Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Deer Trio


Hi everyone.  I was inspired by today's Muse: Christmas Visions #45 Challenge by Cornelia.  Gorgeous card, and even though mine looks a lot different than Cornelia's card, it has the same layout with the curved division.

Cornelia's card

Today I received some new craft goodies in the mail.  I LOVE this tree stencil and paired it with my new deer trio die-cuts.

Even though this looks like a complicated card, it is not.  I simply placed my tree stencil over some mixed media paper, sprinkled with a little of the black brushos (black is one of my favourites as it has MANY colours within the one little pot of goodness).  I spritzed with water, removed the stencil and blotted with paper towel. Background done. :)

I tore two pieces of white card stock for my snow drifts, and added two of my deer die-cuts.  Simple stamped greeting and the card was finished.

I still had one more deer left, so made a second card with the same design, only changing it to landscape.



Fun and easy ... and now I have two more Christmas cards for my stash. :)

Thanks for stopping by!




Stamps:  Believe (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series); Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink:  Smoky Slate; Brushos - Black
Accessories & Tools:  Aspen Trees Stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), water mister, Deer Trio dies (Impression Obsession)

Challenges:
MUSE: Christmas Visions #45 - Cornelia

47 comments:

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! Your background caught my eye immediately on this! I had no idea the black broke into so many colors! That is my favorite stencil too so time to dust it off! Beautiful, Loll! I'll have to try this!

Chris Alexander said...

Loll, I love that stencil, now it's on my list of must have's. Can't wait to see these 2 at our next get together.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous!

ps - thanks for the GORGEOUS bday card too! You are so good at sending out your cards

Susan said...

I might have to get that stencil too!!! What fabulous cards! Can't wait to see them in real life!

nancy littrell said...

Both your cards are so beautiful Loll. I love the effect from your black Brushos..really cool. Your deer dies are wonderful. TFS my friend.
Hugs, Nancy

Maura R said...

Well this is really a Wow card - Loll!! Love that black brusho - incredible mixture of colors and so dramatic! And easy too - another wow!

Shirl said...

Fabulous background, fabulous stencil, and I love those deer dies too!

Shirl

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow, Loll! What a beautiful winter scenery. I love brushos background, it looks amazing! One of the most beautiful "forest" of cards I've seen.

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a fabulous background technique Loll and I love the beautiful scenes you created. TFS? Xx

papierelle said...

Fantastic, I love the image and the choice of colors.
Many greetings from the real forest!!!

Linda said...

These look amazing ...... love the Brusho through the stencil, makes a fabulous winter sky. xx

Marianne said...

Wow, simply stunning. Makes me want to run to my craftroom and have a play with my black Brushos.

Marcia HIll said...

Incredibly beautiful cards Loll! I am so going to have to get some black Brusho's now! Had no idea of the colors added to the black and just love it! The scenes you created are so calm and just lovely...beautiful work Loll!! :0)

Julie B said...

Stunning Loll, those Brushos have made a star of the birch tree stencil and the deer make it just perfect! :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Loll, this may be one of my favourite designs of yours!! I just love the deep colours in the forest sky, what a calm serene wintery scene you created. And the deer, love the deer! I keep hoping to see one out here, but no luck so far. I love that you made a second card too...just as beautiful as the first! hugs :)

Bonnie said...

WOW! I LOVE that background, Loll! I'm not sure I have the black Brushos. Must check. And your little deer are so perfect in this serene scene! WOW!

Betty Keefe said...

that is such a fantastic background Loll - i have a tree stencil and will have to give that a try - thanks for the inspiration - love everything about your card!!

Kia said...

I love both of them Loll - they backgrounds are incredible. I have a landscape stencil similar to yours and never used ... thank you for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Really great cards! Love the backgrounds.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I can see why the black Brusho would be your favourite, with all that beautiful variation in it Loll! What a fabulous background you have created! A stunning scene! Have a very lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

TK said...

Amazing and beautiful, Loll! I agree with you on that black brushos - absolutely gorgeous!

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous Loll! oh wow... I didn't know about black! I will have to look for it now! Thanks for sharing this beauty!

LesleyG said...

very eye catching, and I have a similar stencil, so you have inspired me to get it out and have a go TFS! xxx

Colleen said...

WOW, Loll that tree stencil done up with the brushos is fantastic! the background is so striking!

Jan☺ said...

Stunning

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What a stunning card - Would have never guess I inspired you! I think you are inspiring me! So happy to see you playing with us at MCV!

Linda said...

Wow, this is so pretty Loll. Love that background.

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, Loll. That background sounds so simple and yet the effect is stunning! And I love the deer. They match perfectly!

maria f. said...

Divine!

MaryH said...

I know you can hear me going "AAAH", as I love the black brusho color as well. It's so neat to watch all the colors that bloom when you use it. And it bloomed in a stunning fashion as the background for your gorgeous trees (and I have some tree stencils AND some dies that will do this!) Brilliant idea to add the dimensional die on top of the trees. Just a fantastically awesome & super designed card. LOVE it! Happy wkend. TFS

Debbie said...

These are both AMAZING!

Bobby said...

That background is amazing, Loll. I love the trees but what the Brusho did between really looks like a beautiful watercolor.

Susanne Vargas said...

I absolutely adore these cards with these gorgeous backgrounds and super color combo!
Sorry that I am so late in commenting but I've had a crazy, busy week (not quite over yet) and am only now starting to catch up with my blogging friends!

Heather said...

These cards are stunning. The mix of colours behind the trees is so pretty; I never would have thought of those colours for a forest scene but it is beautiful. I also would never have guessed you did it with black brusho!
Heather T

Ardyth said...

That background is amazing - black brushos?? Who knew! So glad you joined us at MCV with this beauty, Loll!

Cathy said...

Those brushos make a brilliant bg for these forest scenes Loll, fantastic cards, Cathy x

Pam A said...

Love your interpretation of Cornelia's card. Your background is fabulous!!

Catchy Sketch said...

Stunning card! It looks more like a painting, than a card. Background is fabulous, love it so much!

Barb Ghig said...

I've been afraid to try the black in my Brusho collection, but not after seeing this gorgeous card, Loll! BEAUTIFUL take on Cornelia's card!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, your trees are absolutely gorgeous!

shirley-bee said...

Stunning cards, Loll, and a fabulous interpretation of Cornelia's card! I love the black Brusho, and it's worked perfectly for these cards.

Nonni said...

All your cards are always fab Loll but in these deer cards you've outdone yourself! Wow! The bg looks so amazing and I love the torn snow banks. Such wonderful card. I wish I'll receive one of these for Christmas. :)

Linby said...

Wow love how the black brusho split, not used it on it's own, thanks for the inspiration.

Julia Aston said...

Gorgeous and so simple! I'll be trying this out for sure! Julia xx

Bobby said...

I'm not at all surprised your card won over at Christmas Muse. It's breathtaking.

Brenda said...

It does look hard Loll, but glad to hear that this technique isn't hard at all. Now I must give it a try sometime! Love, love, love this card, the background colors are just gorgeous. I would have never thought it was black brusho's though! Wow!!! Hugs, Brenda

Daria said...

This is so beautiful! The background looks great, and those deer have been on my Wish List for a very long time.