Thursday, 15 May 2014

Nothing like an African Sunset

Ever since a child I had wanted to visit Africa, I have always been fascinated with the animals, the culture, the music, the people and everything else this amazing continent has to offer. When I finally got to travel through South Africa, Zanzibar and Kenya it was like a dream come true. Whilst on Safari in South Africa I nearly got us all killed, as soon as I saw the first elephant in it's natural habitat I stood up in the open truck to take my photo and as soon as I did this the elephant came charging after the truck, the driver had to speed off hell for leather. I was so excited about seeing the elephant that I didn't hear the driver's warning about not standing up. Although I nearly caused a serious accident I did manage to  get a really good photo of the elephant that I will always treasure.

This card was inspired by my love of Africa. For this card I used a free image of an African sunset that I printed on my PC. The elephant is a Kaisercraft wooden embellishment from my stash that I coloured in black and stuck to the background using self adhesive dimensional foam dots. For the twine border I cut out two thin strips of cardstock onto which I adhered the twine with double sided tape, I then cut the edges of the twine with a metal ruler and craft knife to neaten up. 

Crazy for CAS-Ribbon and or twine
Created with love challenges-For the love of critters
Savvy handmade cards-Zoo animals
Stamping sensations-Anything goes
Artistic inspirations-Anything goes
Bombshell stamps-It's hip to be square, my card is square
Crafty girls challenges-Anything goes
Country view challenges-Nature's glories
Word art Wednesday-Anything goes
Dream valley-Anything goes
The Kraftyhands Challenge blog-Anything goes
Through the craft room door-Anything goes
Card and scrap-Use image

I encourage you to check out all the challenges I have entered and join in the fun and please don't hesitate to tell me about any challenges you think I might be interested in :)

I am also the guest designer this month at Tuesday Throwdown  check out their current Spring Blossoms challenge here, you have until the 20th of May to enter. 


Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful card Susan, great colors and who doesn't love elephants?

Andrea W said...

Your card is absolutely terrific! I love the added twine and elephant scene. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

Karen Letchworth said...

Another lovely creation, Susan. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful art in our challenges. I'm SO grateful for the art you share with us. May God bless your week.
Word Art Wednesday

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! Love the twine too!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is amazing. I just love the sunset background and the elephant silhouetted in front.

brenda said...

The colours make for a really dramatic card Susan.

Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Jeanette58 said...

Amazing card and stunning sunset, thank you for joining us over at the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge. Xx

Sandra said...

this is beautiful!! I love it!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Anita's blog said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. It's amazing. Thanks for joining CFC.

Karon said...

WOW - stunning sunset - fabulous!

mixamatoasties said...


Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley.


mixamatoasties said...


Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley.


Kim said...

Wow! Gorgeous and stunning card!

Thanks for playing along with Bombshell Stamps May Pin-Up Challenge!

Desire Fourie said...

So true, our African sunsets are just breathtaking.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

anja curvers said...

Such a great card. Thanks for joining us over at CFC.