12 June 2016

Master Doolittle is so Dapper

Hi everyone and welcome. Back when Tim Holtz' Dapper paper collection first arrived in my craft room I had a ton of fun creating several male themed cards. This was one which (due to the flurry of DT projects and other stuff) got left behind unpublished. Time to put that right and remind you that Frilly and Funkie's latest challenge 'Let the Words do the Talking' is in it's final few days - so just enough time still to enter!


I know, there's a lot happening on this card but hopefully the design draws your eye to the young man I've re-christened Master Doolittle. Clearly he loves animals and in my head will go on to become a vet, naturalist and explorer with a unique ability to speak to animals. Did you know the grown up version of Doctor Dolittle first appeared in the illustrated letters to author Hugh Lofting's children, written from the trenches during World War I when actual news, he later said, was either too horrible or too dull.



I am so pleased with how the mottled Distress Paints pick up on the colours in the Animals book cover and help to lift the largely neutural coloured layers. Hidden away there's some alphabet stamping and stencilling, and I love how those Industrious corners help frame Master Doolittle. My trusty Distress Crayons came in useful again too, aging the Flashcard and adding a shadow around the central figures.



Hope you're all having a good weekend out there and whatever you're up to take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


11 comments:

  1. Ooo this is wonderful jenny. Great papers x

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  2. Wonderful! Jenny Master Doolittle stands very proud amongst all those fantastic layers. xx

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  3. Such a fabulous card! I love the "stage" you built for young master Doolittle! Great use of color, too!

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  4. Master Dolittle is fantastic! Love how you used these papers and make the images just pop!

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  5. This is so fabulous!! I love the layers and the design!! Master Doolittle (and his sweet dog) look amazing!! Beautiful colors, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Wonderful - with fabulous and very well done layers! When I was growing up we used to watch a TV show called OUR GANG - Loved that show and love your card.
    Sandy xx

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  7. Marvelous layers Jenny. I love "Master Doolittle"! How appropriate with his love of animals. Cool shadows with the Distress Crayons. I can't wait to get my hands on the Dapper paper collection. Awesome make using these fantastic images and words. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  8. Fabulous layers and the shadows are what sets this apart--surprised to hear they were accomplished with the crayons! You certainly have mastered them! You have inspired me to add Dapper to my wish list@ Big hugs!

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  9. Brilliant layering and design, love it xxx

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  10. Absolutely in love with this work! Your ability to create layers and mix papers is unique! Amazing! barbara

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  11. Still trying to catch up - loving this with such fantastic layers, Chrisx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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