I decided to join in the challenge over at Something Completely Different (link in sidebar) - it looked so much fun, I couldn't resist having a go. The challenge theme for August is "Torsos" - we have to create and decorate a torso-shaped ATC, this week it has to have "bling", so this is what I made:-
I drew my own torso-shape to fit an ATC then covered it with paper from Crafty Individuals' "Travels in Italy" book. I stamped the female image in Staz-On Vibrant Violet and the "Goddess" word in D.I. Dusty Concord (both stamps from Invoke Arts). I edged the torso with more Dusty Concord and a Gold Krylon pen. I stamped another script flower (a freebie from Craft Stamper mag) in the top right corner, using Brilliance Cosmic Copper ink, brushed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.
I stamped sript in black ink over two paper flowers, then attached them with a gemstone brad, then rubbed a bit of Rock Candy Distress Stickles over them. I added a feather, a bit of glitzy rik-rak, dictionary words, a small heart gem and finished off with more Stickles in gold and lavender, sprinkled with Beadazzles.
What do you think? It's quite sparkly in "real life" so I hope it's 'blingy' enough for the swap at the end of the month. I really enjoyed making this so will be looking out for next week's challenge - this is the first time I've joined in an SCD challenge (or any online challenge actually), but I don't think it will be the last!
Oh - and before I go - I thought I'd just mention that Lindsay has created another blog where she - and you - can let off steam and have a good rant (with a little bit of humour thrown in as well) about anything that's "got you going" recently!