Sunday, 1 May 2016

May Challenge & Blog Hop - Use A Stencil

Welcome to our May Use A Stencil Blog Hop

We are running our usual Challenge and would still love to see your linked entries to be entered for our £20 voucher but as an added extra throughout May you can also enter our Blog Hop. You will need to be a follower of Country View Challenges and to hop all the way through and visit and leave comments on each Designer's blog in order to be in with a chance to win a Sizzix BigShot Machine & Die Bundle. We hope you enjoy hopping and be inspired by their creations. We will be pulling the Random winners at the beginning of our June Challenge. There are 2 Linkies below, 1 to enter the Big Shot Bundle and 1 to enter the Use A Stencil Challenge

Here is the full May Blog Hop list


So hop on over to Christine's 1st Project - Use A Stencil

It was my turn this month to choose the challenge theme and I decided to stick with what Alison (Butterfly) had chosen before stepping down. Stencils... a licence to play isn't it!
I certainly played extensively in the making of this tag, with lots of DIY stencils as well as bought ones. Do come over to my blog for a picture loaded post that reveals all...

This theme couldn't be more perfect for me as I LOVE stencils! For my first project this month I was more restrained than usual and added stencilled bullrushes in the background (highlighted with watercolour pencils) and some stencilled arrows. The whole background has about 20 layers of paint and Infusions on it and I love it! 

I had some fun in my art journal using a number of stencils with Distress Inks and Texture Paste. It was an adventure with no initial plan - hence the title! I have a step by step on my blog if you would like to see more.

I had lots of fun using a couple of stencils to make this card for this months challenge - I have a short step by step over at my blog here. Please pop along if you would like to see how I made this.

I'm a big fan of stencils so this was a really fun challenge for me. More details and photographs can be found on my blog Sue The Iron x

The theme of the May challenge seems just chosen for me! I admit - I´m addicted to stencils! They are so versatile to use and I love to work with them. For my card I used several stencils in different ways. If you want to see what I did, please visit my blog!
Thank you and come back at the middle of the month for my second project.

Hello to you all, wow !!!  May already where is this year going ?.  
I am sharing a card today where I have used stencils in my background.
As always you can get more details from my blog

Addicted to Art - Layering Stencils and Wildflower Die
I do love my layering stencils so decided to make a few cards with differing techniques. For details of the techniques please hop over to Addicted to Art.

For our May Challenge - Use a stencil - I created a mixed media canvas in coffee theme. I mostly used dies and stamps by Tim Holtz, except the stencil which was a 12x12 striped stencil. For more details, please visit my blog. Thank you!

It's May everybody! How exciting! Lighter evenings, warmer days, we hope, and more ideas here on Country View Crafts. 
Darcy's new stencils have wavy and jagged edges, which inspired me to create a sunset! If you would like more detail on how I created this, then pop over to my blog.

Stencils and texture paste are just my go to technique when wanting to create some dimension on a project and I used it on the background of this notebook cover. As always more details and photographs of the process steps can be found over at Bumblebees and Butterflies.

Hello everyone !
Can you believe it is May already ! Time flies when you are having fun, and fun I had making this postcard for Christine's fabulous challenge of using a stencil. I hope it will give you some inspiration to play along with us !!! There is a brief explanation on my blog about how to make this. You will find my blog HERE.
I will be back towards the end of the month with another project. Hope to see you again ! Corrie x
What a great May challenge this is for me as I love using stencils in my crafting. My only problem was choosing which of the dozens I own to use! I made a card for an upcoming  May wedding in very vibrant spring colours. I have a step by step over on my blog for you to see how I put this together here. Please pop on over, a warm welcome awaits you.

So it's over to you now, create your project and link it below
And don't forget to come back throughout May for more inspiration

Susan and the CVC team xxx