Saturday, March 31, 2012

Add Dolls To Any Space

I know I made so much more of this than I needed to, but that's one of my many foibles.  Hey, it keeps me off the streets, so I just go with it.  Without further freakin' ado, my ad imitation... finally!

Original ad for skylights.

My version, featuring horrible vector skylights and teeny origami doves.

At first I had no intention of trying to recreate the slanted ceiling and skylights, but when I was putting the dio together I figured I could at least do one photoshop attempt of it and then use the windows I made for the other photos.  Unfortunately, my vector skills are not what they used to be, lol.  Oh well, at least I tried.


I also tried using the Liv cabana poles to see if I could transform the bed into a tropical canopy.  Me no likey.  I do see how I could turn one of those poles into a nice tree with enough foliage though.

In neither photo does it seem like the doll is jumping in the air.  I was using fans and everything but there's no "movement" conveyed in the photos to me.  Maybe it's because I know where the wires are?  Eh.

Some yoga moves in the snazzy jumpsuit I made. ^_^

Presumably she's watching a TV on the opposite wall.

Enjoying a book while kitty sleeps.

Behind the Scenes

The Extras
  • Flowers and poster board are from Dollar Tree.  I changed the poster board color in photoshop so you wont find that shade in the store.
  • Pink pillow, white vase and kitty cat are Barbie.
  • Table is Liv.
  • I made the other stuff.

Many thanks to Ms. Leo for the idea!

30 comments:

  1. Wow! This is so cool! I love everything about it! It is so true to the add! You really nailed this one! Kudos girl! Kudos! I wanna walk around in your head just to see what I can absorb from you! Well done and very worth the wait Hey it's Muff ! Now, can you build me a stage with lights, smoke and music? Lol

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  2. LOL, you do not want to be in my head, Chynadoll. It is a total freakfest in there! No, I cant build you a stage. What I can do is lend you my Bratz stage. It has lights and a mp3 music jack. You'll have to provide your own smoke though. Let me know when the Chynadolls are ready to make their debut and I'll ship it on over.

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  3. Wow! I agree with Chynadoll, you really nailed the ad! Great job!

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    1. Hi Verona. Thanks for the compliment. ^_^

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  4. Now Muff you know you out did yourself, this is fantastic!! I love everything about it. When I say the bed preview I knew it was going to be great!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Brini. I'm pretty proud that I got it finished.

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  5. Great job! Love the color scheme. I have the Bratz Stage and can lend it to Chynadoll when she wants it. Much easier and cheaper being able to deliver in person than to pay for the Post Office to do it.

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    1. Hi and welcome back, Frannie! I fudged on the colors in photoshop to get them similar to the advert but it came out alright. Okay on the stage for Chynadoll. :-)

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  6. WOW! This was worth the wait! the tree on the wall is killer. I love the doll and the outfit too! What great work you have done! Congrats! It makes my little post look pittlely! I might have to go back to the drawing board.

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    1. Hi, Ms. Leo. That outfit is what put me a week behind schedule... it was my second time sewing it. Pshaw! Your post is wonderful and was very inspiring to me.

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  7. Hello from Spain: congratulations for this room, for the wonderful pictures and Barbie clothes. You did a gorgeous job. It seems that Barbie has movement. I like your idea of windows in the roof. I think you made a very real room. I like the tropical-style bed. Keep in touch.

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    1. Thanks so much, Marta. I guess I'm too close to it to see movement, but glad it comes across for others.

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  8. Hello, muff new to your blog, It's a wonderful remake thats awesome how you put everthing together like that, and the jumpsuit is really cute too Great Job!!!!

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    1. Hi and welcome, Tinisha. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a great comment. ^_^

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  9. Another WOW comment. Your remake looks fantastic and I agree with Marta, it does look like your Barbie has movement - it's just you who knows where the wires are. Love your other pictures and the jumpsuit.

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    1. Thanks a lot for commenting Carrickters and welcome! :) Glad you see motion too!

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  10. The jumpsuit is gorgeous! You've done a marvelous job recreating the ad and improved upon it's colour scheme, I think (but I always prefer vivid colour over muted). I have problems conveying movement with my dolls as well, I guess it's kind of an obvious problem since they ARE stationary, haha.

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    1. Thanks so much and welcome, Alrunia! This was a fun project and I'm happy with it overall. I really thought a fan blowing the cloth around would give that motion I wanted, but that doesn't help when it blows the doll over too, lol.

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  11. OMG!! I absolutely love what you've done here!! I recently started doing dioramas and this is a great inspiration to me. Thanks for your wonderful work, keep it up :D

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    1. Thanks for following my blog, Sergio! I'm following yours now too. ^__^ I hope you'll find some of my projects as I blunder along useful.

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  12. I just can't find the words in English to express my admiration for your work. You're a severe critic, I cannot find any fault, it's awesome, perfect!!!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Rossetti. Coming from someone who produces the kind of work that you do, I'll take that as a huge compliment.

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  13. I'm chiming along with the others - OMG, what a wonderful job you've done re-creating this ad. Love how you have your model "hung" in the air. Applause and more applause. Your skills and delivery worked it.

    Thanks for sharing. Great idea on Ms. Leo's part, too.

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    1. LOL, *takes a bow* Thanks for the applause D7ana. I sure do appreciate the kind words about my work. ^_^

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  14. Phenomenal job! So worth the wait. I love everything, but what I love most of all is your originality and creativity to "make it work", as Tim Gunn would say. Way to go, Muff!

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    1. Thanks a lot Vanessa. As the saying goes, I "put my foot" in this one. I even got a little teary eyed when I finished the mural. It was definitely a labor of love.

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  15. We love your take on our Drama print ad! You have done well by Mei-Xhing Yang - the character in the ad - and we especially love the tiny origami doves. You may find additional inspiration at www.dramaheights.com - a recreation of Sherwood Cibus' kitchen perhaps? :)

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    1. Velux, thank you so much for commenting! Glad to know I did your ad proud. Sherwood Cibus' kitchen might be a bit out of my crafting prowess. Jolie LeClair's bathroom may be more my speed.

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  16. It looks so amazing!! And the behind the scenes photos look like it was a real photoshoot, so professional!

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    1. Dailey this was my most time consuming project to date and probably the one I'm most proud of, imperfections and all. Thanks for the compliment!

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