Monday, November 27, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #201 Animal Magic

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #201  Animal Magic
Kim is hosting our challenge this fortnight and  her challenge is 'Animal Magic' We would love to see your creations  based on an animal theme. Please make sure that your project has an animal big enough for us to see. We are excluding insects,  so no butterflies, bugs or bee's etc for this challenge.  Your project may still have them but not as your animal.

I choose a swan and her family for my 'animal'. A swan is from  the Kingdom of Animial so I thought it would suffice. Definitely not an insect.

I created the background by sponging  the sky and water with several shades of blue ink
. The swan and family are from a Flourishes stamp set called 'Swan Lake'.   I stamped the top shoreline  with a grass stamp from an old Kitty Kits stamp set and hand drew some of the foliage over the stamped image.  The bottom foliage is stamped from the same  Flourishes 'Swan Lake' stamp set. The leaves in the top left corner are from a Memory Box die set titled 'Fabulous Phlox'. The 'peaceful waters' letters are from an alphabet die set.

Won a Top # Placement at Heartfelt Stamping
Won Draw at Fashionable Stamping

1 .Come and Get It Challenge :Animals
2. Fashionable Stamping Challenge :#129 Nature Random draw winner
3. Stamped Blessings Heartfelt StampinLg Challenge: Anything Goes plus a Stamp Top 3 Pick
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #70 Anything Goes
5. Pile it On:#136: Large Sentiments and /or Things with Wings
6. The Corrosive Challenge:#11 November Anything Goes
7. Scrappers Delight November  2017 Challenge Anything Goes
8. Crafting With Friends Challenge #55 Anything Goes
9. Morgan's Art World #23 Anything Goes
10. QKR Stampede: #271 Anythig Goes


  1. This is lovely, Glenda! I love how swans are so graceful and effortlessly glide in the water. Your swans are gorgeous and your scene is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful week!

  2. So pretty Glenda. Have a creative week. Judy

  3. Lovely card Glenda.
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs Kimx

  4. Gorgeous scene, Glenda! Love the coloring and how you added stamped foliage to the river banks. Exquisite card!

  5. This is absolutely stunning! I'm in awe of your background it looks fabulous and everything is beautifully coloured!

  6. Lovely card Glenda. You could have been in our park as we have a swan family in there. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  7. Glenda, your card is so beautiful. Fabulous scene and your coloring is awesome.Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  8. A really lovely card Glenda!! Such a beautiful scene you have created here!! Love it!! hugs xx

  9. Oh, my, this is such a stunning scene! I especially like thelook you created with the water. Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede weekly "anything goes" challenge. Dorothy S, DT member

  10. What a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Helen DT

  11. Beautiful scene. I love the darkening sky. The scene is beautifully colored. SO glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. Sorry, I wrote Die Cut Divas. Your entry is for Morgan's ArtWorld.

  13. What a stunning scene and beautiful swan! Hugs, Autumn

  14. ooooh, how beautiful, Glenda - and such amazing coloring. The peaceful sentiment makes our card even more serene, if that is possible with your gorgeous image and design. Beautiful! hugs, de

  15. Love everything about your card Glenda and your sky (sponging) is gorgeous! We have to do more of that on Fridays!

  16. Hi Glenda,lovely to see your comment on my blog,thank you.I love your card so serene.Swans are so graceful aren't they such beautiful creatures.xx

  17. This card is quite lovely (and oh so peaceful!). Thanks for visiting my challenge this week and congrats on making Top 3 over at heARTful stamping challenge!

  18. What a lovely scene! We are always happy to see your work at the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

  19. What a lovely scene... the card is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

  20. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x