Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Echoes in my heart

Another month in this already fast flowing year! 
January is already an echo in my heart ....



We have a brand new challenge starting over at Country View Challenges and Sue has presented us with a Time Challenge - create a piece of art or a project in just 30 minutes!

Sadly this will be my last creative project for Country View Challenges as I have decided that the time is right to move on. I have been a member of the team for nearly four years (I joined when CVC was just three months old) and I have enjoyed every minute working alongside some amazingly creative people. But I feel I need space and time to stretch myself and experiment with all the wonderful new products that call to me, along with a desire to extend my flower making.  So I will still be around!

I really love making ATCs and regularly swap them with a small but lovely group of crafters. I love them because they really make you think about your techniques and design given the minimal space available, but it is a lovely opportunity to try out new ideas.




As this one was up against the clock I decided to do some tearing! First some old French book paper with a little stamping with some of my favourite stamps and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.




More tearing - this time tissue tape and more stamping, this time with Antique Linen Distress Ink.




I then had time to cut out this whimsical vintage girl, along with a butterfly.  The stamp was in my stash box .....




.... along with some printed sentiments and of course the all important pearly button!




So there's my 30 minutes of crafting! 

There is no excuse for not joining us in our challenge this month! Just find an enjoyable 30 minutes and create a piece of art or a small project and share it with us. 

For some great inspiration do hop on over to the challenge post to see what my fellow Design Team members have created and of course you will find all the details of the challenge.

I will be back later in the month with a round up of some of my favourite pieces from my time at Country View Challenges.

Have a great week!

Jennie x



12 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Such a gorgeous design and a lovely soft, muted palette. A great make in under 30 minutes xxx

Jane said...

How pretty this is Jennie. I will really miss your lovely work as a teamie over at Country View. Enjoy the next stage of your creative life and see you around in blog land. xxx

Craftyfield said...

Love how you do Vintage with a hint of shabby... it's delicate, feminine, a lovely card Jennie!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Jennie, and perfect for the time challenge. I will miss working with you too, but I will be sure to find you in blogland xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Love this ! It's gorgeous !
Corrie x

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful ATC with a lovely vintage feeling! xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Great tearing, lovely tones and great composition. Love it Jennie, and we will miss you. Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

I love ATCs and this looks fabulous, loving the vintage style. Hope to see you around blog landxx

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Jennie, can't believe you made that in 30 minutes, so many wonderful layers to enjoy! They are going to miss you very much at Country View but wishing you much success and lots of fun in your new endeavours! Deb xo

A Pink said...

Impressive use of just 30 mins producing a gorgeous piece of art , Jennie .
I will definitely miss seeing your CVC posts but wish you many happy days in wherever your creative journey takes you next.
hugs x

Evelyn Walter said...

I love your beautiful and vintage little ATC, dear Jennie! Such a beauty made in only 30 minutes <3. I will miss you in our team, but I´m sure to meet you all around blogland.
Evelyn xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous ATC - love the delicate layers xx