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For my second project for this month's Heart theme I have made a page in my Dylusions Dyary. The heart is a Wendy Vecchi stencil (with PaperArtsy paints on black card) so I added some of my favourite leaf and flower stamps from Wendy too. I added a Dylusions stencils in the background and some washi tape. I loved making this page - and I hope you have been inspired to join in too - there's still time to enter and you may win a prize!
Hi Brenda here sharing my second project for our HEARTS challenge this month using an mdf heart that had been painted up eons ago but served my purpose perfectly to add Tim's wildflowers and some DecoArt media acrylics to create a dark corner of a summer garden.
Hello there! Rachel here with you today to give you another idea for a heart project. This MDF heart is now hanging in my dining room. If you want to know how I made it please pop over to my blog here.
Congratulations, Irena! 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. ___________________________
Again we had a very popular challenge month! In May we received 164 entries to the Flower Power challenge! Thank you again for your participation!
The easy part was to see your fabulous creations but the the hard part was to choose the Top 3 and only one Special Mention project!
My choices for the Top 3 are the following (my order is by entry numbers).
This card was among the first entries on the very first day and I knew that time that Lesley's card could be one of the Top 3. I love the colours that she chose! She created the background with lovely soft colours and she used one of my favourite techniques: dabbing the ink with a simple kitchen/bath sponge on the surface :-) And although the flowers beautifully pop out they are not bold or harsh at all. And I must mention too, that this stamp sat from the PaperArtsy is my beloved too.
And again a beautiful card! Maria chose a plain white watercolour paper as a background which was perfectly embossed creating a perfect frame for her bouquet. The flowers were fabulously coloured with watercolour technique.
And now I would like to prove you that I'm not just a card fan! As a DTSM I chose an upcycled mixed media project, an altered salt box by
This pencil holder is just stunning! Ramya used many beautiful handmade flowers what I really appreciate at this challenge! The feathers were hand cut by Ramya which is amazing! I love the metallic colours over the reddish-pinkish colours!
This pencil holder looks like a precious jewellery box!
Congrats to the winners and don't forget to join our June challenge: HEARTS!
WOW 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 June Challenge - Hearts
Hello it's Jane here this morning with some more inspiration for our hearts theme challenge. I made a very CAS (Clean And Simple) card on a hot sunny day last Thursday in my garden studio using the D'Oxide "ice cream" off cuts from my first "hearts" card I shared here last week.
If you would like to see how I put this together there is a very warm welcome awaiting you over on my blog here. I hope you will join us this month....and share a little love (not forgetting the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend in the shop 😍)
Here we are in June and here is my second contribution on the CVC topic of "Hearts". My title is Flowers and Hearts, because, I nearly forgot to add the Hearts! Details of my muppetry are over on my blog.
I loved the theme this month - there are so many ways to use hearts and I know your creativity will soar with this month's challenge! For my submission I decorated an MDF plaque and embossed a heart shaped Art Part. The gold highlights make the project 'pop'! Gabrielle x
I made a gruny/Vintagey tag for my first Hearty make. After Valentine's Day garish reds, I fancied muted colours and spent a long time establishing the background for my hearts. Come and see how I did it on my blog.
The lovely Hazel has chosen the theme of 'Hearts' for June's challenge. I have decorated this MDF Monolith for the occasion ! I have also filmed the process and if you are interested to see how I made this you can pop over to my blog HERE
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Thanks for stopping by today ! I'll be back later in the month with more inspiration.
My daughter recently got engaged and we don't know when she and her partner will get married but when I came across this lovely vintage photo I created a journal page to celebrate the occasion. The details of how this came together can be found over on Bumblebees and Butterflies if you care to pop over.
Happy June everyone, summer really is just around the corner now. For the lovely Hearts theme this month I chose to make 2 very summery cards. This is the first one; I used distress oxides and carried the theme right through to adding a heart brad. I thought the colours reminded me of ice cream! If you would like to see how I made this I have a step by step over on my blog here where a warm (and heartfelt 😊) welcome awaits. Let's hope it's a really flaming June.
Hello all, what a lovely theme this month! For my first project I made a romantic card with a vintage touch. If you want to know how I made this, please visit my blog.
Wow Wow Wow these are gorgeous heart 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 Flower Power Challenge last month. There are some fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon
Hi again..... it's Miriam here from Miriam's Creative Dreams. I hope you've been enjoying the awesome projects from the design team so far this month. I adore flowers and so had lots of ideas running through my head for this topic.
I chose to create a canvas for my dear friend, Dianne. Here is my finished project....
Hello it's Jane here again today with my 2nd flower power inspiration project. I decided to make a Distress Oxide version of the tag I shared with you on the 1st of the month using exactly the same floral stamps.
I am always fascinated how 2 projects using the same stamps turn out so differently when different inks and colours are used. I have a full step by step over on my own blog here where a floral warm welcome awaits you. We have already had some gorgeous entries into our Flower Power challenge this month, you have just under the week left to enter. We look forward to seeing lots more.
This month's challenge theme of Flower Power is terrific as there are so many ways you can incorporate flowers into your art. I made a page in my journal and used the idea of a jam jar filled with flowers as my central image. The colours are all complementary meaning that the yellowy orange flowers really pop out from the background. Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enter our challenge for the chance to win a great prize. Gabrielle x
Hi it's Brenda here from Bumblebees and Butterflies and here I am sharing my second project for the Flower Power challenge and I promised you the finished journal to the covers I showed you on the 1st May. This was them.
I took the first set of panels (the design on the left) to make this finished piece .....
... and all the details of how I made the journal itself are on my blog today.
Grab a cuppa on the way over as there are lots of photos and steps for you to peruse if you have time.
I hope you are enjoying the challenge and have been able to pop over and took a look at the inspiration projects from the design team.
Hello everybody! It's time to announce the April winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin!
April winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
Congratulations, Toni! 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. ___________________________
Hello dear followers, today it´s time to choose the winners of our April challenge!
Although there were not as many entries as in the challenges before, the ones who through in their hat did a really fantastic job! It was hard to pick out only three of them!
Evelyn said: Another gorgeous layout with loads of rust goodness! There are so many fabulous details, you nearly can´t stop looking at. The photo of the "machine man" rounds off the overall picture.
Evelyn´s choice for the Design Team Member's Special Mention this time even goes to two completely different entries, but both catched her eyes so much, that she didn´t want to leave one of them behind:
I'm loving the challenge this month, and I know you are too, so here's some more flower power.
Again I've used some of my favourite (they're all my favourites) PaperArtsy stamps, and my neglected but now sharpened watercolour pencils. There are lots more pictures over at Sue The Iron so please pop across x
I had fun making some floral borders for these bright summery cards and then completed them with stamped flowers. For more details please see my blog post which you can find here. Have a great day! Hugs rachel x