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Hazel here with my second "Blue and Green" piece. Using my paint chip cards again. All the details can be found over on my blog.
Don't forget that there is still plenty of time to join in with our challenge.
For this month's Blue and Green theme (which I have LOVED!) I have tried to think a little more differently and make a journal page in less than half an hour.
I simply added white Fresco Finish paint to a black page in my journal and made sure that it was thin coverage so some of the black shows through. I'd used a stencil for my first project this month and so I simply used the leftover ink by flipping the stencil over and rubbing it to transfer the ink to the page (which is why the numbers are reversed!) The blue heart and green coloured stamped images finish off the page.
Hello everybody! It's time to announce the July winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin!
July winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
#23 Lovely Linda
Wow what can I say! There were 128 wonderful entries into my things with wings theme for our July challenge. I was delighted to see so many diverse projects. Thanks so much to everyone who rose to the challenge, it was great fun visiting all your blogs. I'm sorry if I didn't manage to comment on everyone's..I would have been away for days. This however did lead to a dilemma...how on earth could I just chose a Top 3 from the 128? Well after a couple evenings I did manage it and here there are, in the date order they were submitted into the challenge.
As you well know I have a "cute" side too. This sweet little bird card flew into the challenge early on and immediately caught my eye. Gail's CAS (Clean and simple) design is delightful and despite all that white space that little bird stamp and words really gives the feeling of flying and movement. A really super cute card which made me smile.
I love colouring images (when I get the time) and Carol's brilliant dragon stood out with its gorgeous red, white and blue colours. Her colouring is fabulous and he stands out so well on the speckled background. A most unusual "thing with wings" and a striking card.
Nora's gorgeous art journal spread joined the challenge during the last few days of July and what beautiful pages she created. There is so much texture and her painted butterfly is stunning. The fabulous background and colours are so summery too. A really beautiful entry.
So those are my Top 3. Now I just need to reveal my Design Team Special Mention (DTSM)...and it goes to
Janner obviously knows my weakness for fairies as one of my favourite things with wings...in fact she quite rightly said that it sounded wrong to call a fairy a "thing". This is the most delightful card...those fairies are perfectly silhouetted against the gorgeous stamped and inked background. The monochrome colour scheme works perfectly too for this very magical card and as the sentiment says, "Those who don't believe in magic will never find it".... I could not agree more!
Thanks again to everyone who entered and made it such a pleasure to see so many gorgeous things with wings. Remember that our current August challenge theme is Blues and Greens and we hope to see lots more of your lovely work. Here is the link. Enjoy the summer and happy crafting.
and welcome to my second inspiration post for the challenge I set. The theme is 'blues and greens' and I have made an art journal page in these colours. I also filmed the process if you are interested.
A link to the Video is on my blog HEREor you can go straight via the link below:
Thank you for stopping by today and don't forget to play along !
Our theme this month is "Blues & Greens", chosen by the lovely Corrie
and welcome to my Challenge. For this month's theme I chose one of my favourite colour combinations: greens and blues. I would love to see you create something in these colours and don't forget you could just win a GBP 20,- voucher to spend in the shop !
I you'd like to know how I made this then hop over to my BLOG and I'll tell you all about it!
I will be back in a few days with another project !
I love the colour combination of blue and green (green is my very favourite colour!) and often use them together. For this month I wanted create a layered look from the image to the tag to the background allowing the colours to be distinct and also harmonious by carrying the leaf stamp across both. i'm looking forward to seeing how you interpret this month's theme. Gabrielle x
Blue and green are 2 of my favourite colours so I was delighted with Corrie's theme for August. There is so much scope for inspiration using these colours. I have made a male and female card this month..this is the male one today. I have all the details and a step by step if you would like to travel pop over to my blog here. I will share my female card later in the month. Enjoy the summer holidays and your summer crafting 😎.
Hello All, I have made a mini canvas board as a birthday card for our August challenge: Blue and green. For this canvas I used Tim Holtz's stencil and stamps, and of course many shades of Tim's blue and green markers. If you want to know more about my canvas, please hop on my blog. Thank you!
Hi there, the them this month is two of my favourite colours. When I created this project it was cold and raining outside and so I drifted away to think of summer and fields full of flowers.
