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Sunday, 1 May 2016

No More Showers, Time For May Flowers

Hi and welcome to May! With any luck the April showers are long behind us, and it's time for the May Flowers. The new challenge at Country View Crafts has been chosen by Christine (Craftyfield), and she has gone for 'Use a Stencil'
It's an extra special challenge this month as alongside our challenge we are also running a Blog Hop with a Sizzix Big Shot Machine & Die Bundle as the prize.  To enter you must be a follower of our Challenge Blog and hop along to each of our Desing Team Members blogs and leave a comment.
We will still be running our normal monthly challenge, and those who link their Use A Stencil project will also be entered into our £20 voucher draw.  The winners will be picked at random in early June. So hop on over to Christine's 1st Project - Use A Stencil.
Christine

But before you do, here's mine lol.


I started with my favourite PaperArtsy Fresco Paints in Bougainvillea, Bubble Gum, and Banana and an old credit card.
Then some Limelight Fresco, and a couple of Dylusion stencils.

More stencilling and we have this - not brilliant at all but I'm not giving up 'cos there are bits I like.

I stamped my face in the centre, it's an old Stamp Man stamp that had never seen ink. It didn't show up too well but at least I knew where to put the paint for her face. She's been coloured in Blush Fresco.
More stencilling now with PaperArtsy stencils and Portfollio pastels just used neat to give a nice chunky edge.
Then the scary stamping of the sentiment (it could all go horribly wrong at this point) with a Dylusion alphabet.
All done, and I'm quite pleased with the result. 
So next on your hop is Evelyn.
Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win the fabulous Sixxix bundle.
Here's a full list in case you get lost along the way
Christine
Gabrielle
Jennie
Rachel
Sue  you are here 
Evelyn
Doreen
Nikki
Monika
Hazel
Brenda
Corrie
Jane

Thanks very much for looking, and enjoy your Bank Holiday Weekend x


52 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, hope we really get the flowers and not the showers now - it's pouring here just now! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Gorgeous Journal page...love your girlie!

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  3. Love the fab colours,a great background.xxx

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  4. Wonderful page with beautiful background

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Your face looks like a flower emerging from a garden, Great stencil work!

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  6. Such a vibrant page Sue..lovely work x

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  7. Glorious colours Sue. Beautiful. Xx

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  8. A really interesting background with fabulous vivid colours!

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  9. Love the funky vibrant colours! Looks awesome x

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  10. Fabulous colours and stencilling Sue and I love the way the face just pops out from the flowers! Wonderful. Jennie x

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  11. This is brilliant Sue, so love all the colours but the design is fab.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Glad you kept going Sue 'cos it turned out brilliantly! I was puzzling trying to place the stamp! So glad you reminded me of where it's from as it would have driven me bonkers trying to find it, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  13. Fabulous journal page and I love the face stamp xx

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  14. The face is really popped up stunningly with the awesome stenciling BG! Just brilliant!

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  15. Beautiful card with great layering, Sue! Love the stamp you used!
    xx Evelyn

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  16. Beautiful work sue ... so bright and breezy! Love it.. big hugs rachel x

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  17. Love your page ! Great colours !
    Corrie x

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  18. Gorgeous page bursting with colour and the face is a perfect partner.
    MaggieH

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  19. Stencils are my passion. My son says I need an intervention. Your artwork is great for this hop and would like to use your inspiration for my own piece. Thank you.

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  20. Gorgeous colours and great use of the stencils

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  21. Fabulous stencilling Sue, love all the layers and colours and the face sits beautifully in the middle. Great job.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  22. You are so dang good Sue - always using the best colors and just the right designs to go with those colors. Movement, energy and originality. Well at least that is what your work says to me!!!! I love this pretty lady's face in the middle of the flowers in her hair.
    sandy xx

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  23. Great project, love the background and the face stamp.xx

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  24. Such a cool image and design, Sue! Great work - very inspiring!

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  25. Great work Sue - amazing depth through your wonderful layers x

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  26. Hi Sue, loving your journal page. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  27. An amazing amount of colour, we're hoping for May flowers, at least it is getting warmer now :)

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  28. Love the journal page - brave stamping - I usually chicken out and stamp on separate card then cut out the letters and add them afterwards! Love the face stamp!

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  29. Gorgeous color play Sue!
    Jackie ")

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  30. It is an amazing piece of Art! I love it!
    Irena

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  31. great use of different layers Sue

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  32. I'm getting a definite flower power vibe off this one, Sue - amazing vibrant colours, and a swirl of floral movement around the central image. Love it!
    Alison x

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  33. Fabulous! Sue loved seeing how you built up all the colours. Great quote to go with your imagery .
    x

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  34. Wonderful!!! Love the colors and your fabulous techniques!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  35. Wow this is gorgeous Sue, I love your page!!!!!
    Hugs xx

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  36. Wow this is too good! So colorful and wonderful use of stencils :)

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  37. Gorgeous colours, she is lovely and your page is amazing.

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  38. Very colourful and vibrant.

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  39. This is lovely Sue,
    Carol x

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  40. I love the work you put into your page!It turned out fantastic! Love it all!

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  41. I love your page, and seeing how it all developed! Great inspiration with a fab final result! Love how that face blends so effortlessly with the background. Great stencil work!

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  42. Oh WOW! Love the design. xx

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  43. Wow, who would have thought the finished item would look like that with what you started with? Fabulous. xx

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  44. Gorgeous page! I love all the step photos too! x

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  45. Gorgeous Sue, It's like a firework display. Very bright and cheerful, love it! :)x

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  46. Gorgeous background and I love the heart on her face. Hugz

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  47. Lovely vibrant page, and the lady in the centre look is wonderful.

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Thank you so much for your comments x