Friday, 19 April 2013

Spring Fashion Mannequin and Box for the Crafty Individuals' April Challenge

I decorated this papier mache mannequin for my DT sample for the Crafty Individuals' April challenge, the theme of which is Spring Fashion, as chosen by the very talented Gio. I painted it in Lilac and Blue tones and then stamped it with Script CI085 and Flowers CI206 and a selection of the 1920s ladies from the sets CI322/323. I then stamped dozens of flowers from CI206 onto Spring background paper and carefully cut them out and adhered them around the hem of the mannequin so they overlapped and formed a sort of frill. My dear friend, Jack, then stepped in as I felt it needed something more. An Easter bonnet, perhaps? Jack gave me just the thing! A little straw bonnet in just the right dimensions. I painted it pink and then covered it with more of the flowers. Perfick!

I also made this little box using the same lady, flower, and script stamps:-

Another photo of the mannequin:-

I do hope you will join in the challenge. There are five chances to win, and you can claim 25% of your Crafty Individuals' order just for taking part!


  1. Fabulous projects Lucy. I love the mannequin, such a cool project and so pretty.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. The card is gorgeous and I love those images, but that mannequin is a real treat for the eyes! The hat is truly the icing on the cake! What are the chances that a hat would be just the right fit! Love these!!! Oh it is the weekend, so have a blast! Hugs!

  3. what a fabbie project, love the mannequin, the floral frill looks stunning, and the bonnet is perfect
    have a lovely weekend

  4. Stunning work Lucy, I love the mannequin - the colours are lovely and the little bonnet is just perfect.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Oh, this is amazing!! The mannequin is absolutely gorgeous, love those pretty flowers you have added around the bottom, but the hat really makes this so special, LOVE it and such a great idea! The box is totally gorgeous too!

    By the way, thanks for your sweet comment re Ally Pally, I wished I could have been there, it would have been so nice to meet up with everyone!

  6. Ich fasse es nicht - wie wunder-wunderschön!!!
    Was für eine entzückende Arbeit.
    Ich bin begeistert...

    Liebe Grüße xx

  7. Wow Lucy these are absolutely stunning, your mannequin is amazing! xx

  8. The mannequin is so fabulous, Lucy - what a wonderful creation! Inspiration at its very best...
    Alison xx

  9. this is lovely Lucy...very very pretty and I love the hat..

  10. Great use of these stamps. The mannequin is stunning Lucy, love it! Chris xxx