Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Torso Challenge (you may need your sunglasses!)

The current challenge on the
Flickr group is to
decorate a torso in any way we like.
A template for the torso can be viewed

I cut my torso from mountboard and covered it with 
which is a plaster guaze product you wet and mould to shape.
I used it to give my torso a bust.

I used a combination of sprays to add colour
(Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pashmina,
Crafty Notions Creative Colour - Spraypaque Fire Opal & White Matte)

I draped some hand dyed (not by me) gauze
over the shoulder and around the neck using
a little Mod Podge to secure it.

 .... some pink fibre around the waist

... cotton lace trim at the hem (again hand dyed, but not by me).

I didn't intend for it to be so pink, it just happened -
you can take your sunglasses off now, there's no more photos!

The challenge ends on 14th April and then our
swap partners will be announced.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the other torsos,
thank you for looking at mine (ooeer missus!!).


Jenny said...

So fabulous Sherry... love the texture with the plaster cloth... and the pink is sooooo pretty...

Jenny x

May said...

Stunning creation, lovin the pink Fabulous, Hugs May x x x

My name is Cindy said...

woohoo, nice curvy looking torso if you get what I mean!! And I lurve the pink. So funny, this morning I was looking at a torso brooch that Heidi Adamson made me years ago and thinking, mmmm how can I get some curves on my torso? (For the swap!!, just keep eating the choccy biccies and I'll keep mine) Well now I know!!


Deborah said...

Goodness, that's just gorgeous, Sherry! Like the boobs too LOL Thanks for being the first (I have printed mine and that's all).

Shelley said...

It's lovely!

Viv's Visuals said...

Love the Boobly torso - may have to CASE it for the next Pink Day extravaganza I think! Just brilliant Sherry!

Meggymay said...

Love the curves and the colour is brill. I didn't need the sun glasses.
Yvonne x

Vicky said...

Another inspiring project Sherry. Love the colour! :)xx

Ann B said...

I love your pretty pink project. Clever to build a bustline like that - maybe if you get fed up of crafting you can go into plastic surgery, looks a lot better than some examples I have seen on so called 'stars'.
Seriously, it's a great project.

Twinkle Star said...

I think it looks fab - the pinker, the better in my opinion! have a lovely evening x

Jackie said...

I love your torso!!! The pink is lovely, and thanks for sharing how you created it.

sassy said...

wow shes the boobies..its really brilliant hugs sassyx

Terry said...

Hot in pink is this lovely torso! You gave her everything, even a bust! This is so creative! Thank you for being such a fabulous blogging friend!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

The color is beautiful! It's great!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

It's lovely, Sherry! It can never be too pink for me! :O)

Lesley said...

Darling pink torso Sherry.
Last year I did a tutorial using air dry clay. Gives a nice shape when you add a bust doesn't it???
Love all the texture.
Take care. Les

Sam said...

This is so pretty, I love how you did the bust! The pink is lovely, not too bright at all! x

Ira Huberts said...

Looks like you had big time fun again putting this all together Sherry! It's another magnificent piece of work, love that pink!! Hugs, Ira x

Createology said...

Pretty in Pink and I adore everything you have done. This would be wonderful for a Breast Cancer fundraiser auction. Joyful...

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

This is soooo pretty Sherry...You did a brill job with the plaster gauze...( where can you buy this from...Hobbycraft? Range?) would love to have a play with some of that messy stuff myself ;)
Full of yummy texture and pretty in pink too!! Love it!
Jan x

Mrs A. said...

Can't keep up with you Sherry!!! Only just gotten around to downloading the torso template. Loving all the pinkness. Hugs Mrs A.