9.09.2018

CCB gypsy mannequin

I've got a manni to share with you that has topped my list of favorite creations! She was created as part of a CCB crew challenge to incorporate canvas into a project. Not only is part of her skirt canvas (from a canvas table runner), but her bustle is a canvas & burlap zippered bag!


The lower skirt is 7gypsies Gypsy Moments: Under the Cover paper that was dipped in liquid starch, then crumpled/folded and dried with a heat gun to make it stiff. The metal over skirt has books and rusty safety pins hanging from it The metal book locket opens to reveal a Gibson Girl cut from packaging & a 'pretty' Architextures rub on, both from the Pose collection. Then there's a mannequin puffy sticker & a rusty 'junk' sign.




The top half of the manni was covered in cheesecloth, painted black, then painted over with Tattered Angels Rustic Glimmer Glam & spritzed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. I used a long zipper for a harness-type embellishment with a thimble puffy sticker. I also used Architextures to make a choker with a gemstone. I added paper flowers made from various 7gypsies paper. And she's got a black tulle shawl.








I'm really proud of this creation and she was so much fun to create! I was also happily surprised to find that Frilly & Funkie is having a haberdashery challenge which is perfect for this! And I'm playing along at the Creative Artiste Challenge BlogCrafting With An Attitude, and More Mixed Media Challenge!





8 comments:

  1. This is such an amazing creation, definitely something to be very proud of! I love your creativity, the zippered harness and that incredible layered skirt! Fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! It was fun to get creative and do what I love - making something a little bit different from the norm! 💋

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  2. Stunning creation.
    You can't tell that its made with paper.

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    1. Thank you, luv 💞 I wasn't sure how or if it would work but it did!

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  3. And PROUD you should be! You took this mannequin and made her a haberdashery masterpiece! I love every single detail, and what a genius idea to cover her with cheesecloth! Makes me want to go back and do mine over! I am thrilled you shared this with us at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs! Sara Emily

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    1. High praise indeed - thank you Sara! 💕

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  4. A super project. Gorgeous details and fabulous use of fabrics.
    Thank you for joining in with our September challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

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  5. This is fantastic Cathy! Love that you've used the netting around the skirt of the mannequin to add lots of haberdashery related ephemera. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for this challenge xx

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