Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dashing Deer

Happy hump day crafty friends! Winter temps are starting to hit Montreal this week, we have been so spoiled with warm weather up until now. So it is time to start thinking about holiday and winter wishes!

I usually love MFT releases but October's of this year is by far my favourite and it wasn't only because of the sweet pups!



I really love the Dashing Deer set, these critters are all so sweet.  I stamped all of the images from the stamp set because I just wanted to color them with my Copics. The card design came after, lol! Once I had decided to place them in a forest, I decided to pair them with a Birch Tree stencil (will have to add the company later, I must find where it came from).

I die cut my background panel using the Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. I then masked off a "snow" hill and decided to use Simon Says Stamp Fog ink (light grey) to use over my stencil to give a snowy forest effect with the birch trees.



I then added some snow with my "snow" marker and used my heat tool to help it puff up. I then lined the snow with Star Dust Stickles for shine. I placed all of my Critters on their "assigned" snow banks and then added grey shading underneath to ground them.

I decided on a sentiment from the same set. I embossed the sentiment on Tonic flat red mirrored paper. LOVE this paper. I then adjusted the largest of the MFT Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips to be a smaller size to properly accommodate the size of the sentiment. 

I finished by adding snow dots to my background using a Star Dust Gellyroller pen, I like the subtle effect it offered. Once my sentiment was placed on the card I added the greenery for an added fun element. I used an Avery Elle light grey card base, I felt it went well with the Fog ink from the trees.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I love your comments so please feel free.
Kim