Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Craft-Room - Going Oriental

Gosh this fortnight has come around quickly, had last week off work and spent some time exploring the area.  So much to see and gorgeous scenery making some very inspiring driving.   Back to work on Monday so happy to have a job to go back to.

Back to the Craft-Room Challenge, and it's my turn to tease your creativity.   Not so long ago Oriental was all the rage, understandably there are so many beautiful images especially Japanese which are so graceful.   So Oriental it is please, our sponsor this time is Tanda Stamps  and of course it is their stamp's I used for this clock.

Chipboard Art Deco clock blank painted with black gesso.   The Geisha's stamped onto card heat embossed with gold then coloured with Promarkers.   The images at the bottom of the design stamped directly onto the clock face with Versamark to which Perfect Pearls was applied.    The edges of the chipboard were inked and more gold ep used.  When everything was in place the piece was sprayed with Iridescent Spray and Sparkle, hence the flare on the picture.   I took the clock outside to photograph in the morning but still could not avoid that, sorry.

I'm pretty sure you have some lovely oriental themed stamps and embellishments tucked away please be tempted to get them out and join us.   At the least please visit the team they are all so talented and have produced wonderful inspirational samples just to encourage you, they are all on show at Craft-Room Challenge

Sharing my clock with
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - A brand new challenge kicking off with Anything goes
2 Sisters - Another Anything goes challenge this time
Craftymess - Anything goes
Suger Creek Hollow - Show some Sparkle


  1. Loving your beautiful Oriental clock Zoe x

  2. Morning Zoe, just loving your clock. Wonderful Geisha images, expertly coloured with ProMarkers, I haven't used mine for ages!!!! Love the touch of Perfect Pearls on the bottom image, something else I haven't used for ages lol Julia xxxxx

  3. This is beautiful Zoe. So pleased you enjoyed your time off and got to explore your area.

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. I just Love that this is a clock- Oriental and a slight Art Deco feel love it! Debi x

  5. This is an absolutely stunning creation. WOW! Thank you for sharing with us over @ Eclectic Ellapu this week and hope you will visit again.. Good luck
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  6. Wow! What a stunning project, Zoe. Love your technique on the Geishas - the effect is simply stunning! Against the black background - whoa! Very very striking! I'm so glad you shared your work with us at Eclectic Ellapu for our very first challenge. Can't wait to see what you create next!

    Asha - EE dt

  7. This is fabulous Zoe, I love the shape of the clock and the lovely images.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Those stamps are so ornate and coloured so well. Lovely clock :) .

    Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

    Andria - Eclectic Ellapu DT (Purples)

  9. This is stunning Zoe! I love the depth of the gloss, perfect for the oriental theme!

  10. oh wow hun this is brilliant oh love this to bits,hugs Cherylxxx

  11. oh this is brilliant . i love the shape and the background looks like a lacquered finish
    Lisa x

  12. Clever and beautiful, with such lovely images.

    Thank you for taking part in the Craftymess 'Anything Goes' with us.


  13. Wow, what an absolutely beautiful creation Zoe. I love this and your use of these stamps is perfect. Thanks for a great challenge, and for continually letting me pick your brains :-)

    Maria xxxxx

  14. Such a beautiful card. So beautiful design. I like the colors you have chose and love the depth of the gloss. Thanks for sharing this adorable creation.

  15. Beautiful creation! Thank you for joining us at Ecelectic Ellapu's first challenge!
    Claire xx
    Eclectic Ellapu DT

  16. wow this is gorjuss, love the colours you have used as well, thank you for playing with us at Craftymess challenge Blog

    Judie xx

  17. what a wonderful Oriental clock perfect for our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, thanks for joining us

  18. Congratulations on being a TOP FIVER at Eclectic Ellapu's first ever challenge.

    Andria - EE, dt (purples).

  19. Hi Zoe - this clock would look fab on any wall...love the images and sparkle..just trying to catch up with visiting now I'm feeling better, thanks for you encouraging words, were just what I needed when feeling fed up and poorly ! even tho at times I don't get as much time as I'd like top visit/comment I love being on the team and am proud of everything we have achieved...thanks to you for choosing me in the first place ! Esther xx


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