It's Blog Hop time at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog--it's our Summer Blog Hop. The DT gals have been busy creating 'summer themed' projects. Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to find out how you can join in the fun to win a Surprise Package from Magnolia-licious.
If you're already taking part in this blog hop and have come here from the super talented Jane's blog then you're in the right track. If not, then you may want to start at the beginning--or in case you get lost along the way--here's a list of the participants in blog hop order:
We have an annual summer event here where I live, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE for short). It's our summer fair--a combination of exhibits, food, entertainment and playland (rides, rollercoaster, games, etc.). I haven't been there for a while--a looong while...hee hee--but I remember that as part of their Agriculture exhibit, they have a children's animal farm or petting zoo where little kids can look at and sometime mingle with baby farm animals--my fave was those adorable yellow baby chicks!
And so...this project is inspired by that fun place.
Yes, yes, I know...not all of the animals are baby animals, but I have to make do with what I have, so just pretend...okay?
Can't tell you how long this took me to do...in total. I did things a bit at a time. Involves a LOT of surfing on the internet trying to figure out what everything should look like and how to make them.
This weathervane alone took me half a day to make...phew! I used black cardstock, bamboo skewers and black marker to colour all the bamboo pieces black.
The fence were made of popsicle sticks.
There's a bale of hay against the barn--can you see it? I used ratafia for it.
I thought this project was perfect for showcasing some of the new stamps from the just-released Magnolia stamp collection, the Animals of the Year Collection 2014:
- Tilda With Elsie the Lamb
- Tilda With Cockadoodledoo the Rooster
- Tilda With Inez the Bunny
- Tilda With Nestor the Bull
Of course, the stamps for all these adorable images are available at Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store, where you can find other equally adorable full-size and mini Magnolia stamps. And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you. Also available are stamps from Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studios, Penny Black and Candibeans. Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia Doohickey.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and as an added bonus, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases. Sweet!
My Time To Craft Challenge #250 - No Design Papers
A Little Bit Crafty June Challenge - Child's Play
Stamping Sensations June Challenge - Animal Antics
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge 2 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #233 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #6 - Use a stamped or digi image
613 Avenue Create Challenge #74 - Anything Goes w/optional Make Something for Yourself
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #70 - Let's hear it for the girls!
Craftitude Challenge #66 - Pop It Up!
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #21 - Four Legged Friends
Now to continue on with the Blog Hop, hop to the next blog which belongs to the fabulous Chris.
Thanks for stopping by. Your visit is always very much appreciated. Enjoy today and have a fabulous week!
Materials and Tools Used:
Dies: Memory Box 98155 Arboscello Tree and 98796 Grand Alder Tree; Crealies Creative Shapes No. 20 (for the weathervane); Joy! Crafts 6003/0015 flourishes (for the weathervane)
Miscellaneous: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Martha Stewart Fennel Flocking Powder; Flower Soft Christmas Green; ratafia from my stash
Colouring medium: Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils