Tuesday 1 January 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope that you enjoyed the festive period.

The year has gone in a flash and I cannot believe we are into the first challenge of the month.  The first challenge is 'Landscapes / Cityscapes'.

Here is my first project

I started this project by using Distress Oxides in Chipped Sapphire, Scattered Straw and Brushed Corduroy.

I created my background using the wrinkle free distress method, drying each colour before using the next to avoid creating 'mud'.

I stamped the America cityscape from the Tim Holtz set.  I love this set.  So useful.

To finish, I die cut the lace in black card and added these to the top and bottom of the card.  I then mounted the card onto a sheet of black card stock.

I hope that I have inspired you to join in.  Don't forget to add your projects to the Country View Crafts blog.  You may be in with a chance to win a gift voucher to spend in the shop.

Happy crafting!


  1. I love this set too, a brilliant drawing and great for the theme! Your cityscape is gorgeous Miriam!
    Happy New Year!

  2. This is lovely Miriam, I've not seen this stamp before. Have a very Happy New Year, Sue x

  3. You created a wonderful background for the cityscape stamp!!! Happy New Year!!! xx

  4. A lovely scene Miriam, a super inky background. Happy new year! xx

  5. Love it! Well done Mim xx

  6. Beautiful scene, Miriam! Looks like peeking through a iron fence.
    Happy New Year! xx Evelyn

  7. This is lovely ! Great colours ! Happy New Year !
    Corrie x

  8. Beautiful work Miriam! Happy 2019! Hugs rachel x

  9. That's a great colour combination, and works brilliantly with the cityscape stamp - a foggy day with shafts of sunlight breaking through - magical!
    Alison x