Sometimes you have just gotta

And this little project was just one such!  

I've had this wooden panel waiting to be used for a while, seems I have a lot of those sorts of things and the mountain grows is it a compulsion?

Then of course there are challenges that trigger creativity.   The first of these is Suger Creek Hollow, a new theme of Water Water, Everywhere was posted yesterday.   The Ancient Mariner we studied that at school a very bleak story not sure we got to the end.  Suger Creek Hollow is a vintage style challenge, I never seem to get it quite right and this is no exception but hay thats the point of a challenge to make you try, yes?   The other challenge is Fashionable Stamping and their challenge posted today is Scrip/Books/Pages/ Print  ummm somehow the three fused into the this.

There are of course other challenges, more abut them later, first though what I did.

In the close up you can see some of the magazine print below the image and the gesso.

First the script, pages of a magazine torn out and given a white gesso wash.    Some textured card embossed with a new deep impression folder and trimmed to fit the base of the panel.     A sheet of the gessoed magazine page adhered to the outer frame and sectioned to go down the inside of the sides,  the embossed panel laid over and some washi tape stuck round the inside.   Various stamps in shades of blue and brown/sepia tones stamped onto the top of the sides, and in butterscotch on the outer sides.

Some more of the magazine pages stuck to card making it stiffer and easier to use.    This was stamped with the Kanban lighthouse and the Crafty Individuals bather.    The lighthouse scene coloured with Whisper Pens.   A cream coloured button with fibers threaded through the holes stuck to the top.   Some shells added and a little glass bottle with some green Glimmer Mist in it.    The same glimmer mist was sprayed over the bottom part of the frame and then over stamped before the various embellishments were added.    The fish and the rope came from an old potpourri sea breeze set from which the scent has long since faded.

Now for those other challenge
Crafty Calendar - A colour challenge of Sea, Sky, and Sand shades this has been teasing me all month so pleased to have been able to find the right project in time!
Dream Valley - Summer Days
Opus Gluei - Don't be a Beach
The Squirrel and the Fox - Nautical/Sea Life
Stamping with the Dragon - On the Beach

Now what shell I do?


  1. This is going to look fab on your wall Zoe, Annette x

  2. so summery, like a bit of the beach on your wall :-) Debi x

  3. Love all of these layers. That little bottle and the shell are perfect. I love that you shared your process with us. It turned out wonderfully. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  4. A wonderful summery creation, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Wonderful creation, so many details, just lovely, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  6. What a beautiful seaside creation, i am a fan of lighthouse since a was a little girl!

  7. WOW Zoe, this creation is gorgeous! I love all of your fabulous details and textures!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Tammy x

  8. Hi Zoe, beautiful nautical canvas and frame, thanks so much for sharing it with us at FSC. Good luck in the prize draw. xx

  9. Ah, isn't it great when a project just calls to you and comes together beautifully? This is a great collage style and I'm loving that texture and color! This creation sounds like it was a blast and it sure fits our Opus Gluei beach theme! Thank you so much for playing along with us on this challenge!

  10. love this so pretty so happy to see your work at sch this time...lizzi

  11. Wow, this is gorgeous! I Love how you have shared your process with us. (not that I would ever be able to do anything even close!)
    So glad you joined us at Opus Gluei!!

  12. Stunning simply stunning. I love everything about this creation, Perfect! Thank you for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

  13. This is a fabulous summer scene and thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. X

  14. such a grea project, love the seaside elements that you have added, thanks for joinng us at Sugar Creek Hollow

  15. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at FSC!

    xxx Ellie xxx


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