Friday, January 7, 2011

~ First Art Doll of 2011 ~

I have been using Picasa for I don't know how long, and just discovered the create section... thought I would have a play.....


This is Steampunk, with her moving magnifying spectacles and musical movement backpack which plays 'somewhere over the rainbow', no less! - inspired by an image you can see on my flickr page HERE, for the first quaterly ADO Challenge.  I love the challenges, and my aim this year is to particiapte in all of them!!
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Since it's the New Year, I thought I would share some eye candy, and my new calling cards which I am thrilled with!
This was custom designed and produced on a Heidelberg Offset press by Julie over at GoGoSnap
They have rounded edges, on a fabulous quality heavy matte, a vintage look, and a lovely decorative backside (now you can't say that very often!)  We are now working on the authenticity and care instuction postcards... so excited :O)

These arrived from Papaya Art.. the calender is gorgeous, and the stickers are so fabulous, I can't bring myself to use them!!


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One talented jewelry artist, who happens to be a fabulous friend..... I love this piece so much...but go check out her stunning collection.... HERE



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Love everything in this chicks shop too! Visit her Etsy shop HERE

Over and Out

21 comments:

  1. Abi! Love your Steampunk! She's great. Happy New Year! Can't wait to see all of your ADO challenges.

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  2. LOVE your steampunk doll!! and what wonderful new calling cards! Michele

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  3. wow Abi, Love your Steampunk girl, shes fabulous, and musical even! The calling cards are fab too..perfect! looks like you are off to a roaring start to 2011! xoxo Christel

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  4. Abi!
    Awesome! I love those glasses!

    hugz
    Pam

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  5. Ha ha, can't believe you've finished the Steampunk challenge already! I see the piggy influence is coming out everywhere too :o)

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  6. Your newest doll is so COOL!!!
    "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is my favorite song!
    How awesome!
    I love your cards! :) How those dear little piggies have effected your life! :)
    I'm off now to check out the sites you showed. They look lovely here!
    XOXO - Cindi

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  7. Each child of yours is so wonderfully unique and beautiful. I'd love to see everyone who has a doll of yours take photos of them with their owners. And I always get in trouble when you post about other artists that I discover through you. Ms. "Punks" accessories are over the top smashingly great ;)

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  8. Abi, love the Steam Punk Pretty!! Also, your cards are fab!! Thanks for the links to those great finds...heading out there right now.

    Have a great weekend!

    xxoo,
    Georgina

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  9. Abi, you are so kind! I was rendered speechless (quite a feat)when I read your post :) I'm sending you very warm vibes and my heart felt gratitude.. and I'll stop being mushy..REALLY :) I love this girl with her engineer boots, and I give a giant stamp of approval to your new "paperwork". I have this fetish with old vintage style images such as these and frequently do Etsy searches looking at same. Big hug!!!!!

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  10. Oh wow! Abi, your new "steampunk" doll is amazing:)

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  11. I am extremely jealous! I LOVE THIS DOLL and the stickers, jewlery, all of it. Wow! I think this is your best doll ever! I love the wings. Steam Punk is so cool. Very pretty calling cards too. Love the pig.

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  12. Your steampunk girl is lovely! Also love the new calling cards and the animal totem doll (another piggy) in the previous post!

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  13. Ahhhh! I adore your cards. It is as if the little piggies were meant to come into your life--they are such inspiration.

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  14. Steampunk is beautiful, Abi - as I knew she would be. Your dolls are so gorgeous. And your calling card is so perfect! Theresa

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  15. Fantastic doll, fabby piggy cards, wonderful links..what a star xxx ( love how you used my fave fluffy ribbon!)

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  16. She is utterly amazing! I love her steampunk theme! Fabulous!

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  17. A very interesting doll, so unusual and beautiful! I wish you to create a lot of new dolls during the New Year, that would bring joy to everyone! Health, love, inspiration and interesting projects, as well as many happy moments to fill your days, Abi!

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  18. I am fascinated by all those beautiful things! I have eeevn clicked on the links because I am nosy when it comes to nice things. He!he!
    The card made me smile because I had a very long chat with one of the pigs of the rescue centre today :)) It was so funny all the noises it made when it saw me. I imagine these were happy noises because it went straight to the gate for a cuddle. :)))

    Your new family member is too cute for words Abbi!

    AND...I am gob smacked by your doll! You were so quick! I haven't even started mine yet! WOW!!!

    XXX

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  19. PS: apologies for spelling mistakes and writing your name with 2 Bs...

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  20. WOW Abi,
    You are amazing I love your steampunk doll and all your dolls!!! Happy new Year!! I will be around more often :) Blessings, Cat

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