Sunday, 5 October 2014

#2 The Body Beautiful - Something Featuring the Human Form - Please see post for details

Welcome to our second challenge here at The Mirror Crack'd.

Thanks for all your support with our first challenge. We were absolutely overwhelmed at the fabulous comments and the even more amazing entries, and were just sorry we couldn't offer a physical prize for such hard work. However, we have picked our winners and Top 5, and we would be delighted if the Winners would agree to join us for a future Guest Designer spot.

Today we would like to see your interpretation of 'The Body Beautiful', so 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.

We hope our fabulous Design Team can inspire you. Please pop by their blogs and show them your appreciation 

Marina Johan

I thought of just sharing a fun tag with you. Those fingers are just hand drawn and I had fun mixing stencils and paints to make this fun background. Head over to my blog for details. 


My Body Beautiful is a torso I decorated up for my Daughter's bedroom as a decorative item. Her skirt is detachable and in two parts so she can be dressed according to my Daughter's mood. Full details on my blog. 


The Eye is beautiful to me, and this one has been painted up on a collage base with inks and Acrylics. I have a tutorial on how this developed on my blog. 


I have always wanted to have a go at decorating a papier mache mask - and this gave me the perfect excuse!! I have used gesso, acrylic paint, mod podge, decopatch paper, thin napkins and gilding flakes. 


For 'The Body Beautiful' challenge I have altered the wine bag, using my latest fav- gelatos, some inks and stamps along with fabric doily and metal elements. The beauty queen deserves it! 


I love dresses:0) So my interpretation of the theme 'The Body beautiful' was easy... I made a mixed media canvas with a lovely purple dress...used paper, cardboard, texture paste and different embellishments... 


My body reference is not necessarily beautiful unless perhaps you are a pathologist or an undertaker but the skulls suit the theme I used to create these doorknob hangers for my two little Grandchildren (a boy age 5 1/2 and a girl age 8). The hangers are made from chipboard and are covered with Gesso, glue, tissue paper and a variety of inks. The vintage skull images are accompanied by Halloween-related embellishments some of which I made by hand and some I altered. 


Vania's body beautiful is a beautiful dress form insider her elegant frame. 

Angela R

I have been keeping this Papier-Mache arm for some time waiting for the right moment to alter it and now seemed just right. Although the human body is beautiful in it's own right we continue to adorn it and in this case I chose to use some Steampunk details and dragonflies. I have details on my blog of how this was completed. 


I created a page in my art journal using Gelatos®, PITT Pastel Pencils and Stamper's Big Brush Pens. 


This jewelry stand I got years ago and always though she looked naked and I wanted to give her a skirt. So I did. Made my own pattern paper with stencil, gesso and glimmermist. The lace edge is made with a MS punch and I cut strips with one curved lace egde on each. Made a base to glue all those strips on, layer by layer. Feltborder on top and at the bottom on the skirt, and blac ribbon also at the top of the skirt. Finished it of with som roses sprayed with glimmermist. Ma :) 


I've created this mixed media canvas with Prima resin mannequin. I made her dress with lace. I've also used some of the die cuts. I've detailed tutorial at my blog Neon Diary which shows step by step process. 

Angela J

I created this plaque using a Kaisercraft Mannequin. I used some yummy Meg's Garden paper, a stencil and metallic paint, some die cuts and rub-ons, and of course some flowers. I edged my palque in Viva Inka Gold and also coloured my mannequin using the same medium. Finally, I made a bead spray to add a touch of elegance.

You have until November 3rd at Midday to get your entries into us and we hope to be as seriously impressed as we were last month. I am sure you won't disappoint us!

#1 Anything Goes, Winners and Top 5

It was my choice for the winner and Top 5 for our first ever challenge. I have been overwhelmed by the support we have been given and by the standard of the entries. It has been a veritable treat for the eyes visiting all your blogs and looking at your entries in more detail, thank you. As I found it just too difficult to narrow it down to one winner and 5 Top spots. I have decided to have three winners, and these are the people who I would be thrilled to offer a guest spot to for a future challenge.So without further ado those Winners are:-


Please contact me at the email address in the side bar to let me know if you want to Guest for us, so we can liaise and sort out suitable dates.

And now for the Top 5. It was extremely difficult to narrow down the amazing entries we had to just 5 so I haven't! For this first challenge we have SIX Top 5s! I suspect for future more specific themed challenges we will have less entrants, but for this first Anything Goes challenge there were just too many gorgeous entries for me to be able to narrow it down to only 5. Obviously we don't have a Top 6 badge, so please take our Top 5 badge, and we will be honoured if you will display it on your blog.

(Couldn't decide which of Clare's projects was my favourite so I am showcasing them both)

I am very much looking forward to visiting you all in the future and hope you will continue to show us the same level of support.
Don't forget to pop back at 12 BST for our October Challenge.