Thursday, June 20, 2013

2013 Hoffman Doll


I usually don't post pics of my challenge dolls before the deadline, but here she is. I'll live with  her for a week or so before sending her off and fix any flaws or things I am not happy with. I have named her "Bliss on a Summer Breeze" even though I made her during the 5 days of rain we had!  She is all cloth with beading.  Lots of fussy cut elements from the challenge fabric, seed bead leaves and crystal star flowers.  All of the Tulle was dyed or highlighted with color.  Which I could have found Olivine feathers!  I tried to dye some with alcohol inks but they came out too pale - pretty but not right.  She is just under the "20" limit by 1/2"!  I guess I got carried away with her long legs!  The wreath is fused and stiffened fabric cut out with a die cut.  Also used this under the beading.
Quite a stretch from the sketches and inspiration!  The Base is covered with fussy cut flowers from one of the coordinates, glued on then covered with clear gesso, crackle paint and highlighted with metallic rubs - Gilders Paste and Inca Gold.  The armature is 16g double hard stainless steel wire with additional 1/4" dowels in her legs.  Try stuffing around that! LOL  I have seen some of the competition, and I will be happy if she travels!

14 comments:

Elaine A said...

She is stunning! So Beautiful, thanks for sharing with us Stephanie.

Elaine ALlen

Artistic Whimsey said...

WOW, Stephanie, she is absolutely beautiful! A definite winner!

Mary Ann said...

She's a winner:)

creativedawn said...

Fabulous!

Rachel Gallagher said...

She is so beautiful!

I've just ordered your Year of the Witch e-pattern. Can't wait to have a go at making my own little Witch. :-)

Txatxa said...

eres toda un artista
felicidades
buen fin de semana

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Stephanie, she is absolutely stunning and I am sure that she will be traveling! Congratulations, she is exquisite. Deb

Shashi Nayagam said...

She is fabulous and in my eyes a sure winner

Deana Hoepker-Steel said...

Bliss is a beauiful ballerina.
Good luck from a fellow Hoffman Challenge contestant (applique quilt).

Romona said...

Stephanie, your doll is stunning. I hope you do well with the Hoffman challenge, your beautiful doll will certainly make her own self known...
Romona

stitch4stitch textiles said...

She's fabulous, a winner in my eyes, good luck.

Bernadette Thompson said...

I love her serene face. The eyes closed, lost in a dream world. Makes you wonder what she's thinking of. Doll Cherie

Maria Roxborough said...

Stephanie, your doll is so enchanting. I love the way you used the blues!

Shayla Sharp said...

Exquisite work! She should be the cover of a magazine, she's so beautiful!