Bookmark doll ATC

I have been practicing making Japanese bookmark dolls in anticipation of writing a tutorial, and I wondered how small I could go.  I thought I would try an ATC, which required a half inch head. 
After I made it, I decided to attach it to a larger card but keep it easily removable, which is why there are two paper clips holding it in place on the card front.  It may look a little strange, but the recipient should appreciate that there isn't goo all over the back.

For the record, these types of dolls traditionally do not have faces or arms.  I would have liked a little pink mouth in there, I think.  I decided that since this card is going to be mostly disassembled by the recipient, I didn't need to lose a lot of sleep over the sentiment - I just grabbed a pen and wrote the words.

The patterned paper is Fruity Fusion from TAC.

Challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - photo inspiration
Card Cupids - dots and stripes
Craft your days away - spots and stripes
Shannon's Sentiments - use an oval (the hair)
Wee Memories - favorite color palette
Sir Stamp a Lot - ladies and fashion
Stamping Vacation - pick 3 (circle, corner punch, sentiment)
Moving Along with the Times - more than one fold (the kimono)
Pals Paper Arts - punches
Gingersnap Creations - office supplies (paper clips)
Juliet Arrighi

21 comments:

Cards by Gina said...

Love that bookmark card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week.

Chris said...

love the little doll, you can make one for me any day, and I won't care about the sentiment either.
thanks for playing with us at CIC.

Beach Cat ! said...

I love it! I might use those curly circle paperclips. Looking forward to the tutorial!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very cool- I look forward to the tutorial and learning more about the dolls.

SmilynStef said...

Very cool doll ... and I love that she's detachable ... thanks for joining our Office Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

Saskia said...

Oooh... so beautiful!! Lovely work for Card Cupids, thanks!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

brenda said...

Thabks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Stampalot, but could you please check our rules !

B x

E.T said...

Like the papers a lot! I love the idea of using paperclips! Genius!

Denise Clark said...

I have not seen these bookmarks before. They are wonderful! Great idea! I love how you showcased yours! I agree the recipient will be glad that she can easily remove the bookmark.

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's PICK 3 challenge!

Shannon said...

This is great!!!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a cute idea. Love looking at yr work. Welcome to Gingersnap Creations as our Muse!take care,gerri

Pami said...

Lovely little doll! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

jackiescrafts said...

A fab bookmark that doll is cute
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Nerina said...

It looks like you're well on your way to a tutorial here! What a creative and cute doll! Thanks for playing along at the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

kelli said...

Love the dots, Thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times x

Lisa Jane said...

Cute ARC
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh love the wee doll, Lovely, thanks for sharing and playing along on MAWTT Hazelxo

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for sharing your bookmark with us at Card Cupids.
Hugs. Jacqueline

DesignerDiva said...

WOW this is really clever, I love your bright papers too. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie x

PetraB said...

Love your doll! It is so clever how your used the paperclips. Thanks for joing us at Gingersnap Creations.

Rachel Hope said...

What a fun project! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!