My shining star

My shining star

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Anything goes at Countryview Challenges

Hello there! How are you??? A very Happy New Year to you! I do hope that 2017 is your year! Lots of health and happiness for all!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at countryviewchallenges - and its out favourite theme - anything goes! I took the opportunity to play with some christmas goodies in the form of gelatos and some stamps I had already bought but not yet used from paperartsy. I used stamps from the following sets.

tracy-scott-03-a5-stamp-set
jofy-collection-jofy37
eclectica-rubber-stamp-sheet-by-kay-carley---ekc01

I decided to make a journal page - reflecting more summer than the dreadful rain we've been having!!! Here it is!


I used gelatos to create the background .... they are lovely and soft and blended well to make the background. I also used them to colour the stamped images - partly direct to the image and partly using a water brush.


I also used a posca pen to add dotted details to the page.


I love this sentiment - perfect for me!


Here's my final close up - that wiggly caterpillar is fabulous!!!

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Hugs

Rachel xx

21 comments:

  1. Totally with you... we need a bit of colour to ward off the January blues! Your page is beautiful and I love the pen details, the caterpillar is the star of the show, really cute!
    Happy New Year!

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  2. And a Happy New Year to you as well Rachel and a great card to kick start the year.

    Here's to a very crafty 2017 and my thanks for your friendship and inspiration.

    B x

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  3. The wiggly caterpillar really is fabulous and your page is beautiful, so happy and cheery Rachel! Happy New Year! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. Ooh Rachel what lovely pages, I'm reminded of blazing sun at high noon, beating down on us all. Blew the darkness away so thank you. Hugs Debsxx

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  5. Yes, Rachel, this certainly is a cure for the dull and dark days we are having! Sunshine and flowers, and you have really outdone yourself on this joyous journal page spread! Love it and my new favorite of yours! What a way to start off 2017! Wishing you and your lovely girls the best of everything this year! Hugs!

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  6. Your journal pages are very beautiful and uplifting on such a dull and dismal day. I love the summery colours. Wishing all things good for you and the girls in 2017. Barbxx Barbxx

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  7. Wonderful pages Rachel, so bright and cheerful

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  8. Absolutely stunning journal pages, Rachel!!! I love your cheery colours, your cheery theme! The caterpillars are so cute!!! Have a great New Year!!! Big hugs

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  9. Fabulous journal pages love the flowers and bright sunny colours-I have some gelatoes and not used them yet will have to google some ideas
    Carol x

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  10. I love this Rachel, so warm and cheery. Have a brilliant 2017 xx

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  11. This is so gorgeous Rachel...perfect sunshine for such a wet dreary day..wonderful work. Wishing you and your darling girls the best of everything in 2017. Much love xxx

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  12. Happy new Year !!! I love your warm sunny colours in this journal spread ! Makes me long for summer !
    Corrie x

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  13. This is beautiful Rachel, a fabulous sentiment and lovely summer colours.
    Wishing you and the girls a happy and healthy New Year.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. Happy new Year Rachel to you and your family.
    This is a beautiful page with great images and colours
    x catherine

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  15. Happy New Year Rachel, I love the gorgeous colours and stamps you've used to create this fabulous page. Especially love the little caterpillar.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  16. What a refreshing change! Fabulous pages! Xx

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  17. Happy new year, dear Rachel! I love your summery page, so cheerful with this beautiful stamps.
    xxx Evelyn

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  18. Happy new year Rachel. A stunning journal page, love the colours.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  19. Happy New Year lovely lady..I hope that 2017 brings you and your girls everything you wish for. I LOVE ♥♥♥ your Journal page...my favourite colours...Be in touch soon. XXxx

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  20. Oh my goodness Rachel! How very cool is this fun artsy spread! Such an inspiration and candy for the eyes! <3

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