Monday, June 02, 2014

Children's Animal Farm - Magnolia-licious Summer Blog Hop

Hello.  Oh wow, it's June already!  Happy June everybody.

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:

First, a bit of explanation about my project and how it ties in with the summer theme for me.
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 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 raffia 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 StampsWild Rose StudiosPenny Black and Candibeans.  Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia 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!

Challenges for this project:
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  


Tamara said...

Hi Norma!
What a lovely and creative project. I would love to have this Tilda's farm to look at every day. ;)

The Craft Bucket said...

Wow, wow, wow love it & very inventive. Gorgeous Tilda's as ever too! Off hopping, Jane x

Scrapcat 1 said...

wow this is amazing I love it :D

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh My Goodness this is amazing, what a stunning piece of art. I could look at all the bits for ages. Thank you for sharing with us on My Time to Craft this week, Love Hazelxxo

JenniferD said...

This is just Awesome! Loooooove every Little Maggie in the Farmyard!

Mojca said...

oh my this is so very gorgeous Norma! Really cute! hugs! Mojca

Gemma said...

Wow what a fantastic project it's so cute a lot of work has gone into it.
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi on your project challenge #5
Good luck
Gemma xx

Dena said...

You are one talented gal, my friend! This is ADORABLE! I so wish I could color like you with the markers! Gorgeous work!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Christine Dol said...

Norma...your truly amazing! This is adorable! You think of every single detail! Absolute perfection! I would love to have this to look at everyday!

Louise said...

Wow!!! Totally awesome creations. Fabulous design Norma, I love it..
hugs Louise

Beth Brovold said...

WOW WOW WOW Norma!!! I LOVE THIS BARN SCENE!!! You do know that you are responsible for my Tilda Town obsession!!! This is FABULOUS...makes makes me want to go right to the craft room and start the next Tilda Town piece!! Take care,

Scrapthat said...

Totally Adorable!!

Suzi Mac said...

Wow!! Norma!! way to go girl, what a phenomenal project this is. You are so creative. Hugs Suzi x

Unknown said...

I saw this in our link up at The Squirrel and The Fox and I had to take a closer look. This is FABULOUS!!! Your attention to detail and coloring are superb. Such a happy project to share with everyone, thank you!!! xx

Solange Barreto said...

Amo o que você fez, adorável, maravilhoso. Beijo.

Sarah - Crea S said...

Wow Norma! What an awesome creation! This is such a clever idea! Hugs,

Barb Hardeman said...

THUD!!! That's the sound of my jaw hitting the floor! I'm speechless! There just aren't enough words in my vocabulary to express my utter awe at this project. PERFECT! Okay there's one, and how about, SENSATIONAL, FABULOUS, OVER THE TOP, OUTRAGEOUSLY CREATIVE! Okay I need pick my jaw off the floor because I'm drooling all over the keyboard...KUDOS my friend, Barb

Céline said...

so fantastic project Norma !!!

Nancy said...

Absolutely wonderful and my list of stamps to order next has just grown by most of what you show here. Your attention to detail is just amazing. Fabulous creation. Thanks for sharing it with us, and for sharing the "recipe" too.

Melanie Smith said...

I think my jaw just hit the floor...this is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! It is down right adorable. WOW!

suzanne2 said...

wow Norma you never cease to amaze me! this is absolutely stunning.

Lamanuelle said...

Absolument superbe cette scène, bises Nadine

Danielle said...

What a fun and creative project! I love it all!

Cathy Lee said...

OMWord, Norma. This is fabulous. Can't wait to show my grandson. He is crazy about farms, animals and the big equipment of course. Adorable Magnolias and they just work so perfectly in your project.

Sonia said...

Super Wow Norma!
Very creative and amazing project.
Love all the Magnolias stamps you used.
-Sonia **Sony**

New Creations said...

A perfect farm scene!! You do amazing colouring and I am always inspired by your awesome projects!! Love the trees.

Fibul ( said...

It's so lovely.... Perfect :)


Angela said...

Wow, what an amazing project...beautifully done!

Mayumi said...

Amazing project with all this little cute girls. Love the idea and the dimension you give it.

Kathy Gerace said...

Another over-the-top Norma project! What a delightful scene you've created this time. I just love the whole thing. Makes me wish I lived on that farm! Wonderful job coloring all those images. If you need someone to send it to, please remember me!!
Hugs, Kathy

Suzanne J Dean said...

OMGosh..I don't have enough words..well yes I do LOL! Its over the top, fabulously, gorgeous, cheery, happy, stupendous...I LOVE IT!!! Every bit of it is fabulous Norma..I have a thing for red barns and farm animals so this would look lovely in my home hahaha! What a brilliant work of art!


Daimar Sanchez said...

Hermoso trabajo cada día me asombro mas con los hermosos proyectos que realiza...Felicitaciones, un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela.


Wow Norma fabulous and fantastic !! thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

Karen said...

I love this! Everything about it is just perfect!!!

lovecraftingpaper said...

I can't believe what I see! This is one of the most beautiful projects I have ever seen!

Mariangela ;-)

Francesca said...

Stunning creation, such wonderful details, Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

Francesca x

Martina said...

Holy smoke! What a project! And it is just breath-taking!!!!! Wow! I simply LOVE it!!

NPurdum56 said...

What a great project! Perfect stamps for a perfect scene! Cute, Cute, Cute!!! :) Nancee

Karen said...

Norma, your projects are always awesome! Each image is colored beautifully.


Laura said...

This is just incredible Norma! Your creativity knows no bounds and your work is always so inspiring.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Norma; this is stunning! I am in awe of your creativity! I would not know how to begin something like this. I love your creation! It is incredible.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog.

Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria DT

Anne said...

wow, such a fun farm scene! Gorgeous work!

Hugs, Anne.

Unknown said...

Wow, what a wonderful scene. Your attention to detail is amazing, I love the weather vane!

Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.

Emma x

Helen said...

This is stunning - such an amazing creation and so many great details.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x

Elizabeth said...

Woah, Norma! This is amazing! I love your work, and I always look forward to visiting and being inspired by your amazing creations. This is no exception! So creative! I'm in love with this! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful summer! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Eret said...

Amazing project, Norma! Love all those stunning details. Your weathervane and bale of hay are awesome. I also love the how you made the ground. Magnificent project!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join with us again.
Eret x

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