Sunday, 22 April 2012

Make an Arch

That's the challenge Chrissie, Florence, Janet and Sandra set themselves and shared with the rest of us at Out of the Hat.  It is already their 5th challenge and the first one I've had time to join in with!

An arch that could be fun perhaps made using some more that the recycled plastic?   Ummm then there's that £1 shop frame still waiting to be altered.  What about those corrugated card hearts and the tattered floral fabric flower in the Left Overs Box?   Some thick white card cut down to fit the frame as an arch.   Then after about 3 hours sorting shredded plastic into green's, black's and blue's and bright coloured granules stuck various elements onto the card which had been stuck to the frame.   Had intended to gild the rest of the wooden frame but .....

Next morning looked at it again and decided to create an image to go into the frame and then flow out a little.    Hero Arts Bird stamped onto card that was then embossed with a new (to me) folder.    Coloured over the card with Adirondack dye inks and the brushes, this highlights the embossing.   Some more card embossed with just the butterflies, which were cut out.   Floral embossing and butterflies coloured with La Plume solvent pens.   Frame and images assembled finally some paper flowers added at the bottom.   The embossing was important as that is this fortnights Fashionable stamping challenge! 

Other challenge's I'd like to share this with
Hiding in my craft room - Spring Showers bring ... Hand made flowers
Just Some Lines - Give a gift of Flowers
Our Creative Corner - Butterflies and why you are inspired by them. Amazing creatures so fragile looking yet so beautiful.   There is a species that flies the length of North America that takes great strength so much for fragile.   Then there is their amazing transformation from Caterpillar to butterfly fascinating and inspiring all in its-self.

right food shopping and then a report on 'The Bribery Act (2010)' Gripping stuff but the board need to be aware of it and ensure the business complies.

Enjoy your Sunday.


  1. A very beautiful artwork, Zoe

  2. Hi Zoe - WOW, what a gorgeous piece, all that colour and texture...lovin the fabric flower in the corner. Have a good day - at least you can buy yourself something yummy to munch on while you work on the boring report ! Esther xx

  3. wow - so much work involved in that, and its really striking! Very clever and fun. Bribery Act eh?.....only chocolate works with me does that count! xx

  4. What a fun frame with all those recycled pieces and the colours on it.
    Have a great Sunday Zoe.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  5. A bright and colourful piece! Valerie

  6. Brilliant Zoe with so much to see and a real feel good factor about the whole piece :)

    Thank you for joining in our swap at Out of the Hat Creations.

    Hope you and the cats are all well.

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Hi Zoe,
    Great to see you,your £1 frame is fabulous,love how you have made the arch,so effective with the shredded plastic.
    Thanks for joining us at OOAHC
    Janet x

  8. This is fabulous Zoe, there's such a lot to look at, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Hi Zoe, so lovley that you joined us on "Out of the Hat Creations. This is a gorgeous vibrant piece and so much work went into it. I love it. Hugs Sandra XXX

  10. Super arch Zoe love how you have recycled , fab colours and great design. Hope all is well with you.


  11. lovley card, beautiful colors...thanks for sharing at just some lines


  12. I like the flowers and Wow so many cute elements. TFS & Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  13. Morning Zoe. Ooooo! Fantastic project. Fab recycling. Such a lot of lovely ideas to think about. Thank you for sharing with the Hatters. Off to check out the links you mentioned.
    Have a lovely day.
    Regards Florence xxx

  14. Hi Zoe, great use of the £1 frame!
    Love your image with the embossing, adds a lovely texture.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.
    Avril xx

  15. Such a colorful piece of art. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

  16. Well this has cheered me up today Zoe, what with all the wet weather we've been having, it's lovely to see such a bright and cheerful piece. It's lovely. x

  17. What a beautiful and creative work of art, Zoe. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)


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