Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Mixed Media & Art January Challenge - Dreams

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January Challenge - Dreams

I love a crafty challenge !
Just because it inspires me to create something I wouldn't normally do.
Take a look at the Mixed Media and Art blog for mouthwatering inspirational projects by their talented readers and designers.
This is my entry below 😊 for this months challenge - Dreams.

The mood board has a combination of gorgeous ice cream shades, flowers and candy skulls.
The dress on the lower left got me thinking and inspired me to come up with my entry.

To create a gown I needed a mannequin - enter the clothes peg 😉
and a bit of rusty wire to make a flexible stand.
The wrap round petticoat is a piece of Santoro Deco Mache paper, it’s nice and crisp to help the skirt stand out. Strips of torn crepe paper make the skirt, which I trimmed into petal shapes once glued to the waist.

I gave the skirt a light spray of Lindy’s Starburst Spray which softened the paper, shaded it and added  a soft glimmer. I also used Spectrum Aqua pens with a water brush to drip some more shading onto the petals.

I used Flowersoft for the bodice and once that was dry I added all the little flowers and embellishments. I brushed everything with white gesso, added lots of glitter and found a tiny set of wings in my stash. A tiny Fimo mask completes the outfit - perfect for a Fairy Masquerade Ball.

I enjoyed creating - hope you like my funny little fairy mannequin !



  1. Hello Carolyn,
    I love it. the costume is beautiful and so creative. It reminds me of the work of Surrealist painters, which I love!
    Big hug

  2. Thank you so much Giac ! That’s such a great compliment 😊💕xx

  3. Thank you so much for your visit and kind words.

  4. Well who would have thought it was a clothes peg?? Very pretty interpretation Carolyn and extremely creative. :)

  5. Thank u Sandi I knew I would find a use for that peg ! ^_^ xx

  6. wow! So beautiful!!! Thank you for playing with us at MMart challenge!

  7. WOW!!! Simply stunning! Thank you for playing with us at MM&A))

  8. WOW!!! Very beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at MM&A!