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Friday, 1 May 2015

together is the best place to be for Country View Crafts.

Well new month , new challenge for Country View Crafts and a bus day for me with a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey too...if you would like to see me spring colours piece for that please see here. Now the new theme for Country View Crafts is Simply Scenic and has me really scratching my head... so here is what I decided upon in the end...

I started by covering a square of mdf and about creating my background with Tim Holtz paper, distress paint and then some decoart crackle paste through Tim Holtz new brick work stencil.

Here is how it looked once the wonderful crackle has done its thing...I added some tissue tape from the new release to add some detail to the background and give a start to my scene building!

Now for the details, I love making little houses and loved the look of this new die from Stephanie Ackerman . I die cut them from some of my favourite Tim Holtz papers and mixed and matched the houses .

I stuck with neutrals and added plenty of idea-ology to add details to all the houses..

Just love this ephemera pointy finger!

plenty more idea-ology...

And here is the finished piece, I added a small talk sticker , cut into pieces .

So hope you will find time to pop over and see all the scenic pieces, and remember you have a whole month to join in the fun...! plenty of time to have a play.

I had my DT piece for A Vintage Journey go up earlier and if you have time I would love you to hop here and have a look.

keep those fingers inky!
trace x


  1. A terrific scene you created with simple shapes made so interesting.

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. a very clever piece Trace - love it - big hugs rachel x

  3. This is fabulous Trace!! I love how you built the houses and the touch of crackled bricks in the background is such a wonderful bit of texture! Love the vintage neutral tones too! Amazing scene! hugs :)

  4. I love how you created this scene, and the embellishments used xx

  5. Fabulous Trace, love your gorgeous houses and the mixed media background is stunning too! Altogether just a wonderful scene!!

  6. Hello Trace,
    Love this, the palette is muted but your texture sings and your elements finish the design beautifully.

  7. Such a clever idea for creating a scene Trace! Love it. Jenny x

  8. Love the neutral tones of this piece n that crackle paste is the Biz! The ideology accents works so well too . A perfect gift for a 'New home' Hugs x

  9. A fabulous take on the theme Trace! I always love your colour pallete and your houses look wonderful on the textured background. Love it! Jennie x

  10. This is a wonderful piece, I love the look of the crackle and the sentiment is so perfect for the houses. Love that vintage look.

  11. Another fab project and an unusual take on the challenge which certainly had me scratching my head too xx GailT xx

  12. What a great interpretation of the CVC theme, love your whimsical little houses and the quote is perfect Trace, wonderful piece!

  13. This is lovely! I like your color world a lot, it's very serene.

  14. Absolutely love your take on the scenic theme, and your gorgeous natural neutrals - this really appeals to me - just lovely!
    Alison xx

  15. Oh my word this is way too cool - I dont even have a favourite bit, I loved everything about it!

  16. This is so clever Trace. Must take a look at that Stephanie Ackerman die too! Jenny x


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