Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Winter Deer Scene with Polkadoodles

Hi friends! It's Christmas in July everywhere and I've used Polkadoodles' Winter Deer from Octavia Frosted Winter for this winter scene. The joy of a digital stamp is that it can be resized/flipped/turned, etc. to create the scene you've imagined.
For this card, I inserted 2 images of the Winter Deer onto a Word doc. One as designed and one rotated and resized smaller. I wanted to mimic a family of deer.
I dropped in the Polkadoodles' Free Digital Sentiment: Peace and Joy. I made sure it was an A2 card size by printing a test and laying an A2 sized frame over it. Just to make sure I am not wasting good watercolor paper with the wrong sizes!

Then I was ready to print onto Ranger Watercolor Paper with my Brother Laser printer. I let it dry a bit and then cut the piece with my all time favorite rectangle die from Sugar Pea Designs called Card Front Builder II. It leaves a tiny dot border which I just love!
I created 2 masks with Gina K. Designs Masking Magic using my Artograph Light Tracer Table. I have to admit I struggled to get the fine details. Next time I'll use a fluid mask such as Pebeo Drawing Gum. That way you can get into all the little spaces easily.
Once masked, I ink blended 2 Distress Oxide Inks: Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet just to the feet of the deer. Gave it a good splatter with watered down DecoArt Traditions Titanium White, but any white acrylic paint would work.
The deer were watercolored with various browns/pinks with Zig Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers. They have a brush tip which makes it easy to drop watercolor into corners.
Lastly, I used Brutus Monroe's Glitter Glaze "Fallen Snow" for the snow around the deer and a bit in the night sky. You could use embossing paste and sprinkle glitter on it for the same effect.
The card base is Hero Arts - Hero Hues Premium Dove White 100 lb. Card Stock. Easy to score, but sturdy enough to hold watercolored card fronts.

Thank  you for joining me today. I will be submitting this card to the following challenges:

4) Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog - #64 Favorite Time of the Year

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous card, fantastic scene
    Have a lovely day

  2. Cute card, and good description of how you produced the image. Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles challenge this month and good luck with your entry Claire DT

  3. Great card! Thanks for sharing at Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

  4. Such a cute image - what big eyes those deer have almost as though they've been caught in the headlights - thanks for sharing your card with us at 613 Avenue Create

  5. Anita, this project is beautiful! I just love everything about it! Thanks so much for your wonderful submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  6. Congratulations, you were selected as a Top Rocker for the week of July 25th-31st, 2021. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge.

    Thanks so much for a wonderful response to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  7. This is an amazing image and I love how you flipped and re-sized it for the full scene! It's a magical scene!

    1. Thank you so much, Kim! Hope your summer is going well.



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