Pop over to my blog to see how I created this card. Make sure you enter this month's challenge - I will look forward to see what you create
Wow Wow Wow these are more gorgeous projects from our Design Team. So it's over to you now, create your project and link it below with the chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts website. Thanks to everyone who took up the Things With Wings Challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon
It's Brenda here with you again today with my second sample for the fabulous Things With Wings challenge hosted by the lovely Jane.
I have used a background I made for a technique post on my blog and added a beautiful Tim Holtz butterfly and sentiment. Although it looks as though it shouldn't have taken me too long to do, it actually took me all morning to get the butterfly and substrate right and that's with the background already made - what am I like!!!! If you'd like to see all the details do mosey on over to Bumblebees and Butterflies, I'd love to see you pop in. xxx
Hello everybody! It's time to announce the May winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin!
May winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
#65 Roshini's Crafts
Congratulations, Roshini! Your winner's badge and voucher will be on their way to you shortly, and we hope you'll join us a Guest Designer here at Country View Challenges in the future. Now over to Hazel for her Top3 and DTSM ___________________________
was such a difficult challenge to choose my favourites as the standard was
amazing and the styles so varied. I started off with 11 choices which I
begrudgingly had to whittle down.
order of numbers
Such an emotional journaling page, so personal and unique. The message
is clear and the images tell the sad story but point out the resilience of the
Svetlana has such an amazing talent for combining colour, texture and
forms. Truly magical.
Rossini has created a masterpiece using simple objects that she has
cleverly woven together and sprinkled with fairy dust. I just love it!
DTM mention goes to
Melissa keeps producing pieces for our
challenges that are so spontaneously fresh and full of life. Her love for her
art just shines through!
Fantastic work all around! Congratulations - your badges will be on their way soon, and we hope you'll display them with pride.
And don't forget there is still lots of time to enter our July Challenge - Things With Wings
Good morning, it's Jane here with my second post for the "Things with Wings" challenge I am hosting here at Country View this month. For my first card I went with paper planes and this time I have gone to the fantasy world of fairies. I wanted some really hot summery colours so I got out my brightest distress inks to play with to make my fairy card.
If you would like to see how I made my little things with wings scene you will find a magical welcome over on my blog here. I am pleased you enjoyed seeing all my photos of things with wings on Saturday...I have some more today to share on my blog..including a peahen with her chicks at breakfast..yes seriously.
I will be flying over visiting your blogs to see all your own lovely things with wings projects. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your makes.
Welcome to July, the month of sunshine and holidays. I am delighted to be the hostess for the new challenge this month and I have chosen a summery theme, "Things with wings". Over on my blog I have several ideas and photos for your inspiration.... some of them more off the wall..but all have wings. My card today has wings.......paper plane wings 😄 I have a fly by step by step over on my blog post here.
I am really looking forward to visiting you all this month to see your wings too. Have fun and don't forget to fly.
Hello there! I do hope you can join us for our new challenge - I decided to use a Tim Holtz die and make my bees...they're buzzing around my card and you can find out how I made it over on my blog here.
Hello! Can you believe it's July already?! For my first project this month I altered a page in my Creative Dyary - I've put the details on my blog. I love this challenge theme as there are so many possibilities. I adore what my team mates have made as inspiration this month and I can't wait to see what you make too!
Hello all, it´s summer! One of the most beautiful things are the twittering birds in summer. So for the "Things with wings"-challenge I made a little card with a bird. For more details you can hop to my blog.
I love this theme chosen by Jane as it provides so many options for us all both as Design Team members and you, the readers, to enter the challenge. I decided I wanted stay in a vintage mode and chose to create wings for these two lovely girls so they could play at being fairies in the garden. I've added a vintage shabby mixed media background, a few embellishments and altered the shadowbox. So if you'd like to see how this came together I'd love you to pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies where there are instructions, new techniques and more photos.
This song (Chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep...) and I, we were both born in the early seventies. So I was just a little girl when I first heard it. It came to my mind when I was looking for an inspiration for Tim's birds and for our "Things with wings" challenge. If you want to see the tutorial of my canvas boards, please hop on my blog. Thank you!
This month I have been able to combine two of my favourite things - Butterflies and Tim Holtz. Pop over to my blog to see how I created this card.
This topic can be so versatile. I hope you join in with the challenge and look forward to seeing what you create.
Fantastic Things With Wings projects from our Design Team. So it's over to you now, create your project and link it below with the chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts website. Thanks to everyone who took up the Hearts Challenge last month. There are some beautiful entries and the winner will be announced soon