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. Oh wow.. just AMAZING all this beautiful artwork!

  2. Fabulous theme and beautiful inspiration from the DT.Going to give this a try!

  3. How fun to join into a new challenge! It is just by coincidence that I found this adventurous challenge blog and I am happy to play along this month! The design team's pieces are so different to each other that there is inspiration for everybody! Thank you so much!
    Greets from Manu

  4. Hi Lin! So pleased to see you got your challenge off the ground - fantastic entries for your first one as well! Good Luck! Cindy x

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    1. Thanks Claire, looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous work this month!


  6. I tried to link my piece but it said no backlink to mirror cracked in my post but there is ???

    1. Sorry about that. Every so often I have noticed that the linky plays up. I popped on and checked and there was nothing wrong with your post so I have published it my end. Thanks for alterting me to the problem, but your lovely creation is now added to the challenge.


    2. Thanks Lin - off to look at all the entries now

  7. Another great theme and fantastic DT inspiration! Mar x


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