Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cheryl Challenge # 5 Self Portrait

If you were to walk by me on the street, this is what I looked like 10 years and 20 pounds ago. Haha!

Funny thing is, the picture was taken in March! Everything was going along fine, but somehow the scale on the facial features are larger than they should be. It should be so easy to shed the years! It could be that the original photo was taken with a camera phone, indoors, at night, from a distance...so when it came time to enlarge the photo, the resolution was awful. I think it was a blessing in disguise because I was looking at the contrast rather than the details.

I have come to realize my hair is almost black (not dark brown as I always thought) and I do tend to rest my chin on my hand a lot. Funny. I still have details to add, such as the silver highlights in my hair, but overall it turned out much better than I expected.

This is a part of the process:

Below is the original I had to work with...night out with friends.

Lady Gaga
Monster Ball 2011
San Diego

Yep, that's a happy face sticker on my forehead.


  1. Nicely done, Cheryl! Wondering why you neglected to put the sticker on your forehead (VBG)

  2. Wow, awesome idea, and you did a great job on it!

  3. I love this, Cheryl -- you really got it! It looks just like you and
    I like the fabrics you chose to accomplish this. Shirley

  4. I like this very much. I don't know anything about sewing but have seen plenty of work done by my sister-in-law.....love looking at everyone's creations.