Sunday, November 27, 2011

Oh, Deer!


Do you ever get one of those ideas that just won't go away? I have a million things to do right now, but I couldn't do anything until I'd exorcised it from my brain!

I'm sure you've seen the deer heads that seem to be everywhere in the design world these days. Last night I got it into my head that I could make one using Tim Holtz's Reindeer Flight die - and it worked! By cutting them from thick mat board and stacking them, I was able to create a facsimile of a mounted deer (I forgot the antlers tho - oops!).

I thought about trying to round the edges, but decided I liked the boxier look. After I stacked and glued them, I covered the mat board with strips of paper, using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Medium. The ornament base was made from one of the houses from the Sizzix Artful Dwellings die. The great thing about this die is that it's a Movers and Shapers die, so I could add my Mini Styled Labels die to the center of it and cut a perfect window - love that!

After cutting the little house, I stamped over it with various snowflake stamps from Artistic Outpost's Sleigh Ride stamp collection, using a Snow Cap Dabber. When that was dry, I sponged over it lightly with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress inks, carefully wiping the ink from the stamped images. The back of the ornament was stamped with a music image from Artistic Outpost's Ephemeral Backgrounds and Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.

To finish off my ornament, I cut a banner from white paper using Tim Holtz's Tattered Banners die and stamped it with a sentiment, again, from AO's Sleigh Ride stamp set. Finally, I added a little strip of trim that was cut using the Sizzix Vintage Lace die to the bottom, and a little Grungeboard star to the top.  Oh, and the little wreath around her neck is one that I got at Hobby Lobby and bleached - love that look!

If you want to purchase the supplies I used, you still have time to take advantage of Inspiration Emporium's generous 20% discount! Just enter 'thanks' at checkout. This offer ends at Midnight on November the 28th, so act fast! This is the perfect time to get all your supplies for decorating, card and tag making, and gift making. And, don't forget - just a few days and Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas will be starting!!

Today, I'm linking up with Hels' Sunday Stamper - Stars, and Terri's Deck the Halls Sunday. Hope you all had a great holiday -  have a fantastic week!

51 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love that you left it monochromatic.

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  2. That is so freaking fantastic! I am in awe.
    Hugs and smiles

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  3. Wow, I am loving your projects - this is so out of the box, I am going to have to figure out how to follow your bog - don't want to miss anything!

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  4. Oh I love it! I made a large one like this that hangs on a door, with the tail end on the other side!!!Lol!
    Beautiful work, The wreath around the neck is fab! Hugs,
    Terri

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  5. OMG ... Shelly you WOWED us again... this is amazing love the color!

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  6. Shelley, this is amazing! What a great idea girl. I love your colors, you make the tag look so romantic! Hugs, Marilyn

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  7. Holy cow...or should I say deer!!! You simply amaze me all the time! Start teaching classes!!!

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  8. Absolutely stunning!!!! thanks for sharing!

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  9. I really love how this came out!

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  10. Love it Shelly......awesome work!

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  11. Shelly, it's fabulous! TFS and you're a constant inspiration to me!
    Hugs,
    Dorly Weitzen, Israel

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  12. oooh Cor Blimey and thrice, this is AMAZING Shelley... LOVE IT!!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... BTW, where do you get the bleached out wreath from? :O))

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  13. Shelly, this is amazing! Such a wonderful idea and I do love the soft colors you have used!

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  14. This is fantasticly genuine! Love how you made the 3-D reindeer! Antlers or not! Thanks for sharing your creativeness!!
    Pam

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  15. your talent simply amazes me!!! what a beautiful tag!!!!

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  16. OMG Shelly how totally rocking is this tag, love love love it AND it's being plugged by the man himself on twitter, you go girl :OP

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  17. Oh my ,it is stunning- Love your deer, and it`s little snowcovered home- how very beautiful.
    xo,Dorthe

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  18. i only need 3 letters to comment on this piece: WOW!!!

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  19. this is stunning! love everything about it.

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  20. waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh super bravo

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  21. What a wonderful, creative use of that deer die! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the details with us.
    Alison J.

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  22. AAAAAMAZING....This is so Creative and Pretty!!! Love it!!

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  23. What a great idea! And you pulled it off without a hitch. This is totally beautiful and original!

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  24. REally classy and lovely!!
    Great job AND creative!!! Thank you so very much for sharing:)
    be blessed
    Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.bbbm.weebly.com

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  25. This is awesome! I love the deer head and the ornamental frame! Oh, how it sparkles!
    Kate

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  26. OMG Shelly!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! You have been quite the busy, inspiring, creative queen of late.....thanks you SO much for sharing your creations, I can't wait to try this myself!!

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  27. Fantastic idea Shelly - you've started a new trend, and recommended viewing as Mr H himself tweeted! Love that colour scheme! :o) x

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  28. Wow what an inspirational piece, I love love your reindeer, neat idea. Love the whole piece and your use of the dwellings die, very clever. Love it. Tracy x

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  29. Shelly...you are so clever! Your deer piece is so so pretty! I love that white and cream color palette and your dimensional deer head is just about the coolest thing I've seen in a while! LOVE IT! <3 Candy

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  30. I thought I had all my projects planned, 17 Snowmen in progress, and so concentrating on them, and wham...
    You blow us out of the water...Oh My Deer!! Too cute...love it, know Tim has got to say something...I'm off to check it out.
    (P.S. at Carson, we all loved it when Timmie couldn't find the clear plates for Mr. Vagabond...it was priceless..and yes, he had put them away.)

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  31. Beautiful Shelly. The soft creme, the reindeer, the wreath. All put together so beautifully.

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  32. Really great!! Love all the effects..

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  33. love this Shelly i wait with anticipation on what you are going to create next......you just keep pulling out all the stops..... this deer is fantastic what a great i deer ! x

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  34. This is really amazing, WOW!!!!

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  35. This is just beautiful! How creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. How cool is this- Congrats for being featured on SCS. I love all of the AO images and love the beautiful colors and the great 3D idea!

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  37. Can I ask how you got the "random" glittery look to the card? What adhesive did you use to adhere the glitter, what type of glitter, etc. Curious minds NEED to know.

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  38. Is there a tutorial video for this tag?

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