Thursday 27 April 2017

Rusty ATC

Hi,  it's Miriam here from Miriam's Creative Dreams.

I hope you are all enjoying this month's topic.  I just can't get enough rust! 

Today I am sharing a rust-laden ATC that I have created.

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this.

There's still time to join in with this month's challenge.  I hope I have inspired you to join in - and don't forget to share your creations to be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday 25 April 2017

It's the style

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.
Take care hugs

Sunday 23 April 2017

Objet trouvé with a new video !

Hello everyone,

Corrie here, and I have another 'rusty' project for you today ! 

There is not an awful lot of rust but there is a little ! I have filmed the process of making this and hope you will hop over to YouTube or my BLOG to have a look. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! Until next time ! 

Corrie x

Friday 21 April 2017

Magic Rust

Craftyfield here, back for a second bite at creating that magical rust effect!
Come by my blog to see how I made it.
[No actual rust has been hurt in the making of this card].

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Mixed Media Rust

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.

Monday 17 April 2017

Wash Away The Dust

Good morning and Happy Easter Monday. I'm very happy to be sharing my second 'rusty' piece with you today.

This is a mixture of new and very old stamps, and I love how well they all work together.
For more pictures visit me at Sue The Iron, and please bring chocolate 'cos I've not had an Easter egg this year!
Have a lovely day, Sue xx

Saturday 15 April 2017

Time flies - more rust!

Good Morning all! Rachel here today! Our challenge this month is 'rust' and for my second piece I have made this masculine card - details of the techniques I used can be found at my blog here.
I do hope you can join us this month - I loved this challenge - rust is so cool! Go on - you know you want to!


Rachel x

Thursday 13 April 2017

Square box with rusty hardware findings by Tim Holtz

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.
Happy crafting!

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Rusty love

Good morning. It's Jane here again today with my 2nd inspiration card for our current challenge. I made a rusty heart as the focal for a card I made for Dotty's Tearooms.
If you would like to see my process I have a step by step over to my blog here where a rusty  very warm welcome awaits.
I hope to see lots of you joining in with our Rust challenge. You still have plenty of time to link up your work....have fun getting rusty 😉

Bye for now,

Jane x

Sunday 9 April 2017

March Winner, Top Three & DTMSM

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:

2 - Butterfly

Christine said: Hats off to Alison who had me at the Verdigris effect on the metal embellishments, and produced a tag full of interest, showing off her new Distress Oxides backgrounds.

44 - Sewpaperpaint

Christine said: Autumn made this journal page with lots of layers in a beautifully Vintage colour scheme. Don't you love these Paper Dolls from Tim's latest collection?

59 - Paperplay

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.

63 - Julia Aston

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

Friday 7 April 2017

Rusty Door, #50, Rust,

My interpretation of a rusty old door is my second piece this month on the CVC challenge. Lots of layers here for you to explore. Pop over to my blog if you are curious. 

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Rusty Things

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

Monday 3 April 2017

Rusty canvas - as time goes bye

Hello and a wonderful Monday!
Today I want to show you my second project for the rust challenge.
This time I have a little canvas for you.

As I promised, I will show you some more ways how you can create rust!
So if you are interested, please visit my blog.
Thank you for stopping bye!

Saturday 1 April 2017

April 2017 - Rust

Welcome everyone to our April Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Rust", chosen by the lovely Evelyn
Hello and happy April! 
This month it´s my turn to host the new challenge here at Country View Challenges and I decided to choose the theme: RUST.

If you want to know, how I created my forgotten door, please visit my blog! I´ll show you some ways to get things rusty. Come back the next days, I´ll show you some more ways, so stay tuned!

What a great challenge, this really made me think. Then it made me clear out 'that' drawer to find the rusting powder, and then 'that' cupboard to find the white vinegar!
For more details and pictures (not of the drawer and cupboard, no one needs to see these) please visit my blog at Sue The Iron.

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.
For my first Rust project this month I covered a mdf plaque with Fresco paints and Copper Treasure Gold. To find out how I made it, please pop over to my blog. Gabrielle x

I had so much fun making this piece - I do hope you can join in with our rust challenge - I think you'll have fun too! You can find more details at my blog here.

For our April challenge I have brought you here a Rusty Time Box which can actually indicate the time. If you would like to know how I put this together, please visit my blog.

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.

Bye for now,

Jane  x

Well done Evelyn for choosing the topic of RUST! Love it! Here is a taster of my contribution to the team effort. It's over on my blog if you are curious! 
Hello everyone,

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 ! 

Corrie x
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