Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Monochrome Deer

     I noticed that the current challenge over at Delicious Doodles had to do with "Leftovers."  Since I've really over-filled my box of scraps during the fall and holiday months, I went there first before going to my Delicious Doodles digi file to pick out an image.  I had a ton of browns and grays in CS and one or two pieces of dp that would work so I decided on this gorgeous pencil-sketch image called "Deer with Antlers."

I based this on the card sketch from Hannah & Friends.

     Believe it or not, I did do some coloring with of my palest tan and gray ProMarkers and with a pewter metallic marker.  I used one of my first die sets to cut the image and then added 4 layers of scrap CS to make the mats for the image.  The dp was in the 'toss it' bin, too small a leftover to really save but look how perfectly it worked here.  I didn't even have to trim it or shorten it.  Clearly, it was meant to be on this card.  :-D

     The leaves were cut from another scrap bit of gray CS using my favorite die from Cheery Lynn.   The metal snowflake is a charm and was another leftover from the holiday cards.  Can you have leaves and snowflakes on the same card?  I guess so -- the deer have to eat something in the winter.  :-D

     The sentiment was printed with a computer font and, now that it's finished, this gives me one more birthday card in my stash.  Starting in February, I have quite a few family/friends birthdays over the next couple of months.  Then another batch in the summer and finally, again in late fall.  They seem to come 3 or 4 at a time with a short break in between.  :-D

Brown Sugar
Cheery Lynn Designs
Crafting for all Seasons
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafty Addicts
Creative Fingers
Hiding in My Craft Room
Jo's Scrap Shack
Julia Spiri
Just Us Girls
Let's Color Saturday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Male Room
Morgan's Artworld
Scrapper's Delights

     I'll be back on Friday for the next challenge at QKR Stampede.  Stop by then and have a look around.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Love this my dear friend, the deer look so majestic. Monochrome cards are always fabulous and this is at the very top!
Linda xxx

Anne Temple said...

Such a fabulous masculine looking card. Love the monochromatic look. Happy 2016 to you and your family!

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the effect you achieved. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons challenge. Mary DT member x

Donna Hanley said...

Connie, These are such handsome creatures and I love the black and white look even though you did add some color it still have the classy look of a pencil drawing. That piece WAS meant for that card. Perfect! Enjoy the evening.

Donna Ellis said...

Connie, it's a beautiful masculine card and lovely colors! I especially like the branch in the same monochromatic colors! BEAUTIFUL! hugs, de

Teresa Arsenault said...

You did a wonderful job with this beautiful image. Your coloring skills are off the charts.

kreative basteltante said...

Such a fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us at Hann & Friends challenge.

Hugs Manuela

Cheryl said...

Love all the natural tones in your card! It looks like a hand drawn sketch and is just beautiful!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love this majestic deer image- such a beautifully done card- love the matting colors and your subtle coloring.

*Vicki* said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous Connie! Love this masculine design! :)

Suze said...

Fantastic masculine birthday card. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Karen said...

Beautiful Card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen DT

Mari said...

Amazing image! Very elegant card. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

Juliz Design Post said...

What a beautiful card and looks fab in the monochrome colours. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Julia Spiri challenge blog. Hope to see you again next time.

Ellibelle said...

A wonderful card. The image is gorgeous and love the sketch!
Thanks so much for sharing in my Let's Color linky party. Sorry I am a bit late commenting. By the way, a new linky was just posted today, hope you'll come join in again!

Bonnie Garby said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

Amy Voorthuis said...

Beautiful card love the soft tones and those pretty deer's you have used! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and the best of luck hugs Amy xox

Deborah Frings said...

I do like this image and the lovely neutral colours. Super guy card. Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

Stinkin' Inkers said...

Well done. Love the black and white - one of my favorite color combos. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

Dawn said...

WOW!! This is truly Magnificent! I love thta image & what you've done with it!
Dawn xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful monochrome card and those deer are stunning Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight. Helen DT

Helen said...

Beautiful and very elegant,

Thanks for joining us at the Julia Spiri Challenge.

Helen N x

Cathie Borowski said...

This is so effective in the monochrome, I love it. Thanks for joining the Morgans ArtWorld Anything Goes Challenge. Cathie TL

LauraEva said...

wow---such a gorgeous card!! thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

** Line** said...

Such a great card! Thanks for joining us at Hanna& Friends
Hugs Line

Lozzy said...

Stunning card with your design and love the colours you used...Thank you for joining us over at Delicious Doodles...Hugs Lozzy x

Tindaloo said...

A perfectly put together card! Loving the image and details :) Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers & Welcome back! So sorry to be late commenting! Migraines got in the way ♥ DT Tindaloo