Friday 1 May 2015

Welcome to May's challenge...

Happy May 1st everyone and welcome to this month's challenge!

Donna has chosen our theme for this month and what a great theme it is...

Whether you're a stamper, into your dies, perhaps you're making Christmas cards already, there are so very many ways we can create 'scenic' projects.

Here are examples from our talented DT to give you something to think about...

So my turn to pick the theme this month and for my first make for the Simply Scenic challenge I've gone for a scene bursting with lots of warm bright colours...
...there are step by step pics on my blog :)
Donna xx

Donna set me a real challenge this month and so I've had to have a good think to what constitutes a scene! I chose to use a photo from a photographic session for my simple journal page (simple and a scene... think I just about fitted the brief!) More details, as always, are on my blog. Gabrielle x

I decided to use a favourite photograph of the Eiffel Tower for my art journal page and just about everything in my stash with a Paris theme! Please hop on over to my blog if you would like to see some more details.

The theme this month inspired to me to create a couple of scrapbook pages using photographs from my visit to South Africa earlier in the year. Be great to see you over at Addicted to Art if you would like to see some more details.

I have to admit that I struggled with Donnas Challenge this month, I constructed this collage/mixed media picture over a period of weeks, it was a case of stopping and coming back to it, adding media until I was happy with the look.
I have a step by step on my Blog.

What a scary challenge this month from Donna, but a challenge wouldn't be a challenge if it wasn't challenging right?
Here's my beach scene, and details can be found here on my blog x

For my first project this month, having struggled a little with the theme I went for a collaged 
scene using all my favourite Tim Holtz goodies and a new house die . Some tissue tape, Decoart crackle paste and plenty of idea-ology helps to complete my scene. All the details can be found on my blog here. Trace x

A scenic card using some simple masking techniques and having fun with Distress Inks. For a step by step and more details, do come over to my blog.

I used some lateral thinking for this challenge.  My wall hanging depicts a scene from bygone days or perhaps it could a scene from a play....?  Step x step pictures can be found here, on my blog.  Chris xxx

Thank you team, so many different takes on the theme and all beautifully done!

We hope these have inspired you to join in....?  Our lucky (random) wnner will receive a £20 shop voucher from our generous sponsor, Country View Crafts and 4 others will be chosen by Donna to receive blog badges.

Please remember to familiarise yourself with our simple rules before you link so that you don't disqualify yourself.

Have a great holiday weekend, we'll be back with the first of our individual project posts on Sunday, hope to see you again then!

Good luck!

Chris and the team xxx


  1. What a great theme and DT work. Happy May everyone, I'm looking forward to playing this month x

  2. Brilliant work of such a talented DT and great theme for this month's challenge! Thank you, ladies for a wonderful inspiration!
    Branka xxx

  3. Fantastic makes from the talented team! Xx

  4. This was a hard one Donna but I love all of our different makes xx

  5. A hard theme but the DT has given us so much variety, thank you all for your inspiration :-) xxx

  6. Fabulous work from the DT - who wouldn't want to make a scene having been inspired by this amazing work!!! Jenny x

  7. Nice theme and great males from the DT, Valerie

  8. Gorgeous work by the DT as always! Thanks for another wonderful challenge, love this theme!! see you again soon. hugs :)

  9. Stunning DT creations so much inspiration thank you!!!! xx

  10. One of my favourite challenges - thank you for that and the awesome inspirations you provide all month long! Karen x

  11. The creations by ALL the DT are truly amazing!!

    Jennifer. x

  12. Wow. Wonderful inspiration by your design team!


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