Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water!!!!!!

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 40
Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

Talk about a challenge to get you thinking - this one did the trick and another out of the box creation from me hahahaha.

I asked Ike to draw me an image of a gardener for my idea (at the time of writing this post the image is not in the store).  The gardener represents Earth, well what better way to play with the earth than to plant and grow something.  I wonder how many folks have bent over and - woops - a little air pops out giving one the shock of ones life hehehe, well that is exactly what happened to my gardener.  Now for the fire, well that is easy, that methane is flammable as far as I know (but not learnt from experience I should add). What could be handier in a garden than a sprinkler to put out the fire and there we have it Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, an odd take on the challenge theme but I had so much fun :) :) :)

To begin with I made a wee sprinkler out of Sculpie, once it was cooked I coloured it with a silver paint pen and a green Promarker. I do apologies for the blurred pic - got a bit close with the camera as it is so small.
 Next I designed my dp and used a clipped section to add the .png version of the image which I then coloured my image with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.  Other sections of my card were also printed.
To make the smelly wind I cut some thick vellum in the shape of a gust of wind and used some petal dies for the flames which I coloured with Promarkers.
 With the 'hot air' and flames in place I added my sprinkler and used Crystal Stickles to represent the water.  For the hose pipe I used a large green paper clip cut and bent to the size and shape I wanted.
 Inside of card
I mounted my image mat on green card and outlined in green peel off stickers.  The leaves in the background were die cut with Marianne Design Craftables - Branch2 and I used Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and Circles for the sentiment topper.  Finally the text 'You're in your ELEMENTS was added'.  And there we have it, my out of the box creation for this challenge, hope you have had a bit of a giggle :)

  • image - not yet in store
  • colouring medium - Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and Promarkers
  • dies - Marianne Design Craftables - Branch2, Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and Circles
  • from my stash - DP by me, peel off line stickers, Sculpie, paper clip, Crystal Stickles, vellum
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. Oh my goodness! Such fun the sprinkler and hose plus your coloring! Thanks for playing along in W2SB's Challenge #18!

  2. Hahaha - oh my goodness this made me laugh. :D You're so creative!

  3. LOL; I've never seen anything quite like it. Very funny card. Thanks for linking up to LLC's "In the Garden" challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  4. Oh my gosh.... I can't believe you sculpted that little sprinkler! The detail and texture of your card is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By. :)

  5. Beautiful project. Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Blog Challenge.

    Naz xxx

  6. This is definitely a unique card! Thanks so much for playing in our birthday challenge at The Paper Girls!

  7. Awesome card, love the image and all the very unique things on your card, thanks for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the D is for Dudes challenge.

  8. Who doesn't love a great fart card! Buahahaha!! This is brilliant! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  9. Very Unique card. Lots of great little details. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  10. This is inspired and such fun! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  11. This is amazing! What an incredibly unique card. The scene is such fun and the sprinkler is gorgeous. :o) Thank you for sharing your work with us at Live & Love Crafts!

    Hugs and blessings,

  12. Beautiful card, great design and fabulous colours. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  13. This is brilliant! And could not be more appropriate for a masculine Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge. Thanks for joining us!

  14. Brilliant take on that theme, love your fab & fun card! Thanks for joining us over at Oddball Art this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  15. Ha ha ha ha ha ha LOVE your take on the elements!
    Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our "D is for Dudes" challenge!!

  16. HA HA HA OMG you have a great sense of humor! Nice job!! Thank you so much for joining our "Masculine" challenge this month at Southern Ridge Trading Company! Hope to see you back!

  17. wow labour intensive and so effective! Thanks for playing along with our PaperGirls birthday challenge!


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