Friday, October 30, 2020

Christmas Reindeer


Hi everyone.   I do really love this sweet image of a reindeer decorated and ready for Christmas! :)  He looks so happy! :)

I added some embossing paste snow using Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp for the background, along with die-cut stitched snow hills.  The stamp (Little Reindeer Stamp (Gerda Steiner)) is watercoloured using distress inks and used the same red distress ink to stamp the sentiment (two times to get it dark enough).  Added a little spattering of snow on the reindeer with diluted gouache paint.  The image was then die-cut using the matching die, Little Reindeer Die (Gerda Steiner) and then popped up on the card front.

Close-up ...
Playing along with Rudolph Days, which is an Anything goes Christmas challenge running from the 25th of the month to month-end. 

I'm also playing along with the Jingle Belles.  Haven't managed to play along much this year, but happy to join in this fun challenge - Not a Creature was Stirring!







Stamps:  Little Reindeer (Gerda Steiner); Merry Up (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Pumice Stone, Frayer Burlap, Black Soot, Coffee Espresso, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:   Little Reindeer die (Gerda Steiner), Clear embossing Powder, heat tool, water brush, Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp), embossing paste, pallette knife, Clear Wink of Stella, Posca Pen, Crystal Drops (Nuvo), White Gouache paint, paint brush, Stitched Snow hill die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
October Rudolph Days
Jingle Belles - Not a Creature was Stirring


29 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What a super adorable little reindeer and he sure looks proud showing off baubles, stars and string of lights Loll x.

Julie B said...

He is such a cutie Loll, the glossy accents on his ornaments really shines and stenciled snow looks fab too. :)

HilaryJane said...

what a happy and cheery little card. I am sure the recipient will smile broadly when they receive it xx

Pat said...

How cute Loll and such fun and prettily coloured and with some wonderful winking and glossing to the baubles and lights too, and a great snowy embossed background with the die cut snow slopes and a lovely deep red sentiment too. x

BożenA said...

And now I can't stop smiling :-)) A wonderful cutie, beautifully staged winter surroundings and such a nice coloring.
Hugs,
BożenA xx

Jan said...

Rally cute design Loll!!!! Makes me smile!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

nancy littrell said...

OMG...such a cute reindeer and beautifully colors. Love all the sparkle from the snow. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Susan said...

Love the little reindeer with all the Christmas decorations tangled around his antlers. Great background of embossed snow and die cut hills.

Bonnie said...

This little reindeer is adorable all tangled in Christmas colored lights! What a fun card, Lolly! Thanks for the smile!

Happy Dance said...

This is one adorable reindeer, Loll! Love the little scene you've created with this snowy background and hills. He looks quite content to display his holiday spirit in the snowbanks. I'm still smiling...love this! Stay safe, Bev

Maria said...

Oh, so cute! Love the adorable decorated reindeer!!

Colleen said...

Oh, I love this reindeer as well, Loll, he has the cutest face! And I love how your nestled him among the snowy hills!

TK said...

Oh he's a cutie, Loll -- he makes me happy just looking at him!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Lol, I love Rudolphs Antler lights. Thank you for joining the Rudolph Days Challenge this month.

Sue xx

Viv said...

I want to cuddle this cute reindeer nearly as much as Jessie Loll! He looks so happy! Great card. x

Nstiz said...

Your water coloring is amazing, Loll! Beautiful shading on this adorable character! Love the background snow and I sure would love to know the secret to neat splattering. This is such a cute card!

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! What a wonderfully happy card.
Faith x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh there's that happy little guy again... So adorable Loll! Love the added gloss and you coloured him so beautifully!

Brenda in IN said...

He is so adorable tangled up in the lights. A fun card and a fun sentiment.

Leslie Miller said...

I tell you, you have the cutest stamps! It's been a while since I had my Gerda Steiner out. Beautifully colored and designed with the falling snow and hills. I'm smiling!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Loll, what a cutie. I love the Gerda Steiner animals now I want this reindeer set. Beautifully coloured and love the snowy hill sides, I have those dies and never think to use them. Great inspiration :)

Linda said...

This little reindeer is just too cute. He looks so happy showing off those Christmas lights. A fabulous card xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your reindeer is sooo adorable, Loll! Your coloring and shiny ornaments bring the sweet image to life. The embossing paste snow and the white gouache snow are the perfect touch!
Hideko xx

SmilynStef said...

I adore that quirky little reindeer ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

Darnell said...

This little guy would light up anybody's world, Lolly! I love him, sitting there happy in the snowfall with a "you gotta love me" look on his face in spite of how he messed up the Christmas lights! I think you glossified them, too, for even more fun! Love, Dolly

Whisper said...

OMG that is one very cute and adorable reindeer and I'm loving the glitter too, thanks for joining us at October's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Brenda said...

This is such an adorable and cheery card Loll! I so love this reindeer and you have watercolored him up perfectly. You always amaze me with your watercoloring using DI's. I love him in the snow and snow hills. So cute, so cheerful, so festive! Hugs, Brenda

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, such beautiful CAS card, love that sweet reindeer! thanks for joining our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles!

Ina G said...

Cute as and so adorable Loll.