Monday, 16 November 2015

Merry Monday Reindeer


     This project is for Merry Monday who very kindly asked me to be a Guest DT member this week. The challenge this week is to make a Christmas card with a reindeer on it and I had just the stamp in my stash from Indigo Blu, I'm ashamed to say that this is the first time it has seen ink.
      I started with a large piece of white card and stamped my image using Archival Ink Cobalt. I had seen a sample made for Indigo Blu that I just loved, it's why I bought the stamp, but I'm sorry to say I can't remember who made it, if it was you then 'Thank You'.
     Distress Inks Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord where used to make the sky once it had been masked with a die cut circle for the moon and a torn edge to make snow drifts.
     On the second snowdrift I also stamped a bush using the top of the tree while the mask was still in place and again at the bottom of the picture.
      I cut my card down to a size I was happy with, cutting off part of the tree and placing the image in the corner, I think this is what drew me to the original sample, it's off centre.
     Once trimmed to size I added iridescent glitter to the snow on top of the cliff and to the moon. Then spritzed the whole picture with Dreamweaver Moonstone mica powder in water, the shimmer that this gives is amazing and perfect for subtle glimmering snow.
     The image is mounted on Amethyst card, then lilac before going on to a dark blue surround. It makes for a lovely card but I might just have to frame it as a Christmas picture and hang it on the wall next month.
   
     Thank you to Merry Monday for asking me to join them this week, I have had great fun finally using this stamp. Please pop over and join in the challenge by adding your reindeer card to the herd.


I would like to enter my reindeer in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - W is for Wild Thing
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Christmas Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - T is for Tis The Season

16 comments:

  1. Very serene and beautiful card. I love the stamp, too bad you can't recall the name, I love deers and scenic stamps.
    Ter ;)

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  2. Wonderful card! I love the wintry scene you created. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa DT

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  3. Stunning winter scene Rocky, such pretty colours too. It is so great that you were able to join us as a guest designer this week.

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  4. This Winter scene is just so gorgeous, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘Tis the Season’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

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  5. Congrats on your guest spot. Your card is beautiful - I love the scene you created.

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  6. Such a beautiful wintry scene. Thanks for joining us as our GD this week.

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  7. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us @ CSAYL. Sue x

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  8. You should frame this, Rocky! It's much too pretty to put in the mail! Thanks so much for joining our Merry Monday team this week and for the awesome inspiration!

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  9. c'est magnifique Rocky, l'effet est superbe et met en valeur ton tampon, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

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  10. This is one beautiful card, Rocky!!! Love it! So glad you joined us as Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday!

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  11. Rocky this card is amazing, you have real talent!! so happy to see you this week as our guest designer at Merry Monday..I am sure you have inspired many!

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  12. Rocky, such a gorgeous scene and color combo! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday!

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  13. Fabulous scenery you created for the challenge this week. Thanks for being our Guest Designer at Merry Monday!

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  14. Welcome to Merry Monday as our Guest Designer this week. Love the gorgeous scene you created for the challenge.

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  15. Congrats on your guest DT slot on Merry Monday - this card is gorgeous!! Can't believe it's the first time you've inked that stamp - you really made the most of it! And your photo with the baubles sets it off beautifully!

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  16. Beautiful masking work. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges Caz DT

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