Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Craft-Room Challenge - Collage

Well I might not be around much over the next couple of weeks.  The house is being re-wired and a new bathroom fitted.   Very exciting but all my crafty goodies will have to be put away so I've been frantically trying to get all my DT projects ready ahead of time!

We have a great new challenge for you at Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight.   Selected by Esther, a crafter after my own style and very good at it!   Esther is looking for collage, simple as that a picture or art work made by sticking and layering images and mediums.    We are also very pleased to have Indigo Blu as our sponsor again, one lucky winner will receive a fabulous prize.

No surprise then that for the front cover of another sketch book or journal I've used stamps from three Indigo Blu sets.    The cover is wood chip given a thin coat of gesso just to knock the wood back a bit.   Then using distress inks and masks the collage was stamped out on the cover.   Next some of the main images were stamped onto DP and fussy cut.   The cog stamp top right has been used with glue and gilding flakes.    

Check out the rest of the team's fantastic inspiration pieces they are simply gorgeous.   See you over at Craft-Room Challenge 

There is a new challenge Anything but a Card and as is the norm they are starting with an anything goes type of theme, anything but a card that is!


  1. Oh I really like it, especially the wheel
    Lovely sharing

  2. This is a great collage Zoe and as a book cover it speaks of wonders to come .

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Lovely collage! Valerie Have fun with the repair work!

  4. Lovely work will miss your crafty goodness but I hope all goes well. (it's horrid not to have your house to yourself isn't it) xx

  5. Great layers Zoe.
    Good luck with all the building work in your house, it will be lovely when it is finished.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  6. just awesome, love how the blue cog just pops! Debi x

  7. FANTASTIC and I LOOOVE the pop of blue on that gear! :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

  8. Absolutely love all the layers you've built up here - this is a stunning piece and just what I'd hoped to see as I visited blogs. Love everything about it.
    Thank you so much for sharing your work with us ABAC's first challenge.I do hope we see you again!

  9. Oh now I get it, so sorry to hear your plans fell through and do hope you find a reliable builder how annoying. Love this gorgeous collage and the bright blue cog is a stunner really jumps out at you.


  10. What a fabulous creation Zoe! I love how you've put this together, the stamping looks great and I love the splashes of colour. I'm so sorry your builder has gone out of business, but on the plus side, at least you've not paid him.

    Maria xxxxx

  11. I love how you have used the Indigoblu stamps here Zoe, it's a fantastic composition. Adore the splash of blue, so creative. So sorry about the blasted builder, like Maria said at least you haven't parted with any hard earned cash. So looking forward to seeing you at the wedding, only 3 weeks to go!!!!! xxxxx

  12. The blue Ger you have used Zoe really pops aginst the other elements you have used for your clever collage. Thank you for joining us at Antything But A Card Challenge.

  13. Zoe, just catching up with some "visiting". Love your piece for the Craft Room ...the background is divine. Looked at your other pieces too for Tando and Stampman...wanted to say how I admire your eclectic style and how every piece is so very different. Hugs Suz x

  14. Fabulous collage Zoe, I love the images and the lovely colours.
    xxx Hazel.

  15. Very eye appealing. I the colors. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.


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