Sunday 21 September 2014

It's First Class all the way with Julie

Good morning all!

We have another guest post for you today and it's from one of our regular entrants who won a Top 3 badge in July's challenge. Many of you will already know her because, although she is relatively new to crafty blogland, she has created a special place for herself already with her amazing projects...

Hi there, I am delighted to be able to share my Nautical project with all the Countryview Challenge followers after being chosen in the Top 3 Stencil It challenge. I have been blogging now for 9 months and thoroughly enjoying every minute of it, although started crafting around 9 years ago when I need Wedding Invitations.

My love for my Garden Flowers, Vintage, History, Bygone eras and Antiquities, I express through my crafting. I often find myself so absorbed in a craft project it can take me days to finish as I build a story around my whole project. It's not about how quick I can make something but enjoying the whole journey of that project and putting detail into the tiniest little thing is key for me as I craft.

For my Nautical project I decided to make a memory frame book that held memories and keepsakes of a Victorian couple as they embarked on their World Cruise and as they travelled the world picking up souvenirs.

My book was made out of a couple of cereal boxes. I cut my card to size, scored and glued the 2 parts together down the spine. It measures finished 7x9 inches. Next I added a whole layer of tissue paper with multi medium crinkling it as I applied it. Once dry I placed a swirl stencil on top and added Grunge Paste for more texture. The spine I covered in tissue paper and added some string for dimension. Once this was all dry I used paints and stains to achieve my Olde Worlde look.

If you would like to see more on my project and how I made it, pop over to
my blog. I'd love to have you visit. Thanks once again to everyone at
Countryview Crafts. It has been an absolute honour to share my post with
such a talented Team.

Another stunning project Julie, absolutely beautiful and you've created some amazing texture too, thank you!

Julie has demonstrated just how easy it is to find nautical elements in your craft cupboard so drag them out and get crafting please! >:o)

Another project for you on Tuesday, this time it's from Donna.

Chris and the team xxx