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