Friday, 13 September 2013

Loads Of Layers For Country View Crafts

I'm very proud to have been invited to be a Guest Designer this month at Country View Crafts, where the challenge is layers.
I love working with layers so this was a really fun challenge for me.

I started by creating my background on a piece of mount board. It's been painted and stencilled with PaperArtsy Fresco paints, then I've stamped and embossed the Sam Poole Art Houses stamps with white embossing powder.
The frame has been cut from another piece of mount board and the Tim Holtz postage stamp die (I've used the nagative of the die) It's been painted with white acrylic paint, then stamped with another Sam Poole stamp Newsprint. Not perfect stamping but I think it goes quite well.
Two of the houses have been stamped onto black card and coloured with Perfect Pearls, while the other has been coloured with Dylusion inks.
I really enjoyed making this, and thank you Country View Crafts for having me.
Thanks very much for looking and have a fab day xx


  1. Gorgeous Sue, and I love the bold background which is muted just enough by your layers in front!

  2. Lovely piece, great layers. Valerie

  3. Fabulous layering Sue, that negative of the postage die is wonderful isn't it!!

    Sam xxx

  4. This is a super piece Sue, such a wonderful mixture of bold and layered. Lovely to have you with us at CVCrafts this month. Jennie x

  5. Congratulations on your Guest spot at CVC, Sue - and what a fabulous make!
    Alison x

  6. Great layering, I love your idea of using the negative of this die to make a wonderful frame for your beautiful houses. And I love the contrast of the houses inside and on the edges ! xxx

  7. Super layering, Sue, and definitely outside of the box! Congrats on your position as Guest Designer! You deserve it!

  8. Sue, so many fabulous layers! Love the newsprint postage frame with the bold red! Congratulations on your GDT spot, so deserved! Happy Weekend!

  9. beautiful project!
    have agreat weekend!
    Groetjes Karin


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