I usually miss the craft challenges, so I was very happy to see this one in time to participate! I immediately knew that I wouldn't be able to make a doll, because I tend to get carried away
and there was no way I'd finish in time. What to do?? Well, I've always wanted to make a paper doll of myself and this was just the motivation I needed [as well as the stipulation that I would only be allowed to watch my 'Corpse Bride' DVD if I finished my craft project
].Sample pictures first, explanation after. You can check out my Flickr photstream to view all the images - 27 in total - at a larger size.:http://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/32009/doll_thumb.jpghttp://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/32009/1978_thumb.jpghttp://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/32009/1996_thumb.jpghttp://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/32009/2001_thumb.jpg
I took 4 days to develop the concept [30 Year Retrospective of Crimes Against Fasion I am Guilty of Committing] and final doll base to use. In order to limit my craziness, I decided to only draw 1 outfit to represent every year. QUITE the challenge! Clothing is such an important part of my life - and always had been - that when I think back to a certain time of my life, I remember what I was wearing first and then the other memories slip into place around that. 1996 and 1997 were especially difficult to only choose 1 look for
The clothes were drawn out, traced and inked and then coloured with pencils - no photoshop colouring! Then the drawings were scanned and I assembled the final images using PS. I also included photos wherever possible. As the background to every page I included a recap of the year's important events and the key items of clothing that I wore.
This was a lot of work and a lot of fun! Thank you, Craftster, for giving me the opportunity and inspiration to complete this gift to myself and to be an active member of this community
Thank you for looking