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1 March 2013

Such an exciting day!

I'm thrilled to be able to share that Country View Crafts have a brand new sparkling challenge blog that starts today! 
The first challenge is 'Pick and Mix' (which means anything goes!) and so I have made a simple hanging using my favourite On the Edge die and some Art Parts. I cut a piece of cardboard and die cut each end with both sides of the die. I cut off one end (at about 3cm) and inked both parts with Wild Honey Distress Stain. The larger piece I stamped one of Wendy Vecchi’s background stamps by ‘kissing’ it i.e. I didn’t use a lot of pressure so that there is a hint of a pattern rather than an overwhelming image. I then added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to all of the edges and adhered the shorter piece behind the larger piece. 
I am notoriously precious about my Art Parts. I hoard them only using them for very special occasions and I thought that this might just be that occasion! So I used the two part jar and matching flower using Wild Honey Distress Stain on the jar and Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Markers on the flower. In the centre of the jar I added a little scrap of kraft card stamped with a pretty appropriate phrase for this new challenge blog! I added a little flower shaped wooden button, eyelets and two clips to finish it off! 
I hope you will join in with us for the inaugural challenge – the winner will receive a £20 voucher (credit) at the shop and a winner's button of course as well as the chance to win a little candy... There will also be a Top Three chosen each month! We're really looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations!!!


Brenda Brown said...

Woo hoo Gabrielle what a fabulous piece for our first challenge. I just love how you have used the Wendy Vecchi art parts to create your hanging. I am so happy to be on the start line with you.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

what a gorgeous hanging, great colour contrast too! so excited to be part of this new team with you hugs trace x

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Gabrielle! Off to check out the challenge now.

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful, beautiful hanging Gabrielle, I love it. What a wonderful piece to start off the challenge, we're honoured you've shared your 'art parts' with us [g]. I'm excited to be working with you on this new venture and thank you for all your hard work and support this week. xxx

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Terry said...

Wonderful hanging and I love the warm colors! Congratulations and I look forward to joining in! Have fun!

craftytrog said...

A fabulous little hanging Gabrielle, & a great new challenge, I've already joined in! ;o)
Have a great weekend,
Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

That's so lovely! If I can get myself organised, I shall definitely take part in the challenge.

butterfly said...

Fantastic piece for the inaugural challenge, and congratulations on your DT post!
Alison x