The second challenge's theme was Adventure! Three things came to my mind :
1. The Indiana Jones's movies
2. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
3. The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland
I crossed out the first one because I didn't have any clothes or prop to make it happen! My boy really wanted me to make the costume but I didn't have enough time nor skills to sew anything! I crossed out the second because I was afraid the story wouldn't be famous enough for the judges to recognize.
So I opted for the last one because I already had most of the elements necessary for the photo. I set up my scene on Saturday during baby's nap. The most difficult part was making the card soldiers. It took many trials and errors to finally get the right size and to keep them glued on their "feet",
I created the croquet scene because it's one of my favorite scene! I wished I had a Sylvanian Families Hedgehog baby because he would have made the perfect croquet ball! (I am sure mommy hedgehog would disagree with me!). Instead I used a Playmobil hedgehog which was also very cute!
Pullip Merl is the Red Queen. I didn't want to show her face because DAL is supposed to be the main focus in the picture and my Pullip doll has such a big head that I think she would most likely overshadow my little Scout (Dal Tweety)! So I cut off her head (Get it? Get it? Okay, that was lame :P)
Overall, I am happy with my picture but the contestants created much better shots than I did. You should take a look at the entries HERE. Isn't it MIND BLOWING? I would be happy not to finish last!!!
But to be honest, I had a lot of fun doing this challenge. It felt like a SCAVENGER HUNT during which I looked all over my toy collection to see what I could use for this photo. The third challenge has already been posted: VINTAGE! I already know what I want to do. I just hope the execution will be better this time and I won't wait until the last minute again!
Have a great week everybody!