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.


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.


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.


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

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