Monday, 13 June 2011

DT post for Craftroom Challenge

Wow what a turnout we had for our first challenge, my fingers are red raw!  Thank you to everyone who took part itwas a fantastic success.  Let's hope you enjoy our next challenge as much!  This challenge has been chosen  by Kim and the challenge is 'Altered paper dolls'.  Now I didn't even know what these were when she suggested it so she explained it all and let me tell you I had a blast!!   I wasn't brave enough to try one from sratch for my first attempt so U took the easy route and found a fantastic site out in web world that has some amazing black templates for you to use. That site is called and I spoke to the lovely Rachel Cohen who thankfully let me use her fab templates for this challenge.  Thank you Rachel I don't think I could have done this one without your help!.

So here are my dolls

I used a pirate ship backdrop that I found as a blank image on the net, I'm not sure who made it but if anyone knows I would love to give them credit.  I coloured the whole backdrop with promarkers.

I have coloured the main sections in pro markers.  Them I added layers of lace and threaded some silver thread through the vest.  I added gems on the bracelets and glitter and gem on the belt.

For this doll I again coloured the main in pro markers, I have used black flock for a suede effect on the boots and hat, Glitter on the jacket with gems and a feather on the hat.

I will be entering this project into the following challenges Inspired by a movie(Pirates of the Caribbean)

Thank you in advance for any comments you might wish to leave. 




Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is fabulous - i love it!! The dolls are amazing
Lisa x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful, really lovely. Great Job.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


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Mervi said...

Hi Nikki,
they are awesome,-))m

Larisa said...

Saw theis project on *Make It Monday* and it is wonderful! Great job!!

Zoechaos said...

You have worked so hard on this with all the fantastic colouring for that great background. Your dolls are terrific and two! great work. XOXO Zoe

E.T said...

Fabulous! I came here via Make it Monday.

hazel said...

I think your dolls are beautiful Nikki.
xxx Hazel.

Maria said...

Nikki, your dolls are brilliant! Maria x

craft-roomjulia said...

Your dolls are so oh la la Nikki, the're beautiful. Julia xx

Lisa Jane said...

oops - forgot to say,Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa x
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Kim B said...

Fantastic! Love the theme too! Hugs, Kim

Debi said...

YOur dolls are so sassy Nikki :-) love 'em Debi x

Carrie said... much amazing detail has gone into this!!! Love your movie choice!! Thanks for playing at CES xx

Julie said...

Fabulous make - love the paper dolls! Thanks for joining in our movie challenge at CES this week, Juliexx