments:

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Jeanne, I love the colours! Perfect papers, and I love the sweet little tags.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is WONDERFUL!!! And such a great take on Elena's dolls! You just inspired me to take out that WMs set again!!!
have a great day, hugs, Karin

Lisa M said...

You did wonderful Jeanne :) The sentiment font is terrific.
hugs,
Lisa x

Maria said...

What a beautiful card, Jeanne! Love the all the doll images! And, perfect paper and wooden, button, so sweet!

Marybeth said...

Such pretty papers and colors! Beautiful bow with twine and pretty button. Love the ribbon you used across the card too. You had the perfect stamps set for this one.

Vickie Z said...

Love it girl!! The paper is perfect and love the dolls on the little tags!! Wonderful excuse to pull my set out!!

Kara said...

love this so much Jeanne! The colors and patterns are so bright and i just love these nesting doll images!

Lori said...

Beautiful - what a gorgeous card with the blues and yellow and darling image!

Joyce said...

What a wonderful card. I love the colors you used and those fabulous dolls, especially those two itty bitty ones.

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is wonderful! I love the bright, cheerful colours and the sweet little button. The tiny tags are fab!

Sharron said...

The WM dolls are adorable and so perfect! Love the colors! The ribbon & lace is a great compliment to the papers and the wooden button makes a wonderful accent.

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jeanne! I love all of the elements you've used - background, ribbon, button, twine, and those cute little tags! Beautiful work!

Renee said...

As always...
just gorgeous!!
I knew these dolls were made for you from the very start...
love it!! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what wonderful colors on your sweet little dolls. And your background paper is just as stunning, so much to look at, so beautiful.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great take on the inspiration pic! Really love the yellow and blue palette, and that little, wooden button is the perfect finishing touch!