Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Craft-Room Challenge - Childhood Memories

I'm pre-scheduling this as I've no idea how long the disruption will go on.   By the time you see this I hope it will all be over but you never can tell!

At the Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight Maria has set our theme which Tando Creative are sponsoring.   The theme is Childhood Memories.

I used to love going to country shows where as often as not they had wonderful nostalgic steam driven merry go rounds.   As soon as Di brought this Tando Carousal out I just knew I had to make one up.  With Maria's theme the timing was perfect.

For my Carousal the main chipboard pieces were first lightly painted with white gesso before being given bright and colour coats of Viva Inca Gold.   The scroll work and edge of the platform have been gilded, while the center uprights have been stamped and decorated with gold coloured ep.    The prancing ponies were painted with Artquest Sparkling Pastelles in white and gold the saddles and  saddle cloths painted with Inca gold.   Their mains and tails have been decorated with Stampendous shabby white EP.   One of the beauties of this kit is that there is just one strip to be glued, just one edge of the roof piece to hold it in place and by doing so secures the entire piece.

We all have childhood memories our own or memories of our children/grandchildren  the rest of the team have certainly been inspired to share their magical memories with you.   One lucky winner of the random draw will win some fabulous  Tando Creative   products.


  1. great childhood piece Zoe!!! just fantastic! Debi x

  2. What a fabulous way to express your childhood memories. A great piece.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  3. oh i love carousels.. its the only ride i dare go on lol - and your project is delightful
    Lisa x

  4. A wonderful projects, I remember the roundabouts, great memories.

  5. Wow, this is stunning Zoe! What a wonderful creation, the colours are so perfect and it must have such a gorgeous shimmer to it. Would love to see this irl.

    Maria xxxxx

  6. fabulous creation Zoe,
    hope you get your connections soon;-))m

  7. What a lovely idea for a challenge and love your carousal:)
    Von ♥

  8. A wonderful project Zoe, it brought back memories for me of the carousel on Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Hi Zoe, your carousal is perfect ...who hasnt as a child been on one of these. Suz x

  10. Hi Zoe, first of all so sorry for the delay in commenting, the wedding plans are now taking over, only 5 days off now as you well know!!!!!!! Love, love, love your carousal, I think it brings lots of lovely memories back for many of us. Poor mums and dads were stood there for hours just watching us all go round and round, lol. Your creation certainly has the wow factor, totally stunning. Julia xxxx

  11. This is absolutely amazing, Zoe,

    Lucy x

  12. Wow! This is really cool! The gesso gave the horses so much texture!

  13. I love your wonderful carousel, Zoe - a complete delight!
    Alison x


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