Saturday, 21 August 2010

SCD TORSO - RED AND BLACK

I've joined in again this week over at Something Completely Different challenge blog.

Week 3 and the theme is Red and Black. Here is my version.


I had to get 'peg leg' to photo it with his camera because for some reason, mine won't take a clear picture any more!

I sorted out my red and black beads to make the dragonfly, one of Heather's again from her book, only to find that I was short of seed beads in either colour. So off to Hobbycraft to buy some - any excuse to go craft hunting. My stash of dagger beads has grown over the last few weeks, thanks to Ebay! Anyway, once I had the required type and number I proceeded to throw them about the floor in a bid to make the little critter. I finally managed it in between both episodes of Corrie last night.

I had no idea what to do with the background so it came about after much phaffing about. I gessod the base and when dry I used fired brick and barn door DI to cover it all. I then smudged some black soot DI over parts of it where I inteded to put the red net and dragonfly. The little areas that remained red were then stamped in black archival on little dragonfly stamps. I trimmed the net and added both red and black stickles to the edges to stick it down. I then stuck the dragonfly in place using glossy accents.

In the end I had fun and that's all that matters eh?

7 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Stunning torso simply wonderful the dragonfly is beautiful the torso perfectly wonderful. xx Zoe

Artyjen said...

OMG! Joanne your beaded dragonfly is to die for..but then I do know how scrummy they are in real life ;)
Perfect background to complete the look
Thanks for playing along again this week at SCD :)
xoxo Sioux

Laura said...

Bless your kind comments on the SCD blog, we just want everyone to feel happy about the swap and offer alternative solutions . Many were very very personal which meant so much to view and share. It was a very moving week.

This torso is lush and the dragonfly glorious. I am glad it gave you an excuse to go craft hunting.

Heather said...

Joanne, you're really getting addicted to making the dragonflies, aren't you - *LOL* - this one looks really dramatic in the red & black. Great idea for torso! Just got to get cracking on my idea now! Heather x

She said...

Hi Joanne, this is gorgeous. I LOVE that Dragonfly. Love S xx

Janet said...

great torso so much detail,the dragonfly is beautiful
Janet x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, wonderful dragonfly.