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Hello everyone, I've gone a bit Steam Punky for my last project for this months theme, of Rust. I altered this plaque which was originally white, into a fitting board to showcase this lady with attitude. As always the details are on my blog, and I love you to visit.
Hi it's Brenda here with my second inspiration project for this month's rusty challenge.
This is very different for me and I'm still not sure about it, yet I really quite like, I'm in a quandary. This is a 5 x 7 canvas board created with metal and mdf embellishments and using DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid Acrylic paints. Even as I'm writing this post I'm wondering whether I should put something else on it like remnant rubs or a quote chip. So if you'd like to see more details and photos I would love to see you over at Bumblebees and Butterflies and maybe between us we can decide whether it needs anything else.
Hello everybody, here is my second project for our April - Rust - challenge. Again I have brought you here a box (I'm a box addict or I just like these practical objects or both?) with rusty hardware findings by Tim Holtz. If you want to know more and see more pictures, please visit my blog.
Hello everybody! It's time to announce the March winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin!
March winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
Congratulations, Autumn! 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. ___________________________
The Inspired by Tim Holtz theme was a crowd pleaser amongst the afficionados of all things Distressed and it was hard to choose just 3 of the best....
Christine (a.k.a Craftyfield) gave up and chose a top 4, on account that Tim Holtz would tell you to break the rules (that could be just be her excuse...) and it just wasn't possible to leave one of these brilliant makes behind... In no particular order:
Christine said: Carol created her own Paper Dolls by fussy cutting the Stampers Anonymous image (kudos, fussy cutting is my pet hate!) to create this wonderfully "Tim" tag. I love the colour contrast between the foreground and the black and white image.
Christine said: I can tell from Julia's blog she is a big fan of the man and even met him! She used lots of supplies for her tag including the new Distress Oxides and the iconic Umbrella man... I think Tim would be proud, don't you agree?
And finally, Christine choice for the Design Team Member's Special Mention goes to:
31 - Two Mad Dahlias
Christine said: Jess started making a tag and ended up with a piece of theatre... She put the brothers on stage, surrounded by suitably inked, distressed and generally "aged", papers and embellishments. Aptly named Beautiful Relic, methinks...
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 April Challenge - Rust
I have made a rusty looking tag for my second project this month. The whole piece is made with lots and lots of layers of paint and is a pretty easy effect to achieve! There is more explanation of this technique on my blog. Gabrielle x
Rust, and its copper equivalent Verdigris, are my favourite weathered effects. It immediately gives a Vintage look to your creations and I was inspired to make a foray in the Steampunk area with this canvas. Come and see how I made this on my blog.
I am in a phase of mixing rusty elements with lighter and/or brighter colours and I am also experimenting with abstract art, so I have mixed it all up for this challenge. As always more details and photos can be see over at Bumblebees and Butterflies, but the warmer weather is definitely on it's way and inspiring my creations.
For my rust project this month I have created a tag using new Distress and Tim Holtz products. My rusty birdcage has been created using paint.
Pop over to my blog to see how I created this tag.
A very happy 1st April to you all...there will be no catching me out today on April's Fools' day because it's also my birthday..yes honestly. I will be catching up with all the family later and enjoy a meal out and cake (of course). Our theme for April is rust and I must admit I did struggle a little with this at first. However I eventually decided on a "rust" coloured and textured female greeting card. I made rusted butterflies and used lots of other textures and colours. If you would like to see some more step by step details do pop over to my blog here where a slice of birthday cake very warm welcome awaits you.
and welcome to a new fun challenge ! The lovely Evelyn chose the theme of RUST this month and boy did I have fun making this wallhanger :
Now if you want to know how I made this little wall hanger you will have to pop over to my blog HERE where all is revealed !
We hope you will play along with us !
I will be back with more inspiration later this month !
Wow some wonderful rusty 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 Time Challenge last month. There are some fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon