Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Craft Room Challenge - from me to You

Morning, it's that time again a new Craft-Room Challenge and this time I am your host.   It is so much fun being part of the Craft-Room team, I am continually surprised by the inspiration and diversity the group brings to each challenge.    This time is no exception take a look at the fantastic samples they have all produced.

We were going to be sponsored this time by Tanda Stamps but as you might know the business closed about a month ago.   We do have the stamps that still for the prize and to that I am adding my sample this time.   Oh you want to know the theme? 'From me to You' a gift that you have made for someone else.

It has been quite awhile since I last decorated a mask, and the blank for this one has been with me since before the move.   Unlike previous masks this one is plastic, making it a different and slightly more difficult to colour.    The eye and cheek are covered with a single layer of napkin.   In the past I've used wet glue to stick napkins, messy and unreliable method.  This time I used Art Quest glue that dries tacky painting it all over the mask blank, once it had settled to a tacky surface the tissue laid onto it and smoothed.   Much easier and the result is so much better so that's another lesson learnt more of the same glue used over the top to seal the tissue.   With an overall tacky mask Perfect Pearls was brushed over colouring both uncovered and covered surface.   The leaves on the printed napkin were painted in green, with Art Quest shimmer paint.   Some gold/green card die cut with a floral border this covers the join of tissue to plain surface.   The little butterfly is one of my older and much loved stamps, stamped onto fusion fibers and then carefully cut out.   Pearls, feathers, and ribbon complete the project.

A simple challenge then and fun, it always is to make and give a gift.   If you have something in mind please take up the challenge and share your gift for someone with us.

I would like to share this with
Challenges 4 Everybody - Always Anything Goes
Come and get it Challenge - Anything but a Card
Sunday Stamper - Something pretty
Allsorts - For a Lady

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful challenge Zoe...and a suitably impressive piece to match! Super mixed media as usual!

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  2. I have never seen one of these before Zoe and it looks amazing. The colours and designs you have chosen all go so well together.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Hi Zoe, gorgeous and unique creation, it was good to know how you made it;-))m

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  4. Great to see one of your masks again Zoe :)
    Von ♥

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  5. No idea if my last comment posted Zoe as Bloggers got the funnies this morning, so just in case I am so pleased to see the inspirational pieces continue to flow.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  6. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, your creation is lovely, very clever. xxx

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  7. I really like that this is half a full face Zoe, its so different! Lovely work my lovely! So sad that Tanda has gone isn't it. xxx

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  8. This is a fabbie mask Zoe

    Jackie x

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  9. Wow, this is a fantastic creation Zoe, I love how it's turned out! Thank you for a great challenge.

    Maria xxxxx

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  10. So beautiful Zoe - nevr tried a mask but every time i see one of yours I'm tempted to have a go..but you make it look easy ! Love the colours and stamping...Esther xx ( oh and I have to guiltily admit that my litte box has already had it's five mins of fame on C&C, but I never blogged it!)

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  11. Brilliant! I think this is just fab! Zoe, love the colours and the feathers, perfectly Venetian :-) Debi x

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  12. Hi Zoe, this is extraordinarily amazing, the colour palette is so soft and delicate, you are so clever. Thanks for a great challenge. Julia xxxx

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  13. This is great project. Thanks for playing at Come & Get It.
    Karal GDT

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  14. A wonderful creation Zoe, I love the colours and how you've decorated it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. This is SO COOL! What a special gift it will be~
    Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week!
    Julie

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  16. Zoe this is such an interesting piece. I took note of the glue/tissue application.

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