Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Damask Reindeer

Hello crafty people, I hope you are staying safe and doing well.  

I recently ordered another beautiful set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque - Damask Reindeer, it was on my 'wish list' for a long time.  I used the set to create another Christmas card that is flat for easier mailing.


I blended Distress Inks over the background with torn card stock.   Next I stamped with an image from Dusky Damask that compliments the beautiful pattern on her body to create the ground foliage and a snowflake from Damask Reindeer.   I coloured the magical Reindeer with TomBow markers & water, carefully cut her out and attached.  I added white embossing enamel (heated underneath) to create snow.

Thanks for stopping by and take care,
Shirley

27 comments:

brenda said...

Can see why this one was on your wish list Shirley, isn't he an elegant fellow and loving your choice of colours. Some lovely work in your other posts which I apologise I missed, been under the weather again.

B x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what an amazing designed reindeer! It looks so elegant. Beautiful creation, dear Shirley.
I hope you are well :-)
Big hugs Anja

Shirley Chillman said...

He looks gorgeous Shirley, sweet and as proud as punch looking. Another stunner.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Pat said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Shirley and I love your hint of hills in the background and the coordinating stamps to go with that wonderful deer. The colours are so pretty and the white embossing works beautifully for falling snow. x

Gerrina said...

Still a fan of the CB-stamps I see... this reindeer is such a beauty; and it looks so great on the background you made! Yesterday was a stormy day here, today a bit better and intill now no rain... Hugs, Gerrina

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card, love the layers of colour and the images.

Sue Marrazzo said...

SO so NICE! the colors are perfect!

Sophie said...

Fantastisch, Shirley...und wie so oft, in deinen wunderschönen Lieblings-Farben :-)

Herzlichst Sophie xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley, love the colours. I'm so behind with my card making this year I really need to get a move on. Hope you are well?

Sue xx

Amanda said...

Love this Shirley, doesn't he look magnificent?
Love
Amanda x

chrissie said...

Love the background and it shows off the terrific image so well

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely fantastic! Hugs, Valerie

Elaine said...

Lovely card Shirley, beautiful colours and colouring. Elaine x

sheila 77 said...

Most beautiful flowery background and flowers on the deer.
I've never used water with Tombow markers, thanks for the tip.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Shirley! You make it easy to believe in magic with your sensationally colorful masterpieces depicting Nature. This one especially melts my heart. Hope you are doing well! XXOO

aussie aNNie said...

Had to chuckle Shirley when I read of your excitement that you actually have those dies...love your gorgeous display here, mmmm must get my tombow markers out now.xx { aNNie}

Beth Norman said...

Wow, I haven't used my Tombows in ages. Your deer turned out beautifully and I can see why you placed an order. He's beautiful, just like your card.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love this fabulous card Shirley - the Reindeer is beautiful, and (as always) your colouring is awesome!
Sylvia xx

Win Dinn said...

Oh you've done that lovely stamp incredible justice, Shirley - well done! So very tactile...I want it in my hands! Have a great weekend!

Enny said...

Oh, how beautiful ! Yes, this reindeer is absolutely magical. And your background is stunning, lovely colors too ! Have a nice weekend ! xx Enny

Margik said...

This card is very beautiful, Shirley. The reindeer is totally gorgeous. Great background and colors too. Mar xx

Karin said...

Stunning cards, love the colors!
Enjoy your weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

Janny said...

What a wonderful card. It is a beautiful combination of colors. Beautiful background too.

Paper Profusion said...

A beauty of a card. Love the terrific depth you have achieved - a sign of a very accomplished stamper! The stamps dwell together beautifully and your colours are fantastic. Nicola x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Gorgeous! You beautiful deer seems to shine, very pretty! Xxx

weim house said...

Beautiful! Love your color combination; as always! :) Like the deer! You always inspire!
I've been working on some "wooden boards" and I used cut out deer to cover up one of my lines! Also,
Thank you for the link info and the awesome comments! Very much appreciated!
Have a great day! Thanks again! :)

Greta said...

What an elegant deer & beautiful background! Lovely card with so much detail & yet flat for mailing--a win/win, Shirley!