There’s a special celebration at Country View Challenges this month to commemorate our 100 Challenge.
This month marks our 100th Challenge and we couldn’t let that go by without a celebration so we are offering two prizes, the first will be for your projects that fit the theme of 100 taking inspiration from one of the DT makes, such as a colour scheme, technique, design idea, stamp or die motif and of course, 100 (or One Hundred) must be included on the project. The second prize will be picked from one of the comments left on the CVC and DT blog posts – don’t forget, you can enter as many times as you like so make sure it is a comment that makes our DT happy to make them count
I’m celebrating our Happy 100th challenge with this countryside scene which was created using lots of Tim Holtz products.
I started by using one of my favourite techniques, by stamping Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink pads onto an acrylic block, spritzing with water and then pressing the block onto the page.
While the page was drying, I used the Flower Field Thinlits die from Tim Holtz to cut out my flower meadow foreground and then coloured the flowers using a blending tool to apply Seedless Grape, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress Ink; all the die cuts were cut from mixed media paper and stuck in place using matte gel medium. Then I coloured the foliage with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss Distress Ink, sprayed some water over the top and pressed some kitchen towel over it to remove the water and some of the ink which added a lovely texture. The little butterflies were created using a Bunny Scene Thinlits set and coloured using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, a black Uni Pin marker and a white Uniball gel pen.
The leaves and branches were created using Small Tattered Floral Thinlits set from Tim Holtz; the branches were coloured using Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the leaves using the Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss inks again. For the Happy 100th banner, I used the colours of the Distress Inks that I used for the flowers to create the squares and then die cut the white letters using the Alphanumeric Bold Thinlits set from Tim Holtz. The banner was arranged over some wax thread and stuck in place using double-sided foam tape and to finish, I added some bows made from was thread.
I hope you are inspired to join our celebration too, i
Remember you must take inspiration from one of the DT makes, such as a colour scheme, technique, design idea, stamp or die motif for your make to be in with the chance to win and, of course, include “100” (or One hundred in any language) for a chance to win a £20 voucher to the Country View Crafts shop. This month there is also a special prize for a commenter on todays’ CVC and DT blog posts. So Hop to it (grin!).
With the change in restrictions, we had a fabulous day at my sister’s over the weekend sitting in the sunshine, catching up, listening to music, and enjoying a BBQ and a few drinks. It was so lovely to be able to spend time with her and finally see her beautiful garden. To celebrate and as T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing my fruity drink of gin and tonic with lemon and blueberries which was so very yummy – cheers and Happy T Day everyone!
Hoping that you are all staying safe and well!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Salty Ocean
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Mermaid Lagoon
- Tim Holtz® Distress – Sprayer 4 Oz
- 660200 Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Seedless Preserves
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Festive Berries
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Mustard Seed
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Twisted Citron
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Mowed Lawn
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Forest Moss
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Brushed Corduroy
- 663320 – Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK – Bunny Scene By Olivia Rose
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Abandoned Coral
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo)
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Flower Field 665369, Small Tattered Floral 661806, Alphanumeric Bold 665205)
- Mixed Media Paper
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Wax thread
- X-Press It! double-sided foam tape
As well as Country View Challenges, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:
Art Journal Journey and the lovely Mia from Craftartista who is hosting this month with her Butterfly Challenge, as I included lots of tiny butterflies on my page.
Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #145 – Anything Goes with my countryside page.
Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my art journal page.
Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge and their Anything Goes challenge with my celebration page.