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!

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52 comments:

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Beautiful gabby! Lovely that you got some infusions on there too! Very inspirational! Loving the colour scheme. ~Leandra

Crafty She said...

Gorgeous. x

Doreen said...

Beautiful a gorgeous background.xxx

Helen said...

love this Gabrielle!

Craftyfield said...

Love the subtle colour scheme, gorgeous!

chrissie said...

Beautiful stencilled background and subtle colouring

Love Chrissie xx

DeBe said...

I love the colours in your project. I have just got my first bottle of infusions from CVC and am now spired! Denyse x

Monika Gulyas said...

This is so beautiful!

Jane said...

Hi Gabby I love your layered background. .Gorgeous work xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Bit grungy...love it Gabrielle. Xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous stencilled background and fabulous colour combination. Fabulous! Jennie

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Beautiful Gabrielle, simple but very effective.

Love & hUgs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

craftimamma said...

Ooh, I adore the neutral, grungy colours on this piece Gabrielle and love how the flower and stem looks so clean and precise against the muted, faded looking background. Beautiful!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

KandA said...

Beautiful stencilling and fabulous colours xx

Evelyn Walter said...

wow, soooo many layers on your project! Impressing! I like the restrained color pallett you used!
xx Evelyn

vinita jain said...

Love the subtle and grungy look and love how beautifully highlighted this sweet flower!

rachel said...

Awesome work ... really wonderful gabrielle! Love the muted tones. Big hugs rachel x

Corrie Herriman said...

Really love this ! Awesome !
Corrie x

Maggie said...

Stunning grungy stencil background I love it!
MaggieH

Arty Beginnings said...

Always love your work Gabrielle and this is no exception - beautiful!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Gabrielle, I love your colour scheme xx

suzieq23 said...

As always I love your creativity. This is a great blog hop and I really enjoyed seeing everyone's art.

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous design Gabrielle and the colour palette is delightful.
Hugs Brenda xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

This is wonderful. Love the flower and color scene.
Gr, Elly

samantha wade said...

Fabulous project, love the flower.x

Team Clark said...

Oh my gosh! This is fabulous, love the neutral colors and awesome image!

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous Gabrielle - love the neutral tones x

Angela Radford said...

A beautiful stylish piece, love it. Happy crafting, Angela x

Kristiina Majuri said...

Lovely interest in the background, subtle enough to make the simple flower pop :)

Caz said...

Gorgeous background. The muted tones work very well
x

Jackie P Neal said...

Just enough stenciling to make a statement! Beautiful!
Jackie")

Irena Stefanova said...

It is an amazing piece of art!!! I love it.
Irena

Debbie W said...

a very elegant piece!

butterfly said...

Love this muted natural colour palette, and the 3D pop of dimension against the wonderful stencilled bullrushes - magical!
Alison x

A Pink said...

Gorgeous . Love the grungy colour palette x

Janis said...

Wow....love how the light plays on the flower to make it almost glow against your subdued background. Fabulous!!
<3 J

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Akshma Aksh said...

Love the stencil works.Its fabulous.

Karthikha said...

Very pretty!

Joi at RR said...

Totally agree with you Gabrielle - LOVE your 20+layered background - it's INCREDIBLY Lovely. And that flower is the 'piece de resistance' for sure. SUCH a WONDERFUL creation. j.

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful stenciling, looking forward to having a play with mine later. Louise

SandyD said...

Absolutely stunning. Love it.

Ginger said...

Lovely subtle stenciling.
Carol x

The Altered Paper said...

It is beautiful work. I now know to achieve the look you must do a lot of layering!!I am going to give it a go! Thanks for the tip!

Sara Barker said...

I love the simplicity of your design and the colors are awesome! Certainly not a simple project with all those delicious layers of paint. Love the peeled paint effect. Gorgeous!

Liz said...

Beautiful, love the design. x

Ria Banerjee said...

Awesome it is

Dawn said...

Beautiful project, love the colours. xx

SemSee said...

Gorgeous tag. The colours are sublime. x

Craft drama said...

Loved it .

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

The flower looks so pretty here and I really like the use of text on the petals. A lovely tag :) x

ionabunny said...

Love the background. So many details. The flower focus is gorgeous. Huzg

Jane Pratt said...

Love this. I just want to pick that flower!