My shining star

My shining star

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Sun, sea and sand at Countryview Challenges

Hello there! I am hoping this blog post is coming your way as planned - I am treating myself today to a little sun, sea and sand ...at least I hope so! So, August 1st! We'll be back at school before you know it! More to the point its time for a new challenge over at Countryview Challenges. The theme this month is Sun sea and sand!!!


I have made a hanger, mostly with a sea theme, using -scrapcosy-11-a5 from paperartsy. 
I love these stamps and have been looking for a project I could use them on! I started with a piece of board and used paints and a brayer to cover it before doing some background stamping using the stamp set mentioned.


Next I set about painting lolly sticks and sticking them down. I added ink to this then added some string and a shell and finally the top image of the boat



Here's a closeup image of the topper. I also added the string to the back to make a hanger.

Hope you're having fun wherever you are and are able to enjoy a little sun, sea and sand ....even if its in the craft room!!!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

14 comments:

  1. Love the fab image and design,just gorgeous.xxx

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  2. WOW!! Rachel, how gorgeous is this!, love the background and the way you've made the lolly sticks into a fab frame with the sailing ship image, fabulous make, Kate x

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  3. Looks beautiful, dear Rachel! I hope, you feel well after eating all the ice cream to get the lolly sticks (I only imagine that you did this *lol*)
    Have a wonderful time!
    Evelyn xx

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  4. Gorgeous ! Love that turquoise background; it reminds me of the Caribbean ! Corrie xx

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  5. Fabulous hanger, Rachel!!! I love the ice cream stick frame!!! Great idea!!! Happy August and big hugs

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  6. It really is a beautiful stamp set and I love how you have used it to create your hanger - it is gorgeous! Hope you are really enjoying your sun, sea and sand! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. A fabulous wall hanging Rachel, a great design - your lolly stick frame is perfect.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  8. What a great hanger dear Rachel, such lovely colours and fab stamping. Happy summer! Hugs xxx

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  9. This is fabulous Rachel, those lolly stick and shells are the perfect touch. Hope you and the girls enjoy the school holidays, Sue xx

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  10. This really does look amazing!Chrisx

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  11. Fabulous project - using some of my favourite stamps!

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  12. Gorgeous, Rachel! I love the colours and the distressed wood and the boat stamp... keep cool xx

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