Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Steffie Commission (^_^)


I was approached by a fellow blogger, that many of you know as Alison from The Fashion Doll Review, to work on 3 Steffie commissions. 

I was going to wait to share all 3 at once, but I'm just too impatient. 
(^_^)

 Each one is to be inspired by Nicki Minaj's style. 
 So, I went looking for inspiration based on what Alison and I discussed. 

 Here is her "Before" shot. 
She is a Birthstone Beauty Amethyst Barbie.

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We decided on "Seaweed" from Restoredoll.com for her new hair color.

(Here she is pre-part and style.)

Now for the styling of her hair I needed some inspiration, and found this picture...

(Not my image.)

I liked the longer waves but not the bangs.
So after futher discussion, Amethyst Steffie ended up looking like this...

 (She was a blast to style, as many of you know, I LOVE experimenting with colors.)


 (Full body shot.)


(And the side by side comparison.)

(^_^)


Back to work I go....



Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to read my blog.
I really appreciate each of you. <3

-Cat (^_^)
A Doll Affinity



32 comments:

  1. Such a pretty girl! Does give me the Nicki Minaj vibe but also a mermaid kind of vibe too! Good luck on the rest!

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    1. Thank you Verona! (^_^) I agree with you on both observations. And thank you for the luck!

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  2. Great job Cat! I love the color and style.

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    1. Thank you! I have a lot of fun working with this color. (^_^) *hugs*

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  3. Amethyst Steffie seems pleased of her new hairstyle!

    Experimenting is cool ;-)

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    1. I think she is Sergio. (^_^) Thank you for stopping by!! **BIG HUGS**

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  4. Hello from Spain, i know Allison about her blog. She does a great Job with interestings post. I really like your work with Steffi. The green hair is very nice. I also like the waves of hair. I can not wait to see the other to proposals. Keep in touch

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    1. She does do an excellent job, and I am having a lot of fun working with her on these Steffie dolls. Thank you so much for the kind words and for stopping by. (^_^)

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  5. Pretty ! Love that color. When you reroot, do you use the knot method or a reroot tool and glue ?

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    1. Thank you Ken! (^_^) I use the knot method (I make every plug by hand). No glue for this gal.

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  6. She is fantastic Cat! I absolutely adore her hair color :)
    Can't wait to see what the other 2 look like when your done.

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    1. Thank you Miranda! I'm excited to finish the other two so that I can share. You will be seeing 1 or 2 more next week. (^_^) *hugs*

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  7. Wow, she looks fantastic! A superstar is born. :)

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    1. Aww!!! Thank you so much Adrian!! (^_^)

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  8. Such beautiful work as always! I can't wait to see the rest. I really don't like Nicki Minaj but I love her style. She's like a Japanese doll.

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    1. Thank you Dani!! Nicki Minaj's off the wall style and color choices are what pull me in. Gotta agree with you there. (^_^)

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  9. Whoot! What a joyful dolly you have created! You and Alison must be having heaps of fun collaborating on her dolls. ^_^

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    1. Thank you!! (^_^) These girls are definitely going to be some of my favorites. I enjoy re-rooting in various colors a lot more than basic "naturally" occurring hair colors. It just takes certain dolls to pull off the "fantasy" colors. Alison has an excellent eye for Steffie, and for hair color!

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  10. Wow! I can hardly believe, is amazing! She is a new 'person'!
    Congrats for this beautiful work. ;)

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    1. Thank you very much Eliana! (Is that your real name? It's beautiful!) I have enjoyed her transformation to!! Thank you again for the lovely comment. (^_^)

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  11. They came out great. I love the colors you choose and how they compliment each doll personality.

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  12. they are all so fabulous what a great job!! love love them!!
    dom (lilly)from dollObservers

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    1. Thank you SO much Lilly!! (^_^)

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  13. what a somptuous work you did!! realy great!! I loooove this
    Dom (Lilly) from dollObservers :)

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    1. Thank you again Lilly!! (^_^) One of my favorites for sure!

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  14. Gah, I just keep coming back to stare at this girl, she is SO lovely.

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    1. That made me smile so big!! Thank you! (^_^)

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  15. Your doll re-roots have caused me to fall in love with Barbie dolls all over again.

    I'd like to try my hand at re-rooting sometime; how did you achieve these crimps without melting her hair?

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    1. Oh my goodness! That is an amazing compliment, thank you so much! (^_^)

      For the crimps, I used Saran hair to re-root her, and then I put her hair in small braids. I brought water (on a stove) to a boil, then turned off the heat. Once the boiling stopped, I poured the extremely hot water over the braids. And directly after pouring the hot water over her hair, place her head under cold water for a minute or so. You have to let them dry for a couple days while still in braids. Then, take the hair down, and you should have crimps. :)

      *So you don't fry the hair, you can pour a quick splash of the hot water over the braids, and then place her under cold water. And repeat the step until you feel your crimps are set.

      I hope that helps!

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment! Good luck!

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