Friday, April 27, 2012


Hi there Scrapbooking Friends.

Those who know me will know that I am a passionate person...I believe that whatever we do in life, is done a lot better if we do it with passion.
We love more, we create with more zeal, we cook better, we function more efficiently with the magic ingredient "passion"
So on Monday when I saw the challenge on Simon says Stamp and Show I knew right away what word I would use.
I decided to make a plaque that would look like an old metal  hanging info sign.
Lettters and owl  are from the Ideology Seasonal Stack.

I altered a piece of chipboard, with gears, I painted the whole thing with black gesso ,then I added some tissue paper for some texture. I inked the gears with Chipped Saphire and Broken China. I then embossed it all using Tims' technique to create faux rusted metal.
As I used the gears in a previous L.O. to symbolise baby growing so I used the gears again , this time to look like they are churning out the word PASSION.
I also used elements that I am passionate about, namely flowers, crystals, ribbon, lace, owls and lastly my favourite material is the embossed foil, I used that for my one gear and rose....oh yes I also love beads...can you spot those?
This sign will eventually hang on my home-made shelf/cork board, made entirely from junk that I found on the side of the road
I showed one of these drawers lined with corks, yesterday on my blog and today I received mail at my g-mail acount offering me 2 months free subs to a wine magazine!!! That's Gooogle for you!
Anyway I have joined the drawers with a random piece of wood I found in a that is what determined the space between the extra shelf.
The wall with the black and white picture is actually a retaining column ie. it has a lot of steel in it (at least I hope so!) So putting shelves on it have not been an option as drilling holes in this wall will be a nightmare. I am hoping my new creation that I have so passionately made, will be able to sit on the black table and hang off one strong hook....just in case we have an hearthquake, God forbid and it comes toppling down!
Sorry for this long post....
P.S. I may still use the Mariposa butterfly on the chain ....I love butterflies too!!


  1. getting closer, dying to see the finished product...the an-tici-pation is killing me...

  2. Love your altered sign - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen :)

  3. Zeffy...I LOVE your altered sign! What a great word and I totally love your design! Fantastic background and your letters ROCK! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy