Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rudolph Days - Reindeer Family

I think this is a record for me, 3 posts in 3 days.  I wanted to join in the fun at Rudolph Days, so I pulled out some new dies and created a winter wonderland.

I started by creating my night sky with my Brushos in Prussian Blue and Violet.  Then I stamped the pine trees with Distress Ink in Pine Needles.  The stamp is by Impression Obsession.  Then I took my silver gelato and made a moon in the top left corner.  
Then I made a stencil using 2 of my circle hand punches.  I'm not sure if the bigger circles are 1/4 or 1/8, but the smaller one is 1/16, because McGill had enough sense to put the size on the handle, but the other one doesn't.  I'm not even sure who made the other punch. I smeared on some heavy gel medium (which dries clear) and sprinkled on some glitter.  I got the idea in part from this YouTube video.  I think you can kinda see the sparkle a little better in this picture.
The birch trees are a Memory Box die and I added quick drying spackle to give them some texture.  The deer and bird are Impression Obsession dies and colored with Brushos.  For the momma and baby deer, I used lt. brown and papa deer was dk. brown.  For the bird, I used brilliant red.
For the snow mounds, I freehand drew cut lines as guides for cutting them.  Then I panted them with Elmers glue and cover them with glitter.  I used rolled pieces of scor-tape to attach everything.
I used snippets for all the die cuts and the snow mounds.  So in addition to Rudolph Days, I'm going to enter this over at the Playground.
Thanks for stopping by and please come again.


  1. What a beautiful winter scene you've created! I love the stamped trees in the background and those deer look great in the woods!

  2. This is more than a winter wonderland, it's a work of art! I love all the layers and textures, you should frame it! On iPad so still not done the follow fix, but I'll be back xxx

  3. Gorgeous winter scene! I really like the various techniques you used to create this scene. I think I may own some of that clear gel medium you used for the circles...will have to check my supplies as I would love to try this. Will check out the video!

    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

  4. Totally fabulous Winter woodland scene Sarah! I loved reading about how you made it too. Clever girl!


    Di xx

  5. Love your Winter Wonderland card! Thanks for sharing how you made the card as you offer great tips and techniques. ta ta for now, Kathy

  6. Yay! I did it! I followed the fix! xxx

  7. What a beautiful night time scene Sarah! I love your nighttime sky and moon, the silver sparkle looks amazing. Love the shadows the trees make too, which I love the trees too. You did an amazing job with this card, those deer are just perfect. Hugs, Brenda

  8. Sarah, this is sensational! What an amazing snippets design, expertly crafted!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell