Saturday 12 November 2011

Wild Thing

It's challenge time again and this is my DT card for this weeks
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
the theme this week is
Spots and Stripes.
I have seen this in a different line and gone with animal print spots and stripes. This week I decided to make an eisel card, the Zebra stripe and Giraffe spot papers are from Kanban.

 The main image, an African Safari scene has been water coloured with Tim Holtz distress ink pads to give it a softer colour. I have then stamped part of the image again on to Stampbord. I find it easier to place the stamp on the table and then place the stampbord onto the spot you want to highlight.
The Stampbord has been coloured after stamping with inks and stencil brushes to give a stronger colour.  Then highlights have been scratched along the tree branches and mountains with a small scrapper tool.

I have entered this card into the following challenges;
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Rectangles
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us Challenge - Masculine theme
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Anything Goes with brown


  1. Totally stunning my sister lives in Tanzania, Zanzibar and would adore this
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Hi Janet,
    WOW, this looks fab. What a stunning card. I love how you highlighted part of the image & the colours are wonderful. Have a great weekend.
    Big Hugs,
    Andie xx

  3. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.
    Hugs Liv

  4. Wow Gorgeous card Janet I love how you spotlighted the centre it looks good, and fabulous colouring BTW,
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  5. This is a gorgeous card, so very effective, I love it. Jo

  6. I love this Jan, it looks like a photo, lovely images too.

  7. Superb the image and your colouring is gorgeous...

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  8. Wow - this is fabulous Janet - love your animal print spots & stripes!
    Helen x

  9. Wonderful image, nice design,Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  10. What a stunning piece of work,I love the scene you have created.Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your Passion this

  11. This is very striking, beautifully coloured to.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sonia x

  12. Hi Jan, fabbie card and so Safari!! love it!
    Tamar a

  13. Gorgeous card!! I love that image and your watercoloring is beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
    Tammy :)

  14. Really neat idea! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

  15. This is wonderful with the patterns of paper you've chosen and that giraffe on the base of the card reaching up to the highlighted section for the leaf is fantastic! Great 3D feeling to this safari easel card. :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
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  16. I haven't seen this technique before but it's fab and really makes the image pop. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Laura x


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