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Lena - Think Pink Guardian by ReflectionsByIce Lena - Think Pink Guardian by ReflectionsByIce
This is Lena a Think Pink Guardian Angel

She's my entry for the Artisan Crafts category in the Think Pink V contest. [link]

She's had a complete facial repaint where all her original factory paint was removed, and then lovingly repainted with artist quality acrylics. Her hair is styled with two simple lace braids on the sides that join together with a hand beaded barrette. A closeup can be found here

Her wings were created with tons of hand picked white feathers, and is securely fastened to the doll.

The design on her corsette was tooled into very thin tooling leather and then the entire piece was painted pearlized white and & the design in deep pink. Tooling a think pink ribbon that small was a challenge! *grin* It laces up on the side with gorgeous nylon thread through tiny silver eyelets. Her skirt is made from a gorgeous pink crepe that has been hand embroidered with a blanket stitch.

For her shoes, I made her viking/guille boots from thin silver leather & painted the edges pink. A closeup of them can be seen here...

I named her after my grandmother, who lost her battle with cancer way before I was even born. She's always been my Guardian Angel.
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DeviantMary Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on winning 1st place in the category this was placed in :) It's featured here [link]
ReflectionsByIce Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
DeviantMary Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome :) :hug:
angelavengerl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
One of the most beautiful dolls I've ever seen. Truly inspiring.
ReflectionsByIce Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Ah... thanks Angelavengerl! :hug:
S33ker05 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Beautiful. The attention to detail on the bodice is superb. I also love the lace up boots :D
ReflectionsByIce Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I'd love to make myself a pair of boots like that too.
Incognito-Alucard Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Congratulations CI, well deserved.
ReflectionsByIce Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Thanks Dante! :hug:
EevilOverlord Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Guess you can't even *leave* a critique without having a premium account. :P


First of all, this doll is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!! The costume is well-thought out and executed, constructed well. The wings look great!! You *tooled* the bodice, that still shocks me [would like to know *how*. Didn't think they had many stamps in that small a scale...LOL], and would love to know *what* you used to color it, as I didn't think there was any pearlized paints usable for leather.

Really, I only have two problems with this one....and they're a bit of an IMO anyway. :D

I noticed on the close-up that the left side of the mouth looked a little...well, clumpy might be the wrong word, but you can tell more on the left than on the right that it was a repaint. Of course, I know what a pain in the BUTT pearlized acrylic can be [yes, I've actually painted with it myself, even if it *was* waaay back in high school...LOL], and it might just be glaringly obvious only to me. >_<;

The other is that with all the other gorgeous detail, her wrists look a little bare. The ties keep a necklace from being strictly necessary [although if it were me I *might* have put a choker on her, but that might have made it a bit overdone. O_o], but the wrists are almost like "I'm naked!!", especially considering the way the urr...sleeve-thing? [geez, don't know the technical term for that...LOL] doesn't attach to the lower arm in any way, so the way it drapes it leaves most of the arm bare.

One other thing, and this IS strictly an "I wanna SEE!!", it would have been cool to have a shot of the back of her head, so we could see the barrette that's holding her hair. ^_^

All in all, gorgeous, GORGEOUS piece!! [and one more "I LOVE THE SHOES!!!" *G*]
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