Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Craft-Room - Buttons and Bows

Well the fortnight flew by!  They were my first 2 weeks at a new job and the good news is I'm enjoying it.  In fact the move from Hampshire to Grimsby (Lincolnshire) has proved to have been the right thing all round for me.

A new Craft-Room Challenge starts today.  Our lovely Debi has set the theme and is looking for Buttons and Bows.   Our sponsor this time is Rarebird who have put forward a fab jewellery making kit with Friendly Plastic for the winner of the random draw.

Friendly plastic is great fun to play with, I used lots of real buttons and FP on this canvas.   No surprise that the piece is sky inspired, again.  Firstly Watercolour Pearlescent paint used on pre-gessoed canvas setting both the blue and pink/purple sky and calm grey sea reflecting the sky.   Buttons glued over the paint following the lines of the patterns.    FP triangles make bows/birds, silver FP forms the crests of the waves and a multicoloured FP setting sun shines over it all.

As always the terrific Craft-Room team have made marvelous samples to inspire your creativity.   We all hope you will join us this time with your Button and Bow projects.

Of course there are other challenges to share this with
Dream Valley Challenges - Summer (my abstract is definitely Summer inspired)
Inspire me Fridays - Always Anything Goes
Phindy's Place - Button it
Moving along with the times - Pink, Pearly and Pretty


  1. As gorgeous as any summertime sunset!

  2. Hi Zoe,,,,,you know I love this! It's so different and striking! Glad you're enjoying the new job! Suzanne xxx

  3. Beautiful project .. i love all the buttons
    THanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  4. A wonderful canvas Zoe. Love the background and I love what you've done with the buttons and Friendly Plastic.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. A lovely summery piece Zoe, great combination of buttons and FP.
    So glad everything is working out for you both in Grimsby and in your new job.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  6. Wow, this is stunning Zoe! The background is beautiful with the soft colours, and I love the FP bows/birds.

    I'm really glad your new job is going well :-)

    Maria x

  7. I love this Zoe- its so colourful but also you can really tell you had fun playing with the fp :-) Debi x

  8. Love this - all those buttons look fab - such a colourful effect -thanks for playing along at Mawtt this week hugs judith x

  9. I agree with Maria, this is a stunning piece of artwork. You are the queen of the FP lol. Fab colour choice. Julia xxx

    So glad to hear you like your new job ,always a plus going to work when you enjoy it!
    Thanks for your comments on my blog. We had a wonderful time!
    hugs Lynn

  11. Oh, fantastic, fun buttons and buttons and buttons. The Friendly Plastic sounds such fun, and what results. Your waves and colours and paints are just amazing.
    Alison x

  12. gorgeous Zoe, love all the lovely elements & colors!

  13. Hi Zoe ! this is so cheerful ! I haven't used friendly plastic in years. I can't even find it in the shops. Only online.
    Glad you like your new home. xo

  14. Gorgeous colours and a real summer feel.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at Dream Valley.


    PS - Grimsby is just up the road from us, we live on the coast near Skegness. Glad you are enjoying it in this area of the world!

  15. Beautiful card, thanks for playing along at MAWTT and I hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx

  16. Very different, love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley x


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