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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Steampunk mannequin (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks, here's another offering combining the new Haberdashery stamp plate, and the Lace Fragments stamp plate. I've thrown some old favourites in there as well, and I'll tell you about those as I go along.

I wanted to give a steampunk feel to one of the mannequins, and set about gathering some of the other stamps that I love to use to add to the background. I created a wrinkle free distress background, using Distress Stains in Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen. Then I stamped one of the Lace Fragment stamps all over the background. I added a cog stamp from Steampunk Christmas using Perfect Medium and bronze mica powder, and a script stamp from Eccentric Edwardian. I edged the background with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I stamped, coloured and cut out the mannequin, and part of the heart with wings from Punky Romance, it was a perfect fit behind the mannequin.  I stamped the word 'imagine' onto shrink plastic, cut it out with a Nestie shape, and shrunk it down, before sticking it onto a piece of spare coloured background card. I added a cog with some jump rings. I stuck some mini cogs onto the mannequin's skirt. I embossed and coloured a mannequin using an embossing folder, then cut this out.

To finish, I added another metal cog for balance, and matted my background onto brown card. In real life, the wings are very dimensional, and the cogs shine, as the mica really reflects the light.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. Fabulous card Judith great colours and texture, love all of it. Suexxx

  2. So gorgoeus Judith, I love it.

    Sue x

  3. beatiful card
    greetings miriam

  4. Beautiful - I love steampunk.

  5. Wow, this really is stunning work.
    It gives steampunk quite a different meaning!
    All at once I love steampunk :-)
    Groetjes Gery

  6. Love how you put all these different stamps on one card! Just beautiful! Greetings, Gerrina

  7. Love it Judith, super colours too
    Happy craftin

  8. I loved this Judith it's lovely and the colours are fab too
    Jackie x

  9. This is just a stunner - I cannot get over how you came up with this glorious confection. That 'balancing' cog is just perfectly placed too. Sheer delight.
    Paula (PEP)

  10. Hi. Just discovered this lovely image. Could you advise the details of the mannequin embossing folder. Thanks. Pam.

    1. Hi Pam, Chocolate Baroque is a business, and although we are able to use other companies' products on our DT pieces, we would not advertise them here on the blog. You are welcome to contact me via my own blog, where you can find my email address, regards, Judith.


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