Tuesday, 1 July 2014

And another little project

Well I'm back at work now, how quickly you slot back in and feel as if you never went away!

A little something I'd been playing with for the last few days of my annual leave, I've actually given this one a name 'Timeless'.

The pocket watch shop is an MDF base 8" across and 10.5" in length.   The shape has been covered with Do-Crafts tissue the one with writing and roses.   The roses were coloured in with yellow ProMarkers.   The back panel is metal hand embossed with my favourite Sizzix plate 'Floral bouquet', I really enjoy hand embossing metal guess it is the same as rubber stamping gets you in touch with the project so you are not just manufacturing it but building a deeper feeling/relationship with it.   I know crafters will understand what I mean by that.

So wood covered, metal in place Viva Croco next in Turquoise and Copper and left to dry.    La Blanche stamps used directly onto the rim and onto card at this point just the dragonflies and orange flowers from the same set.   These were coloured in with Do-Crafts felt pens and Sakura glitter pens for the insects.   Images fussy cut and secured with silicone so they stand proud.   ProMarker pens used on the raised metal design.   Three die cut cogs left on my work surface for ages coloured black.   Still feeling it lacked something I looked at various ways to complete the project and finally decided on another La Blanche stamp from a different set.   This time coloured with ProMarkers and the blending pen used to add some highlights.  I used yellow and a turquoise shade to echo colours already used in the project.

Although made as a personal project and creative outlet I'd still like to share this with.

Altered Eclectics - Always anything altered goes

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Always anything altered goes

Fashionable Stamping - Flowers

Crafty Cardmakers and More - Wooden it be lovely

All Crafts Challenge - Anything except Cards


  1. Ooh Zoe this is gorgeous! Many thanks for letting me know about the wrong link on my sidebar, all fixed now :-) Have a good week! Elaine at All Crafts Challenge -xxx-

  2. A beautiful project Zoe, sounds like you enjoyed making this piece. thank you for joining us at FSC this time

  3. Lovely and a fab idea.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Moira DT. xx

  4. Another perfect design Zoe. Love your flowers and the embossed panel in the back, and of course the whole thing fits in perfectly with our 'wooden' challenge

    Thanks so much for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  5. This is really gorgeous and such alot of depth. Thankyou for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month. We hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Owner of Altered Eclectics
    Owner at Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Crafty Ribbons

  6. A lovely project, particularly like the embossing!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers!
    CCM DT

  7. Simply gorgeous, love the embossed metal.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M.
    Jules DT

  8. I really love the colours of this, the turquoise and orange and fab together. A super altered art project. Thank you for joining in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More. xx

  9. Hi Zoe, this is a really stunning project. Love the embossed metal, it looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx

  10. A really unusual and colourful project - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


  11. This is fantastic, love the pocket watch would love to get my hands on one of those :-). The textures and colours are so effective.

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

    1. Hi Zoe - such a long time since I visited your blog - amazing work as ever


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