Foot stool

It was hissing down this morning, so decided to have a day at home, and of course, some of the time the sun came out.    Then there was the European FI and at the beginning at least the chance of yet another winner.   Well that didn't happen, that nice Spanish driver Alonzo won his second race of the season.   To say it was not a race with out excitement (and disappointment) would be a complete untruth.

Last week-end at Lidl I picked up a flat pack footstool with the intention of altering it.   Bad weather always give the opportunity to get the paint out and play.

Having put the stool together it was first given a coat of Black Gesso, then when that was dry roughly painted with cream acrylic which was topped with White Gesso.   Some glimmer mists sprayed and rubbed into the paint to knock it back.    A page of music torn and stuck on top, TH tissue tape placed around the edge.

Then the fun started, Flowers and Butterflies stamped with Momento and coloured with La Plume solvent pens and the grass added in freehand.   The stamping and colouring went on over the top and both sides of the 'legs'.

And all the pictures, well I'm really pleased with this which can only get better as it becomes more aged and battered.  So despite the mis-fortunes of Mr Hamilton and Mr Button, Mr Di Resta did quite well and this was a good Sunday.  Shush I've no idea about the football ........

Sharing the stool with
Fashionable Stampers - Nature
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
Crafty Calender - Flowers in Bloom
Craftymess challenge - Use Paint
Altered Elusions - Vintage.
How could I forget Inspire me Fridays, always anything goes


  1. Oh wow, Zoe! Totally Gorgeous! There is a Lidl five minutes from work. I may have to pop in on my way home!

  2. Speechless Zoe this is absolutely gorgeous. The artwork is super cool and those colours are brilliant. Would love to put my feet on this.

    Thank you for sharing such an amazing piece with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  3. Wow Zoe this is fabulous

    Jackie x

  4. Absolutely Stunning Zoe, I love it, and I love the poppy, my fave flowers xx

  5. wow this is just fabulous .. too nice to put your feet on!
    Lisa x

  6. Oh Wow Zoe. Looks like spending some time indoors really paid off. You brought summer with you.! Beautifully done!
    hugs Lynn

  7. Looks really great - enjoy! Valerie

  8. Agree about the Grand Prix and the footie was just as bad lol

    Just love the foot stool and have plans now for a very old stool that Vic's grandad made lol. Thanks for the inspiration

    love Chrissie xxx

  9. Fantastic project. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  10. wow Zoe this is fabulous! So glad it rained now so you had chance to play :0)

  11. Gotta say wow! looks sensational :)
    Von x♥x

  12. Wow, wow and double wow Zoe. This is pretty darn good, love absolutely everything about it. Julia xxxx

  13. Oh my word - this is just amazing! Thanks for sharing this time at Dream Valley.


  14. Wow Zoe this is amazing ! What a fabulous project and you've altered it so beautifully. Sue C x

  15. Wow Zoe, an absolutely awesome, gorgeous alteration to the stool.Love all the colours and details. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne x

  16. Zoe, I think this is possibly my fav thing that you have ever made.....beautiful!

    manic here in all directions!! Hence lack of posts and visiting blogs on my part...hope things are going ok for, health wise!

    Big Ikea delivery tomorrow so hoping to house all my stash safely! Made a few sacrifices for the sake of looking like I was pruning! Even got DH to take some fabric scraps to the tip today.


  17. What an amazing make Zoe, stunning .. Thank you for joining in the fun at Altered Elusion, good luck, Pauline x

  18. Fabulous painting . very interesting footstool .Thanks for sharing your handywork on Craftymess Challenge Blog

  19. This is amazing and so different :) Thank you for entering our challenge at Craftymess x

  20. Zoe, your altered stool is amazing. The sides of the legs are beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. Hi Zoe, This is an amazing project, love every surface, bet you don't put your feet on this!
    Thanks for joining us at FSC.
    Avril xx

  22. Oh my...I love this....I want one ! x

  23. Zoe, you've just left me totally speechless! What a beautiful transformation of the stool, so much detail and beautiful stamping. Must have taken ages but it was worth it - it's absolutely amazing!

    Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenge :))
    Hugs, Joanna xxx

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  24. Wow Zoe, this is absolutely beautiful! I love all of the images that you have used against the creamy background. It's a fab idea. Thanks for joining in the Altered Elusions challenge, Judith xx

  25. WOW, Zoe, this is a fantastic project. Stunning. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!



  26. All I can say is WOW I would buy this stool, great job well done Craftymess DT xx

  27. Fabulous, great project. thanks for joining us at craftymess. xx

  28. OMG this is amazing fantastic thank you for joing us at craftymess xxx

  29. OMG!!±!!!!!!!!! I want it i really do, this is fabulous, not only how you stamped it , coloured etc but that you envisioned it and did it, I am in awe , I love it well done that woman.


  30. Stunning, just lovely work, thanks for playing with us at craftymess challenge blog

    Judie xx

  31. Thank you for joining in the challenge over at crafymess challenge blog

    BEAUTIFUL! This is amazing and totally different. I cannot wait to see more of your work!

    Hope to see you joining in future challenges at craftymess.

    Lisa xxxx

  32. Zoe you are so clever. how do you do that ? you have an endless supply of mojo and talent
    hugs June x


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