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.
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.***
I'll be back tomorrow with my regular ritual of desk hopping.