9.10.17

Woodland Creatures

 Woodland Card
Hi friends, sharing 2 simple scenic window cards I made using Winnie and Walter stencils and dies and Heartfelt creations stamps.
I made 2 variations of the card using Distress Inks  , applying Ranger Multimedium matte over the stencil and sprinkling Distress glitter over the stenciled part to get a subtle shimmer
Stenciling
Added a stamped and water-colored deer family and created a frame over the woodland scene using Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways dies and Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics die.
 Woodland Card
Now a bit about the inspiration behind these cards : We stay in the bustling city of Bangalore in India and since my husband and I are huge nature lovers we love to escape into the lap of nature whenever we get a chance.
Our favorite holiday destination is the forests of Masinagudi in the state of Tamil Nadu....it is I must say the most relaxing place on earth with lush flora and abundant fauna !![Hehe sorry for sounding like an advertisement!!]
Here are some of the beautiful animals we met!
Indian Peacock
          We usually stay at a resort right in the core area of the Tiger reserve and are always blessed to have myriad jungle animals visit us!The peacock is the Indian national bird and Masinagudi abounds in these magnificent creatures! We met this beauty on the roadside and he came right upto the car window to say Hi!!
Spotted Deer
We always see huge families of the Spotted Deer/ Chital deer and no matter how many times I have seen these elegant adorable creatures I can never have enough of their sheer beauty! They are so abundant in Masinagudi that they often come right upto our cottage and peek at us with curious stares!
Spotted Deer
One of the resident species is this beautiful woodpecker called Black Rumped Flameback Woodpecker and though they are easy to spot they are quite tough to photograph...we were very lucky this time to get a good picture!
Lesser Goldenbacked Woodpecker
And now here is one fella who gave us many many delightful hours just watching him jump from branch to branch and munch nuts!
Indian Giant Squirrel
These squirrels are HUUUGE and in case you are curious you can read more about them here in this wikipedia link :  Indian Giant Squirrel
Indian Giant Squirrel
Not only do they have supercute faces but they have the most gorgeous bushy tails!
Indian Giant Squirrel
And here is one fella who may not look handsome to someone who is not a bird lover but had us squealing in delight...!!! This huge bird is the Malabar Grey Hornbill and though we have gone to Masinagudi earlier too this was the first time we could see him this close!!
Malabar Grey Hornbill
Families of wild boar often come to the resort we stay and though the papa boars can be a bit scary to look at the babies are the cutest!!
Wild Boar Family
And one final picture....the majestic  Indian elephant...simply breathtaking to see in its wild habitat!
Indian Elephant
And that is us....my hubby and I ...we were a bit crazy to plan this holiday as there were predictions of rain but it didnt stop us venturing out into the forest armed with a huge umbrella and our camera!!

I hope I didnt bore you to death!!

Supplies : Dies :  Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways , Winnie and Walter Happy Cutaway ,Heartfelt creations  Woody Critters Die,Spellbinders  Curved Matting Basics
Stamps: Heartfelt creations  Woody Critters Stamp
Stencil: Winnie and Walter Into the woods Creative screenings
Linking to
SimonSays Stamp World Cardmaking day
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 
All sorts Challenge Trees and Leaves
WCMD 2017 Stencilled Challenge with Kate
WCMD 2017 Lovely Layers Challenge with Keren 
WCMD 2017 Background Building/Pattern Making Challenge with Mayuri
WCMD 2017 Variations Challenge with Shay

39 comments:

  1. I love cards with scene, this is amazing!
    you made stunning photos, really beautiful nature and lovely couple :).

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  2. I love your fantastic Christmas cards Sonia and can see where your inspiration come from with the gorgeous wildlife photos.

    Sue xx

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  3. wowie! love the forest scene on the cards :) simply gorgeous. Your nature photography is awesome, made me happy seeing all those pics. Thanks for sharing.
    hugs
    preeti

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  4. Gorgeous card and fantastic vacation I think. Thanks for gorgeous pictures that brings those fabulous creatures closer to us, who do not have the opportunity to see them in nature.

    Marjeta

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  5. Wow Sonia!
    Such a beauty, love this nature scene with absolute stenciling, a happy creations!
    And it looks like you definitely enjoyed the trip, Thanks for sharing the awesome pics, love them!

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  6. Well I was happy to see the wonderful card you made but then when you went in to all the animals you encountered I was totally delighted. I was thinking how big that squirrel was before you told us it was a giant squirrel. What a great way to relax and unwind

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  7. Pretty cards!! Awesome photographs!!

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  8. This is amazing ! love your creations as always and truly enjoyed your travel pictures inspires me to plan my next wild trip :P
    cheers

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  9. Your card is GORGEOUS and LOVING the animal photos!! What a beautiful place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Beautiful card and gorgeous inspiration!! Thanks for sharing your magnificent wildlife too! Gorgeous creatures - every one!

