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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!


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Just for me

Hope this is a happy sunny Saturday for you all!

Well I've got my radio on, Rovers are away today, so I'm listening and will be shouting at the radio over the next few hours I suspect!

Today I want to share with you a rather self indulging make. When I was born (mid 70's) Zoe was a fairly unusual name around here. Though obviously it's become more common over the years.  One of the problems my parents had was that they weren't able to buy me things with my name on. As a mum now, I have the same problem (I know, I caused it!), my son is called Keagan, and I've never come across anything with his name on either.

This has an impact on my crafting as I do like to make things with our names on, so yesterday I set about making this hanging for my kitchen.






The base is actually a page from a chipboard album, which I painted with Gesso before using a mask/template to ink through using Peeled Paint Distress ink.  I then cut turquoise paper (Tim Holtz) to create a centre piece, inking the edges to blend it with the background. The flower was made with 2 layers both being inked with Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass through the mask I'd used before. I added the white flourishes, ribbon and lace completing it all with 3 Fanciful Tim Holtz buttons. The lime green and turquoise combination matches the colour scheme in my kitchen and I plan on hanging it in pride of place. My kitchen - my rules! Ha ha.

The majority of the products I've used are available, though shapes/styles may vary, from the on-line Crafty Boots shop including the chipboard albums, card and the fanciful buttons.

I hope you like my self indulging make! 

Take care Zo xx

16 comments:

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Lush - and not so self-indulgent, just personal to you and yours! Lovely work, hon - and I do believe I was there when you bought these bits, and look what you've done with them! xxx

Nikky Hall said...

gorgeous Zoe!! totes love it, sometimes you have to make things for yourself to give yourself a little crafty glow in your heart! xx

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a Wonderful Idea and Gift for Yourself!!!!
I know I very seldom make anything with Me in mind... This has got me thinking now....
Again, Beautiful!!!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous - and why not indulge yourself occasionally, you're worth it :)) You'll get pleasure from it every time it catches your eye. The colours are gorgeous and I like how you've used a flower as the 'O'. Elizabeth x

emma mitchell said...

This is fabulous Zoe , what a brilliant idea , I love it
Hugs Emma xx

Vicky said...

This is so gorgeous Zoe...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow Zoe, this is gorgeous. I love the embellishments you have used. It's a great idea, I also never find anything with my name on, so you have given me something to think about.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Dionne

Teresa said...

Ooh Zoe I love it it's gorgeous. xx

May said...

This is simply beautiful Zoe... Love it.. Hugs May x x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...just delightful Zo...loVe your colour choice for this piece & bet it looks great in your kitchen...loVely work...Mel :)

Sandy said...

Your wall hanging is gorgeous as is your name. And I adore the name you gave your son! Your embellishments are gorgeous as is your middle flower! Thanks for visiting my blog Zoe - it's always fun to get a little love!
Sandy

fairyrocks said...

Love your name Zoe,Your parents must have been very happy to light on such a unique choice. This is a wonderful thing to do just for you. Love your color pallet too. Thanks for popping by, keep smiling and creating.

coops said...

wow this is stunning zoe.i love the gorgeous colours ;D

xx coops xx

Astrid Maclean said...

This is great, love what you did with the flowers!

Wendy Fraser said...

Ooh, this is lovely! My wee boy's called Robert (Robbie for short) and you'd think you'd get plenty of stuff with his name on but there's hardly anything. Just as well I can craft stuff for him! xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous huggles Pops x x x