Nov 25, 2014

Wallowing amongst the Flowers.

Hello Everyone,
This is my second creation for Country View Crafts; 'Bugs Bees and Butterfly' Challenge which can be found here.
 And I have made a Tag.
I do not often make Tags as I never know what to do with them, this one will be placed in the Tag box with all the rest no doubt, nevertheless it was fun making it and I can understand why Tags are so popular amongst card makers.

At first glance one cannot see the bugs, but as you read on they will be identified.
First up, my substrate that I created, using fluid matte medium and Acrylic paint.
 Attached a torn off piece to a painted Tag and added the die cut.
My ladybug was not happy being stuck at the bottom... she crawled her way up through the flowers....
...scaring  the butterflies.
The metal Bee has been highlighted with treasure Gold.
 I coloured up the lace in chipped sapphire distress ink which matched perfectly with Squid ink paint. 
The glamour is courtesy of Prima

There is plenty of time to join in the Challenge Here.

Nov 15, 2014

Magpie Day at Country View Crafts

Hello Everyone.
It is Magpie day at CVC!
For those who do not know what this day is all about, let me explain. This is separate to the main Challenge, and it is just a bit of fun, if you would like to participate...(by the way there is going to be some blog candy; chosen randomly.) All you have to do is make something 'using up your scraps' and enter it here.

This is my colourful card for your inspiration.

The Bg is made with splotches of distress stains and dry embossing; left over from a  masterboard that I had made ages ago. I inlaid the  embossed butterfly, many of these Lepidoptera are lying about my desk in one form or another.
The sentiment again was found in my scrap box, I just inked it up to match my palette.

I made a few more.
Alcohol Inks on Glossy cardstock.

I have put this up to show you how the little diecut (left bottom) is too close to the corner....not good to the eye, the rule of thirds is all very well, but it has to connect and my little flower there is lost in space, it just needs to be closer to my others and would look much better, but someone will like it. 

My fellow Dt have made some inspiring pieces, so if you feel inclined look around your workspace and see what you can put together and join in for a chance to win.