Tuesday, 15 June 2021

100 years of ageing

We are halfway through June and only 2 weeks left to enter our Country View Challenge and special blog hop. The theme is "100", taking inspiration from one of the DT makes, such as a colour scheme, technique, design idea, stamp or die motif. Don't forget to include  100 (or One Hundred) and to specify in your post which member of the Design Team's project inspired you.
Fo my second inspiration make I created a tag with an aged look

I prepared my base with Gesso and applied a layer of Vanilla with Pumpkin soup Fresco paints.  Then I added grunge with Distress Oxides spray in Walnut stain.
I stencilled Grunge paste mixed with a bit of DecoArt Mixed Media in Burnt umber acrylic paint with the  Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Set #39.
Finally a few drops of Distress Oxides in Patina, sprayed with water add a touch of "copper rust".

Pieces of Tim Holtz Tissue tape and AALL & Create Washi Tape #13 - Fasteners by Bipasha, and a die-cut frame back my focal point, a moulded figure head (Prima Imaginarium Fairy garden mould). I aged the plaster by spraying with the Distress Oxides spray in Walnut stain and rubbing off the top layer with a tissue.

And finally the "100" spelt out with rub-ons, and which, in mind, stands for how long this piece has been suffering the effects of time and weather. 

I hope I will inspire one of your entry in our June Country View Challenge. If you do enter the challenge you will have a chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop. You may also have another chance at winning a voucher by commenting on the blog post and the DT posts. 

Thanks for coming by,


  1. A lovely aged vintage feel Christine and what a super idea for a theme, must remember that one.

    B x

  2. This is fabulous Crafty, I really like the fairy mould and how you've aged her. Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. You asked how I would bind my covers to my album. I would either do a concertina binding, or more probably, just keep everything loose leaf and hold together with 2 or 3 bookrings. Have a great week, Sue x

  3. This tag is just awesome!!! Beautifully grungy and vintage!!! I also love the colours and the textures!!! Have a happy half June :-)

  4. Love alll the patterns and textures in such a small area. Plenty to draw the eye in. xx

  5. Such an amazing tag! I love the Steampunk look and feel that you created, it's a wonderful way to celebrate the 100th challenge at CVC 😁. Happy wishes! Hugs, Jo x