Tuesday, 4 March 2014

20th Century at the Craft-Room Challenge


Hello there how are you?  After a dreadful winter and who knows what's to come we are at least getting some signs of spring and more daylight.  I for one am so glad the winter darkness is lifting.

It is a time for a new challenge at Craft-Room Challenge, and time once again for me to set the theme.   Before we get to that I'd just like to give the team a shout,  when we get to my turn it means we have run another full cycle and I'm sure you have been as impressed and inspired by the team as I am.   We are so lucky as a group as we are all very different and distinctive in our styles but such great friends and very supportive of each other.   Recently we have been joined by Annie and Amber who have slotted in as if they had been with us from the start.   As a team we are very fortunate and with so many of you visiting and joining in challenge after challenge we have a great do to be grateful for.   Thank you team and thank you all of you who play along.

Right soppy over time for the challenge and it's The 20th Century.   Thats 100 years of experiences and events, designs and styles to take inspiration from.    There are endless possibilities maybe the roaring 20's and those flapper styles,  or perhaps the music and dance of the '80s or graffiti of the '90s gets your creative juices flowing.   What ever it is just go with it so long as you are rooted in the 20th Century you'll be bang on.

I suspect the last century will be seen as the age of man made material.    Bright acrylic colour, vibrant expressive art and a looseness, rule breaking artistic freedom.   Man made, and MDF Box given a base coat of gesso which is acrylic primer.    A plastic mask laid over the lid and embossing paste spread over it.   Once the paste had dried acrylic paint and Promarker Pens used to colour the top and base of the box.    Nylon lace wrapped around the sides of the box and sprayed with Glimmer Mist to knock the while out of it.   I think the design is reflective of the late '60s early '70s but unavoidably with a 21st century twist.

We are sponsored for this challenge by Tando Creative, a 21st century business whose chipboard is some of the very best.   One person drawn at random will receive a prize selected for them by Di the owner/designer.

I'm also entering this into
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything but a Card
Kaboodle Doodles - Embossing (hoping embossing paste counts)
Craft Horders Anonymous - Vintage/Retro
All Crafts Challenge - Anything except a card.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Always Altered Art Only

22 comments:

  1. Fab box Zoe and am so loving those great colours, Annette x

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  2. Fun box, thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

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  3. How fabulous...love your design and colour palette. A lovely entry for our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies...x

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  4. This is hotsy-tosty and the bees-knees! (To use a couple of phrases from the Roaring 20's. . .this screams Art-Deco and it's beautiful! Lovely work! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. fab theme zoe!!!! and love your creation so funky and fun! really stylish, Debi xoxoxo

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  6. Terrific box Zoe and definitely made me think of some wall paper we had in the 60s.

    Thick frost here today but much brighter and a hint of Spring.

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. Hi Zoe and thanks for this terrific theme, and you lady rock here with this gorgeous box;-))m

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  8. Your box is so bright and colorful! Thank you for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  9. Wow! What a lovely vibrant box, great design Zoe, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck, Zoe DT xx

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  10. What a great project!! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  11. This is so retro. LOVE it!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  12. Fabulous, love the techniques and the colours, a very retro feel.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Challenge.

    Moira DT xx

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  13. Very cool, love this!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anon. and good luck!!!

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  14. Very cool retro box! Love the colors!

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  15. This is such a fabulous box Zoe! I love all the metalics and the pattern on the box top is so pretty!

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  16. Great retro project. Love the sheen on the cover! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #3!

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  17. Beautiful box, thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  18. Beautiful, love the texture and colours, so bright and vibrant.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 2nd Challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

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  19. This is an amazing retro project! So fun! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  20. What a gorgeous project. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Craft my life this month.

    Hugs Erin DT x

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  21. A brilliant theme Zoe and a fabulous decorated box.
    xxx Hazel.

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  22. This is such a pretty project. So many details...a feast for the eyes! Thank so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.....I hope you come back and play again soon! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

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