Friday, July 17, 2009

4 Elements Challenge - Water


Today is the unveiling day so here is my Mermaid of the Northern Lights representing Water. I think my Hoffman challenge doll would have been perfect for Earth and may post pics later. I must confess she is not quite done - still have to add sequins and bead the wires around her peplum. Don't forget to click on the link at the side to get to the list of all the participants.

A little about her: Her hair is shreds from gift packaging that I curled. The star trim around her face was colored with alcohol inks. Embedded between the layers of her background are creatures stitched out on my embroidery machine. Her bodice fabric is done with shiva paint sticks, pearl-ex powders, stencils and lumier paints and glitter crayons on a lovely dark batik. Her tail is layers of confetti dot fabric, grey lace that I colored with alcolhol inks, and colored glitter tulle. Her fluke is the same minus the confetti dot fabric so it is sheer. It and her peplum are also wired.
The fringe edging around her fluke, waist and shoulders is deconstructed halographic fabric and she is dotted all over with heat set crystals. She also needs trim around her wrists but I didn't want to miss the deadline.

18 comments:

essie said...

Gorgeous!
Very sparkling colors.
Great job.

Abi said...

She's wonderful - as with all your dolls, she has a fabulous face.

Mealy Monster Land said...

lovely!
love her tail and the flow of the doll.

creativedawn said...

I love her....she is beautiful!
hugz
Pam

Linda said...

Shes so pretty, love the colors you used. Lindax

littlebitwired said...

Great job! And such wonderful inspiration. She does look like she cold light up the night sky!

Romona said...

Lovely work as always Stephanie.

Sarah said...

Your Mermaid of the Northern lights certainly lives up to her name! I love all her sparkly embellishments-beautiful!

Deanna Hogan said...

Another fabulous doll - I expected nothing less from you!

Knot By Gran'ma said...

She's lovely. The use of color is fantastic.

jasmoon-butterfly said...

She is lovely..xxx

Vee said...

It's easy to see how much loving work you put into this doll. She's gorgeous!

Yve said...

lovely, wonderful face :o)

Dessa Rae said...

Fantastic doll. The colors are so vibrant and wonderful!!

Du Buh Du Designs said...

She came out fantastic~her face is what I immediately noticed~so beautiful!An elegant diva if you will:) I never would have known that your doll wasn't finished~she looks amazing as is.

Christine :)

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Stephanie,

Beautiful work, as always! How creative -- a Norther Lights Mermaid! You always think outside the box. Wonderful piece! :o)

christina said...

what a lovely colourful sparkly doll! great colour choices.

Las Noches said...

what a beatiful mermaid, her face and the colors fits her perfectly