Saturday, 28 August 2010


I have had a good time this month joining in with the SCD challenges.
All have had the basic theme - Torso - with a twist to it each week. This weeks is the last and is 'of the sea'.
I thought this may be easy until I started. Not one single stamp with anything like a sea theme in my drawers.
However, not to be beaten, I came up with this.

Again, my camera is not responding to close ups, sorry.

The wording at the top is covered in glossy accents ans a few beadazzles so is not easily made out but is a torn piece of dictionary definition re. ocean, a large section of sea.

The 'sea angel mermaid' is stamped with teal Stazon onto card and then cut out. (and you thought she was just a fairy didn't you?) The whole of the base mountboard is coloured with various alcohol inks which I tapped on. I then went to town with sticking my gorgeous Brixham mini shells, moss, seed beads, beadazzles and stickles to the base. The little 'mermaid' is sitting amongst them trying to have a rest!!

I had my jiffy bag ready to send off my swaps after having completed this one, but will have to look for a box now 'cos this won't fit. Thank you SCD for this months fun. I wonder what September will bring.


Artyjen said...

Especially love the Brixham shells Joanne! Just a thought....but my camera sometimes does this and I found that if you depress the shutter button just a bit it kicks the auto focus in and it recognises the image is a lot closer...perhaps your camera has this too? It took me ages to suss it on mine!!! LOL
Thanks for making a lovely torso for SCD...see you next week for some more fun?
xoxo Sioux

Carol said...

what a great take on our theme Joanne.

Thanks for joining us this week at SCD...

Laura said...

Great torso. Love the collage beach. Looks superb. Thanks for playing with us again at SCD

Dawn said...

Oh how sparkley ;0) and I Love the shells & moss. Your sea angel is just perfect lol.

Good tip about the camera from Sioux. I have quite a cheap camera but it has a little flower(like a tulip) on it and this is especially for close ups. I only had the camera about a year before I knew what it did lol (should of read the manual sooner)

Thank you for having fun with us on the SCD team

Love Dawn xx