Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A Country View

Country View Crafts have launched a brand new Challenge blog which is awesome as I absolutely love their online store.
For their first challenge they have a 'Pick & Mix' theme.
So with permission to go make whatever I pleased, I gathered up the poppies I had made last week with my Tim Holtz tattered pinecone die and got to work on a canvas.
I first glued a circle frame art part to the canvas and gave the whole thing a coat of gesso.
Then I got to work tissue texturing the whole thing. I was inspired after watching Laura's use of tissue paper to create some great texture on books but I wanted a much lighter look.
After the tissue stage was dry I gave the whole thing another coat of gesso, then used several of my 'green' distress stains to colour the area.
I then did a bit of stamping direct onto the canvas, and also some stamping on tissue so I got a nice crisp image of the butterflies.
I did more distress staining and stamping onto a scallop art part.
Cut some circles with my nesties dies, and did some watercolour stamping.
I then put it all together and voilà, the perfect country view.
I had tons of fun making this and very much look forward to the next challenge.
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I'll be back tomorrow with my regular ritual of desk hopping.
Stay Inky

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14 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Minxy, thisis wonderul, so eye catching and I love how you have made those poppies! Thanks for joining us at countryviewcrafts hugstrace x.

isisimaginings.com said...

That's lovely! Lots of texture & the red against the green is gorgeous.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, gorgeous! Love those poppies!! Very clever use of that die!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Loving the textured tissue in the background of this, so effective xx

Karen said...

Wow this is just gorgeous!!!! I adore those poppies :D x

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Lori said...

Very pretty, I love the splashes of red with those flowers!

Jo said...

Love the tissue texture and the poppies are beautiful. Jo xx

butterfly said...

Lovely to see where the poppies ended up - it's an absolute treat of a piece! I love the tissue texture and fab butterfly stamping - and the whole thing looks brilliant on the hanger!
Alison x

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous!!! Love those poppies! xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Minxy this is just so beautiful, The texture of the tissue paper and gorgeous greens provides the perfect backdrop for your amazing poppies. I love your country view hanging. Thanks for making it specially and entering to Country View Challenges this month.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Gibby Frogett said...

love it..poppies are so beautiful ..and love that quote too.. Gill x

Craftychris said...

OMG this is stunning! The background is amazing and I adore the poppies - fabulous! xx

Fandhmum said...

This is so beautiful and vibrant
Rosie x