1 May 2016

Subtle Stencilling and a blog hop

It is a new month and a new challenge at Country View Crafts Challenges. The new theme is Stencils and this couldn't be more perfect for me as I LOVE stencils! For my first project this month I was more restrained than usual and added stencilled bullrushes in the background (highlighted with watercolour pencils) and some stencilled arrows. The whole background has about 20 layers of paint and Infusions on it and I love it!

This month alongside our Challenge, we are also running a Blog Hop with a Sizzix Big Shot Machine & Die Bundle as the prize. To enter, you must be a Follower of our Challenge Blog and Hop along to each of our Design Team Members Blogs and leave a comment. We will still be running our normal monthly challenge and those who link their Use A Stencil projects will also be entered into our £20 Voucher draw. The Winners will be picked at random in early June.  So hop on over to Christine's 1st Project - Use A Stencil or, if you've been there already, hop on to Jennie. The blog hop order is:

Thank you, as always, for popping by and I hope that you enjoy the blog hop this month and that the fabulous prize is yours! Good luck!


25 April 2016

Let's Party

It's my turn again at Country View Crafts Challenges today and I used quotation from Robin Williams and Darcy's new stamps for my inspiration for the theme of Spring.
The background and flowers were coloured with Inktense pencils - I'm really enjoying experimenting with these pencils - there's lots still to learn but it's a fun process!
In the background the 'drops' are Darcy's new stencil and I used a Distress Marker to draw round it and then misted them with water to try and represent spring rain...!
We hope you've joined in with us this month - if not there's still plenty of time!

16 April 2016

11 April 2016

Resists using Darcy's stamps

I am thrilled to have a project featured on the PaperArtsy blog tonight. The theme is resists and I had an experiment with something as a resist I've not used before. Please do pop over and read all about it!

1 April 2016


Country View Crafts are celebrating Spring this month and there's some fabulous inspiration from the DT to entice you to join us and (hopefully!) win a prize! Spring for me is the start of a blooming garden - not that I am a gardener at all but I do love to see flowers in a garden! I used my Inktense pencils and lots of Dylusions stamps and a cheeky Stampotique chap in my small journal. 

16 March 2016

Choose Happy

I promised you another animal from Emma Godfrey's fabulous 'Happy' set to go with my bird and fish (gosh, the fish got a lot of love when it was debuted!) and actually I have two for you! Please pop over to the Country View Crafts Project blog and see what I made!