Monday, 1 July 2013

Summer Sizzler at Country View Crafts

What is summer to you? To me it is hot summer days,  paddling in the sea, a BBQ in the garden, a glass of wine in the garden at twilight on a balmy evening. Trouble is they don’t seem to exist any more so for my Country View Crafts DT piece inspiration I took myself of to Lanzarote in August where it is a real sizzler.


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The background is the wrinkle free distress technique using mustard seed, festive berries and broken china DIs and some Jofy stamps.


To me this feels like a scorcher of a summer where the plants are drying out and loosing their vibrancy.

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I cut the tag using a corrugated box and Tim’s die, pulling some of the paper away to reveal the corrugations and then dabbed it round with picket fence and antique linen distress paint before inking the edges with walnut stain DI. You can see I am still in the corrugated mode.


After tearing the background card to size and distressing the edges I stamped using coffee archival and again on some of the spare card. The flower pods were coloured up using distress markers and a water brush then cut and adhered to the main part of the tag. I found various Jofy leaf designs and did the same to them.

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The final touch was to add the attached base with the word summer which was hand written.



Hope we will see you over at Country View Challenges with your summer sizzler projects and hopefully we will get a summer in July. – I did say hopefully lol.


Take care.


hugs {brenda} x0x


I've woken up this morning to find my Blogger Reading List is still in tact and showing me my followers feeds and my Followers are still there on my sidebar, so I shall not be using any other reader and will remain with Blogger and Google Plus.
Have a great week everyone.







40 comments:

sally said...

Long hot summers are certainly not part of the Scottish scene :-( but they certainly used to be part of my life when living in the south of France & the middle east so I know just where you are coming from with this tag! It really captures that drying out look of those latitudes .

Sally

Deborah said...

A stunning tag, Brenda. I love the contrast between the crusty corrugation and the shimmering heat of the wrinkle free distress. Really sets the stamps off well.

Reusing with Quilling said...

This looks fab Brenda !loved the combination of corrugated base and colorful layer over it !

Kathyk said...

Yes, you're not wrong .... this morning was indeed the damp squib - like the threatened millennium bug meltdown!!!

Your tag is brilliant with lovely hot sizzling shades, Brenda

Happy Monday, welcome to "sizzling" July!

Kathyk

Redanne said...

You have certainly conjured up the summer heat even though we have none. I love your treatment of the JOFY flowers and the corrugated card looks wonderful. Here's to a summer yet to come...... Sorry I have been MIA, trying to do catch up. Hugs, Anne x

Chris Warner said...

Love these JoFY images Bren and your tag is DIVINE!!!! The colours are delicious!! Yum! Love it! Chris xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Long hot summers are on the way here...just passed the winter solstace ~ so each day can only get longer bit by bit lol.
I looooove this tag Brenda...the colours are awesome and summer all over!!!
Dot x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! So pleased to see you pop up on the Reading List! Yay!

Lucy x

Lillibelle said...

WoW! What a gorgeous, fantastic tag with lovely details in warm summer colours. I love it.

Samantha Read said...

Definitely a glass a wine in the sunshine, sometimes I'm a complete rebel and I may have a drink before 5pm!!! I love your tag Brenda, gorgeous as always :)
Big hugs xxx

Rita said...

Hi Brenda. Long hot summer's, well we can dream. I love your tag though and the pretty colours you have used. Hugs Rita xxx

Candy C said...

Brenda...your tag is awesome! I love the bright colors and the line design style of stamps. Love how you've colored them! The distressed background is very pretty and I love how all of the items, both stamped and colors really blend together so beautifully on your tag. The corrugated background and the "SUMMER" piece attached with jump rings at the bottom really is cool. <3 Candy

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love the corrugated backing and little hanging piece too, really adds a lot of pizzazz to it! ~Diane

Annie said...

This is so fabulous Brenda. I love those stamps and the beautiful colour palette you have chosen. Best wishes

Annie x

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful tag Brenda, hugs Annette x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

Great tag! I love the colors you've chosen. Great handwriting you have too!

I was having trouble with my Reading List too. I'm not sure about following blogs using Bloglovin.... not crazy about it.

Hugs,
Kay

Oh, I need to look at the post below. I love corrugated things!

Buttons said...

Oh I LOVE the blend of colours here Brenda, and you really got them to behave beautifully, mixing in just the right places. The scorched flowers are also such a clever idea. Can't imagine we'll get too many of those in the UK! Are you going to the Tim Holtz workshop in August?
Hugs, Jenny x

Sandy said...

So pretty Brenda -- I want to make a hanging tag one day!
sandy

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda - what a nice afternoon I've enjoyed looking at your blog and your beautiful tags - such a diversity, and wonderful assortment of styles and colors.
hugs,
de

Vicky said...

Beautiful hun...love the image and the fabulous colours too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Pretty tag and lovely colours. Now that summer is here, I'm hoping it's not a sizzler. I love a comfortable heat where you can still do the things you want.
Joyce xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag, so bright and summery.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

Brenda, this is a sizzler and a gorgeous one at that! I love those hot summer colors! We hit 113 degrees yesterday and it was sticky! Enjoy and sending warm hugs!

Sue C said...

Lovely tag Brenda, you've got me dreaming about long hot summer days and eating al fresco ! Sue C x

coco said...

Really beautiful tag, and I love the hand-written word inside the Jofy frame stamp. Perfect summer scene !! Coco x

butterfly said...

Fabulous faded summer heat in your tag... love the shabby corrugated background - altogether delicious!
Alison x

butterfly said...

Just seen your comment over at Sue's... I'm set for the afternoon in Coventry - but maybe a lunchtime gathering?! Then we get to meet a couple of days earlier!!

Thank you so much for your email too - greatly appreciated.
Alison xx

Monique said...

Yes, summer is keeping us waiting, but it'll come (I hope). Your tag does capture the warmth of a lovely summer evening. Love it.
xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous tag, love the pretty colours.
luv
Debby

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Brenda and such beautiful summer colours and look to it
x catherine

Fandhmum said...

This is just lovely, I love the colours and those gorgeous stamps
Rosie x

Von said...

Love it Brenda :)
Von ♥

Joan said...

Lovely tags Brenda, love the word hanging at the bottom and all the corrugations

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda that's a gorgeous tag, love the colors and the images.

Candy C said...

Hi Brenda.

Me again, just popping by to say thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog about the Uncle Sam piece being featured on Ranger's blog. Still lovin' your tag as well! <3 Candy

hazel said...

A fabulous summery tag Brenda, I love the background and Jofy stamps.
xxx Hazel.

inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous layers of summer colour here sorry about lack of comments , playing catch up..trace x hugs x

Juls said...

Oooooh wow this is gorgeous love the colours!! Hugs Juls

Marjie Kemper said...

So beautiful! Love the sweet blues with the brown. Summer is calm and quiet and lack of schedule. My favorite!

nefertiti said...

Wow wow wow for all your work!!I've seen full of wonders!!!!!
Bisous