Friday 1 April 2016

Spring, #38 Hazel

Hello, and lets hope that the new Countryview crafts topic has encouraged our weather to join in!
This is my first Design Team piece of work and I am both humbled and honoured to be on board!

As soon as the topic of Spring was suggested, my thoughts turned to the garden and new growth!
Fresh greens and yellows were an obvious choice!

I began with a deep canvas 8x8, and covered the sides and the front with some linen look paper from a Finnabair pad. I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Next, I mixed some Grungepaste with Paperartsy fresco paint Chartreuse, and applied it with a palette  knife through a Lin Brown stencil. I stencilled leaves and words onto the canvas.

Then I die cut some lace using Tim Holtz's new die.....loving it, and distressed the edges with some distress inks. I stamped a sentiment from Lin Browns new stamps onto tissue and glued that down. I added some dimension to the leaves by applying some Treasure Gold with a brush.

Next, using Tim Holtz's new Doily die, and his Tattered floral die, I created some flowers using tissue, corrugated card and printed papers.

Here it is, all assembled, with a little treasure gold applied to the edges too, to finish it off!
So, come on Spring, give us your splendour!

You can see all of the Spring creations over on the CVC blog!


  1. Beautiful spring canvas, Hazel! I love that you stenciled the sides too! Warm welcome to the CVC team!

  2. Love your gorgeous canvas...Welcome to the

  3. Beautiful canvas Hazel and I love how you have incorporated all the different dies and varied the materials used to create the stunning flowers. So pretty shades of green and yellow too!

    Congratulations on joining the CVC team, my favourite retailer!

    Lesley Xx

  4. Congratulations, Hazel! What a great start! I love the textures and freshness of the colours on this canvas. It truly evokes the springtime when green shoots appear every day - and - guess what - today here the sun is shining! xx

  5. Fabulous spring canvas Hazel! Gorgeous colours and textures and what a inspiration to use the doilies with the tattered florals to make your flowers. All just stunning. Congratulations on joining us here at Country View Challenges - so lovely to have you on the team. Have a lovely weekend. Jennie x

  6. You'll feel like a pro in no time Hazel! Love how you constructed the flowers with some translucent layers. Like you I love the latest TH lacy dies (on my wish list...)

  7. Hi Hazel from a fellow newbie. Everything linked up for your post perfectly and what a gorgeous canvas you made. Such lovely spring colours and layers. Beautiful work x

  8. This is really lovely Hazel, your dies are fab. Great to have you on the team, and have a fun weekend. Sue xx

  9. What a gorgeous springtime canvas, Hazel - it's absolutely brilliant to have you on board at CVC!
    Alison x

  10. This is utterly gorgeous Hazel, I adore the beautiful flowers and fabulous design, it's wonderfully creative and inspirational. So pleased you have joined the CVC team and I'm looking forward to seeing future projects from you.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  11. Love all those fresh greens! Great project Hazel !
    I am happy to be on this team too !
    Corrie x

  12. Your canvas is absolutely wonderful, Hazel! I love the fresh green and your creative work with dies.
    Looking forward to having a good time with you in the Design Team =)
    xx Evelyn

  13. Love love love your canvass Hazel, a gorgeous Spring creation. So pleased to see here on the team too. Hugs Debs xx

  14. Congrats on joining the CVC team - this is so fresh and clean looking - can't wait to see more xx

  15. Sorry so late with my visits! This is gorgeous Hazel - so elegant. Lovely to have you join us on the CVC team xx

  16. Gorgeous canvas and how brilliant to combine the doily and tatttered florals to make your beautiful flowers, love it! Congratulations on being chosen for the Country View Crafts DT! Deb xo

  17. Just saw your comment over at mine - sorry to have pre-empted your underwater fishy idea!! That shouldn't stop you though...

  18. Great debut piece and congratulations Hazel, they're lucky to have you! Ruth x