Saturday, 3 December 2011

Vintage Reindeer

You know about my love for PanPastels and much of it stems from the art course I did when I was in college and the teaching of art to my pupils when I was in the classroom. So I couldn't resist another Christmas card using the PanPastels Challenge Blog theme of Animals.


I used the reindeer flight die with coredinations card to cut this gorgeous animal out, sanded him down to get that 2 tone effect and added antique linen distress stickles to him.


The mount he is sitting on was covered with some PPs sponged lightly with lots of white to keep it toned down then music score stamped with walnut stain.

The background paper is from this gorgeous stack of MME papers I bought last year and I love the way the design of the deer reflect the die-cut. So some distress edgiing, inking and little embellishments and done.

I am only just going to make this by the skin of my teeth this week and I haven't been able to make any of Tim's tags yet. Oh well I still love looking at them and being inspired by his creativity.

Have a wonderful day whatever you are doing and thanks for visiting me.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Other challenges to have fun with -
Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Christmas cards all year round - Anything goes
Joanna Sheen - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

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28 comments:

Juls said...

this is fabulous! Love the sepia colour tones and your little sparkly tree is such a fabulous finishing touch! Hugs Juls

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun its brilliant love those color tones,hugs cherylxxx

Junibears said...

Amazing! Your artwork is just brilliant Brenda! Hugs xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Stunning card, love those reigndeer. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel Challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic, love your reindeer, the colours are beautiful.
Yvonne x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic, love your reindeer, the colours are beautiful.
Yvonne x

Irene said...

Great card Brenda, love the colour and sentiment, have put the card that I made at your class on my blog, doesn't look to bad. Any news as to whether you will do more classes in the new year?
Enjoy your Saturday.
Irene xx

Netty said...

Loving your card in all its sepia glory. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Von said...

oh that's just lovely brenda
:)
Von xxx

Cath Wilson said...

That's a lovely effect - great card x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Love the card, the colour really works well!

Dawn said...

Really classy & such an elegant card Brenda. Beautiful card hon. Hope your work is calming down now x

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card, the reindeer looks fab with a touch of sparkle. xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I love the vintage feel and the reindeer looks brilliant with the sanded effect. Sue C x
P.S. I haven't had time to join in with the tags either !

Lisa Jane said...

oh its fabulous.. i love the reindeer and the colours
Lisa x

Val said...

Just fabulous and a wonderful vintagey feel.

I have just got a few pan pastels, and going to start playing with them, and my sons have them on their shopping list for me for Xmas!

I may be looking for advice when I get stuck ...

Hugs
Valxx

craftytrog said...

Stunning card Brenda! Thanks for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge x

NGCARDS said...

Great card! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen! xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Wow Brenda I seem to have missed quite a bit on here lately!
I love this beautiful card it's right up my street! The 2 vintage tags are amazing - how Clever are you! And huge congrats on getting published with that gorgeous card I'm not surprised it so deserved it!
Hugs Laurie xx

Gemma said...

Brenda this is such a beautiful card, what a gorgeous silhouette image :) Gemma x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card, love the texture on your reindeer and the background paper is really perfect for it.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too.

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful card Brenda so elegant hugs Rebekah xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I so love this card Brenda I don't know why but a reindeer image on a Christmas card or any card always brings me such joy I think they are such an awesome and majestic creature this particular image is truly magnificent.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Terry said...

Love your adorable little deer and the music background is perfect for this card! Such a sweet card! Have a great Sunday!

clare said...

so unusual and wonderfully elegant too! thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

Emma said...

A absolutely gorgeous card, Brenda!
Thanks for joining us in The Artistic Stamper Challenge.
Emma xx

Gerri Herbst said...

Exquiste my dear!

Joan said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love that reindeer and the background paper