Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Play Date Cafe - colour challenge PDCC105

This week over at the
the challenge is to create something using the colours
Kraft/Taupe...Flesh...Cadet Blue


Well, here's my take on the challenge -
meet Medusa!

I cut the bodice from a scrap of leather but used the
reverse (suede-y)side as the colour better fitted the challenge.
I sewed on a strip of lace at the top.
The skirt and wrap are both sari ribbon - I've been lucky
that for the past three weeks of joining in with these challenges,
I've had just the right colours of fabric.

The 'Medusa' locks are part of a recycled scarf.
Her face is moulded from air dried clay and painted with acrylics
and water colour pencils.
She is mounted onto mountboard which I covered with
brown paper, then distressed a bit with masking tape, gesso-ed,
painted and added some Brilliance Dew Drop ink
-colour Pearlescent Sky Blue.

I also had some sari ribbon which complemented the
colours so added that to the edge of the background too.

I stuck everything down with good old glue sticks using a glue gun
- I was amazed that the glue didn't come through to the front of the
 sari ribbon, it must be extremely strong fabric.
I don't know how it will 'age' though (the glue that is)
as it isn't acid free.  As Medusa is staying with me though,
it doesn't really matter - we can age together gracefully,
although I think I've got quite a start on her! 

Thanks for looking :)


Marijke van Ooijen said...


What a lovely blog.
I will follow your blog.
Please take a look into my world.


Meggymay said...

Wow, she is a beauty, love her gown. Yvonne x

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Your faces are fantastic. Hugs Mrs A.

Denise said...

This takes my breath away! What a lovely artist you are - so glad you joined us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

SusanLotus said...

Your Art dolls are absolutely gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Terry said...

She is all dressed up and ready for a great night out on the town with friends! She is beautiful! Have a great evening!

CAROL said...

She's gorgeous Sherry x

Ira said...

Sherry dear, you did it again! I'm always in love with your dolls, love that expression on her face, now she's a lady I would like to have some coffee with ;-) Have a great Sunday, Ira x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherry, this is quite stunning !! what a gorgeous and striking creation.
Have a great halloween and if you get chance feel free to drop into Dezinaworld for two 24 hour offers, one is a freebie
hugs June xxxxxx

Sam said...

Wow Sherry, she is beautiful! I love her twisty hair and the gown is fab. I love how all your art dolls have such a different feel to them! x

Healing Woman said...

She's fabulous. I really like the way you have added the fibers to her skirt. That mocha latte you have shown looks good too!

Createology said...

Medusa is lovely. Your creativity is made from a scarf! Love her skirt especially.

Lisa said...

What a wonderful work of art!!!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Sherry!! Love what you did with the bodice and skirt! The little necklace is a cute touch too :)
Jan x

Andrea Ewen said...

What a fabulous and creative use of textiles and our colors! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

You've done it again, Sherry! These beauties must take you hours and hours! Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

My mouth is LITERALLY open and touching the floor--this is SOOOOOOOOO beautiful! I LOVE everything about your creation! WOOOOOOOOOWZA! This is def. amazing! You are super talented--Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Mrs A. said...

My Altoids tin arrived today. Let the fun begin!! Hugs Mrs A.

Jayne C said...

I love this's beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog...I really appreciate you stopping by! x

Gini said...

I've missed so many of your posts, and so many fabulous Art dolls (and She dolls), they are all beautiful examples of Sherry's designer costume inventiveness!

Do you know I don't think I've seen the same hair twice on any of your dolls.
I think you must constantly have one eye out looking for suitable hair materials when you are out and about.

I know you say this hair is from a scarf, but I am wondering if their is a little old lady who got off the No.27 bus with a little short patch on the back of her head that she doesn't know about LOL!
No sorry - I know you are far too GOOD to be the "phantom Romford hair lifter". It's just that photofit in your local paper looked so like you...but then I'm thinking the artist has been watching too many old TOTP's reruns and is getting confused with Pan's People because it also looked a lot like Babs!
There is a complement in there somewhere :-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Simply amazing. I don't know what else to say!