Sep 1, 2014

Nautical Card.

Hello Everyone.
At Country View Crafts we are going Nautical, and the team has produced some wonderful inspiration for you, please pop over to the blog and have a browse.
I have to admit to having a mild panic attack when I read the theme for this month and had a  temporary brain freeze. Do you ever get them?
I am certainly being Challenged  as a Dt member, but it is good for me as I do tend to stick within my comfort zone more often than I like.

My inspiration was obtained from G45 paper.

 I cut a mix of the G45 papers to create the strip Bg.
  Used my Cricut to cut the Sea-Horse and the Compass Rose and painted them up.
  For the next Bg, I dry embossed with the Dots texture fade and also wet embossed with utee, unfortunately it does not show up too well.
 I finished off the compass by adding the metal ships wheel.
The twine configuration was intended to be a fancy knot but my fingers would not co-operate and so I compromised and settled for this design; unique if nothing else.
 To complete the card it was just a case of layering everything up.
The stitch border punch is from Fiskars which unfortunately is discontinued.
Click on pics for closer detail.
The 'Nautical' Challenge at Country View Craft can be found here if you wish to enter.

Products used.

Aug 29, 2014

Christmas Postcard.

Hello Everyone.
It is Magpie day at Country View Crafts......What is this you ask? Well it is a day where the Dt's have a set project to show, it has nothing to do with the current Challenge just an extra project for your enjoyment.
This time we have all made a Postcard, and mine is from Santa to Scarlett (Gd) sent from the North Pole acknowledging that she has been good all year and presents will be delivered on Christmas Day.

Here is  a step by step:
Swiped distress ink on mat and sprayed with water.
Swiped my card a couple of times through the Ink, drying after each pass.
Inked up a spellbinders frame in vintage photo and walnut stain.
Adding the stamps and drawing the lines.
Masking and more stamping.
Mask removed and Santa image stamped, painted and frame adhered.
More Stamping and rub-ons added.

Adding the stamp and highlights

The Back.
You can find more postcards here.

Some of the products used: