Saturday, 16 July 2011

A Ghost in My Paper Palace!

A bit of a departure from the normal goings on in my paper palace...this month the theme over at Alter It Monthly is "Dolls" so I went in search of a doll that I could alter.    My own daughter is now almost 14 years of age, and we've kept some of her toys in storage (I say we, but it's really my DH who is the sentiMENTAL one in our family LOL) but she was never overly into dolls, she had a few Barbies but that's about it, so I made my way to a charity shop and bought a little Bratz doll.



I never liked them much when they first came out (they look a little too tarty IMO) but I thought the dimentions were perfect for what I had in mind : )    So after a good haircut, a few coats of white paint, and a brand new wardrobe, my palace has a ghost!!!






The corset was made by my DD (thanks darling) while the skirt was made by yours truly out of tulle, old book pages, and some interfacing film.        I was going to leave her with the very cropped hair, but then decided she needed some long locks...I think she's a very fitting ghost for my humble palace, what do you think?     DD wants me to do another one, so I guess I'll have to go hunting for more dolls...  As always, don't forget you can click on the photos for a larger view.      I hope your weekend is good to you, and that you get a chance to play with your stash, or at least, have fun planning : )

15 comments:

Cuchy said...

WOW!!!!! ALUCINANTE!!!! AWESOME!!! Incredibly creative. Like the ghost more than the original one :)

Paula said...

love it and I dont normally like this kind of thing - wonderfully created!

Zuzu's Blog said...

OOO VAST improvement on the glam slapper Bratz doll lol...
(I agree they were to tarty for impressionable little girls to have as toys.)

you have done a fantastic job. very impressed at you ladies trying your hand at altering a whole doll like this. and very appreciative of the effort.
thank you from all at Alter it monthly for joining in.
Z x

Gio said...

I prefer a new version! definetily...so stilysh!

Netty said...

Oh wow am so loving your altered doll, brilliant. x

Karen said...

I *love* this! Best Bratz doll I have ever seen. (I'm with you - way too tarty for little kids.) This, though, is fantastic. Reminds me a bit of Bellatrix Lestrange or similar. The dress is my favourite part, though I really like the transformation to the head/hair, etc. This is so fantastic!

Sarah Schwerin said...

OMG Vicky this is friggin' AWESOME!!!!!! I love it to bits!!!!

shirley said...

LOL! LOL! LOL!
SUPER CREATIVE. LOVE the makeover!

Gwen Wruck said...

I just don't know where you come up with this stuff Vicky, you are just sooo creative!!! and yes, definite improvement :)

Lyn S said...

Awesome ghost you created Vicky!

Those eyes are definitely creepy....don't think I'd want her looking at me all the time, LOL!

Elly said...

Your doll is really stunning. (:o) Elly

Toni said...

Ok... this is ingenious... I too never really cared for those dolls but what a wonderful ghost she has made... Awesome !!!!!

Pat Beaumont said...

great alteration

Ephemera said...

Ooooooh this doll is fab, but so so creepy, when I enlarged the photo she really freaked me out, so glad I didn't see your post before I went to bed as I'm sure she would have given me nightmares!!

nyonyo said...

It seems scary but I like it somehow :D
maybe it'll be good if you give her a friend. Boy will be good ^_^