My shining star

My shining star

Friday, 1 April 2016

Spring at Countryview Challenges

Hello Lovelies! How are you? Are you all ready for a new challenge at countryviewchallenges? I hope so! The theme this month is spring and for my first piece I have made a canvas using some Tim Holtz and paperartsy products. I hope you like what I have done - sadly I got so wrapped up in this that I forgot to take how to's - but I can lead you through what I did!


I started off with an A4 sized canvas board and using modge podge I stuck down onto it Tim Holtz tissue wrap  and left it to dry. Next I added grungepaste through paperartsy-stencil-jofy-46874 and also tim-holtz-layering-stencil---bricked and allowed that to dry.Next I used distress paints in the following colours - twisted citron, squeezed lemonade and mustard seed.


During the next drying phase I stamped out eclectica-rubber-stamp-sheet-by-elizabeth-borer---eeb07 onto sheena card and coloured in using distress markers. Then I fussy cut the flowers.


Next I added colour to the bricks and leaves using archival inks in a swiping motion over the raised areas. I also added eclectica-paperartsy-stencil-elb-62304 and used a distress marker to add the spiky grassy flowers.



Finally I added all the fussy cut flowers and a stamp from the elizabeth borer set.

I hope my piece shouts spring to you!

And please do join us at countryviewchallenges - you could win somenew PaperArtsy Infusions from  Susans fabulous shop!

I would like to enter this into craftstamper take-it-make-it-challenge-april

Big hugs

Rachel xx

37 comments:

  1. You certainly nailed the Spring theme here Rachel, loving all the fresh greens, flowers and the subtle hints of the brick wall shoeing through.

    B x

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  2. A lovely spring scene Rachel.xxx

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  3. Amazingly beautiful spring scene, Rachel! It's fresh and delightful with awesome textures! Love it! Hugs! Branka xx

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  4. Lovely canvas, Rachel! Very floral, very spring!!! Hugs

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  5. Spring all the way with this fabulous piece Rachel ! Love the colours and images you have used 😎 Toni xx

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  6. Brilliant designed creation...love it. Have a wonderful weekend.xxx  {aNNie}

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  7. Love the spring green, such a beautiful canvas

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  8. Lovely spring colours on this gorgeous canvas Rachel. I hope it's going to hang somewhere good.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  9. Gorgeous canvas! I love the design and beautiful layers.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Great textures and beautiful canvas Rachel! X

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  11. Hi Rachel and this is gorgeous really loving it, gorgeous colours and stamping, super texture too, Kate x

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  12. You have certainly caught spring in your lovely canvas Rachel - fabulous colours, textures and stamping. Just fabulous. Have a lovely weekend. Jennie x

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  13. Getting caught up is a good sign... it means you were inspired and enjoying yourself! It looks beautiful and very artistic Rachel.

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  14. Beautiful canvas Rachel, and yes it definitely suggests spring! Love the fresh colours and the pretty flowers you've used!
    Hugs, Helen x

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  15. A lovely canvas Rachel. Really invokes spring.
    Mags
    x

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  16. Hi dear Rachel, it's so lovely to join you as a teamie over at CVC.WOW what a gorgeous spring canvas you made...it really shouts out Spring from the roof tops. Beautiful work. Thanks for your kind visits too, huge hugs xx

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  17. This is fabulous Rachel, a really lovely canvas and surely Spring must be on it's way! Have a fun weekend, Sue xx

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  18. A great canvas Rachel, lovely Spring colours and I love that brick wall, so realistic. Hope you and the girls have a fab weekend.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

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  19. This is gorgeous Rachel, a fabulous spring design.
    Pauline
    x

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  20. What a fabulous springtime creation, Rachel - love the flowers climbing up your rugged garden wall - lovely!
    Alison x

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  21. The mix of colours really do say Spring is here Rachel! The coloured flowers are gorgeous too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  22. A fabulous ode to Spring Rachel, love the wonderful mix of colours and stamps you have used to create this beautiful canvas.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  23. what a fabulous canvas Rachel and I love the various layers you have created and the beautiful spring colours

    Have a lovely weekend
    Annie xx

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  24. Great canvas Rachel ! Love it..
    Also pleased to be on the team with you !
    Corrie x

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  25. Flowers and bricks! Two of my favorite outdoor things! And yes, this scream spring! Big hugs!

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  26. Beautiful canvas with fabulous elements! Looking forward to the time in the team with you!
    xx Evelyn

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  27. That's a large canvas but you have filled it beautifully Rachel and created a wonderful Spring scene.
    Lorraine

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  28. Beautiful spring-themed canvas, love the gorgeous green background!

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  29. Fabulous canvas very Spring
    Carol x

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  30. Fabulous piece of work Rachel and looks like a bit of texture in there. I love the colours
    x catherine

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  31. It looks fabulous, and I enjoyed reading about the journey from beginning to completion. If I had tried to do something like this, would have been one big mess. This is going to be so pretty displayed in your home to celebrate Spring. TFS & Hugs.

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  32. I am so late visiting - sorry! What a fabulous spring canvas... wonderful colours and layout xx

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  33. A gorgeous spring canvas! I love all the pretty detail!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  34. Love it! When I saw it over at CVC I thought I must pop over to Rachel's and let her know how awesome it is. You've got a real natural touch and flair for the mixed media huni Karen x

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  35. Wonderful Spring themed canvas Rachel, love the bright palette and sentiment, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

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  36. Gorgeous canvas .... thank you for joining in with the craft Stamper challenge xx

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  37. Lovely spring colours and pretty details hun, love the canvas. Thank you for joining us at Craft Stamper this month. xx

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx