We were absolutely overwhelmed at The Mirror Crack’d with our very first challenge. The team and I would like to thank everyone who supported us and for all your amazing entries and kind comments. We hope to see many of you again this month.
So down to business. Our challenge for you for October is The Body Beautiful. We would love to see something featuring the human form, a hand, or an eye, a mannequin to represent a body are some suggestions you could use, but we would love to see how your imagination works and what you can create. Please remember though, NO cards.
This post is a little picture heavy so apologies if it slows your machine down.
For my Body Beautiful I made a Dressed Mannequin, just for decorative purposes, for my Daughter to display in her bedroom.
I started off with a blank papier mache torso, which I covered with gesso. I then stamped a scroll pattern onto tissue paper in purple stazon and applied it to the gessoed torso with mod podge, or rather my version of the same.
I did the same with the foot of the base, and then inserted that into the torso. I next applied a door knob, which I had gessoed, for a head, or at least a support for her hat, and added some broken jewellery.
I added fabric flowers to cover up where he arms would be.
I made clothes for her following the tips in the videos I found on Christina Griffiths’ Youtube Channel. Look for the ones mentioning Decorating Dress Forms.
I made two different skirts, which can be worn together, or separately.
My skirts were made with scraps of fabric in my stash, violet net curtaining, and some lovely mesh with silver mirrored sequins adorning it, and a length of purple ribbon for the waistline. I made them detachable by adding velcro buttons to the backs. I also added gorgeous little fabric buttons all around the hem of the net skirt.
and then I made a hat…… boy did I get in a muddle. But if you follow Christina’s excellent videos you will, as I did, get there in the end
I started off with a piece of card, and following the instructions ended up with a crown and brim. I decorated the hat with some gorgeous fabric paper with glittered flourishes all over it that has been in my stash for years, and also some lovely little purple ribbon roses and some scalloped lace trim. I didn’t have any in purple or lilac, so I coloured it with my copics.
Here are a few more pics of the finished torso from different angles.
I am entering this into:-
613 Avenue Create – #92 Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund – #109 Anything Goes with a Twist of Ribbons or Lace
Addicted to Stamps – #88 White and One Other Colour (please note the torso was hand stamped)
Altered Eclectics – Oct: Anything Goes
Anything Goes with a Twist – #1 Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz – Anything But a Card
Country View Challenges – October: Sparkle and Shine
Craft My Life All Crafts Challenge – Oct/Nov: Anything Goes
Crafting By Design – October: Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies – #36 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons – #103 Anything Goes With Buttons and Ribbons
Decorate to Celebrate – #85 Anything Goes
Digi Designs Challenge – Girly
Fantasy Stampers Challenge – #20 Here Come the Girls
Fashionable Stamping – #83 Anything Goes (please note the torso was hand stamped)
Inky Impressions – #179 Anything But a Card
Inspiration Destination – #1 Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – #5 Ribbons, Twine or Fibres (ribbon on hat and waistbands of two skirts)
Polkadoodles – #40 Anything But Square
Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – Oct: Halloween or NOT
Scrappers Delight – #32 Anything Goes, or no Designer Paper
Whimsy Stamps – #76 Anything Goes