Tuesday, 17 August 2010

"Memories" Torso ATC for SCD Challenge

The theme for this week's torso ATC for the SCD Challenge is "Memories".  I struggled a bit at first with this one as I had an idea in my head what I wanted it to be about, then when I began, nothing seemed to work - it was all a bit of a hotch-potch and I wasn't very happy with it.  However, I played around a bit more with the card until now I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.  My torso is a remembrance of all the wonderful and different cats that my family and I have had the honour of sharing our lives with over the years.

The background was some Crafty Individuals paper, inked and edged with a gold Krylon pen.  The stamped cat heads are from a Hampton Art Stamp - Kitty Tiles 4578 - coloured with Promarkers and pencils, edged with gold.  I used rub-on words on the background, plus other word stickers, covered with Glossy Accents and Beadazzles.  I love the little "heart with wings" charm which I inked with Butterscotch alcohol ink as it was originally silver.  I finished by wrapping some wool fibres around the "cherish" sticker - rather appropriate as cats love playing with wool.

Hope you like it.  I'm really enjoying the challenge of creating cards with this torso shape, to the extent that I've made one of my "Seaside" swap cards with a torso and plan on making another one.  Looking forward on Friday to seeing what the subject of next week's torso will be and to swapping all of them out at the end of the month.


  1. I think this is a wonderful montarge to the memory your beautful cats and I totally agree that the fibers are an intant hit with cats. We also look fwd to seeing you next week at SCD and so glad you shared some of your memories with us this week

    Love Dawn xx

  2. Like it? Heather, I LOVE it. What a lovely idea to remember your Cats. S xx

  3. Love your kitty cat memory torso Heather.....as Dawn says really looking forward to seeing you again next week :)
    xoxo Sioux

  4. A fabulous torso Heather and what gorgeous cats you have shared your life with x Hilda

  5. Awwh! I did consider something like this but decided against it. Your card is special and beautiful.
    Luv Joanne xx
    X Mia

  6. Fantastic cat memories. Our pets leave us with many fond memories, Purrfect make!Thanks for playing at SCD again.

  7. Wonderful tribute and happy memories gorgeous ATC. xx Zoe

  8. Hi Heather sorry I'm late calling. Mr Blogger has been playing up & my typing went invisible! So glad I can leave you a comment tonight. I LOVE your torso. What a wonderful momento & tribute.xx I just love your thinking. :)

  9. Hello Heather
    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you,
    Squashed tomato & stew, Happy Birthday to you x
    Hope You have a lovely day
    Take Care
    El & Family xx