Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Mexico Moods Guest Designer No.2

Hi everyone!

     We are now into the second month of our two month challenge 'Mexico Moods' - We hope that the mood board has inspired you to create some gorgeous summer creations. I am sure you will agree there is something in the mood board for everyone - whether your comfort zone is spicy hot vivid colours, weather worn architecture or using shapes and patterns as your inspiration - this mood board really has something for everyone!

And to inspire you even more we have our second GD for this challenge - the mega talented


She is here to bring you her own unique interpretation that may just give you a spark of more ideas! Her creation is certainly worth seeing....we are so pleased she is joining us today! Over to you Zuzu!


      I am so happy to be guest designer here and I love that mood board that the team are giving us as inspiration. I couldn't decide on Mexico, Morocco, Circles.


.I loved the picture of the gates........

......and as I had a set of Calico Craft Parts gates, that fitted with the mood board images perfectly, I decided to use one of those....

I also used the colour palette from parts of the mood board and I think I managed to also incorporate a Moroccan touch as well as a Mexican "nicho" shrine. Quite a mix really.

I had a little shadow frame photo box in my supplies so I painted it a nice "Indian turquoise" . the front is a grey-board shape (also from from Calico Craft parts) that I cut out a square hole from (can holes be square?).

To make this project I also used some DecoArt acrylic paints, DecoArt metallic lustres, DecoArt antiquing cream "Calico Craft Parts 'wings' " and a stencil. the metal icon embellishment on the inside is a Spellbinders pendant, touched up with DecoArt antiquing cream.

Any questions about the project or products used don't hesitate to get in touch and I will do my best to answer.

Looking forward to seeing how the mood board inspired you! 

Zuzu x

This is amazing Zuzu!  and so inspiring! - thank you so much for being here and adding your own inspiration to our Mexico Moods Challenge!

I hope that seeing this beautiful creation will inspire you to come along and play with us this summer.  
You have until August 28th to add your creations to our challenge -

Everyone is a winner for this challenge because Stampington are giving everyone who enters the challenge a $2 voucher for their digital images!


There will be one overall winner which will be chosen by the OCC DT
There will be the Top 3 chosen by the OCC DT
and there are two winners of sponsor prizes that will be chosen by random.org

So many chances to win this summer....you gotta be in it to win it! ;o)

Remember you can enter up to three times!


You'll find all the challenge details as well as lots of inspiration from the brilliant Our Creative Corner design team by clicking on the challenge link.
Happy Crafting

Love from
The OCC team!


  1. Oh wow Zuzu - I'm in love with your WONDERFUL project. Especially the GATE - it's PERFECT. Your colors are just FABULOUS and I was smiling when I saw that it opened up. What a SUPER guest designer project.j.

  2. Oh, I loved that gate too, Louise,

    and I adore your interpretation of that image! Brilliant use of that spellbinders die and as usual the colour scheme you chose is pure eye candy! Thank you so much for being with us and sharing your wonderful art!!!

    Claudia x

  3. Lovely piece, love how,the gate echoes the gates in the inspiration picture, gorgeous colours and I love the heart. Tracy x

  4. Zuzu your project is awesome !!! Gosh.. I love the gates, the metal pendant , the colors, the heart with wings... Everything just fabulous !! Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

  5. Gorgeous and fantastic color choice, very inspiring, many thanks!!!

  6. Gorgeous! Louise!! You never fail to amaze me with your fabulous pieces! I love the patina you have achieved and that gate- oh my-just perfect!! xo

  7. Wow I love the gates! The colours are lovely x

  8. Fabulous shrine, Zuzu!! I'm really taken with what's inside the shrine, once those gates are opened! Just lovely and very much like the little roadside shrines you'll find in Mexico!! Es Muy Fabuloso!! XOXO-Shari


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