Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Mixed media board of travelling - Rome, Paris, London - On your travel

I am so happy!!! I have a great news to tell you, I got a position on the designer team of Country View Challenge blog. Yeah! 

In May there was a DT Call and I applied for it, and here we are, now I am a designer team member with other two talented crafters! I can't believe it!

I am especially glad for two reasons. I don't know who made the final decision of the new members but in my case they didn't care that 1. I have never been designer team member before and 2. I am Hungarian who speaks (and writes) the English terribly :-D 

So thank you for these!

On the blog of the CVC they will introduce us today so I had to write a biography and I had to make a project on the theme of "On your travels". If you would like to join this challenge, just click here and link your card, mixed media canvas, embellished box etc.

But me, I have made this:

For this I took an old chalk board which was in the attic among the junk. I sanded with a sandpaper I wiped off with a wet cloth.

When it was dry I gessoed with one layer, then I put a layer of modelling paste too. I tapped the modelling paste onto the board with a sponge because I didn't want a smooth surface. 

I stamped Tim's cities (Rome, Paris and London) to a printing paper.

After I tore off the unwanted parts. 

With decoupage glue I added three torn book pages on the surface of the board.

I painted the board with acrylic paint, in the end I tapped the paint with a sponge.

The yellow area is made for Luxembourg where we can make our trip to Paris and other cities. I cut out the shorten name of Luxembourg with Tim's letter die.

I always put the new elements on the board (without gluing) to see how it looked like.

I cut out the vehicles and the arrows.

Then a new try:

With this label die I cut out the stamped addresses of Paris and London.

I painted the letters of LUX to the colours of the Luxembourgish flag. To make the colours of the flag I covered the middle area of LUX with a white paper and painted the top and the bottom part.

I stamped the postcard image directly to the painted board.

I coloured the edges of the torn papers with Distress ink (Tea Dye).

I also spritzed the arrows with Distress Spray Stain (Brushed Pewter).

I cut out the letters of ROME with Tim's die but I wanted to use this as a stencil, so I placed the letters properly and after I fixed them with a cello tape.

I placed my special stencil on the board and I applied green acrylic paint.

I glued the papers of the stamped cities with decoupage glue.

I coloured the cardstocks of the stamped addresses with Distress Markers (Chipped Sapphire and Festive Berries) but I used a wet brush immediately. 

I used these two Distress markers to paint colour the hot air balloon.

I gave Distress Crackle Paint on some parts of the board and acrylic medium onto the other parts.

With this board I would like to enter to the challenge of A Vintage Journey: Destinations.

What I used:

Ranger Distress Ink, Tea Dye - I used this to brown the edges of the papers and cardstocks

Schmincke Acrylic Fluid Medium

Amsterdam Modelling Paste

Marabu Acrylic Paints


  1. great work Monica and it is so good to be working alongside you! Big hugs rachel x

  2. Wonderful Monica and congratulations on being chosen for the DT at Country View Crafts!

  3. It's great to have you on board, Monika, and thank you for sharing this canvas on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx


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