Tuesday 19 April 2016

ATC: Ribbon Tag Matryoshka

Yay!....Mama Babushka helped me be the winner at Wicked Wednesday this week!

And ... I was in the top picks at  Pixies Crafty Workshop for week 225

This week at Wicked Wednesday the ATC Challenge #205 has the theme of "Ribbon Tag". 

Here is what I made:


I love Babushka Dolls or Matryoshka. Their bright colours and smiling faces always brighten my day. 

To make my ATC and ribbon tag I used digital papers and a template. The digital papers were part of a set from Pixel Paper Prints called Matryoshka Nesting Doll, and the Matryoshka Doll Template was from Striped Elephants.

The ATC card was covered in patterned paper, both front and back. Space was left open at the back for the tag to be concealed. A thin strip of pink heart patterned paper was glued along the bottom of the ATC and sticky glitter strips added either side. The edges of the ATC were inked in black.

The doll was paper pieced according to the template, and the face of the doll from this set was attached. Paper piecing is such a good way of using up snippets of paper! Stickles glitter and gel stickers were added to the doll's outfit, and glossy accents gave her eyes some shine. The doll was attached to the ATC on foam pads.

The tag was die cut from card using an Xcut Tag die. Patterned paper and a strip of pink paper and glitter strips were added, as on the main ATC.The tag edges were inked in black. A smaller doll was paper pieced and decorated, then glued to the tag. The word 'hi' from the Paper Smooches  'Scripty Sayings' set was stamped  and ribbons were attached.

I like the idea of a smaller Matryoshka coming from within the larger one :-)
The back of the ATC and tag were left plain:

I'd also like to enter 

The Crafty Addicts Challenge #13 Girly/Anything Goes



  1. Hi Carole! First of all, entries only need to use a snippet of card, paper, ribbon or whatever you like. I really don't ask for themes, colouring, stamping - it's up to you and that's why the Playground is so varied.

    LOVE this Russian doll - really pretty and such a clever idea to have the smaller one inside - perfect!

    Lovely to see you in the Playground this week :)


    Di xx

    1. Thank you for explaining this, Di; and thanks too for your lovely comment! x

  2. Gorgeous ATC Carloe! The Russian Dolls are so cute & the papers you've used are lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for our special 7th Birthday challenge
    Mandy xx

  3. What a clever idea to put the tag inside the ATC with the Russian Dolls. Fab, love it. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday :)

  4. Very clever idea! - I never would have thought of a pocket ATC. I love matryoshkas too :)

  5. A beautiful Russian day imagge Carole, a lovely design with sup super colours and details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. This is darling and very impressive, Carole! I love your design and all the texture and attention to details! What sweet doll tags!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

    1. You're very kind, Darnell. Thanks a lot! x

  7. Such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari


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