Monday, 16 August 2010


Over at SCD this week it's still torso's and the theme is memories. Well I knew exactly what I wanted to do, a collage of all my rainbow bridge babies but then Saturday evening I received some news that fair broke my heart and I just couldn't face raking up memories that I knew would add to my sadness.

So I just went for a stamped image that conjured up a bygone era to me. I used DI inks to create the background and then did a bit of stamping. Then stamped the image again onto copy paper cut out the two figures and coated in sepia accents and mounted it onto the torso.

On a happier note this week sees Jim aga the hug monster reach his first year anniversary after being diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. As many of you know we had 3 of our beautiful hounds all diagnosed with the same dreaded illness in the space of a few months. Sadly Sandy and Ranger didn't live for long BUT here is Jim still healthy and happy and completely confounding his vets. Statistics show that a 3 month survival rate is good and 6 months is excellent after amputating. Guess know one told the big fella LOL.

.Here is the original post for those interested. Three wheels on his wagon and he's still rolling along..

Rachael and her Mum loved the maze books and exp boxes and the official photo's are gorgeous but oh so expensive. Shall have to choose wisely.


Artyjen said...

Sometimes it is hard to make the art we want your vintage crafty individual torso
Thanks for joining us again this week :) Hope Jim keeps fooling them all for some time to come
xoxo Sioux

Winnie said...

Sorry you got bad news. I hope all is okay. The torso still looks great. Thumbs up for Jim - what a battler!

Janet said...

great torso Sue.see you saturday.
Janet x

karen said...

loving your torso, especially the vintage image

Sandra's Spot said...

Love the Torso you have done great sounding techniques. Jim is soooooo handsome xx

Carol said...

Hiya Sue - strange isn't it about Jim - he was the one we all fretted about, worried about how he'd cope and here he is a year one - go Jim!

Sending you big (((HUGS)))

loving the torso - hope you're going to join in the swap xx

Dawn said...

Such great news about Jim I read the orional post too. I realize it can be hard to do the things we want to create but with more time I am sure you will. I really enjoyed the post and your torso although 2nd choice is really good I love the image you have used and the background is just perfect too. Thanks for being brave this week and managing to join in with us at SCD

Love Dawn xx

Laura said...

Sorry you had some sad new, however your creation is fabulous and I love the image you have used, colours and background!.Thanks for playing at SCD again.