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Little Miss Mannequin

Hi everyone and welcome back to my regular Saturday slot here at IndigoBlu. Great to have you joining me today!

Well, it’s been all go; with CHA 2015 now finished Kay and Alfie are heading off to Frankfurt for the Creative World show at the end of January before returning to the UK for the Craft, Hobby and Stitch show (known affectionately as ‘Stitches’) in February. These international trade shows give the manufacturers of your favourite craft and stitch products the chance to show what they have planned for the coming months so your retailers can get them stocked for you.

In case you missed them Kay posted some fabulous videos of the IndigoBlu stand at CHA on our Facebook page here;




And here’s Kay with the lovely Limor Webber, the internationally celebrated designer of a new range of IndigoBlu stamps. Now on with the first of my CHA samples, and a little lady I was sad to see leave me…


Mannequin 1


Using a Mannequin from the IndigoBlu shop I gave her a coat of white Gee-Sso Good! before applying some Kroma Crackle to a few areas. Once dried I added bits of lace and a zip from my stash before applying stripes of English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paint in Postbox Red, Burning Bonfire and Townhouse Teal.


Mannequin 3


With all that dry I added more gesso then used one of the new Limor Webber mixed stitch designs from the Rugged Edges stamp set; stamping it onto tissue I applied it over the top in various places using Slap It On (which you can buy in a set with a brush and a mannequin). The flowers, leaves and Alter Ego pieces were painted with Townhouse Teal and dry brushed with gesso and a matching bow was glued to the back. Finally I stamped the new Limor Webber Ink Splat Butterfly with FlitterGlu onto coal black stamping card and added Lancashire Rose Mega Flakes. Time for a couple of close ups…


Mannequin 5


Mannequin 9


Mannequin 10


Hope you like her and have enjoyed seeing a couple of new designs at work. There’s plenty more inspiration to come on Monday from Nikki and Wednesday from Sarah so make sure you join us again then. For now have a great weekend and whatever you’re up to take care of yourselves.

Jenny xxx

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14 Comments on Little Miss Mannequin

  1. Jenny – this is one of the most stunning makes I have ever seen! I just LoVE everything about it – the colours, the textures, the stamps, the flowers! Fabulous just doesn’t sum up how wonderful it is.Your eye for design and colour are amazing and so absolutely original. Desperate to have a go at one myself, so if you fancy doing a workshop I would definitely try to get there! Jennie x

    Jennie Atkinson | January 17, 2015 at 10:13 am () ()
  2. Jenny she is fabulous, no wonder you were sad to see her go! Elizabeth xxx

    Elizabeth | January 17, 2015 at 10:27 am () ()
  3. The stitch stamps look amazing, a truly stunning mannequin Jenny, love the colours. Ruth x

    Ruth | January 17, 2015 at 10:45 am () ()
  4. Jenny, your mannequin is absolutely stunning! A real work of art! The colours and textures you achieved with the paints and the stamps are out of this world! Just wonderful!! Xxx

    Ingrid Kristina V | January 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm () ()
  5. I can see why you would not want to part with her, she is gorgeous! I love the stitching and the zip but my favourite part is that stunning butterfly! I recognised some of your fabulous makes when Kay did the videos too. It is lovely to see you doing 3D pieces – you should do a class on one of these! Anne xx

    Anne R | January 17, 2015 at 3:22 pm () ()
  6. Jenny – this is a stunning piece of eye candy….I hope you get her back 🙂 Love the zipper, and what a great showcase for the stamping! xx Lynn

    Lynn Price | January 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm () ()
  7. Oh that Jenny is one amazing artist! I just love this incredible dress form and all the grungy and rustic details! Love this much!

    Terry | January 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm () ()
  8. Oh Jenny, you did a fantastic job on your Mannequin, I loved to be able to do something like this. Maybe someday, thanks for sharing your creative talent to all of us.

    Gretchen Wilson | January 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm () ()
  9. Oooh, wow, this is crazy wonderful, Jenny. The colors and textures are just amazing. I’m so glad you gave us the close up shots so we can really see the textures! Gorgeous butterfly too – LOVE the glitter flakes!

    Linda, the funkie junkie | January 17, 2015 at 8:32 pm () ()
  10. She is totally gorgeous Jenny – what a beautiful make. Love the zip and your wonderful artistry. The flakes on the butterflies look incredible. I’m sure she received lots of admiring glances at CHA! Nicola x

    Paper Profusion | January 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm () ()
  11. WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW your mannequin is so STUNNING. The detail that you have added is absolutely incredible. The more I look at it the more things I notice that I didn’t see before. I can’t wait to see more of your work. happy crafting xx

    Grace | January 19, 2015 at 10:30 pm () ()
  12. Gorgeous!!

    Shari T | January 20, 2015 at 4:50 pm () ()
  13. Beautiful, amazing colours and fab detail with the zip
    Very cool, love it

    Jools x

    Jools Robertson | January 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm () ()
  14. Absolutely stunning, love her! xx

    Nikki K | January 23, 2015 at 7:39 pm () ()