' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Eventful Journey

Monday 1 May 2023

Eventful Journey

Happy 1st of May! 
For those of us having a bank holiday it might be the opportunity to fit in more crafting in the week and maybe enter our new Country View Challenge, hosted this month by Monika
She has chosen "Vehicles" as the theme and my first project features an old car:


I made the background with several layers of acrylic paint (a mix of PaperArtsy and Cosmic Shimmer matt paints) using a brayer and Distress foam. I added a brick wall (from Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencil Set 28) and splodges (fromTim Holtz Mini Layering Stencil Set 43). 

I stamped the old car image (from the Stampers Anonymous set CMS021) in black Versafine. Sadly I lost some of the detail of the stamp because of the texture of the paper... hey ho as Tim (Holtz) says "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit". 
 I didn't and I hope you won't either! 

Talking of accidents... I had a major one with a bottle of Nuvo Drops (A Tonic Studio product). Even though the bottle was almost unused the product had dried at the top and couldn't come out of the very small opening. But I was on a mission, so I squeezed and I squeezed... lo and behold the bottle exploded, propulsing paste on the walls, table and even my hair. You've been warned...

I did save the little blob I had planned to add to my left hand corner wheel but the rest of the (broken) bottle went into the bin.

I added the cogs from the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Bigz L die - Mechanicals (665225) and the words from the Sizzix Thinlits Adventure Words set by Tim Holtz as embellishments.

The sentiment is also from the CMS021 stamp set.

Plenty of inspiration on the blog from my teamies so I hope you will join us and link your Vehicle projects to the Country View Challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop. 

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield     I am entering the SSS Wednesday challenge


  1. I bet this one was fun to make with all the inkiness Christine, great take on the theme.

    B x

  2. Such a fabulous project! That old car image looks perfect with the stenciled background and I love the shading around the edges 😊. Oh no, that bottle explosion sounds so messy, I hope you managed to get it off the walls and from your hair - yuk! Take care and wishing you a happy and explosion free May (smile!). Hugs, Jo x

  3. Great project Christine ! Sorry to hear about your explosive day! :) Have a very happy May ! X

  4. Great masculine project, Christine! I love the colours and the gears! Have a happy May! xx

  5. This is fabulous Christine, I believe I have this as a wooden stamp so you can tell how old it is! I hope you're all cleaned up now lol. Take care and have a very happy May, Sue xx

  6. Great card, Christine, despite the missing parts - so you have to look more intensively ;)
    Have a happy May!

  7. Chouette aussi !! J'aime bien l'effet nuageux autour du mur de briques, que tu as obtenu en jouant avec des couches d'acryliques.

  8. It's a great card. Only a veteran crafter would scrape the exploding paste out of their hair to finish the project! ;-)