Friday 15 January 2016

A Winter Deer

Hi there.  I have been rather slow to get going since Christmas but birthdays are beginning to pop up so had to try and get Mr. Mojo licked into shape  This is for a male family member and I decided to use a Serendipity stamp I got about three months ago with the intention of using it for Christmas cards but didn't.  Luckily it is the sort of stamp that can be made any season you want it to be so I made it wintry with just a hint of show.

I used a snippet of kraft card for a different look and stamped using Archival ink which I then heat embossed using WOW Clear Embossing Powder.  I decided to use my Spectrum Noir pencils to add a bit of colour and I used a white SN pencil in conjunction with a white gel pen to add little bits of white for snow mainly on the tree trunk and branches and also on the hills behind which I added for a bit of background interest.  The colours of the hills are a little bluer in the photo than in real life as I wanted them to be a more dark bluey grey with snowy tops but the kraft card does affect the way the colours look, but am fairly happy with the result.

I used a snippet of copper mirri card to back the image and also die cut a sentiment from the same snippet, and then mounted it on an A6 base card.  I nearly always use square cards but I only have this shape of card in kraft and some extra sheets which are 8" x 8" so not big enough to make a folded 6" x 6" card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Pat  x

I am entering the following challenge:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 211 where we use up our snippets.
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes.


MaryH said...

I'm loving this kraft look and your pencil work is just magnificent on this one. A wonderful scene to have with this deer, and your hills look great to me - Also love the copper sentiment & mat...adds just the right amount of gleam to the muted shades of the composition. Really gorgeous. TFS, Happy wkend, Hugs

Jean said...

A super card for a man Pat. A lovely stamp and beautifully coloured as usual. I like the effect of doing it on kraft card as well.
Jean x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card and perfect for a male winter birthday. The Kraft paper is fantastic, a great match. Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

Di said...

Wow Pat - what a great card for a man. Such a lovely design and so beautifully made as well. Kraft card is certainly very 'in' right now - I nipped into Hobbycraft and bought some Kraft card blanks yesterday to try out a coupel of ideas.


Di xx

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Pat. Love all the special touches you've added with your pencils and white gel pen. Beautiful masculine card. xx

gail said...

beautiful little scene you have created, and such lovely colouring.

Flo Langley said...

Fabulous card Pat. Super coloring. Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Flo xx

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a wonderful work of art, Pat!!!! This is so beautiful the recipient can frame it and put it against the wall!!!! Your colouring is fabulous and the kraft card base works perfectly!!! So beautiful!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!

Mrs A. said...

Fabulous image and what a great idea to stamp out onto craft card. It gives a good base colour for you pencils. Beautiful colouring. Hugs mrs A.

Darnell said...

Honestly, Pat, you should redo this beautiful scene on canvas and frame it! It is glorious!! Your friend will be delighted! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful masculine birthday card, Pat! A lovely winter scene!

Marybeth said...

Oh , Pat I think this is perfect for a birthday card! Not easy to make masculine cards but you sure did! Simply stunning work of art!

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Awesome birthday card ! Thank you for playing with us at the Artistic Stamper's January challenge

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great and beautiful birthday card, I just love this, this is really a stunning masculine card!!!