Friday, 1 July 2016

Have fun with circles for Country View Challenges

I am sharing my second DT project for today, this one is for Country View Crafts and if you haven't seen my monochromatic canvas board for a Vintage Journey just scroll down one or click here to be transported, but please pop back to this post again afterwards.


It's time to use up some paper supplies that are on the shelf and that just seem to sit there just waiting for an opportunity to be used. I had picked up the Prima Engraver pad the other day and really wanted to get out some of the lovely papers to use (and didn't!!!!!), but with a circles theme I knew these clocks would fit the bill.


I began with a mop up tag which had been dipped in left over raw umber, titanium white and titan buff media acrylic paints and I added a couple of more layers by dipping it in watery gathered twigs DI and then walnut stain. Having got my colour scheme and background I set about choosing the paper I thought would go with it.


The clocks and tapes were cut out from another paper from the same pack and the circle of numbers die-cut and mounted on a mount board circle I found in my die-cuts box,


Beginning to think of embellishments I chose a metal clock and altered it a bit with drips of medium grey V6 paint and then gently rubbed on some champagne ice metallic lustre.


I used some champagne ice on a spinner and started layering up the pieces.
 adding a birthday sentiment as well. I really should use papers more often to make cards, they can be really quite quick to make once you've got the design together.


I hope you'll join us this month at Country View Challenges with the circles theme and please pop over to the challenge blog to see what other inspirational projects there are on show.

You won't find me home today as I am off to Coventry to take part in the 'Dare to Create' workshops with the amazing Andy Skinner and Tracy Weinzapfel and looking forward to making projects, learning new techniques and being with lots of like minded people, many of whom are already friends. I'll show you what I make sometime when I get back.
In the meantime have a great weekend and a happy July.

hugs Brenda xxx



28 comments:

Susanne said...

Verk nice card Brenda! Have a nice weekend, I envy you ;)

Jane said...

Fab circles card Brenda...the clocks work so well and it all came together just beautifully. Have a fab weekend, so sorry not to be there..perhaps I could clone myself and then I could be in 2 places at one...LOL. Happy July, hugs xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Amazing card, Brenda! It was such a brilliant idea to use clocks to fulfill the requirement of or July challenge! The aged metal clock is fantastic! Have a nice weekend at the workshop! Hugs

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab x

hazel said...

A fabulous card Brenda - enjoy your weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Redanne said...

Wonderful layering with those beautiful papers and I love how you 'weathered' the clock face. Hope you have lots of fun at Dare to Create - take lots of pics too! xx

butterfly said...

Brilliant layering of your time-keeping circles - love how you've combined the papers and the metal clock in such fabulous layers.
Alison x

Hazel Agnew said...

Great layering Brenda, and wonderful choices for circles. Lovely depth and interest to your piece! Inspiring me. Xx

Sara Barker said...

Love the weathered look of your clock, and need to pick up the champagne ice right away! Great layered card using those papers! I agree, quick way to make a card, but you have to be able to come up with the fabulous design LIKE YOU DID! Great take on the circle theme! Have a blast at the workshop! Hugs!

Gio said...

Wow, such a gorgeous and effective design! Enjoy the workshop!:-)

Meggymay said...

A fantastic vintage piece Brenda. Enjoy your weekend.
Yvonne xx

Gina said...

Brilliant use of the random number paper behind the clock face :D XXX

rachel said...

Super use of circles brenda. This is wonderful. Hugs rachel x

Craftyfield said...

I feel inspired to use some of my Prima papers, time they came out! A great Vintage tag.

Beth B said...

I love this vintage look and the color palette you used! So much texture and interest here!! Love, love, love this!! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog!

Inky and Quirky said...

I always admire how you create the vintage look so effortlessly Brenda, love this one
Hugs
Donna xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Brenda, love the vintage clock theme.
Have a great time at the Workshop.
Avril xx

Dagmar said...

Wow - what a fantastic layering! It's a beautiful vintage-look- card - great artwork! Hugs Dagmar

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome card using a circle theme. Love the metal clock.

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Brenda Love how you've used those 'to die ' for papers . I have that same pad and have barely touched it so seeing your card is wonderful inspiration. Your mop up tag is a beauty too.
Really do love this .
hugs x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love those clocks overlapping and am always inspired by your art. :)

Evelyn Walter said...

Fabulous card and wonderful choice of papers, Brenda! I love the clocks, used as circles, good idea!
xx Evelyn

pearshapedcrafting said...

A brilliant take on the theme and a great card too! Hope you had a great day(obviously there are advantages to being on FB!!) Hugs, Chrisx

sally said...

A wonderful selection of papers for this card Brenda! Must keep my eyes out for those, I don't often buy paper but that one takes my fancy:-). Hope your sleepless night didn't ruin the rest of the course for you ( reminds me of my summer school classes at Stirling university)

Sally x

Angela Radford said...

Now I really am on catch-up. This is a great card. I have so many printed papers that need using so thank you so much for the inspiration. Have a great crafty week, Angela x

Corrie Herriman said...

You do vintage so well ! Fantastic !
Corrie x

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous vintage collaged card! Just the inspiration I was looking for for something I need to get on with! xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOWZERS!! Love this Brenda!! You have really created a wonderful effect using nothing but neutrals. Your layering is just amazing, and I adore the flow you created with the circle repetition! Just stunning! hugs :)