Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claudia finished and the giveaway. Graphic-heavy!


Remember back in February,
when I started making Claudia 
for Holly's Horrorland

She's finally completed!
(and sold!)

Here is a walkthrough
of her WIP stages.


Head sculpt in paper clay.


Rough face-up
(yes, that's the correct term!)
and wig try-out.
I didn't go with the fluffy blonde
 but instead chose a 
washed-out peachy pink.


Face painted and sealed.


Paperclay hands.


Drawers with vintage point de paris ruffles
and red kid leather shoes.
She's lying on her petticoat,
trimmed in my favourite cotton lace.


Claudia's doll WIP.
I dressed her as a Marie Antoinette 
as a nod to Kirsten Dunst, 
because she played both roles.


WIP coffin, with pillows from 
and


Claudia's chemise.


Claudia's printed coffin pillow.


The little red shoes
with ruffled rosettes.


Antique lace on the bodice.



The skull brooch.


Pretty little skulls
all in a row.


Eyelets for corset-style lacing.



Skully.
This is a companion skull;
sculpted, painted and sealed.


The finished coffin,
with pillow and frills.


Claudia and her skull.


Claudia and Marie.


 Friends for ever!

(Which is actually possible, if you're a vampire)

And now


The winner of the
giveaway!

Dorothy, Toto and
the poppy cushion.




I listed all the names
and used a
Random Number Generator
to pick out a winner.

Randomly.





The Winner is...

(James C Wallace II)


So, congratulations
to the
Magician of Oz!

In two weeks
I have a
Blogoversary
and will be arranging another
giveaway!


Yay!










36 comments:

  1. Oh my! ❤ Claudia is a masterpiece... right down to her lovely coffin pillow and companion skull!

    Congrats to James, the lucky Oz winner!

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    1. Thank you so much! I had such a wonderful time making her, sometimes dolls just demand to be made!

      And yes, Dorothy is going to Oz. Now, where can I get a tame tornado?

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  2. Great Dolls, Rhissa. Really Impressive. The colors are really impressive

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    1. Thank you, Mr N! I was worried she looked too washed out, so I'm very happy to hear the colours are ok. I wanted a change from the usual black and red associated with vampires. Why shouldn't they look pretty?

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  3. You create such magnificent dolls! Congrats to that lucky lucky winner! Magical over here.

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    1. Thank you, Anne! I'm so glad you like my dolls!

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  4. Oh wow, she looks amazing! Can we talk about maybe buying her?

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    1. Im glad you like her, Laura! Unfortunately, she's already sold to a collector. I had so many people interested in Claudia I've started on another sleeping vampire. Pictures soon! (soon as I've finished the commissioned two-headed doll)

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  5. Congratulations James!
    Your artistry is beautiful, delicate and classic! Amazing Art indeed!
    xoDebi

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    1. Aww, thank you, Debi! I had such an amazing time making this doll. Sometimes they just go right!

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  6. Rhissanna, I must say that this doll impressed me! I see you had great inspiration.. She is a little scary in her forever sleep, but I adore her dress and skull embellishments.. and that little doll which she took with her to the coffin...

    Congrats to the winner!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, she is supposed to look a little creepy as well as sweet!

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  7. Compliments Rhissanna your creations are fantastic!!! Yu're a telent!!! KISSES from Italy. BYE. NI

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    1. Thank you so much! What a lovely thing for you to say!

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  8. Ancora una bambola semplicemente meravigliosa!!! Complimenti: sempre più brava!!!

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  9. She's completely perfect!
    Cogratualtions to your lucky winner too :)

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    1. Thank you! I had such fun making her!

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  10. I especially like the details of her attire. So detailed, creative and neat!

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    1. Thank you, Luba! She was fun to put together and it's going to be hard to let her go.

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  11. Wow! Excellent workmanship. Love the clothing and all the details.

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    1. Thank you so much! What a lovely thing for you to say! She was fun to make and I earned a new way to make shoes.

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  12. I don't know how you do it girl! She is stunning! Really stunning! In every little detail! I love Claudia ;o) Congrats to James ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Thank you, O Magic Love Crow! You know how those crow paintings just come together sometimes? Claudia was like that. She just came together very easily. It's wonderful when that happens!

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  13. Wow! Claudia is absolutely amazing! Your attention to detail is just perfect, what a stunning doll.

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    1. Thank you very much, Jennifer! I did rather indulge myself with Claudia, finding little things to add.

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  14. Every time I think I have seen your best you prove me wrong... I admire your work so much... She is just stunning! I love everything about her.
    I think my favorite part of your dolls are their faces... Beautiful work!
    blessings,
    Penny

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    1. Aww, thank you, Penny! That's the nicest thing you could possibly say. I'm so glad you like her, and her sleeping face.

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    2. I meant every word Rhissanna.. Your work is exquisite!
      Thank you so much for the very kind note you left for me.
      I am happy you enjoyed her.

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  15. I know I already spoke of her beauty and super stylish way, on Facebook, but I don't mind saying it again: she is perfect! And I love her skully.

    Congrats to James!

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    1. Thank you so much, Magaly! Without the little skull necklace you sent me, Claudia wouldn't have had all her little skull embellishments and wouldn't have looked half as exotic. So, thank you for making her possible!

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  16. Oh that was HILARIOUS, your drumroll effect! ahahahah...what a MOST LUCKY WINNER! Oh Rhissanna, your work is so stunning, you know i love your dolls! And down to her toes, with those lovely stocking legs and incredible shoes! Fabulous work my friend, and thank you for coming to leave me a comment. You and I both would love to be that young rider in that flowing dress, on the back of our steed taking us AWAY!

    Be well and happy day, Anita

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    1. Thank you, Anita! I'm so glad you like my Claudia and I had such fun making her, with those little red shoes. And I'm delighted to know you understand about the picture!

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  17. Love the little details on her. Great job

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    1. Thank you so much, Shashi! It's been fun to push the boundaries a little with a doll like this.

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  18. Oh! 'Well, bust my britches!' as the Wizard himself would say! I am so happy for James C. Wallace II for winning Dorothy, Toto, and the poppy cushion. Yay!

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Thank you all for the wonderful and supportive things you say! I'm thrilled to read them and I reply to each one.