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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

30 Minute Challenge !!!!

The current challenge this month over at Country View Challenge is Time challenge 30 minutes or under.

Here is my make..

Kitchen timer set and off we go!!. I have this tag that I had a plan with some die cut pipe work.. I started off with a mixture of white gesso and Fresco Chalk paint in Inky Pool, applied with a brayer..

Whilst this was drying I die cut my pipework and used the wet paint as a glue. I ended up with paint all over my fingers, so I smudged this on the tag!!

My original plan was to cut several lengths of wool, soak in paint and attach to the tag, when I reached onto the shelf to get some tubes of Pebeo Dyna paint, my arm caught a pot of paint. I just caught it before it fell on the floor, when I put this back on the shelf the label was facing me. It was Indigo Blu called Banana Custard. The word Custard caught my imagination, I changed my plan and decided to have custard coming out of my pipe work!!!

I like apple pie and custard, so I drew a very quick sketch...

By the time I had faffed with all of this, I checked the kitchen timer, 5 mins to go !!!!. So I quickly coloured in the pipes with a alcohol marker and some silver Pebeo Dyna Paint and some Copper Dyna paint and the timer went off.....

Great fun, Don't forget to take part, £20 voucher to spend....


  1. This is brilliant Bryan, I love the way your mind works and your tag is great fun! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at Country View Crafts and have a great week. Sue xx

  2. Loving the spontaneity Bryan. It's great fun and a custard tap is good for me!

  3. Ah... custard on tap, now that would be a dream come true! Love the imagination that went into this make, thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

  4. Fabulous idea and fun project Bryan!! I love apple pie and custard also. xx

  5. Hi Bryan, thanks for the visit to mine, thought I'd pop over and see what you are up to and pleased I did this is such a fun piece. I would quite like a custard tap Lol! Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  6. Hope you don't mind Lol! Just joined your followers X

  7. lots of fun - love your tag and thanks for joining us at CVC! Rachelx

  8. Bryan,
    This is pretty cool only having 30 minutes would drive me crazy. you did a wonderful job and where did you get that pipe die?

    1. Hi Colleen, Thanks for your comment, the die is from Sheena Douglass