Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bad Girls Project 52 Challenge #4: Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...

Time for challenge #4:
This time round we needed:
~Paper Doll
~Theme of Sadness and/or Joy

Here's my take...

I choose to go with JOY!!!!
I'm getting married in September 2010, just recently we held a Celtic Betrothal Ceremony (Sept 2009). I incorporated elements from/for both the past & the future events.
The Frame was a FreeCycle finding... Preloved and perfectly worn.
I trimmed a lovely piece of Wedding Theme paper to fit and 'dry brushed' fall colored ink all over it in overlapping circles to make the background. This was placed under the glass...
I applied liberal amounts of Craft Goop just along the inside edge and added lots lots & lots of polished semi-precious stone chips. I also attached the Metal Picture Frame with the Goop.

To make the Dolls I printed off copies of the Dress I'm hoping (praying, sweating about getting..) to wear and the Traditional Scottish garb my fiancee will be wearing as the Doll Bases. I also printed off a copy of the Cooper Plaid from another picture, a strip of Elliott Plaid and pictures of both our faces that would fit onto the Doll Bases. I glued the Bases onto stiff cardboard (back off of a ScrapPad), cut out and adhered the faces and Plaids. The Male plaid was uh.... fun it was a jigsaw puzzle to make sure the 'non-Cooper plaid' was totally covered.
Then I used an exacto-knife to trim around the now made-up Paper Dolls.

I finished the Paper Dolls off with brads, bling, some broke metal jewelry bits, chain and a tiny 'tuft' of stuffed animal 'pelt' (for the Sporran) and some Barbie Hair tinted to the right shade with ink. The Dragon fly is very significant to us... it's one of the 'themes' for the Wedding. Same with the Fall Leaves, Blue & Green Ribbon, Red Roses and Sunflowers all part of our Wedding...
**NO Stuffed Animals were harmed in the making of this Project.***
***All materials donated to the Arts by the already deceased!!!***

The Heart Trim was a piece of lace from an auction, more bling, 1/2 a Prima Flower and some printed Twill.
Yes it should say 'belong', not 'belongs'... it's important to us. :O)

The Ornament that's attached to the Project is VERY important to us. It was the Favour we handed out at our Betrothal Handfasting. Baked Salt Dough (with sand mixed in for texture), Stamped, then colored with Sharpies and Spray Shellacked.
Short Picture History for the Ornament Below:
~September 26th, 2009~
So.... that's my take on Bad Girls Project 52 Challenge #4.

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