Thursday, November 8, 2012

Art Paperdolls...'Lydia, Oh Lydia'


Ooooooooh...
Lydia, oh Lydia,
Have you met Lydia,
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
And a torso, even more so.


Oh Lydia oh Lydia,
Say have you met Lydia,
Oh Lydia the Tattooed Lady,
When her muscles start relaxin,
Up the hill comes Andrew Jackson.

I just love the idea of 'Upstairs Downstairs' & the secrets of servants
of the Victorian era. 'Albert Nobbs' was a wonderful movie from last
years Academy Award season, that tragically told this tale. Lydia's
story isn't quite so sad...she simply ran away from home as a young
girl & joined the circus. After a tiring day of duty & service to her
wealthy employers, she goes to her tiny room, locking the door
behind her. She takes her uniform off & sitting on the edge of her
bed, she takes out her few treasured mementos. She looks into
the mirror at her tattoos & is transported to faraway places
& a life of adventure. I wonder why Lydia had to quit
the circus & become a maid?? I have my ideas... ;)

Lydia can be found HERE on my ETSY for $5.00!!!

XOXO
vintagesusie

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Art Paperdolls...'There Was A Little Girl'


Happy November 1st Sweeties!!!
Well, I've made a rash decision...
I'm bypassing Thanksgiving & going straight into Christmas.
Enough pumpkins for me, I'm READY for Pine Trees & Pine Cones.
Merry Christmas Friends!!
{I know, don't die hard people like me just make you sick, lol}


AnyWho...
Here's another little friend I've made to add to my
Art Paperdoll Collage Sheet Collection,
She's my 'NOT so well behaved' lady's daughter & she loves
dolls too! You can find her at my ETSY Shop for $5.00.
You will receive a digital download to your computer,
ready for you to print as many as you'd like.

More FUN to Come, I'm just SURE of it!!!

XOXO
vintagesusie

Monday, October 29, 2012

I LOVE Art Paperdolls...'Well Behaved Women'


Greetings Friends...
I don't know about you, but I LOVE paperdolls!!!
I have ever since I was a child. I couldn't wait for my Mommy's
McCalls magazine to come in the mail every month, so I could get
the one page I ADORED...Betsy McCall.


Over the years, I have made my own Art Paperdolls & sold them at
my shop or given them as gifts. I LOVE giving my dolls as a card
rather then a traditional card. I think a card is looked at, appreciated,
saved for a couple of weeks & then tossed, where a paperdoll is
enjoyed, displayed & considered as a work of art.

{my finished doll}

This Christmas I decided I'm going to make paperdolls for my family &
loved ones & use them as the gift tag. Believe it or not, a lot of digital
work goes into making these little Sweeties! Searching the internet for
just the right images, sizing & coloring all the images, days spent on
Photoshop getting everything as perfect as possible, for ONE doll. 

{havin a little bubbly, while undressing...naughty}

This Naughty & Nice, Victorian Beauty is called...
How very true, right & she turned out so darn CUTE!!!
Sooooooo, I thought maybe it would be fun to share my one of a kind
creations on ETSY for everyone to enjoy. These are fun & easy to make,
just like when you were a kid. Instead of cutting & pasting, this time
your cutting & brading!! {adding brads} LOL
I will be listing them on ETSY for $5.00 as I design them. You will
receive a digital download, that you can download right to your own
computer & print from home & then Let The Fun Begin!!!
Hope you like them...there will be many more to come.

XOXO
vintagesusie