Tuesday 14 June 2011

Craft-Room Challenge: Altered Paper Dolls

Wow, what a fortnight the Craft-Room Challenge has had!!!  223 entries in their first ever challenge - it was a huge success!  The entries were so impressive with really beautiful and inspiring creations.  Their next challenge is Altered Paper Dolls, which will run for two weeks.  This really was fun to make as I haven't made a paper doll in a such a long time.  Once I got started, that was it.

I thought I'd try something along the lines of a bit spookyish (but not too spooky). I used the Cricut to cut the two basic pieces and used Distress stain, stamps and trims.  The veil came from some new net curtain I had for the front room window (but not any more!) and I used a bottle top with a paper flower for the head-dress  The spiders were made from acrylic gems with flowersoft wire for the legs, which I coloured with a black promarker.  The face was a download from the internet, with added eyeliner and white on the eyes, and I darkened the lips some more.  I hope you like it.

Have fun making your doll, and good luck!

I'd also like to enter my altered paper doll into:

Make it Monday

See you soon

Maria x

p.s. That's a tissue, printed with £20 notes, in the background - not real ones!


Mervi said...

Morning Maria,
wow she's divine!Gothic divine, lovely project, wasn't it;-))m

Zoechaos said...

So what do you have in the window now? Love your Gothic paper doll she is just plain cool! XOXO Zoe

hazel said...

Your goth doll is fabulous Maria - I love the spiders.
xxx Hazel.

Esther said...

Spiders still freaking me out but your doll is still fab!! Esther xx

craft-roomjulia said...

So clever Maria, I love the veil and the spiders are just a brilliant finishing touch. Julia xxx

Kim B said...

Fantastic, love that she is a spooky paper doll. How fun!! Hugs, Kim

Nikki Byrne said...

Awesome doll Maria, I just love those spiders. Nikki

Debi said...

I love your doll- I love how she's got just a hint of Mortica about her- love the spiders too- they are cool :-) Debi x

Larisa said...

I saw your project on *Take it Mobday* and I am charmed with it! I love those spiders!

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol - what a fab little reminds me of Mortitia Adams lol
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa x
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