Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Craft-Room Challenge, Forest Friends


We had a great number of entries for out last challenge, unfortunately more or less 50% did not qualify. Mostly it seems to be an issue about the number of challenges entered but with some there were also our other rules that were really being adhered to.  Please read the rules folks we are telling each other and ignoring those entries that are ineligible.

Moan over, we have a new challenge for the next 2 weeks at Craft-Room Challenge, our host is Amber and her theme is Forest Friends.

Amber says "I have picked the theme of "Forest Friends".  I love forest creatures!  You can include any of them in your project, but I ask that they be one of the focal points and not just a "token gesture".  Please check out the New Pesky Rules to ensure that your entry/post qualifies to be in with a chance of winning."

Our sponsor for the challenge is Tando Creative, you know they send really nice goodies to our winners.


With this colourful time of year and this fab theme I have chosen to create a mix media canvas as my sample.   The canvas is 12" x 9" initially painted with watercolours two trees added with stencils and embossing paste.   When that was dry the trees were given definition with ProMarkers.   Glimmer Mists  more watercolours and stamps built up the scene.    The silhouette birds are felt iron appliqué fixed here with glue with the suggestion of a tree trunk on the edge.   The deer trotting through the woodland is a Tando Creative rain deer also coloured with ProMarkers.

I've mentioned our rules and I always look to respect those of other challenges, with this in mind I am entering my canvas into

Fantasy Stampers - Autumn Colours
Animal Friends - Golden Autumn
Stampinback - Anything but CAS (rubber stamps used 2 trees and flock of birds)
Simply Create Too - Fall/Autumn

and then I learnt of The Mirror Crack'd a new monthly mixed media challenge with the theme of Anything Goes.


  1. Very beautiful images on this Zoe and the background is terrific

    Love Chrissie x

  2. A stunning canvas Zoe, the background colours are lovely and the deer is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. Fabulous canvas, so beautiful details and textures;-))m

  4. Charming card! I love the soft colors, and the blowing leaves and deer look so joyful! Thanks for joining my Autumn challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com.

  5. Thank you for sharing your artwork with us at the stampinback Challenge.

  6. Zoe: Pretty autumn card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Simply Create Too's "Fall Challenge #70.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  7. This is such a beautiful canvas Zoe! I love the beautiful painted sky and trees. Perfect for the Forest Friends theme!

  8. Zoe, another fab creation love the sky especially, Debi xxx

  9. this is such a fab creation
    thank you for joining in the challenge at fantasy stampers
    Debbi DT x

  10. What a lovely canvas! I love the colours.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

  11. Great Bg you have created in the pastels, and it looks gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at CVC this month.

  12. Terrific canvas. I love the use of stencils to create the trees and all the dimension you have given this woodsy piece. Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd.

  13. Hi Zoe, loving the canvas, gorgeous delicate colours and detail.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Mirror Crack'd.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  14. Wow Zoe what a gorgeous canvas. Your stag looks like king of all her surveys and it has a soft warm feel to the colours.

    Thanks so much for joining in and supporting our first ever challenge.

    The Mirror Crack'd

  15. What a beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.


  16. This is a fabolous canvas! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous design on The Mirror Crack'd Challenge Blog. Have a nice day, Susanne.

  17. Love all the different depths to your canvas, Zoe - thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers for our 'Autumn Colours' challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx


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