Circles on a square

Some challenges are of such a nature that you need time to respond, they stimulate your creative juices but time is needed to filter the ideas the check it will work and to finally collect all the elements you need.

This month Country View Challenges - Have fun with circles, was like that for me.  So here we are nearly at the end of July (can you believe the end of July!) and finally my offering is ready.

This is a 12" canvas, the real base is brown canvas stretched onto a wood frame.   Stuck onto this is a    of sticky back canvas also 12" square.   Now I'm not going to bore you with all the details just tell you the ingredients.

Acrylic Paint, Glimmer Mist, Adirondack ink, Gesso, Embossing paste, Grunge Paste, Embossing Powder, Rubber Stamps, Stencils, Grunge Board, White lined chipboard, card stock, Die Cutting, Wire, Decoupage glue/varnish.  This last there was a happy accident with,  so some Stampendous glitter and flake were added to the mix.   Finally distressing.

In parts the canvas was frayed, but because it is sticky back that was difficult to get the strands to pull out.   some of the curl from the base is deliberate some just happened.   The work was done with the canvas the other way around the idea being the circles falling to the base.   It was only when it came time to hang it that I realised just how great it looks this way up with the circles rising.

If you know me you'll know that just about everything fascinates me and it will not surprise you that I can now see something of expanding space in this.  But I'm much more interested in what you see if you see anything.

Thought I'd share this with one or two other challenges
Allsorts - Anything but a Card.
Crafty Calendar - Punches and Dies
QKR Stampede - Up up and away (those circles are rising + in space every way is up)
Creative with Stamps - Ink Splatters
ABC Challenge - L is for Lots of Layers
Inky Mess - Anything Goes (Just squeezing in for their first challenge)
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

No rain yet but less humid now time to give the car a bit of a run and recharge the battery.   Hope you are relaxing and enjoying your day.


  1. fabulous canvas love all the cicles and texture---Thank you for joining our 1st challenge at A Inky Mess and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x

  2. What a fantastic interpretation of space! Very creative!! I'm so glad you could join our "Up, up & away" challenge this week at QKR Stampede!

  3. Hi there - it's a gorgeous project! Unfortunately we cannot allow your entry over at A Inky Mess this time due to it not linking back to our challenge. If you're unsure how to do this, theres a page dedicated over at We do hope you join us again, Michelle DT x

    1. Hi Michelle, I've checked the links both ways and they work fine for me so not quite sure what happened when you tried it. Just one of those things.

  4. This is beautiful Zoe, I love the rising circles, has something organic about it - great! Hugs, Valerie

  5. Fantastic canvas Zoe with lots of great ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. This looks fab, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xx

  7. this is fabulous! I meant to enter too but haven't got further than thinking.. lol!

  8. your thinking and sorting of the theme was worth it! Fabulous canvas, I love all your different circles!
    Thank you for joining us at Country View Challenges!
    xx Evelyn

  9. Fabulous canvas. Thanks for joining in this months die cut or punches challenge over at Crafty Calendar. Don't forget to become a follower of our blog if you're not already to be in with a chance of winning this months prize.
    Bev x

  10. This is fabulous, I love all your texture, and 12 x 12 is HUGE. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  11. Very pretty project. Thanks for joining us at Creative with Stamps. Just an FYI.. this is a card challenge and if this was a card you need to add our challenge image to your blog. I hope you are back to join us in the future. I truly enjoyed seeing your canvas project very creative.
    Billie A
    Creative with Stamps
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Aud Sentiments

  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Eureka Stamps.

  13. Gorgeous canvas!!! (although we're a card challenge, I'm glad I got to see this beauty!)
    Thank you for sharing at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  14. Great technique. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts with your project!

  15. Beautiful and such a creative take on our challenge., very nice. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  16. Oooo I like this its so different. thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x


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