Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween from Marjorie Stewart-Baxter (and me)

I'd been waiting to post photos of my latest ADG custom until she had an official name. And it's the best name for her EVER :D I'm very excited that this spooky lovely girl made it home to her fantastic new mom in time for Halloween. Here she is now, followed by some photos of her transformation.

Happy Halloween, everybody!!

Marjorie started out as a NRFB Roaring Red:
Red's arrival

Another Halloweeny photo for you, here she is all scalped, sandmatted, and carved, and waiting for her EBL body, having hijacked one in the meantime:
Red hijacks a body DDW 5/52

Here's a closeup of her carving and makeup:

And some photos of her at her new home, courtesy of MJ--thanks for letting me post them here!

Thanks for reading, I'll be featuring a purple mohaired girl and a super-special surprise gal in the next 2 months, I hope you'll enjoy them as well.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

From Skier to Mermaid: Lauryn's Transformation

Hi everybody!
I know I said I'd post Lauryn's photos long ago, but I wanted to wait until she got home to her mom and into her gorgeous godesia mermaid ensemble to totally complete her transformation. Now that Kersten has graciously allowed me to share the photo she took of Lauren in full mermaid regalia, I feel extra excited to make this post. I even got all goofy and made a multicolored background for her photo. :)

Introducing Lauren, the lovely mermaid:

I hope you love her as much as I do, but I don't know if that's possible. She has the THICKEST REROOT EVER (at least, from me). I fully used up all 6 bags of saran. It helped a lot that it was my favorite colors. :)
As a mermaid, my inspiration for her was in sea blues and greens, coral, and pearls.

Here is the process of how Lauren was transformed from a Merry Skier to a mermaid.

Lauren upon arrival:

A good eyeball soaking to get out the lashes, which were DEEPLY embedded, and clean out the sockets for all new eyechips:
soaking her eyeballs!

Sandmatting, a buttoned nose, slight lip and eye carving, and makeup done with pastels and acrylic sealant:
Lauryn's faceup, sea colors :D

New custom eyechips and special green lashes to go with the highlights in her hair:
Lauryn's new eyes :)

An inside look at Lauryn's reroot:
Inside Lauryn's reroot

After her hair treatments, showing off her wavy hair, her charms, and her charm :)
Beautiful girl

I just love this photo of her-- gives you a nice view of her sleepy eyes, too...
Sweet dreams  ADAW 40/52

Congratulations again, Kersten and Lauren, for being the first prize winners in the Custom Dream Blythe Contest. I'm so grateful I got to create this beautiful girl.