Friday, 20 August 2010

Red & Black - SCD

Hope you are having fun with the torso theme!
This week at SCD we are asked to use the colours red and black by Gez.
Red and black always conjure up something oriental to here is my torso.

Swooshed some DI's spun sugar...pumice stone and aged mahogany to form the background
....stamped the Paperartsy oriental lady
(yeh believe it or not she is real life LOL!!)
in Adirondack cranberry and masked the image
.....stamped the small icons (Stamp Attack) around the edge and the word Japan (again Stamp Attack) firstly in catseye Chianti with some clear embossing over but it did not cover too well so overstamped in DI black soot!! The oriental motif forming a sort of necklace (Stamp Attack) was embossed with disco black and the squiggly bits in aged mahogany is an outline stamp of the Japanese Islands (Stamp Attack)
.....stamped the Paperartsy oriental writing in Stazon onto some gold wrapper from a Cava bottle.......I've got quite a little stash of this now!!! LOL Hick!!!...and stuck just a little for accent to the corner and top
.....drew a black line around the oriental lady to define her as she was blending into the background too much and covered with rock candy crackle
....then rubbed DI black soot in the cracks
....only some of the cracks were a bit big and more black soot than I wanted seeped through!!!!
Hope to see you playing along with the red and black theme this week :) 'Cos don't forget we are doing swopsies this month that Carol is very kindly co-ordinating for us
.....just e-mail her for the deets.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux


  1. It always amazes me just how much detail you manage to get on these little pieces, love the oriental feel to it, so much to see and admire.

  2. I was just going to say the same as the preious comment. So much into so little. really clever.
    Luv Joanne xx

  3. Amazing detail - beautifully done

  4. Great idea to do oriental for the red and black theme. All your oriental stamping works so well and I love the coin embellishment. Tracy Evans x

  5. I love oriental too! Gorgeous piece, Sioux!

  6. Ooh, this looks beautiful and I bet it's even more fabulous looking in "real life"! Heather x

  7. totally gorgeous torso!! FAB work as always xx

  8. Amazing! How did you get so much in such a small space & it all works beautifully.x x

  9. Love the oriental take on this red and black theme. You can JUST see the figure. Rather ghosty effect! Spooky as Dame Edna would say.

  10. Lovely work - so detailed. Thank you for leaving a comment on my work. I am now a follower of your blog!

  11. fabulous!!! I love the red, and the real oriental feel you have created! Hugs Juls

  12. Just not had time to get around this week and never came and said how wonderful this little torso is so much on such a small space making an awesome magical piece, love it xx Zoe


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