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Monday, 3 September 2018

CCM #217 All Creatures Great and Small

Hi. Hope you can join us over on Crafty Cardmakers today for our latest challenge, All Creatures Great and Small.

217 All Creatures Great and Small

I made my card with one of my favourite ever stamps, Cecil The Cow. I just love his quirky look from his long neck to his dotty boots! I stamped Cecil onto tissue paper and coloured him with various Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers.

My card itself was made with a Tonic die, Bowscale, and the various mats and layers with created with Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Rectangle dies.

The lovely morroccan style background was stamped onto watercolour card with a Hero Arts Studio Calico Stamp, Lattice Background with a versamark pad and embossed with white detail powder from Stampendous. I randomly coloured each of the little patterns with different colours of the Zig Pens and then spritzed heavily with water. Some of it was left to dry reasonably naturally and some of it I went over with a kitchen roll to mop up the excess moisture which had the effect of leaving different gradients of the colours, and of course, some colours intermingled even across the embossed lines.

Cecil was then trimmed out of the tissue paper and stuck down to the background with modpodge. The happy birthday sentiment is a die in my stash, but sadly I cannot remember which one it is!

I am entering Cecil into:-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #18 Anything with a Critter
Always Happy Birthday - Sept: Anything Birthday
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - #206 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - #91 Animals/Birds
Creative Craft Cottage - #110 No Patterned Paper
Heartful Stamping - Anything Goes and A Stamp
House of Cards - Sept: Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It On
Sparkles Monthly - #107 Stamp Your Own Background
Stamping Sensations - Sept: Something Beginning with B (Background stamp and Birthday Card)
Sunny Day Crafting - Aug-Sept: Animal

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  1. Your colouring of the background stamp is superb and the pastel colours look amazing. They also work perfectly with your colouring of the image. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  2. A beautifully designed card in lovely colours, many thanks for joining in with our 'I Spy' theme at Stamping Sensations challenege.

    B x

  3. Such a delightful creation. Love the colours of the background. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  4. Beautiful and colorful background! Cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

  5. A great card, love the image you have used and the wonderful background! Thank you for joining us over at the Sparkles Challenge this month, I do hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky xx

  6. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

  7. What a super colorful card, love the cute cow, it's so joyful with all those colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  8. Hi Lin, gorgeous card, loving the colours and the image is so sweet. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  9. WOW, amazing. So pleased it is on the Crazy critters challenge blog. X

  10. Great Birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday.

  11. Hi Lin!! What a fabulous card!! I love the colours and the cow is such fun and simply gorgeous!! hugs x

  12. Simply beautiful Lin. Love the card. Sorry I am late with my comments. I am just back from holidays. Have a creative week. Judy

  13. Love your card and all the amazing colours, the cow image is hilarious.


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