Friday, 9 January 2009

Cut up Body Parts!

Things here have finally calmed down a little so to all my blogging friends a belated Happy New Year to you and yours.

I have spent a couple of hours each day for the last couple of days trying to rise to the latest challenge set by Margaret. In another moment of lunacy she decided to start another MAMMA group, this one is aptly entitled MAD MAMMA and although you may think the title reflects me very well it actually stands for Monthly Art Dolls!

This is the first time I have tried to make one of these dolls and it's from a template by Mirkwood. The rubbish bin alongside me has been full of body parts as I have struggled beyond belief to make something that even remotely resembled a doll!

I used gold embossing powder on her arms and legs and some corrugated gold card for her torso. I coloured her face with a gold Sakura pen and then added the glitter thread to make her hair. My original idea was to give her a gold hand gun and call her 'girl with the golden gun ' (my apologies to James Bond fans) but ditched the idea when I found the large gold wire heart in my scraps box. So she is just now the 'Golden Girl with 2 hearts'! I am not sure if I shall leave her in for the swap as I think the back is a bit of a mess but those who have seen her so far think she is OK - I have another template cut out and another idea buzzing round in my head - suppose I'd better empty the bin before I start!


Sherry said...

She's turned out mighty fine Viv! The golden girl is a bit daring though wearing a see through skirt!
Seriously though, she's lovely and now I'm worried about the back of mine - as I haven't done anything to it!!!

Faye said...

Viv, how fantastic. I love all the gold. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Jan said...

She's great Viv (as I said on your Flickr site) I dont know what all the fuss was about! At least you've done one - I haven't started mine yet. Am reassuring myself I have time because it doesn't have to be in until the end of the month. You just watch me panicking at the final hurdle!!
Thanks for your comments on my 'White' house. I really enjoyed doing it.
I'm glad things have calmed down a bit for you xx

Belinda said...

I love her, and you should too:)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your doll is really beautiful in every detail! Love her!

Anne said...

Wow! She's great Viv, I wouldn't worry about the back, surely she's the girl with the golden bum? :)