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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Rust at Countryview Challenges

Good morning all! Well I'm very excited to tell you about the new challenge over at countryviewchallenges that starts today. The theme is 'rust'. I absolutely loved playing to make something for this theme - sorry I don't have a step by step as I got carried away!!!!


Here's my finished piece - its actually very large - its one of the etcetera-tags---thickboard-large from Tim Holtz. I started by using paste through a clarity stencil and a Tim Holtz stencil directly onto the tag surface. Next I used Andy Skinners rusting techniques that you can find here ...rusting

I did the techniques directly onto the tag after adding cogs cut using Tim Holtz dies. I also added the rust technique to barbed wire that I made by adding gritpaste through a dutch doobadoo stencil. And again to some industrial parts from tando.


Here's a close up of some of the rusty parts ...


I love this barbed wire!


The words were cut from another tim holtz alphabet die and coloured with distress oxides. The butterflies are of course from Tim Holtz.

I do hope you can join our challenge!

Big hugs!

Rachel x

18 comments:

  1. The rusted background is brilliant Rachel and the butterflies just pop off the page. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Fabulous rusty textured background Rachel and I love the butterflies, this tag must be enormous. Love it. Have a great weekend xxx

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  3. I love the texture on this Rachel, and the barbed wire is brilliant. That tag must be huge 'cos I know how big this alphabet is! Hope you all have a fun weekend xx

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  4. Great tag Rachel. I love all of the elements on it. Wonderful barbed wire, need some! Xx

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  5. I love your 'rust' Rachel - fabulous

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  6. Great design, Rachel! I love how your butterflies want to escape from the wires, to break free from the trap! Your rust is amazing too!

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  7. This is amazing Rachel, love the background and rust! Wonderful butterflies too!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. Totally amazing work Rachel, love all the texture and the butterlies are wonderful, Kate x

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  9. I have the small set of tags and they are BIG, this one must be huge!! I love the rusty background you achieved, it looks amazing and the butterflies are beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Fabulous tag, dear Rachel! Love that barbed wire and all the amazing texture.
    xxx Evelyn

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  11. This is gorgeous Rachel, a brilliant background and beautiful butterflies.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  12. Wow, fabulous effect Rachel, Cathy x

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  13. A gorgeous tag Rachel, lovely texture and colours.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  14. This is just stunning! Your rusting turned out splendidly, and I love the crackle look you've got with the background (something I've been unsuccessfully trying for a bit). The rusty barb wire looks perfect on this nifty tag! Looks very 'cowboy western'-- Love it! TFS

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  15. WOW absolutely brilliant Rachel off to check out the rust technique
    Carol x

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  16. Great project ! Love it !
    Corrie x

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  17. A great plaque Rachel and the barbed wire is awesome! xxx

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  18. Rachel, your rusty background is wonderful! I love those rusted barbed wires, too! Looks great with the butterflies flitting around! Love this! Hugs!

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