Fifi goes Zetti!!

I have used this image before on collages, because she really is such fun. She’s pretty and fluffy and ideal to become a zetti-personality! Here are a couple of work-in-progress shots… as I create a spread for Take a Word this week.

I was a bit distracted tidying my workspace today and I knew I didn’t have time to doodle pretty black and white stripes on her legs, so I grabbed an eraser from one of my tubs and carved stripes in it! Voila – instant stripey legs and a quickie border…

The angel image is there to the right of her because one of my paper layers had an “angel-shaped space” and to get him round the right way to fit the gap, I just stamped him onto scrap tissue! Cool, huh?! Right, I’ll probably finish this page tomorrow, unless I am in the doodling mood later on when I’m home from work! 🙂

Edited: Here’s the finished page… “Fifi thought her new dress of wings was the bees’ knees. But the bees were not so happy. They wanted their wings back…”

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  1. Well, well, well! Aren’t YOU clever, Rosie!!! LOVE your solution to make her stripey legs!!! And you’re right . . . it make a fabulous border too. Brilliant! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  2. Love making our own tools ! Your Zetti Fifi is magnifique !

  3. *LOVE*!!! It doesn’t have to be complicated to be fantastic! Just artistic, and YOU are! XOXO

  4. It’s great to see a page in action – look forward to seeing it finished, Rosie. Such a great technique to create her stripey legs!

  5. I bought me ‘carving tools’ last week, meaning to carve some stamps later on, but I haven’t come to it yet. Stripes should be cool to begin with! I might find the time today… now see if I can find an old eraser… LOVE the zetti image and the angel is superb in the corner!

    • Thank you!! I always have a couple or eraser stamps in my pen case, but yesterday, I also had the speedball tool on hand, so stripes for zetti legs was easy!! If tht helped anyone else, then I am happy to share!!

  6. Taluula

     /  May 23, 2011

    I am sooooo impressed with the eraser and the carved stripes technique … you are one clever and resourceful lady, Miss Rosie! Fifi, makes a gorgeous Zetti too.

  7. What a great idea to carve your own stripes, Rosie! I love your Zetti!

  8. Looking good so far! I think I need a stripey stamp like that. 😉

  9. From her “stripey” legs (that go all the way down to her toes) to her tissue wings, sheer ingenuity, Rosie. You da girl!

  10. Just fantastic! Great Zetti piece!

  11. It’s fabulous – great finished piece!

  12. Great creativity and so much to feast the eyes on- a wonderful mix of doodle, zentangle and zetti!


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