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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mother Nature Visits Ike's World Challenge Blog

Today, I created my DT project for Ike's World Challenge Blog. While the challenges are ANYTHING GOES, there is (almost) always an OPTIONAL theme, and this fortnight the challenge is Nature.
I was stumped for inspiration on the optional theme of nature until I was browsing the store at Ike's Art and found these fun animal silhouettes. The set is called African Animal Silhouettes. I thought they would make perfect "pages" for a child's picture book.
Each letter represents an animal. Unfortunately, I can't finish my picture book for my newest grandson, Jonny. I have to wait until Ike draws more animals for me to use!
I did manage to use six of the eight animal silhouettes in the set. But that's okay, my grandson is only 18 months old, so I have time. His second birthday is in August.
After choosing my background papers, I printed and then laminated each image, making sure to round the corners so my little man won't cut himself on the sharp corners.
I then hole-punched the corner of each so that I can string them all on a large jump ring. I'll tie on colorful fibers and ribbons as I create more pages. It has to be large as there are 26 letters in the alphabet!! LOL

For now, my little Fox is guarding the pages I was able to finish. Until I get more images to play with, why don't you join the newest challenge at Ike's World Challenge Blog for your chance to win free digis from the store?? I can't wait to see what you create!
Challenges I am Entering:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Critters
Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
AllSorts - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Less Is More - Alphabet
My Time to Craft - Anything BUT a Card
Alphabet Challenges - Y is for You Choose
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes


ike said...

These are just gorgeous - what a fabulous idea. :-) Thank you for making this for me at IWC.

IKE xx

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Susan said...

These cards are terrific. Thanks for sharing at CAS on Sunday!

Wendy L said...

Amazing set of cards, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx
And at Crafty Friends too, xxx

Kathyk said...

A fantastic idea and beautifully done too


Esther said...

What a brilliant idea! I love the impact of the inked backgrounds and animal silhouettes, and it's a great idea to laminate them for protection and round the corners for his protection! Good luck with getting a full set for his birthday :) As a clean and simple challenge, a little more empty space would be ideal, and we have a limit of 5 challenge entries including our own, but I'm so glad you shared these anyway because they're absolutely stunning <3 Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Eye-catching, fun and fabulous designs here and brilliant idea for our alphabet challenge. Sadly as Esther pointed out we do like to see more clean empty space on our CAS cards and we do have a limit of 5 challenge link ups. Great to see you sharing these with us though and hope you'll come back and play again sometime. Sarah

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time. Good luck!
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Helene E said...

Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with this lovely creation!

Stamping Bubbles said...

A fantastic idea for your grandson. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs