Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Vintage Halloween 2012 Piece Is Finished

I joined in on Patrick Gill's Halloween Challenge again this year. I've done 4 holiday challenge swaps with his group and they are so much fun. The challenge goes like this, we pick a Vintage Halloween card and then base our piece on it using what ever medium we work in. Most people in the group are sculptors and 2 of us work in fabric or in my case, felt and fabric. After we are all finished, swap partners are randomly selected and we send our piece on it's way and receive an awesome piece in return.

This was the card I chose. I just love pumpkin headed kids! My original idea was to do the tree in the background and the crow on the branch too but the piece would have been so large and the tree so time consuming that I left them out.
Here's the quick drawing I did to check for proportion. I'll show some WIPs so you can see how I constructed everything. Oh I forgot to mention that the entire piece is hand sewn.
First a little body.
Next a head. The card image has a more squash shaped head but I prefer a rounded head so I changed that.
I made her some little panties with lace even though you'd never see them cause nice girls wear drawers.
All dressed now.
No longer headless.
Working on her companions.
I'll do a post when I get my swap partner's piece.


yoborobo said...

That is so cute - you really captured the feel of the postcard. I love her face! :) xo

Mary Ann said...

Very cute Jennifer:) Where do you find this swap? It looks like fun.

Cynthia Myers said...

Hmmm. I would say forget the swap and keep her and her friends!
No one is going to be able to top this!
:D :D :D

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

she turned out DARLIN' !
I love her :)

this looks like a fun swap!


Tammy's in Love said...

Where have you been all my life!? I just popped in and had a blast! I'm the new funny faced follower!

Kristin said...

Your work is fantastic. I found your site from the blogger next button and am going to bookmark it. Can't wait to see your next project!

l.wilks11 said...

Hi Just found your blog. Its lovely so i am know following you......xx

Stacey said...

She is absolutely adorable you captured the postcard so well. Great job keep up the awesome work!!


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