So the idea was that you pick a colour chart that was provided...there were 48 charts to choose from in the end. They were in actual fact paint charts mainly from Sherwin Williams. Then you were to pick a Fairy Tale character and create a doll using the colours from the chart you picked. Sounds easy but it really wasn't. Some of the charts were all values of one colour such as all pinks or blues or grays. Then it was deciding on a fairy tale...some of them are pretty grim...no pun intended. I do completely understand that many were morality tales but eeeek. Rather difficult to portray in shades of pink.
In the end I chose this one......
Why did I choose this colour block? Well. I went through all my stash and I had a few bits that matched pretty well to these colours and I had an idea.
The swatch 156/12/0 looked to be sort of a brick red or mordant red maybe. Not the traditional bright red you'd associate with Red Riding Hood but I could totally see it matched with the greens I had.
I did a bit of research about Red Riding Hood before I started. It seems that the earliest version of the story is in French called Le Petit Chaperon Rouge published in 1697 by Charles Perrault.
I think the version we are most familiar with though is that of the Grimm's Fairy Tale called Rotkäppchen or Little Red Cap that was published about 1812.
Chaperon is a term that refers to a hat or a head covering. I Googled and really couldn't find a female version of one but here is an example of a later male style. In a book on fashion history that I have it shows women wearing something similiar but without the long tail. The tail was a later development and is called a Liripipe. It has it's own bizarre fashion history:)
Hmmm...I can sort of see how the whole hooded cape idea came about.
So here is my version of Le Petit Chaperon Rouge.
I didn't make the challenge deadline but that's okay:) For some reason everything that could go wrong went wrong with this doll. It was totally ridiculous. Anyway after much pain and suffering she's done....thank goodness!!
I hope you like her.