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Monday, 2 March 2009

Hybrid Altered Art Doll

Hi all... I seem to have been missing for an age... and I really have missed blogging so although I still have some 'stuff' going on I had to pop in and say hello and a huge thank you for all of your comments and e-mails of support :D Blogging pals really are the best!!
I have done a little bit of creating so I will share it with you over the next couple of days but forgive me if I don't get round to you all to comment on your fabby creations... I will try my best to visit as many of you as I can though ok.
A little while ago I downloaded Cen's loft free 'A little love' digi kit ( which contains some gawgus elements and fabulous papers) which you can find here and knew exactly what I wanted to do with some of the papers.
I have had one of these artists poseable wooden dolls for years and always intended to do something with it but never seemed to be inspired but I just loved the papers and knew they were what I had been waiting for to pretty her up :D
I had a grand old time ripping and tearing the papers after printing them out ( I love hybrid projects) and added the torn pieces to the limbs and head of my doll by layering and gluing in a papier mache fashion.
The joints, hands and feet were coloured with felt tip pen... heh heh... much less messy than paint and because the wood is quite bare the ink sinks in fine.
I cut out a ladylike top from the green heart paper and also punched out a flower to add a corsage to her waist using a circle of fringed paper and a button for layering, inking the edges of the flower for more definition. I crumpled the paper for the skirt before smoothing with my hands and cut it out with a bit of an angle so that I could add this gorgeous lace to the bottom of it and finally gave her a pair of shoes by drawing them on with a darker pen.
She will now have pride of place in my craft room and will still be useable to sketch with and it will be fun to change her pose as the mood takes me.

See u soon
hugs
Chris xx

18 comments:

Chriss Rollins said...

OH MOY GOD...WE LOVE IT ...JORDIE AND ME ARE GOBSMACKKKKKED!!!!

WAY TO GO MISSSSSES.

THANKS FOR POPPING ON WE HAVE MISSED YOUR CREATIONS AND CHIT CHAT.

TAKE CARE

CHRISS AND JORDIE.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Rein said...

Wow, she is wonderful!

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

You are a genius!!!! It is brilliant!!!

Pearl said...

ther's just no limit to what you can create with ! fabulous project , girlfriend !

Hope all is well !

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG Chris this is absolutely special and unique. So fantastic doll.
I love it.

sharon said...

wHERE U BEEN?...I half thought you have obviously lost yourself in a sea of creativity....?...your come back doll is a fab idea..I don't have a doll...mmmhhh maybe Niamh would do ?...right..where's my big sheets of 12x12?..mwahhahah.xxx

Carol said...

WOWZERS she's soo cool - what a great idea!!

TC

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wooo hooo she is gorgeous! Well done my friend. Missed you.

Karen said...

OH WOW!!!! She is wonderful Chris! Great to see you back sweetie X

scrapnnMO said...

WOW it's absolutely breathtaking! ♥♥♥

♥Dawn♥

Calv said...

Great job Chris! Rather you than me though, dolls freak me out!

Denise said...

This is just the cutest! You come up with just wonderful ideas!
Hugs
Denise
oxoxox

Dawn said...

Wowee love it!
Glad to see you back for a bit - Missing you you know!!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Sally Holmes said...

Hi There!
Great Doll!!!
I received one of your ATCs from the Crafty Individuals ATC swap today. I hope you don't mind, but I've put a photo of the ones I recieved on my blog. You can see them here:
http://sal-utations.blogspot.com/2009/03/crafty-individuals-atc-swap.html

I liked them so much I thought you deserved recognition too!

All the best

Sally Holmes

~KRISTY~ said...

OHHH WOW CHRIS, SHE IS JUST GORGEOUS!

Uneekdolldesigns said...

I have had one or tow of those myself to work with..I made a Shakespeare! Very cute Chris!!

sharon said...

ok...are you in Bermuda and you just don't to say?

Jaqi said...

COOL.....LOOKS LIKE YOU HAD FUN, IS THIS ANOTHER NEW HEADER? JAQI