Monday, 16 January 2012

My blue period

Well it's a first day at work for me today feels good even if it is a short term assignment.

Seem to be quite a few blue challenges around this week and one or two others on the Saturday Feline Playful list caught my eye again.  I love preparing that list!

Did not need much excuse to work on another canvas.   The base layer is 'Blue Peri' Dabber, an old and quite dry, brushed it onto the canvas as it dried the colours split leaving pinky purple streaks.   Next stamped the Peacock Woman and old Elusive Images stamp and embossed it in Blue Glass.  Blue Glass is an old favourite I've not used for a long while and had forgotten how lovely it is.   Despite using the heat gun on the canvas the powder did not just stick to the image, however I love the result it looks as if she is veiled by blue wind.  Peacock woman masked and the Peacock from the same set stamped, a Penny Black rose stamped onto the canvas as well in another shade of blue.    Dabber in Sail Boat Blue and Viva Inca Gold in Blue worked on the edges of the canvas.

Left to dry overnight.   Some blue vellum cut and torn to cover part of the canvas Blue Memory Keepers buttons attached.   The Elusive Images peacock stamped again in blue, a Dreamweaver stencil embossed onto the vellum.   Tattered florals die cut some more of the vellum and blue tissue paper layered these in differing combinations secured with a brad and attached to the canvas.   Found a Creative Expression image stamped into Fusible film and fiber's some time ago and she just seemed to belong on the edge of the canvas.

Sharing this with
Rogue Redhead - Frosted, use Vellum
Secret Crafter - Anything goes with Blue
Crazy 4 Challenges - Monochrome Blue
Suger Creek Hollow - Embossing
Just us Girls - Stamping Collage
Addicted to Stamps - Use Blue
Simon Says Stamp and Shop - Anything but a card

23 comments:

  1. Brilliant creation
    Thanks for joining us for our Anything goes with blue challenge at
    Secret crafter Saturday challenge

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  2. Beautiful piece Zoe! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Congratulations on your work assignment and pleased that it makes you feel good.

    Love all the different blues and texture in this piece.

    xxx

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  4. Hey, Zoe! It has been a while since I have popped by! I love this canvas especially that peacock image, very beautiful work, as always!

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  5. What a great monochromatic card. Love the collage! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

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  6. Another fabulous canvas Zoe. Hope your first day at work went well.
    xxx Hazel.

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  7. Great canvas Zoe. Hope you are enjoying your day at work! xx

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  8. This is so pretty Zoe...as is your bird card below my lovely xxx

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  9. oh a great take on this weeks theme at the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have candy if you are interested :)

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  10. Wow, Zoe! This is amazing! I love that stencil - a gorgeous effect!

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  11. Great canvas my friend, love the blues.
    Where did I miss this bit of news then???? So glad you have got something at last and hope you have had a good day. In fact have a wonderful week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  12. Beautiful piece Zoe, love your colours of blue.
    Yvonne x

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  13. Love your canvas - that blue peacock stamp is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.

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  14. oh my - so much to look at and enjoy!
    this is a beautiful work of art - that peacock is awesome! thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow - hope to see you again (-:

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  15. This is gorgeous Zoe, I love all those shades of blue. Congratulations! I hope all goes well with the job! Maria x

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  16. Lovin' your blue period! Your card is fabulous! Thanks for playing the Vellum Rebel Challenge at RRD!

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  17. Lovely card! Thanks for playing alongwith Just Us Girls this week!

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  18. Love the monochromatic look that you created. And the peacock is the right touch. Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. We have a new challenge tomorrow so hope you will check it out. Peggy x

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  19. What a beautiful creation Zoe! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

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  20. Oh wow Zoe this is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our January Blues challenge :)
    hugs Mandy xx

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