Monday 2 January 2017

Winter Stag

Hi all.  This will be the last Christmas card on here for a while as now we are into the new year Christmas is definitely over for another year.  It was made for our DS in Australia and I was waiting for it to arrive before showing it here.  Unfortunately it didn't arrive until a few days after Christmas, although I thought I had sent it in plenty of time, but sadly his card to us has still not arrived, although hopefully it may drop through the letter box when we are least expecting it to.

I love this Serendipity stamp call Buck but over here we would normally call it a Stag, hence my title.  It is one of those stamps that you can change to suit the season and that is what I have done here.

Used for this card:

Serendipity Stamp - Buck.
Sheena Douglass Frosty Ice Embossing Folder.
Adirondack Ink - Stonewashed and Espresso. 
Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac.
Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves.
Snippets of White and Silver Mirri Card.
White Base Card cut to fit a 6" x 4" envelope. 
Cosmic Shimmer White PVA.

I started with a snippet of white card and embossed it using the Frosty Ice EF, and I cut it down so that it would fit the A6 sized card as the original size is 5" x 7".  I then stamped the Stag into the centre using the Espresso ink, but as it is a large stamp I masked off some of the top and bottom so it fitted the space better.  I blended the ink a little with a waterbrush  and then added the sky using the Stonewashed and a little of the Espresso and Shaded Lilac to give the impression of distant trees.  I also added some Espresso and Bamboo Leaves ink for the foliage poking through the snow.

I finished with the White PVA on the tree and the snow in front of the Stag, and then die cut a sentiment from a snippet of Silver Mirri card.  I then layered it up using another Silver Mirri snippet and adhered to the white base card.  I have shown it here without the personal sentiment which obviously I added before sending it.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 262 where we use our snippets of paper and card etc.
Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers January Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (no twist).
Happy Little Stampers January Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (no twist).


Loll said...

This is gorgeous Pat. I bet your DS was thrilled when he received this card. Amazing work of art. Happy New Year! xx

MaryH said...

He's a magnificent creature, whatever you may call him! Colors are of course just so well done, and I love the embossed branches around the edges. Good luck with the missing card, you saw the story of the Halloween card sent to Mr. I hear you about not seeing your DS for so long, makes our few months between visits seem like being a piker! But we Mothers all know the sadness of the goodby with our kids, and it doesn't ever fade, no matter how old they (or we!) get. Hope he enjoyed this beauty as much as I did! Hope too that your New Year is off to a good start. We were thankful to start ours with a safe return home, albeit to gloomy chill weather, missing the warm sunshine already too! Hugs & TFS

Jean said...

I love this scene you have created Pat, and the way it's framed so beautifully with the frosty embossing. It is a lovely stamp and you are so good at painting in the backgrounds.
Jean x

Di said...

Love this Pat - like a piece of artwork in fact! And the border/EF works beautifully as well!


Di xx

brenda said...

A real beauty of a card and perfectly coloured Pat, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous card Pat, I love the embossing folder that you've used and the wonderful stamp too. What a shame that it did not arrive until after Christmas.

Sue xx

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Pat. He's a gorgeous stamp and looks just perfect framed with that lovely embossing folder.

TaeEun said...

Wow, This is a work of art, Pat! Beautifully done! I love the border with dry embossing and that you draw the background scene! Thank you so much for your sweet holiday wishes on my blog! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year! Hugs

Mervi said...

One of my old favourite stamps! You done it so beautifully, gorgeous scene.
Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more, Happy New Year;-))m

Unknown said...

Happy New Year to you x A gorgeous card framed beautifully with that embossing folder. Happy crafting on 2017.

Viv said...

Just awesome Pat! x

Janice said...

Stunning card Pat, the stamp is fantastic! Love how the embossing folder frames it so well.
Happy New Year to you.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pat, I absolutely LOVE this! the embossed border looks fantastic and the buck is such a handsome fella, PERFECT!

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Happy New Year! 🍾
Lols x x x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that frosty EF Pat, it is so fitting for the image! A perfect Christmas card! Have a wonderful day my friend! Hazel xx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card, Pat! Unfortunately Australia Post is no longer reliable. It can take 6 days for a letter to make its way less than 100km down the road. If you had tracking on your card you probably would have seen it arrive in Australia and then sit around in the sorting facility for another two weeks before delivery. :-(

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Pat. I love how you've framed the beautiful scene with the embossing. I'm sure your DS was thrilled to receive it. Hope you'll receive his card soon. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, first time visiting you, I've meant to to it sooner as I always see you on CB blogs.
Your card is stunning, the stag image is fabulous and you've created a marvellous scene. Love the Embossing around the edge giving the foresty frame.
You have some beautiful creations on your blog,so pleased I popped in., will now click to follow so that I don't miss any thing, Kate x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Pat, hope you're well and 2017 is treating you wonderful so far!!!!! All of the best for the new year, my friend!!!!! Thank you so much for popping in at my blog and leaving such a sweet comment a while ago!!! I'm so happy to be visiting blogs again and enjoying everyone's cards!!!! I had such a long (unplanned) break from blogging, but that's what happens if you have a lot of hobbies that keep you away from the computer and having fun with other crafty stuff!!!!! I hope to be better at keeping in touch with everyone throughout the coming year!!!!! I'm looking forward to enjoy your lovely creations and I'll try my best to leave comments on a regular basis!!!! I just have to disipline myself to do that, hey!!!!!
And what a lovely Christmas card you've got here - hopefully it has arrived at it's destination by now and for sure it will be appreciated so much!!!! That stag is just beautiful and I really like the lovely surrounding you have given it - such a stunning winter scene - love the dry embossing and the trees in the bg!!! Beautifully done, Pat!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, perfect for January (at least here it's quite snowy). The embossed framing is wonderful around the image. Happy New Year, wishing you all the best for 2017. Take care, Shirleyxx

Inkyfingers said...

This is just stunning Pat and I love the beautiful scene you created. I love the embossing that frames the scene and you give me a much needed reminder that I can cut things down and mask a bit to make my materials fit my ideas!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon. This lovely card would also fit our Christmas challenge!
Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Pat
Stunning card...,
Happy New Year..
Hugs Sylvie xx

Jane said...

Super scene, love all the embossed twiggy frame. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas Challenge. And maybe think again about making Christmas cards and come back again next month!

Heather T said...

Lovely scene Pat, I enjoyed reading how it all came together. The background sky and foliage look great.

Kathyk said...

This is so pretty, glad I'm not the only one working on cards for Christmas!

Have a great weekend


Karen Dunbrook said...

so majestic! love the eb edges.

Nancy Penir said...

I am in awe at your talent! Beautiful Winter scene and painting!!! So glad you joined in our very 1st watercolor challenge! Hugs!

BożenA said...

Very beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us in the HLS. Good luck!

Gloria said...

Such a perfect and beautiful winter scene you have created! It is very artistic. Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers January Watercolour challenge! Gloria xx