Monday 17 November 2014

Chris is back to front...

Hi there folks!

We have another guest post for you today (we love them!) and it's from another Top 3 winner returning to share a project specially made for our theme.  Here is Chris of 'pear shaped crafting'...

Hello, I’m Chris, but don’t mind being called ‘Pearshaped Chris’! I’m thrilled to be asked to take part at Country View Challenges as a guest designer.  I started crafting as a young girl, encouraged by my Mum, who used to knit, sew, use natural dyes etc , although in those days it was known as ‘saving money’!!!  When I retired I took up scrapbooking, encouraged by my talented sister-in law. Well, one thing led to another and these days I enjoy most aspects of crafting, especially if it involves getting messy or trying something new!

I was so happy when I found out the theme this time. I chose a neutral palette and as I love the butterflies from Tim Holtz’s Attic Treasures set stamped using Potting Soil Archival ink they were the start of my reverse canvas.

The embellishments come a variety of sources, including seed heads picked while on a walk, which I painted over with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish ‘Snowflake’.

What a fabulous canvas Chris, beautifully done with this gorgeous array of decorative elements - stunning, thank you!

If you haven't thought of doing this, please visit Chris's blog and take a closer look - it's a great way of acheiving that depth of project that we normally get with our shadow boxes but in a completely different way!

We're into week 3 now so we hope you're getting to grips with your projects. If you've already entered one then you have plenty of time to enter another, lol!

We will be back on Wednesday when DTM Doreen will be sharing another of her gorgeous projects with us. See you then.

Chris and the team xxx