theresa mARTin

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EMERGE Santos Cage Doll and a Paperwhimsy Gift Certificate Giveaway


Today we have the latest paperwhimsy creation for the inspire blog and a giveaway. This is a record long post for me. It’s mainly photos and the giveaway details.  I loved working with this new Santos Cage Doll Form.

EMERGE Mixed Media Santos Cage Doll by theresa mARTin

A Cage was formed by adding rusty wire to the base.

EMERGE Mixed Media Santos Cage Doll by theresa mARTin

A very old coin purse became a main element to the piece.

EMERGE Mixed Media Santos Cage Doll by theresa mARTin

Detail of EMERGE – horse breaking through cage.

EMERGE Mixed Media Santos Cage Doll by theresa mARTin

EMERGE Mixed Media Santos Cage Doll by theresa mARTin

EMERGE Mixed Media Santos Cage Doll by theresa mARTin

Santos Cage Doll made with the base available from

theresa mARTin Horse

This is the old horse I rusted and used for the center figure in the cage.

Visit the paperwhimsy inspire blog to read how I made this piece. The inspire post will be available on Friday, April 26th.

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For your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate from  you can:

  • Like the paperwhimsy Facebook Page and let me know in the comments here that you did.
  • If you are already a fan, how about sharing the paperwhimsy Facebook Page and/or this giveaway with your friends on Facebook or on your blog?

The one mandatory requirement is to leave a comment here, so I can reach you. For those who don’t like to leave public comments, you can send me an email by using the Contact link at the top of this of this page.

The winner will be selected at random and announced on this blog on Friday, May 3rd.

Thanks to Gale for her generosity in sponsoring this giveaway.


There will be five other winners of consolation prizes. I am also giving away five 4″x4″ collages.

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96 thoughts on “EMERGE Santos Cage Doll and a Paperwhimsy Gift Certificate Giveaway

  1. OMG your Santos doll is phenomenal!!! And. since I DO love Paper Whimsy (I have a wish list!! lol) the chance to win while viewing your lovely art is terrific!
    Doreen aka LuniLadi

  2. Yes, indeed put my name into the virtual hat!

  3. Great job! Love, Love, this doll…might there be a class on this in the future. Thanks Theresa and PW for the giveaway

  4. Hi Theresa, I’d be thrilled to win one of the great prizes, although I don’t think that your collages would be a consolation prize, I’d love to win one of them. I have signed up for email notifications on your blog and liked and shared the PaperWhimsy FB page.

  5. Hi, Theresa! Oh my goodness, I LOVE your “Emerge” doll!! To see the before/after is amazing and how it was transformed. I would cherish one of your collages and thank you so much for the beautiful give-away chance. Hugs,
    Tami (

  6. love the chance to win!

  7. How very unique, Theresa! Delighted with the filigree heart and the very fun slips of paper partially tucked into the miniature purse.
    LIKED your work on PAPER WHIMSEY FaceBook page.
    Sweet SPRING blessings…..~Sandie Luck

  8. I was already thinking about my 4th of July ATC’s! Your giveaway is just perfect as all of your projects. I have signed up for the email notifications on your blog and liked and shared the PaperWhimsy FB page. Thank You for sharing your beautiful creations!

  9. Awesome work. I liked on Facebook and became a follower . Love your style

  10. Theresa I always LOVE your art…and now a chance to win a piece!

  11. I am already a follower of Paper Whimsy, and have been for quite a long time. Love your beautiful creation, and all the wonderful products in the Paper Whimsy store!!!!

  12. Liked and left a comment on Facebook AND commenting here to say how much I adore the Santos Cage Doll made by Theresa Martin. I LOVE PaperWhimsy style!

  13. Awesome collage sheets! I love Paper Whimsy!

  14. I am amazed at the transformation of the blank doll into your Emerge masterpiece. Great inspiration to start the week. Thank you.

  15. You are a genius with Altered Art, this Santos Cage is a masterpiece. Totally in awe of your work. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  16. I already like on facebook for PAPER WHIMSEY .Please add me to the hat.

  17. Your doll is so wonderful. I order the doll cage but have not created anything with it yet. But you have giving me so many ideas with your doll. Thanks so much. I posted on face book and pin her also.

  18. Ooh Theresa, how lovely to offer this wonderful giveaway 🙂 Congratulations on your gorgeous artwork and thank you for all the inspiration you give to me. Wishing you even great success with your blog and your design job on Paper Whimsy.
    Love and hugs
    MARTINA xxx

    P.S. Thanks to Gale for sponsoring.
    I’m already a fan on Facebook and I also have the Paper Whimsy button on my blog.

  19. Love your inspiring creations and fun shapes. My creative juices are in overdrive!

  20. I love the santos assembly. I have a small collection of Santos dolls and iI will add your idea to the collection. Thanks for the idea, Teresa. Barbara Nekic

  21. I liked Paper Whimsy’s FB page!

  22. Hi Teresa, thanks for the awesome giveaway. I like paperwhimsy on facebook.

  23. Your work is amazing and so inspiring! I’m looking forward to checking Facebook and this site often to see your updates. Sending lots of best wishes to you!

  24. WOW! Fantastic cage doll! I would love to win, even though I am no longer on Facebook-I am a fan of paperwhimsy. I love their products! Thanks for the chance to win some terrific products!

  25. Whata’ wonderful opportunity, and one of your collages would be so very dreamy, talk about consolation………..

  26. Thanks for all the great comments, everyone!

  27. Just liked PW on FB. LOVE your caged doll! And thanks for the opportunity to win a fab collage – I certainly wouldn’t call it a “consolation” prize!

  28. Love this cage doll, can’t wait to make one myself. Thanks fornsharing

  29. Your caged doll is a wonder for the eyes. So nice of you to share it with us! An opportunity to win is a treat as well. Thank you!

  30. This is really beautiful! I admire those who make these found object pieces of art. I would love to win this as I would not be
    able to make one like this. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art and for giving it away!

  31. Wonderful Santos doll, very creative , love the horse!
    Cpunt me in on a chance for the giveaway!
    Hugs Marilou

  32. I will share with my friends and hope I win =) , TY….

  33. Thank you for all the lovely Paper Whimsy creations (the Santos cage doll is especially fabulous) and for sharing links on your Facebook page to other blogs. Definitely ‘LIKE”.

  34. Love the creative imagination in the Santos doll. Anything from Paper Whimsy is a win win.

  35. ive shared and liked etcetc… excited to get a chance to win… love the paperwhimsy site and the talented women who create there… good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!

  36. I always like Paper Whimsy this is awesome

  37. shared this too ! fabulous doll

  38. I love Paper Whimsey too and am a big fan of yours!!! I have posted several of my PW projects on my Doojies facebook page. And, of course I’ve “liked” them a long time. I also have posted the same projects on my Doojies blog with the link to PW. I’m a fan.

  39. Oh my ~ what a fabulous giveaway! Theresa your creations are amazing and I would be over the moon to win either one of your pieces, or a gift cert to Paper Whimsy!!! Already like PW but I will definitely share this 😉

  40. i love santos…i love eye love tokens… i love your work! i am a fan of paper whimsy on facebook and their blog!

  41. Oh I have my fingers crossed.. LIKED YOU LONG TIME AGO.. I am a whimsy girl all the way… reading group soon???

  42. Love your doll! What talent.
    Lots of hugs from me to you.

  43. I have ‘liked’ your Facebook page and I appreciate a chance to win. Thanks!

  44. I have liked your “Facebook Page” for quite a while now. Always love the art that is shown here. And a chance to win…count me in!

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