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  11. Dear Dr Sonia
    Gd evening. Lovely cards. Most importantly happy to see the two love birds. Your Husband and you. This is the first time I saw your husband and may all three of you be blessed always. You are my Guru and my inspiration. I hope to see you before I close my eyes. This is one of my greatest wishes other than the wish to see my daughter and grand daughter happy. I hv visited your site so many times that I can spot your creations even when I see it elsewhere. Take care and lookafter yourself and your family love you loads

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    1. Oh you have touched my heart!!! It is my wish to visit Srilanka too.My mum was in Srilanka for a year in 2000 but at that time I was busy doing my post-graduation and so couldnt visit.It is definitely on our travel list...especially visiting the elephant orphanage there and the turtle conservatories. I will to surely contact you when we make definite plans

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    2. Dear Dr
      If I am in Sri Lanka definetely. I will look after you'll the best possible way I can. I am eagaerly waiting to welcome you'll. take care love you loads

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  12. Lovely cards with deer. I realy enjoyed the photos of the wild animals you met in the forest.

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  13. Awesome photographs!! Those deer are gorgeous! Love your Happy card too!

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  14. Beautiful card and amazing photos. It's great to see you also there, Dr. Sonia!

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  15. First of all, your cards are so gorgeous, Sonia!! I love the woodland scenes you've created!! The colors and designs are fabulous!! And second, you didn't bore me at all with the pictures!! In fact, the opposite!! I was sad to see them end!! Oh my gosh, to see that many amazing animals in the wild...I can't even imagine!! I was mesmerized looking at the pictures!! The photographs are stunning!! And what a gorgeous pic of you and your hubby!! Have a great day, my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. A gorgeous card and fabulous scene you created Sonia and I just loved all your photos of the animals and birds in your country and a lovely photo of you and your husband together..really lovely..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  17. Beautiful card Sonia!! I love your pics. Is the Indian giant squirrel the same as the Malabar squirrel? Looks very similar! I'm so glad you had a nice time. The pics are super clear and perfect!

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    1. Yes Berina it's other name is Malabar Giant Squirrel...one of the most amazing creatures to watch!! It literally flies from branch to branch and it's tail is so beautiful !

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    2. Yes! It's so beautiful, isn't it?

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  18. A fabulous card, you have created a beautiful forest scene.
    Wonderful photographs, it looks like a super place to enjoy the wildlife.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  19. Your card is so lovely my friend ! I love your photographs ! I am a huge fan of elephants ! I am so glad that you got a little time away to spend with your family . Your husband is very cute .

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  20. A gorgeous card - and I absolutely love your photos - the birds and animals look amazing! Hugs rachel x

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  21. Such beautiful deer - on your card AND in your amazing photos. So glad I came by today. This was a real treat.

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  22. Oh, wow!!! Adorable scenic card!!! LOVE it! And such fabulous array of photos!!

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  23. Doc what an amazing photo display, you and Mr Doc look one handsome couple and oh boy that is one camera....I think my little one would fit into the lense...
    I had a very good friend in Sydney from your country her name is Kuma and she was the sweetest and kindest in our new neighbourhood. We have since moved and lost touch.xxx [aNNie]

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  24. beautiful card..


    lovely snaps...

    i love that place...in my school days my father worked in singara power house near masinagudi...so in every summer i was there only....and we got all house hold things from masinagudi...we traveled by jeep only...in that normal visit also like a safari ....

    i miss lot now...u recalled my old memories...

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    1. WOW you were so lucky Anuradha!! Hehe yes the jeep ride to get to our resort was like a roller coaster ride as due to the rains whatever road was there had literally been washed away!!

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  25. No doubt you are a nature loved the animal print on your top is the proof ;) Thanks for sharing such amazing photos of your visit..will inspire many to plan an outing near nature.
    Loved your take on various challenges:)

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  26. Wow!! Gorgeous card!! And beautiful photos!! :)

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  27. Gorgeous card and wonderful design! I love the shimmery trees and beautiful colors you chose! The pictures are amazing..love all the wildlife!
    Hugs,
    Sherrie K

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  28. Gorgeous picture of your husband and you. Love the beautiful photos and I love the Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Woodland collection for projects like the one you did - back to nature. Hugs

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  29. your card is great!
    love your photos!
    oh that is amazing place to have adventure!

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  30. Your card is Fantastic.. Love the scene and OMGOSH... your photo's are just AMAZING! What beautiful pictures... LOVE all the different animals you got to encounter.... sounds like a great adventure full of natural beauty! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  31. Slowly catching up after holidays Sonia and just popped in to thank you for sharing your pretty card with us at Allsorts Thank you for sharing those wonderful wildlife photos with us.

    B x

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  32. Aww, your forest scene with the beautiful deer family is lovely. Thanks so much for posting the pictures and sharing a peek of India that most of us will never see. Awesome photos of the wildlife. I feed my little squirrels and birds everyday, but that is one large squirrel. Wonderful to see these animals up close I am sure.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  33. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.
    Thank you for those beautiful nature photos, didn't know you have deers there too;-))m

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  34. Thanks for joining in with the Winnie and Walter Layers challenge!ucly you to have seen all those incredible animals. I completely love your card!! x

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