Friday, 28 September 2012

You Know...

...when you're fast asleep in bed and then you just wake up 'bing' wide awake at a silly hour of the night and then you try really hard to go back to sleep but the brain starts racing away with all sorts of thoughts?..well I have that a lot...I'm usually worrying about my Mum in the nursing home but last night was different....I woke up at 4.40am precisely and had this on my mind....

well I had the chipboard mannequin on my see, I have a few of these that came with a Craftworks kit which I haven't done anything with yet but I kept looking at them wondering what I could do with them...they are a bit big to stick on my cards...I had seen one standing up like this with wings somewhere but I cant think where.....and that was on my mind at silly o'clock this morning!!!
So this afternoon I had a play...I stuck two mannequin's together to make it quite sturdy I then cut out the body shape from a DP with a script design with a pinky tinge.. then inked it with Black Soot distressing Ink....then I made a Tutu out of hot pink ribbon but didn't like that...I knew what I wanted to do with the wings...I embossed them with sticky embossing powder then sprinkled Frantage embossing enamel and heated that...I just love the big chucks but you have to try and heat it from underneath as it goes everywhere!!!...anyway...I then dabbed some ink in Raspberry over it and thought I would just dry it off with the heat gun and it all bubbled which I didn't think should happen but I loved how it looked..I did the same on the back of the wings....

then I sprinkled some on the mannequin at the neck and hem and again dabbed with Raspberry ink... I wish you could see how sparkly it is but the camera couldn't pick it up.
I thought I had finished but it just needed something I cut slithers of organza ribbon and glued them to the hip and thought of a pearl to finish but no that wasn't I coloured a mother of pearl button with Raspberry ink and finished with a gem. I put one on the top too but I'm not sure about that...ummm.
And then I embossed and coloured the base in the same way and then glued the mannequin to the base and Tad dah!!! I made something completely different for me.
I'm quite pleased with it but you should see my desk..what a mess!! think I'll have an early night
Have Fun!


  1. Jan I am in the same boat as you. This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  2. Wow Jan this is gorgeous.
    I saw those frantage powders/crystals! on tv the other day, they are just perfect on what you have made, I love the TimHoltz dress form and use it quite alot, they are delightful.

  3. Gorgeous Jan, your stuff is always so inspiring to view!

  4. Jan - this is just fabulous! I love these manequins & they're so 'in' at the mo. LOVE the embossing effect bty, I've had that bubble thing when I've done simelar & you're right I don't think it's suppostto happen, but I love the effect too!!!

  5. Wooooooow, ich bin begeistert, was für ein traumhaftes Werk.


  6. Stunning Jan. Such beautiful details.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. My goodness - just stunning! I can just about pour myself a glass of water when I wake up in the middle of the night lol x (p.s. I'm sure your mother is fine but I understand that as her daughter, you will always worry xxx)