Wednesday 1 April 2020

Country View Crafts Challenges - Animal Magic

Happy April.

I know that life has been a bit crazy of late - the whole world has been impacted by Covid-19 and everyone has had to adjust.

Hopefully you have all been finding sanctuary through craft.  I know that it helps my anxiety greatly.

April's challenge over at Country View Crafts Challenges is Animal Magic.  Here is my first project.

I didn't take any photos as I was creating my project unfortunately, but I can talk you through how I created this card.

Firstly, I stencilled walnut stain distress ink through the Tim Holtz Decayed stencil.  I thought this stencil was perfect as it looks a little like the markings on a giraffe.

I also loved the tone on tone effect in the background.

I stamped the amazing giraffe collage stamp from PaperArtsy onto the stencilled background.

I also stamped this onto a separate sheet of card and painted over using PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic chalk paints.

This was then cut out and mounted over the stamped background.

To finish the panel was mounted onto another panel and a card blank.

This was great fun to make.  I adore the new PaperArtsy Hot Picks stamps too!

Pop over to the Challenge blog to see what the other design team members have created.  And while you are there, I hope that I have inspired you to join in.  Don't forget, you might be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to spend in the shop.

Happy crafting and stay safe!



  1. A fabulous card Miriam. Gorgeous layout and stunning colours. Love it. Xx

  2. Amazing card, dear Miriam! I love the new PaperArtsy stamp and the way you used it!
    Happy April!
    Evelyn xxx

  3. Yes, with this stencil you created an awesome background!!! I love the card monochromatic style!!! Happy April!!!

  4. Fab card Miriam ! Love the giraffe !
    Corrie x

  5. Oh I need to check if I have that Decayed stencil... it does look like the markings of a giraffe! Great card, Miriam. xx

  6. What a fab card Miriam, that stencil is perfect with your image, and give it all such a vintage feel. Take care and have a happy April, Sue xx

  7. What a fab card Miriam, our family especially our son adore giraffes. Stay safe xx