Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Elk

     I needed one more masculine card for family because we've added a couple of people to our Christmas Day celebration.  There's a story behind the image on this one.  A month or so ago, my friend, Teresa (Tickell Expressions), granted me the honor of selecting something which she would then draw as an image.  Not realizing how difficult the choice might be, I asked her for a stag or an elk.  Of course, she did it in style.  :-D  You can find this elk as a freebie on her blog.

     I used my ProMarkers to color the image, then cut it with a hexagon die.  I matted that with brown CS.  I cut a second brown hexagon using two dies one size apart and layered that on top of the image.  Putting it on top of the image made it looked like a the image was double stamped, a somewhat unexpected result but one I'm going to try again; might even try a triple stamped look.

     The sentiment is also from Teresa and I die cut it into a hexagon, then matted it with the same brown CS.  I mounted everything onto icy blue paper and then onto a white card blank.  I chose to tie a bow using red polka dot ribbon as a salute to Christmas.  That's the only embellishment because this is a masculine card and I wanted it CAS.

Artistic Stampers
Christmas Cards All Year Long
Colour Your World
Corrosive Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra
Digitally Sweet
Glitter n Sparkle
Jo's Scrap Shack
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Morgan's Artworld
My Time to Craft
Not Just Cards
Ribbon Girl
Sisters of Craft

     I hope you'll check out Teresa's blog and look for this wonderful elk as well as other images she's drawn and offered as freebies.  Give her a shout out while you're there, too.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and such a majestic image. Cute bow too.
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Really fabulous masculine design Connie! You've done an amazing job with the coloring!! :) HUGS

Lisa J said...

Great card and lovely design. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Morgan's ArtWorld

jimlynn said...

Fabulous image of an elk! So pretty, and thanks for the link for it too. Great card for a guy - or a gal!

Pink Unicorn said...

Great male card, I love how you have played with different shapes, it really adds interest to the card. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Donna Hanley said...

Beautiful image by Teresa and you turned it into a gorgeous card. Love the double stamped look you ended up with. That touch of red ribbon really pops so nicely. Have a fun evening.

Donna Ellis said...

It's lovely, Connie! How special to make a request like that! The layers on your card are beautiful (so are your colors). Hugs, de

Teresa Arsenault said...

And what a fantastic job you did of coloring it, NanaConnie. It always gives me a thrill to see one of my drawings colored by you.

~ Jo ~ said...

Wow this is a beautiful card! Love the coloring!!! Thanks so much for joining our Funday Friday challenge this week!!! Happy Holidays ahead!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Daffodil Cards said...

What a striking image and you have shown him off so well, Love the font and everything about the card.

Gina Knott said...

What a beautiful card and fabulous image. Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Happy to repeat I love this card and the image. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. I hope to see you again next time.

Denise Pustelniak said...

What perfectly colored and constructed masculine card!
Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

MagsB said...

This is a great masculine card, and the image is just beautiful! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

Joanne B said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing the story behind the stag.
Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow Connie! This card is gorgeous! Love the deer and the die cuts. Very nice card.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Happy Holidays. Hugs, Gloria DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR December challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges x

Aurora Aurelia said...

Beautiful card.. lovely design and love blue-brown combo.. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #23.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good luck at the draw.. ;)


Tracey Boley said...

Smashing card. Love the image and the colour scheme.

Thank you for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Hope you join us again real soon.

Tracey DT xx

Granmargaret said...

Thank you also for joining the challenge at Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely card. Great shape to showcase the image. Thanks for joining out challenge at Morgan's Artworld.
Lynn, Morgan's Artworld Creative Team Member

Tracy Welham said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x We now also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.