Monday, November 4, 2013

Leaky Shed Julie Nutting chipboard dolls!

Hi, Maggi here today to share my very first post with you as a designer for Leaky Shed Studio and I am so excited to be working with this fabulous product.  These chipboard pieces are so sturdy and perfect for altering in so many ways.

I love making tags so I thought it would be the perfect choice for highlighting a couple of our Julie Nuttig dolls.  Let me introduce you to Holly; she is 4" tall (also available in 8") and she's dressed for a Christmas ball!  Her gown is paper pieced and her hair and skin are painted with watercolors.  Rather than cutting individual pieces for the folds in the green part of her gown, I used a colored pencil to shade in the fabric folds.  

The little frame behind Holly is a Spellbinder's diecut piece.  I sprinked a little aged gold embossing enamel around the edge of the frame and heat embossed it. I used some Petaloo mini red poinsettias to complete the look.

 One thing I really love is the little holly sprig at her waist, that is a separate piece of chipboard and so it stands out quite nicely, love it!


Leaky Shed Studio Holly Julie Nuttig doll 4"
Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas
Petaloo Mini Poinsettieas
May Arts Ribbon
Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel
Prima Julie Nuttig tag

Here's a shabby little tag featuring a 4" Classy Julie Nuttig doll, (also available in 8").  This time I painted the chipboard with Cladia Hellmuth acrylic paints.  I added a piece of beaded white lace to accessorize her dress.  Again I used Spellbinder's diecuts to accent my doll.

After I painted her with acrylics, I painted embossing ink on her dress and embossed with clear embossing powder.  It gives her dress a nice sheen, like a soft silky fabric.  The sash is a separate piece of chipboard so it was easy to color a different color and then glue to the main body of the doll.


Leaky Shed Studio Classy Julie Nuttig doll 4"
Studio 75 Rosalie in the Garden paper collection
Prima Shabby Chic Resin Treasures
Prima wood butterfly
Claudia Hellmuth acrylic paint
Petaloo Wild Blossom soft gray
Flying Unicorn lace - dress
Hobby Lobby lace - around the tag
May Arts ribbon

Aren't these dolls just the cutest?  The 4" dolls are really perfect for embellishing a card or tag.     We'll be featuring Julie's dolls all week, so be sure to come back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!