Tuesday, 10 August 2010

SCD Challenge - A "Bling" Torso ATC

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! 


  1. I really like this Heather! It shows your eye for detail and, of course, I approve of the bling! Hope I will have time to join in the seaside swap...if I get these pages finished! Done five and a half now! Lindsay x x

  2. Hi there, thanks for your lovely comment, I must say this is the king or should I say the queen of atc's!
    It looks lovely on your blog so it must look even better in real life!
    El x

  3. Wow Heather...fab Torso love all the details. It's fantastic you joined us this week it will be fun swapping at the end of the month....watch out for the details on SCD.
    xoxo Sioux
    Thanks for displaying the button too

  4. wow what a fabulous torso - really eyecatching and colourful - love it!

    Thank You for joining us this week - hope you'll join in the swap at the end of the month

  5. Oh Heather, I love this. Bry has just cut me some Mountboard Torsos (- you just wouldn't believe the shape they were when I tried to cut them!!!) so I'm hoping to have a play this week. Catch up soon. Love S xxxx

  6. Thanks for the lovely comments - yes, Lindsay, I know you'll approve of the "bling" (and would be great for you to join the seaside swap this month too). I'm definitely going to try & create torsos for the rest of the month's challenge and will be joining in the swap at the end - we may be swapping torsos, She, you never know! *LOL* Heather x

  7. Oh wow very glitzy and fab. I call this blingful. Fanatastic make and thanks for joining us at SCD

  8. Oooooh Heather I was soooo excited to see you had played this week. I just knew we were in for a real treat. Your torso is stunning what a fabulous colour ~ my favourite. :) I think the feather sets the whole Atc perfectly. Beautiful words too.
    I love the idea of Lindsay's new blog. I definately feel a rant coming on over how s l o w Blogger is running tonight! ggrr..
    Thanks for playing along with Something Completely Different this week. New challenge goes live in the morning.
    I am enjoying making some seaside Atc's have a few at various stages. Gez.xx

  9. This challenge is right up your street because you are co very clever when it comes to using glitter, beads etc. This piece is no exception, it's gorgeous.
    Luv Joanne xx
    X Mia

  10. I missed this such a shame it is fantastic! xx Zoe