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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Chess is art by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my first post this month.
What a fabulous variety of stamps Lesley brought to Hochanda this time, something for everyone!

Here are some of my samples from the shows.

My first card I started by scoring downwards, quite randomly to add some interest, then using a damp piece of kitchen roll swiped down with ink that I’d blobbed onto my craft mat, I then used some white chalk paint on a practically dry brush and just gently brushed down to mute the colours a bit.
Stamped and a bit of shading with pencils, I stamped the silhouette chess piece separately and heat embossed, coloured with the same ink and fussy cut, a few ink splatters and script from one of the other sets stamped in grey, I used a charcoal pencil to add some perspective under the main image.

I used a scrap from my stash that I’d done a while back using the “shaving foam technique” I stencilled over lightly with black soot distress ink, stamped and decoupaged, and made an envelope to match.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope I’ve inspired you? Please pop back each day and check out what my very talented team mates have created, I shall be back later in the month.
Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx


  1. Fabulous work Zoe and wonderful ideas using the chess stamps and your envelope art is beautiful too. x

  2. Wow! Fabulous cards and envelopes!! So artistry!

  3. Wow! Your amazing backgrounds set off the images beautifully and look at those fabulous envelopes again. I love your work Zoe x


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