Sunday, 17 June 2012

Pretty Shabby don't you think?

Much nicer today! and those chores have been done well apart from the ironing ......

Picked this little book up in the bargain bin at some craft show or other.   Opened it up yesterday and decorated the front.   Nick Bantock inks worked onto the base then some words stamped and heat embossed.   Next some lace down one side with net roll flowers over the top.   The Gibson Lady Painter is a new stamp from Flonz in New Zealand,  first try out of their stamps here on Papyrus with more NB inks and some Moon Glow 2 tone ep sprinkled over parts of it.  Papyrus does not take heat well and warps, the warping allowed me to raise the image in the middle while sticking it flat at the ends.   Some more stamping a dreamweaver hat pin self adhesive gems a metal butterfly that has been in the draw for 15 or more years (see everything has its turn eventually LOL) and some paperflowers hiding a bit of a mistake.

Altering things like this is so satisfying and great fun, finding things to alter much more exciting than shopping for shoes!

Would like to enter this into:
Hiding in my Craft Room - Embossing
Craft your days away - Bingo top left to bottom right Flowers, Lace/Ribbon, Gems
Speedy and Friends - Vintage
Suger Creek Hollow - More is better
Inspire me Friday's - Always anything goes (and there are always truly inspiring entries)


  1. oh it looks fab - love the pretty colours and the unusual shape
    Lisa x

  2. This is gorgeous, Zoe. Yes, altering things is totally fun! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Zoe, this is great--the vibrant colors and fun shape, what a delightful piece!


  4. Beautiful cover Zoe, such fab decorations. x

  5. How creative!!! So many pieces to look at! Thanks for playing with Speedy Fox and Friends

  6. Wow this is an awesome book. I love the colors and the stamps are great. Thanks for sharing and Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  7. Wish I had found this in a bargain bin Zoe and you have altered it fantastically. I used to love shopping for clothes and shoes but now I prefer shopping for crafting goodies, totally more satisfying.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  8. Creative project. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  9. What a wonderful 3-d project! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  10. Wow you took the vintage challenge and ran with it. This is amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends

  11. Great vintage stamped image, beautiful like a rainbow! Love your flowers, lace and stick pin!! Thank you for joining us at Sugar creek Hollow!

  12. Cool creation. Very Creative.Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV or Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  13. Great book. I love the bright colours and the pretty rolled flowers. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  14. SO gorgeous!!!!! Love all those beautiful colors!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week!

    Holly SCH DT

  15. Fabulous creation. Love your colors and shape.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
    Hugs Berit


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