Sunday, June 21, 2015


Today I am back to share another glamorous decade doll designed by Julie Nutting.  I created my tag for Fashionable Stamping Challenges #100. I used Julie's stamp Jeanne from the 1930's.

Here is what Julie has to say about Jeanne - 
"Jeanne is a bit more mellow. This was actually my most difficult girl to draw. It was the 1930's, an era of depression and the beginning of war. To me, she looks like she is going to the train station. She rummaged through her wardrobe to find something suitable to see her love off to war. She's a bit sad as she heads back home to start a new life of working in a factory as she helps with the war effort. Although I drew this stamp at least 6 or 7 times before I liked it, it became my favorite."

I decided to create a mixed media tag for this doll. I pictured her either standing at the train station or outside of that factory. 

I started by cutting some heavy chipboard into the tag shape and adding some Dry-Dex spackle to coat the whole thing. Next I put a layer of sand to create a concrete sidewalk at the bottom and at the top I used a brick template by Crafter's Workshop and more spackle.  

Next I coated the tag with gesso.

When this was dry I used acrylic paint in Suede color for the concrete and Barn Red and Grey for the bricks.

The colors seemed just a tad too bright so I took a cotton ball and dipped in watered down gesso and dragged it across the bricks.

And now the tag was ready to add Jeanne.  I put her on using pop dots to lift her a bit off the wall. I added two resin sayings that I felt described how she might feel.

Here are a few close ups - 

I hope you have enjoyed meeting Jeanne ansd enjoyed what I did with her.  

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I hope you will come again soon.

Please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by and how you felt about my creation.


  1. I love the background & beautiful coloring!

  2. What a great tag - I love how you gave the bricks a worn look with the gesso..thanks for sharing with us at FSC for our 100th challenge...Esther xx

  3. She looks fab standing in front of that super brickwork. Thanks for sharing with us on our 100th post
    Amanda x