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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A canvas for your perusal!

Good morning (ooh yeah it still is, I had to check though!)

I'm supposed to be writing an article, but haven't even opened the page yet, too many distractions. Anyway today I want to share with you a canvas, I've made it to go into my son's bedroom. We're having a bit of a house makeover this year. We've lived here for 11 years so many rooms need updating and Keagan's room is top of the list!

He's chosen a neutral colour scheme of creams and browns but wants to add splashes of colour.  I think he'll end up choosing flashes of colour like blue & red to accent the room. He's got a wicked new duvet set which is a scene from London, with the London Eye, Big Ben etc on it. 2012 is certainly providing some fun and funky home d├ęcor furnishings. Perfect for a teen room.

I wanted to make something unusual, different, something none of his friends would have so I made this -

Once more the leftovers from my altered book were used to make the background. I just ripped and stuck! Then I used my new key mask to ink through to create the key effect. I smooshed, yeah that's how I can describe it, faded jeans and vintage photo distress inks in different areas before adding the large tag. I coloured it with the faded jeans first before embossing with the Cuttlebug key folder. I added buttons, die cut swirls and the ticket and peg. The weathered clock die cut was inked with a combination of the 2 colours. I used a brad to join the handles which I set at 6 and 10 to reflect Keagan's birthday! To finish off I inked and added some canvas resist pieces and splattered some water over it all!

As much as I love it, the real test was when Keagan saw it. Thankfully he liked it too and thought it was cool. Phew!

Take care and enjoy the rest of the day. Zo xx


emma mitchell said...

Wow Zoe this is amazing ,love everything about it especially the colours.
Hugs Emma xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Superb project! Such a lovely mix of clever techniques xx

Cards by Alison said...

Wow Zoe this is brilliant love everything and I am sure your son will be proud to have it in his newly decorated bedroom. Alison xx

Emma said...

An absolutely gorgeous product, I love the colours you've chosen to use and there's some fabulous detail and textures in your artwork...well done you!! :D
Love Emma xx

coops said...

this is stunning zoe.i love all the elements and gorgeous colours ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Zoe this is sensational, love everything about it

Ali x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning, Zoe ;) Love the colours and textures - delicious make! Yuuuum! xxx

Whimcees said...


This is very beautiful - I love the colors! Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend!


Barbara Diane