Sunday, 1 August 2021

Monochromatic - Grey starry tag

Hello everyone, here is my first make for the August challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme is Monochromatic, so I chose the shades of grey.


And here is the tutorial.
First, I cut out a tag with my old and beloved die, the Sizzix Movers&Shapers Tag&Bookplates die from 300 gsm watercolour paper.

Then I painted grey with a mixture of Distress paints (Hickory Smoke, Picket Fence, Pumice Stone).



Then I cut out stars from the same watercolour paper. For this, I used the Stacked Stars and Crescent Moon&Stars Sizzix Bigz dies. I painted them darker or lighter grey than the tag. Some of them got extra texture or embellishment.


Next step was to ink the edges of the tag with Black Soot Archival ink and then I glued the stars and the text to the surface. I covered the text with a paper, then I spattered the tag with silver Distress paint (Brushed Pewter).


In this picture you can see what are the extras I added for some stars.



What I used:

Sizzix Movers&Shapers die, Tag&Bookplates 

Sizzix Bigz die, Stacked Stars

Sizzix Bigz die, Crescent Moon&Stars

Sizzix Texture Fades (Diamond Plate, Riveted Metal)

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text

Ranger Distress paints (Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Picket Fence, Pumice Stone, Brushed Pewter)

Ranger Grit-Paste

Ranger embossing powder (silver)

Ranger Archival ink (Black Soot)


If you have a monochrome project, please don't hesitate jo join our August challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Crafts online shop.






Thursday, 15 July 2021

Card with yellow butterfly

For making this card, I used one of my earlier cards as an inspiration. 


The background was made with Sky Blue embossing powder. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo and Antique Linen. I also spattered the surface with Antique Linen Distress re-inker. 

For the butterfly and all the gold parts of the card, I used Princess Gold embossing powder.


The butterfly was coloured with Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honig Distress ink.


What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Perspective (CMS213)

Stampers Anonymous, Vines&Roses (CMS298)

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text (CMS394)

Ranger embossing powders (Princess Gold, Sky Blue)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Wild Honig, Squeezed Lemonade)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Black Soot)

Ranger Distress embossing ink

etc.


With my card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Lazy Days Of Summer

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss it




Saturday, 3 July 2021

Tag duo with Mary Poppins

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second project that I made for our July challenge.  This month I'm the host of the challenge so I could choose a theme. And I chose Use a stencil (or two) - it means you have to use at least one stencil in your project but of course you can use two or even more.

My second project is a tag duo with Mary Poppins from the Sizzix Thinlits die set, The Park by Tim Holtz.


First I show you how I made the pink tag.

I cut out a tag from 300gsm watercolour paper with Sizzix Movers&Shapers, Tag&Bookplates die and using the Roses stencil I heat embossed it with Weathered White embossing powder.



Then I blended Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry onto the surface. I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso. I slightly spritzed with water.

The blue was made with Broken China colour and I placed the stencil a little bit differently. 


The lady was cut out from black Kraft-Stock paper.


The butterflies are not those who are in The Park set. I chose a retired and old Strip die, the Butterfly Frenzy. I coloured the butterflies with Squeezed Lemonade, inked the edges with Ground Espresso, then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.


The texts were in the Small Talk Stickers.



So if you have a project in which you use a stencil or two, please don't hesitate to join our July challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Crafts online shop.

With my tags, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


Thursday, 1 July 2021

Tag with wildflowers

This month I am that lucky person who is the host of the July challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme that I chose is Use a stencil or two. This means you have to use at least one stencil to join our challenge with your project. It's really not complicated, is it?

Here is my first project, a tag that I made with only one stencil but I used three times with three different embossing powders. 


While I was making this tag, I took several photos. So I can give you a step by step tutorial.

First, I cut out a tag from 300 gsm watercolour paper with Sizzix Movers&Shapers Tag&Bookplates die. Then I coloured the tag with the following Distress paints: Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn. For this, I always use a piece of sponge and I add the paint to the surface with tapping movements.


Then I toned back the colours with a layer of watered Antique Linen paint.


When it was completely dry, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Archival ink. When I use Distress paints, I always use Archival ink instead of the original ink.


Then I started the heat embossing. For this I used Tim's Wildflower stencil and embossing ink.


First I heat embossed the flowers with Peeled Paint Distress embossing powder.


Then I placed the stencil a little lower and a little right and I put embossing ink to the tag through the stencil. For this time, I used Weathered White embossing powder.


The process was the same for the third time but I used Potting Soil embossing powder.


At this point, I realised that the edges need darker colour so I inked the edges with Ground Espresso Archival ink.


Then I spattered the tag with Picket Fence paint. In the end, I stamped the text with Black Soot Archival ink and cut it with Tim's Trimmer and glued to the bottom of the tag. The text is part of the Tiny Text stamp set.



What I used:

Sizzix Movers&Shapers die, Tag&Bookplates 

Stampers Anonymous layered stencil, Wildflower

Stampers Anonymous stamp set, Tiny Text

Ranger Distress Archival inks (Ground Espresso, Black Soot, Vintage Photo)

Ranger Distress paints (Antique Linen, Picket Fence, Speckled Egg, Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage)

Ranger embossing powders (Weathered White, Potting Soil, Peeled Paint)

etc.


So if you have a project in which you use a stencil or two, please don't hesitate to join our July challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher to spend in the Country View Crafts online shop.

With my tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes


Monday, 21 June 2021

Happy 100th - Celebrate!

Hello everyone, this is my second project for our June challenge. The Country View Challenges celebrates the 100th challenge this month, so the theme is about 100. You can join this project if you put the 100 on your project and if you get the inspiration from one of the DT creations. You can also win if you leave a comment at the Country View Challenges and the DT members - I hope I remember well on the rules, but please to be sure go to the CVC blog for a double check. 

