A long way from my comfort zone

Colour wise at any rate, this just seems so very pink!

Two challenges set this in motion when casting around for something to do.   Allsorts, Lavender and Lace I can only hope that  my additional colours are permitted.   The other challenge Playdate Cafe has already closed.

The base is a Plywood plaque which was given a coat of white gesso as a starting point.   A piece of an old music score attached and then Distress Acrylic paint brushed over the top, followed by more paler pinks and some white.   The mask stencil laid over this, embossing Paste mixed with Lavender shade Perfect Pearls then pushed through the stencil.    Kaiser Craft stamps used top and bottom with deeper purple ep, more of this ep sprinked over the wet paste.    Butterflies stamped onto Lavender coloured card and again heat embossed with the purple powder, these were carefully cut out, swirls die cut in green card and white paper flowers coloured with Lilac and Lavender inks.   Before adding these embellishments some cream lace attached top and bottom of the plaque, then everything else glued into place.    More of the lace threaded through on of the pre-drilled hanging holes and tied in a bow.

As someone who tends to greens and cool colours this is so outlandish but it's growing on me.

Through the Craft-Room Door - is always an Anything Goes Challenge
C is for Challenge - A new challenge whose first theme is FLOWERS
House of Gilli - Bright Colours
Imagination-Crafts - another new challenge with the theme Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Anything but a Card
Altered Eclectics - Any Altered Item (No cards or layouts)

Two more days at work and then I have two lovely weeks off, craft retreat this week-end and plans to explore more of the area.


  1. it's Gorgeous!!! I love the pink :) Debi x

  2. love your pretty hanging, hugs Annette x

  3. A terrific piece Zoe and love the image in the middle.

    Have a wonderful time off work

    Love Chrissie x

  4. This is beautiful Zoe.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Dear Zoe, this is a wowzer! I especially like these music notes, they always give a special touch to the project. I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog 'C... is for Challenge'. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
    Hugs from Poland,
    Anna xxx

  6. Very beautiful, love those flourishes!!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  7. How very pretty Zoe and perfect for our theme this week, even if it is out of your comfort zone you would never know.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  8. what a mysterious Plaque you have created. Thanks so much for sharing at altered eclectics and I really do hope to see more of your altered artwork there.

  9. Lovely piece, Zoe. Lavender and Lace suits you, after all!


  10. Lovely creation, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  11. Fabulous. love the image you have used.

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Altered Eclectics.

    Moira DT.

  12. A beautiful work of art! Thank you for joining my new challenge blog. Good luck in the draw for top 3.

    Imagination Crafts Blog owner


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