Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fifty State Paper Doll Swap



I finally finished the paper dolls for the 50 State Paper Doll Swap I joined on the Cricut message board.  Someone kick me the next time I sign up for a swap that does not pre-list the conditions!


I had to make 50 paper dolls, 25 each from two states, Georgia and South Carolina.  We were supposed to make the dolls four inches tall and include accessories.


I made this cute beach scene to represent South Carolina - We do have a lot of fabulous beaches!  My accessories include a Palmetto Palm tree, the state tree, with a tag bearing the state tourism motto. 




For Georgia I had a brain block.  I could only think of Georgia peaches.  So... I made peach farmers.


The baskets were a bit more time consuming than I had planned.  I added a wheelbarrow as an accessory, with the title, Georgia - The Peach State. 


I cut a fill sheet of the peaches at .70 inches.  I used a copic marker and colored the stems and leaves before removing the peaches from the mat. 


I will put my swaps in the mail tomorrow and hopefully they will get to Jen by Thursday.

6 comments:

CathyB said...

These are absolutely adorable! And I can see how much work was involved. You did a fabulous job! And as a Georgia girl, I'd say you did us quite proud!! I know the other swap members are going to love your work.

Melissa said...

WOW! I think you out did yourself and the others should consider themselves very lucky to receive those pieces of art work! Great job!

MelissaAllore on the Cricut Board

Lucy said...

Wow...such a lot of work--great job!...I really like the SC one (we bought a second home in North Myrtle Beach last year and we love it there (right now we're looking at NJ snow!)
I think I recognize the Peachy keen stamps--what size ones did you use....?
Lucy

Ann said...

lol these are so cute.

Nikki said...

WOW!!! Yes definitely get the preconditions 1st! they are so cute though!
Great job!
Hugs!

DonnaMundinger said...

Holy crap Susan! Wow what work but totally worth it! These are as adorable as all get out! I sure hope your swappin' friends appreciate you! Darling! xxD