So here is my second make, a journal page this time.



For making this page, I cut out a rectangle panel. Then I stamped to the middle the 100 with Distress ink. I added black embossing powder to the stamped number and melted with a heating tool. 

The next step was colouring the rest of the panel with Tumbled Glass and Speckled Egg Distress inks.


The crazy dogs were stamped on Neenah Solar White paper with Tsukineko Memento ink (Espresso Truffle). That is a Topic friendly ink. Then I coloured the images with Comic Sketch markers.

I fussy cut the images and arranged them on the rectangle panel.

I drew black lines to the edges of the panel and the tiny text strips.


What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Numeric (CMS161)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk (CMS236)

Stampers Anonymous, Mini Bird Crazy&Things (CMS250)

Stampes Anonymous, Crazy Cats&Dogs (CMS272)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg)

Ranger embossing powder, black

Copic Sketch markers

Tsukineko Memento (Espresso Truffle)


So if you would like to join our June challenge, please follow the rules, because there are two ways to get a £20 voucher.


Thank you for stopping by!!! Happy crafting!!!

With my project, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Animal Antics


Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Hanging paper decorations - rosettes

I've just finished these hanging paper ornaments that I made for my friend as a birthday gift. 


For making these, I used a retired Sizzix Bigz die, the Snowflake Medallions by Brenda Walton. Here is a video which shows you how to assemble the pieces.

With this Bigz die you can make two different size medallions and I chose the smaller one.

You need 3 pieces to assemble a rosette, 4 is okay too. In my pictures the top two are made with 4 pieces, the other three are made from 3 pieces.

To the middle I used die-cuts that I made with circle and scallop circle dies.

The papers are from retired First Edition papers. I so love these papers and I'm so sad I can't buy more.



Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Let's celebrate! - 100th blogpost of the Country View Challenges

When I started my first project for our June challenge, I thought that the word robot was created 100 years ago, in 1921 but later I realised that I was wrong it was in 1920 when Karel Capek published his play, the R.U.R. with the new word, robot. Actually, it was Capek's brother who invented this word but it doesn't help me either and doesn't change the fact, that it was in 1920 :-)

So our June challenge is about 100. Because this is the 100th challenges of the Country View Challenges. In June if you want to join our challenge you have to add a 100 to your project. It can be either a number or a written word. And you have to use one of the DT members' creations as an inspiration. 

There are other rules too and other options to win this month, so please click here to be well informed about the possibilities.

Well, here is my card with a cute robot who celebrates the CVC 100th challenges.


For this card, I created a background with the new Sizzix Circuit Texture Fades Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz. After embossing my 300gsm paper, I painted it silver. When it was dry, I painted the surface with black paint which was wiped off immediately with a paper towel.

The robot was coloured with the following Ranger Distress paints: Brushed Pewter, Candied Apples, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass. I also coloured the 100 with Squeezed Lemonade.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Circle Play by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Gearhead by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Texture Fades embossing folder, Circuit by Tim Holtz

Sizzix XL Bigz die, Letterboard by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress paints (Black Soot, Brushed Pewter, Candied Apples, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass)

Ranger Distress inks (Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron)

Idea-Ology Hex Fasteners



I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!


Sunday, 23 May 2021

Totoro cake

Hello everyone, I'm here with a Totoro cake that I made for my daughter's name-day. One year ago, for her name-day I had already made a Totoro cake but this year her wish was the same, a Totoro cake but with another design. So here is the cake:




And here you can see the cake from last year.


Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Santa's on TV

Hello everyone, let me show you my framed Christmas picture with Santa who just popped in a house where the family left the television on. Passing by the box, he realised there's a Christmas movie on tv and he just caught sight of himself maybe a few years younger and a few pounds lighter.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Colorize Jolly St. Nicks

Sizzix Thinlits die, Santa's Helper - for the packages

Sizzix Thinlits die, Village Christmastime - for the pine garland

Sizzix Bigz die, Retro TV

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Label

Sizzix Rounded Square Shaker Domes (664920)

Stampers Anonymous, Christmas Nostalgia (CMS207)

Ranger inks and paints

etc.


And here's a closer look of the tv.




I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Tag - French bulldog in Paris

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second inspirational project for our May challenge over at the Country View Challenges. The theme is: We will always have Paris and the lovely Christine (Crafty Field) will be your hostess.


As you can see to fulfil the requirements of the theme, I used an Eiffel Tower, a French bulldog and the word Paris. 

To make the tag, I used a chipboard and cut out a tag shape with the old and retired but so loved Tag&Bookplates Movers&Shapers Sizzix die. I put a layer of gesso onto the surface and then I painted both sides with Speckled Eggs Distress paint. For the embossed pattern, I used white embossing powder.


I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Archival ink. After this, I toned back a little bit with wet Picket Fence. And when it was dry I first spattered with Picket Fence, then with Gathered Twigs Distress Paint.


The Eiffel Tower was embossed with Potting Soil embossing powder. The dog was coloured with Hickory Smoke Distress marker, the balloon with Twisted Citron.

What I used:

Sizzix Movers&Shapers die, Tag&Bookplate

Sizzix Thinlits die, Circle Play

Sizzix Side Order die, Birthday

Stampers Anonymous, Paris Memoirs (CMS159)

Stampers Anonymous, Papillon (CMS106)

Stampers Anonymous, Mini Crazy Cats&Dogs (CMS272)

Stampers Anonymous, Floral layering stencil

Ranger Distress Archival inks (Vintage Photo)

Ranger Distress paints (Speckled Eggs)

Ranger embossing powders (White, Potting Soil)



So if you have a Paris themed project, please don't hesitate to join our May challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher to spend in the Country View Crafts online shop.