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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Elena Feathers Her Nest With A Perfect Score

 "I love silk ribbons, and the theme of this Challenge has pleased me. Ribbons are very various, using them limited only by imagination of the designer. You can weave them, embroider, crochet and knit, weave, such as macrame, can make beautiful flowers."

Very impressive...Stunning work...Feather detail is amazing...Exquisitely crafted....these are just part of the overall critiques from the judges. So it isn't surprising that Elena Tselisheva not only pulled off a perfect soore of 80/80 Elena to become CDDC3's first challenge winner!!!

For her dress she used five kinds of ribbons, gold metallic thread, and a weaving technique plus a little crochet. A crochet hook was used to decorate the cut on the back of the dress, and for the skirt nylon ribbon was used. The skirt's feathered effect used more than 10 meters of ribbon, and took more than 20 hours to achieve. .In fact this ribboned marvel even included a zipper as a closure. The remarks, the scores, and the photos show clearly why this design moved up to the forefront to become this first winner -  CONGRATULATIONS Elena!

Winner of the Photography prize is:

The People's Choice Design favourite.

The People's Choice Photography favourite.

Honorable mention goes to:  Julia Mezrina and Anita Stoklosa.  CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners
That 70s Thing Gets An Update, Guest Judge Yana Emellyanova

Even as I am announcing these winners, I'm sure the contestants are knee deep in accomplishing the next challenge. And we are delighted that the winner of the last CDDC, Yana Emellyanova, has been moved up from contestant to guest judge for this phase of challenge.

There's little to write since my last update except Yana has been quite busy with commissions as well as making items to stock her new online store. As the winner of her own doll shop on Couture Doll Shops, she needed to build a website complete with a shopping cart. So her fans can look forward to buying direct from her soon!!
As some of you know, Yana creates fashions for Fashion Royalty, Poppy Parker, Silkstone, Tonner and Little Fee Dolls. She defines her style as classic, often inspired by vintage and retro fashions. She uses high quality fabrics and pays special attentions to details. Wouldn't it be nice to add something very couture to your collection - perhaps something like this would satisfy your diva doll??

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