Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Play Date Cafe - colour challenge PDCC103

This is my first time playing along with
challenge blog and I hope
it isn't my last!

The colours we had to use in any project of our choice were
 'Rust', 'Storm' and 'Deep Sea'.

Well that was easier said than done!
Rust was no problem as I had some
 Friendly Plastic and Sari Ribbon
which fitted the bill and became a bodice and sleeves.

The other two colours
Storm and Deep Sea
took me a little longer to come up with, but I eventually settled on
 some more Sari Ribbon and thin cotton
which became the skirt.  I also had some Friendly Plastic which
perfectly complemented these colours and that became the
heart shaped hands!

I didn't set out to make a witch, but that's what she looks like to me!

Her face is moulded from air dried clay painted with acrylic,
water colour pencils and a Sakura Jelly Roll pen.
Her hair is fibres and her hat is more of the Sari Ribbon.

I painted on the neck so the head didn't look as though
it was floating in space!
She is glued onto mountboard covered with
old sheet music coloured with paint and edged with a
copper coloured pen.
Only the head and the bodice are actually glued down
so the rest of her can move (not that I've been playing
with her or anything ... cough, cough!!)

I'd never have thought of putting these colours
together, but I do love the combination.

One last photo -
her best withchy pose ...

Thanks for looking - I'm off to find her a broomstick now!


mary pernula said...

I love it. Hugs Mary

SusanLotus said...

Gorgeous creation Sherry!

Gio said...

such a wonderful artwork.
I think you put lot of efforts on it, it's full of tiny cute details, like the lace, the face, the hair. brava!

Thank you for your kind words on my blog :-)

Viv said...

She's a cute witch Sherry! Colours are brilliant - and her face as always is too fab for words.....x

Meggymay said...

You sure can make your dolls faces come alive. She is a real beautiful, friendly looking witch.
Yvonne x

CAROL said...

OH! She's gorgeous Sherry, far too pretty for a witch xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow, it is just wonderful! Great Paper doll. Kim

Deborah said...

Fab colour combination - and a beautiful witch! Love it.

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

She looks like a witch all right, but a pretty one indeed!
I have been dipping my shopping feet and credit card into the mixed media art world, and oh man, there are just as many temptations as in the quilting world. I'll need a second studio soon..
Hope you enjoy your Sunday evening!

Michele Gross said...

Wowzers! What an amazing project! Such a fabulous and fun way to use the colors and I love all your creativity in the little touches and elements. So glad you came to play with us at The Play Date Cafe and look forward to next time :)

Cindy Is Crafty said...

So great, Sherry!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow what a great project!

Unknown said...

I think we may have a winner here! Your little witch is superbly made Sherry, you just do dolls so extremely well! Love her bodice and dress, she's one fine witch!!

Healing Woman said...

Oh Sherry, I love how you placed your paper art doll onto a card. A closer look reveals that she is actually drawn or painted onto the card with the clothes and face 3-D. This is very creative and I love the colors you chose.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I am super impressed! This is unique and different and wonderfully fun. She is a friendly witch, isn't she? THanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Nicks said...

She is great!! Sparkles plays along with PDC alot... talking of Sparkles, did you say you needed a broomstick??

Jan said...

She's fantastic... but then, of course, you ARE the queen of dolls!! And, those colours together are fabulous xx

Terry said...

She is a real darling and this is so perfect for the PDC challenge! Love this! Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Sherry, love how you created her she is fabulous
hugs June x

Mrs A. said...

Your witchie is fab and derserves to be a winner. Plug. plug!! Seem to be chasing my tail around at the moment. Not enough time for anything and everything to do at once. I have bought some friendly plastic but it is still sat on my desk untouched. Supposed to be making my button tin but keep playing with the buttons I've got for it instead. Hugs Mrs A.

Stacy said...

WOW!!!! The detail on the project just blows me away! I love it :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

Holy smokes! This is amazing! I adore all that texture! What a perfect take on the color story! I sure hope, too, that it's not your last time playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe! Thanks!

Netty said...

Oh wow am so loving your wonderful witch, so many beautiful textures. x

Terry said...

I really do love this cutie, but already told you that! I came by to let you know that the 10 minutes is for the actual creating. We can spend hours pulling out supplies and even planning! So now you can play!

Gez Butterworth said...

WOW! AMAZING Sherry! Best lookin witch I've ever seen! Enjoy her.xx

Jean Franks Beck said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, and so very creative! Congrats on the Fab 4!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

WOW!! I just love looking at your dolls Sherry.. They are amazing.. The colours and textures are fab!!...Love your cute witch!!
Jan x

Jester said...

She's wonderful!

jasmoonbutterfly said...

She is wonderful Sherry, comment. I may in the future be visting Romford store :0) Thank you for popping by and leaving such a wonderful Trace x