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Monday, 1 July 2019

Blue and green at Countryview Challenges

Hello there! July already! How did that happen so soon? Bonus of course for those of us who are teachers is that the long holidays begin this month!!! Yipee!!!

I have a post for countryviewchallenges today where we start a new challenge - the theme is blues and greens - and I had to go for an underwater scene - the colours really scream that to me.

I used the mermaid stamp from art by Marlene - I made my card using the following steps...

Firstly I created the background using distress oxides... I used faded-jeanslucky-clovermermaid-lagoon and twisted-citron.

Next I used a stencil with the lucky clover and faded jeans....

Next I stamped and coloured the Mermaid using watercolour pencils...finally she was fussy cut and added to the background with the sentiment.

I hope you can check out the inspiration from the rest of the team and look at the details for the challenge here..

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. This is lovely Rachel, these stamps are such fun. Have a very happy July, Sue xx

  2. Fabulous card Rachel, real fun image xx

  3. A fantastic fun card Rachel.

    Hugs Sue xx

  4. Hi Rachel, lost touch with you and found you again. What a fabulous stamp and gorgeous card.xx[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

  5. Gorgeous mermaid stamp and fabulous background
    Carol x

  6. How fun is this card, dear Rachel! The stamp is gorgeous and beautifully colored.
    Here our summer holidays start in August - so we have to hold out for some weeks ;-)
    Have a wonderful July!
    Evelyn xxx

  7. Fabulous card Rachel, love the mermaid.
    Linda xxx

  8. Love it Rachel, thank you ! xxx

  9. What a lovely underwater scene, Rachel!!! Happy July and big hugs

  10. A super card Rachel, a fabulous background and I love your mermaid.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  11. Mermaids are popular this month... This one is quite fun! xx

  12. Oh I just love the image...a plump mermaid, what fun Rachel and fab colours and background, Kate x

  13. I do like these Art by Marlene stamps they're such fun, I've been trying a few backgrounds myself and love using stencils, this is perfect with the mermaid.
    How is it July? I have no idea!
    Anne x

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  14. What a fun mermaid Rachel. A great page! Happy July, hugs xxx

  15. What a wonderful bubbly background you created for your opulent mermaid!


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