Craft Room 1st Challege

CRAFT-ROOM CHALLENGE, finally our team are all in place and we are cooking on gas.   Today sees the start of our challenge's each Challenge will last for two weeks closing at 8pm (UK Time) on the second Monday following.    We will have a randomly drawn winner for each challege and they will receive £10 (excludes postage) to spend at Craft-Room online shop.    The winner will be announced on the following Tuesday, together with the teams top 3.

While we are finding our find our feet to start us off we have an  easy challenge for you all with a theme of Anything goes.

For this art board piece the background is thick high gloss card splattered with Alcohol inks.    The new Tando Scallop nested sets both square and rectangle have been distressed with lots of Distress Ink and arranged over the board.   Having decided on the layout Clarity stamps where used in the framed spaces.    Stamped in various colours of stayzon, all but the Masai and sun are block stamps.   The Masai and sun was coloured with new Marvy La Plume permanent pens.    Not that impressed with these pens they have a single end with quite a wide round 'brush' give good coverage over alcohol inks and against the stayzon ink but the size of the brush means they will not be useful for small fiddly areas.

The stamped images were highlighted with gold leaf pen.   Frames touched with Inca Gold for highlights and linked together with brads.   Some fiber threaded through a buckle style brad used at to link the top pair.    Edges of back panel  swiped with Vintage Photo DI and frames glued in place.    To get the panel to stand on its own one of Clarity's handles has been stuck to the back, finally a use for those handles!

All the new team have different styles and have taken very different approaches to the challenge.   We welcome crafters of all styles please pop over to Craft-Room Challenge to see what the fabulous team have created and join in yourselves.


  1. Terrific artistic piece Zoe. Wow you have gone to town with this one, brilliant. Wishing you every success. Annette x

  2. And we're off......well done you for all your hard work! Here's to a successfull challenge..Esther xx (I love this piece by the way - gorgeous colours and images)

  3. Great! Love that background technique. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Kim

  4. Zoe, this is just a stunning piece of art !!! Thank you for all your hard work setting up this new Challenge- it's gonna be fun- here's to our first of many :-)

  5. oh wow this is gorgeous .. i love the colours and those african themed images
    Hope the challenge is a big succcess
    Lisa x

  6. Wowee, love this piece, Zoe! Hugs, Valerie

  7. Wow Zoe this is gorgeous! Thanks for all your hard work getting this off the ground, I am really looking forward to lots more wonderful challenges.


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  8. Oh Zoe! This piece is just incredible my lovely!!! I love all things Masai and you have certainly captured the mood & the feel of tribal with these colours. A stunning , Stunning piece of art! xxx

  9. Very, very artistic Zoe. Gorgeous. It's really a piece of art. Beautiful and colourful.
    Gr. Marja

  10. Fantastic piece Zoe. Good luck with your new challenge adventure.
    Regards Florence.

  11. I love this Zoe, the colours are fabulous.

  12. Please ignore the message I've just sent. I wasn't watching what I was doing and pressed the wrong button. I'll start again.

    I love this Zoe, the colours are fabulous.
    Thank you for all your hard work setting up the challenge and choosing me to be one of the Design Team, it's going to be a lot of fun.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Fabulous Zoe, just love the colours and the Masai stamps. Good luck with the challenges - just gonna pop over and take a look.
    luv and hugs {brenda] xoxox

  14. I love the effect you've created here! It's part museum art display, part altered art creation!

  15. Hi Zoe!
    Finally this commenting works!?

    This is gorgeous, love the african style, I click it bigger to see better!
    I have the same dies so rarely used and they look fine !
    Great to be in the same team with you again, thanks;-))m

  16. Fabulously colourful piece ! x

  17. Fantabulous piece , zingy zesty, and wowzer just a few little non words come to mind for an amazing piece. Good luck in your new venture you deserve it !


  18. Love the randomness of the colours (sorry if you carefully placed each colour!!) Very vibrant and love the images you've chosen, the fact that they are solid, really lends them to this piece.

    Well done for all your hard work in getting it up and running.

    Sam xxx

  19. awesome creations! you did a GREAT job!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  20. Fabulous piece of work! Love the cheerful colors and the frames..great images.


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