Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dress Up

This month's prompt was 
for Kimberly's ATC swap.
(about a 180-degree turn from last month's "grunge" theme!)

I went with a frilly little dress interpretation...wonder if some will choose 'dress up' to mean 'costume' or 'make believe'.  Hmmm, we shall see.

I found this line art image (here) of an old paper doll set:

 I lightened it up a bit and printed to some old blue paper, folded it and added washi tape to the side edges to form a nifty little pouch for each card:

A paper clip shaped like a tiny wire hanger seemed apropos for the theme--
(amazing--and a little ridiculous-- what I can find in my endless stash of crap laying around clever crafting supplies!

And guess daughter now has blue hair!
She kind of matches my little ATC's!

It started out more teal-green (like Ariel, the Little Mermaid!):
This was right after it was dyed...very intense!  It has softened up considerably in the weeks since.

This next photo was taken last week when we went to the Street of Dreams home show.  I was in love with that little turquoise bench.  Her topknot totally blends into the painting.......great camouflage!

After 2 years at University of Kansas, she's back home now, and will be attending Portland State University starting next month. She's happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest, at least for a while.

We're gradually getting used to the hair.