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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

If only they could talk...

Hello all!  It's been a while since I've been able to put in an appearance there, but I'm happy to say I'm over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight, contributing some inspiration to this fortnight's Paper Dolls theme.


As you can see, I've been playing with the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, and I've been doing my usual thing of listening in to what they want to say to me.  I've combined the dolls with some of my PaperArtsy Eclectica quote stamps and some Seth Apter paint colours, so if you want to hear them talk, do pop over and check out the trio of tags I've made.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon.

It is an anxious, sometimes a dangerous thing to be a doll. Dolls cannot choose; they can only be chosen; they cannot 'do'; they can only be done by.
From The Dolls' House by Rumer Godden

31 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

Simply AMAZING dear Alison! And I love your quote stamps! Great!
Hugs, Susi

Craftyfield said...

Came back to say I thoroughly enjoyed reading up your post on the Paper Artsy blog!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic work as always Alison. Hugs,Valerie

Amanda said...

A fabulous trio of talking tags
Love Amanda x

jasann said...

Love these paper dolls!!! still a beginner card maker, and looking for idea!! thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work!!!!!

Meggymay said...

All three tags were beautiful Alison and your back story gave them each personality. It was a super post at P.A.
Yvonne xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous tags and love the paper dolls
Carol x

craftimamma said...

Your tags are always stunning Alison and these are no exception. Love the direction your dolls took you in.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Helen said...

as always, Alison, this trio is simply wonderful.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Ever inspiring Alison, each with a tale or a secret to tell unshared!! Fabulous trio.
Creative wishes Tracey xx

Anneke said...

I did pop over! They look great your tags with the dols!

Cestina said...

Yet again, nail on the head stuff. A magical combining of words and pictures. xx

Sue said...

Beautiful tags as always Allison xx

My name is Erika. said...

I look at people and I always wonder what their stories are. Stories are very inspiring things, aren't they? Very nice tags, both here and over at paper Artsy. Hugs-Erika

Sara Barker said...

Alison, I so enjoy reading your posts, and yours on PA is ALL YOU! So fun to read that I am not the only one whose Paper Dolls speak to them! Your painty backgrounds on these tags are gorgeous--loves those colors and just the perfect touch of florals. Of course, your quote stamps are the best! sending hugs and apologies for not being around much. Life certainly gets in the way sometime! I have plenty to look forward to here at W & P's!

Patty O'Malley said...

Love these tags, Alison. The quotes and flowers paired with the paper dolls tell a sweet story.

Dorthe said...

Alison they looks gorgeous, I will "fly" over there to have a closer look, :-) Hope you are well in all the war, weather . xx

chrissie said...

A great post today. Just popped to have a look at the tags and they are a wonderful trio with amazing backgrounds Alison.

I always found the book scary when I was young but was pleased to read a quote from it today.

Love Chrissie xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely looking tags, and very you! :o)

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tags Alison and I love the words you used, very apt.
Avril xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Alison! As always, your art is just fabulous! These tags are so sweet and seeing these makes me think, gee, why has she not joined in the paper doll club? heehee

Love your backgrounds- they are always so perfectly organic!
hugs,Jackie xx

Kate Yetter said...

Oh I love these tag, Alison. Your soft background is the perfect backdrop.
Beautiful.
Kate

Redanne said...

I have been over for a look, apologies for my lateness, your tags are beautiful, you really did bring those lovely paper dolls to life and your quotes, as always are the perfect finishing touches! Anne xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I did leave a comment at Paper Artsy but never got back here before we went off to our caravan to say once again how special these two tags are! Hugs, Chrisx

Paper Wishes said...

Ive had a distracting week but time spent looking at your work is allways time well spent. You give so much information about your process and your work is often restorative like the nature that inspires you. Thanks for sharing x Amanda

Margaret said...

Your tags are gorgeous as always, and once again I am amazed by your ability to allow your materials to speak to you! You have captured the spirit of each of these so well!!

craftytrog said...

A wonderful set of tags Alison! Xx

Fliss said...

Just love these gorgeous tags and love the combination of the beautiful quotes with the lovely paper dolls.
Fliss xx

Jennifer Scull said...

such lovely tags!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully put together Alison and I love how each child has something important to say and can express it on their tag. xxx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Ok ... took me a minute to pin all my faves from the Meadow Meditation. And now I get to these amazing tags. You have a gift my friend of listening and telling stories. Love what those paper dolls told you. And I'm just over the moon about those tag backgrounds. Gorgeous!! -- ME