Monday, December 6, 2010

Late for Tea...

This week I do not have time for a tea party and I think I have pretty much shared all my human size teacups...So I wanted to share my favorite TeaParty related doll....I encourage you to click the images to enlarge them so you can enjoy all the little details on this creation...The description that follows with the images was written to accompany the doll to the auction block...

IFDC Artist Doll Collaboration
by OneSixthSense and Mutant Goldfish Designs

Each artist received Integrity's Natalie Fatale BACK TO BLACK (nude) for a special auction in support of the IFDC at the 2010 convention. 40 dolls in total were sent out to the many different artists.

I had the honor of with Dawn of OneSixthSense, who created a gorgeous Natalia repaint for me to dress in my Avant Garde take on Tea Time...

My Inspiration:

We LOVE tea parties at my house and host them ever chance we get, whether it is just me and my girls or having guests over to enjoy true English Tea and home made scones made from scratch just like my mum taught me. So no surprise we are also big fans of the story of Alice in Wonderland...

When I read there was going to be a Tim Burton Alice movie coming out, images of Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd) meets the Mad Hatter entered my head..This is what inspired me to create this fun Avant Garde gown in deeper jewel tones rather than the softer pastels most ppl would associate with a garden tea party..With the darker color pallet and Natalia's black hair, it gave the design an evening feel, making it much to late in the day for proper tea time....meaning our girl is more than just a little "Late for Tea".....

A closer look at all the hand done Details

Before and After...Image courtesy of Dawn

The transformation began with the amazing repaint by Dawn...She removed the original factory paint and created the most unbelievable gorgeous new look for our doll...For those of you not familiar with the Fashion Royalty brand of dolls, these dolls are the same scale as Barbie.

The dolls own hair, a wild afro was tamed and then restyled to resemble an Elizabethan Wig...A little blue bird nesting on one side, black roses in back and a teacup that is spilling over, add a touch of whimsy to the design.

This fob watch was created by hand just for our girl,
but alas it does not seem to help, she is still more than a little "Late for Tea"

I will be sharing my Tea Party inspired Doll today at the following parties...Though I might be a little "Late For Tea" to some of them...

Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations - Tea Time Tuesday

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor - Tea Time Tuesday

Wander Lee and Pam's - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday

and party Co-hosts:

Martha's Favorites - Tea Cup Tuesday
Terri, Artful Afirmations - Tea Cup Tuesday

And lastly

Marty, A Stroll Thru Life - Table Top Tuesday


KathyB. said...

Very beautiful, and very interesting!

paperbutterfly said...

How creative you are! They are beautiful! You will always be welcome for tea!

Have a blessed day.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Kelsie, these are very creative! At first I wasn't sure what they were all about. And yes, you are always welcome for Tea Time! Have a wonderful day.

Christmas blessings,

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Very elaborate details! Have a beautiful day!

DELiciousDesignz said...

So gorgeous - I love the little teacup in her hair. Very clever.