Monday, 14 November 2016

'Tis the Season

Here's a design using the Scribble Woodland set of stamps and the beautiful deer head as the focal image.


The details of how I made them are over at Country View Crafts Project Blog today with a few more photos as well.

I have yet to get stuck in to getting my Christmas cards made but these have given me a bit of a start which is why I made two of them.

Off shopping today to get the last bits I need for the Mixology workshop this coming weekend.

Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx

Steps copied over from CVC

I had found a piece of left over infusions drenched paper and cut it in half so I could create two of the same cards (my box needs so many more cards before the beginning of December!!)


I took the scribbly woodland stamps and olive, watering can, coffee and black archival inks and stamped over the scribbly twig and snowflakes.


I love using my Tim waterbrush and took stormy sky, vintage photo and ground espresso distress inks to colour in part of the snowflakes.


You can probably make out that although these two deer heads were coloured with the waterbrush and brown distress inks, I actually stamped them in different colours to begin with. The on stamped in black on the right looks very striking but the one on the left was originally stamped in coffee which made this gorgeous creature look quite insipid, so I took a black posca pen and did my own scribbles over the top to create a more stronger looking deer head.


The sentiment was stamped onto left over card from another project and I was ready to put the card together.


I found some paper string and small holly die-cuts ...... 


 .... and put the cards .........


..... together.


These are gorgeous scribbly images and I can see me using them alot for Christmas cards this year.


Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx

24 comments:

Gina said...

Oh these are just so pretty...love this style :D XXX

Kaz Hall said...

Lovely as always Brenda! Be sure to Take lots of photos of your weekend xxxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great use of that deer head, thanks for the inspiration! I have that set, but the deerhead has yet to be inked, - you may just have given me the push I needed...

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

My favourite stamp of Tim's new Christmas releases, love your cards Brenda! Deb xo

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

These look absolutely fabulous Brenda. I have a few Stag stamps, so thank you for the inspiration. Sandra x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful. I love the soft background you created for the focal image of the stag!

Patty O'Malley said...

I love these cards, Brenda! I'll have to get that stamp!

Paula Cheney said...

wonderful cards Brenda!

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous !
Corrie x

Glennis said...

Fabulous cards Brenda

Redanne said...

I have been over for a look Brenda, your cards are gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

I love these cards Brenda, the deer head image looks fantastic on your super cards.
Yvonne xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Stunning cards Brenda, sorry to say I've not even made one yet!
Hugs
Donna xx

2amscrapper said...

lovely--very rustic

Anita Houston said...

LOVE that deer, and what an artsy look and yet so festive and Christmasy! Gorgeous!

Barbara Schiassi said...

This stamp is one of my favourite and your card are absolutely amazing! love every detail! Great work! barbara

Monika Gulyas said...

Great cards with great stamps! Hugs

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a great start to you Christmas card making! Love the vintage feel to these! Hugs, Chrisx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, these are gorgeous Brenda! I love the deer head image, what a wonderful focal piece for holiday cards! Looking forward to seeing how these came to be. sending hugs :)

Team Clark said...

Don't you just adore him! I just love your design here. Hugs, Autumn

froebelsternchen Susi said...

They are more than pretty! I am in love with them!

A Pink said...

Fabulous cards! Brenda Great colours and imagery . Love em hugs x

Sara Barker said...

Oh, deer! Brenda, you HAVE been busy! Another speechless moment for me! You can take anything and make it GORGEOUS! Heading over for the details on these cards. You are providing me with the best inspiration! I've picked up those stamps thanks to my enabling blog buddie, Autumn, and they haven't seen ink yet! thank you once again, for sharing your wonderful work! Hugs!