Wednesday, November 3, 2021

CAS Christmas November Challenge - Christmas Critters

Hello again.  I’m back with my second post for today.  We will be taking December off at CAS Christmas, so this will be the last challenge in 2021.  We have another great theme this month and it is Christmas Critters!



I have a fair amount of Christmas critter stamps and even more critter stamps that can be stretched and be turned into one. 😆  The toughest part of this challenge was deciding which critter to use. 😂   But since I have a bunch that are unused, I decided to go with the Prancing Plushies stamp set from Clearly Besotted for my card today.


Stamped the reindeer images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Xpress It cardstock and coloured with Copic markers.  Fussy cut them out (there are no matching dies sold).


Next, hand cut a snowy ground mask from masking paper and adhered it to the bottom portion of a stitched Bristol rectangle panel from my stash.  I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been gravitating to purple, so Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet distress inks (DI) were blended on with blender brushes for the sky.  Splattered with diluted Wilted Violet DI and white gouache paint to give it texture and a snowy look.


Finally, heat embossed the sentiment on a black cardstock strip with white embossing powder before assembling the card onto a white top folding card base.  Added snowflakes atop the reindeer images (because snow doesn’t try to avoid them 😂) with a white gel pen to finish.  

Valerie (Le Scrap de Vava) is our guest this month and you can find more inspiration from her and the design team HERE.  Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery.  Thank you for stopping by.



Challenges:
NBUS #32 - new stamp set  

28 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

These darling little reindeer are aptly named as "Prancing Plushies". They're so cute and all the more so with your expert coloring and the beautiful purple night sky over the snowy hillside. What a joy your card is!

Christine Alexander said...

adorable Trina, and love the purple background. A great non traditional colour :)

lauren bergold said...

what an adorable trio of cuuuuuute reindeer on your amazingly lovely CAS card! so happy you could join our christmas critter celebration at JINGLE BELLES!

Pat said...

Your three little prancing reindeer are such fun Trina and the purple backdrop is glorious with the falling snow and I love the white on black sentiment strip which stands out beautifully against the pure white snow. x

JoAnn said...

This is so cute with those prancing little reindeer. Love your blended sky too. TFS

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous inked sky, Trina, and I love your trio of cute reindeer!!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... that wilted violet sky is perfection ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

Papercraft Boutique said...

These little reindeer are darling and playful, Trina! Love your beautiful Copic coloring and the non-traditional purple sky with lots of beautiful snowflakes! You are a cute critter queen! :-)
Hideko xx

Toni said...

So very very cute!!

Loll said...

These prancing reindeers are SUPER CUTE!! LOVE how they stand out against the gorgeous purple sky. Beautiful blended colours and splatters, Trina. And the PERFECT sentiment to finish the card. xx

Mac Mable said...

The vibrancy of the purples looks amazing Trina. What an adorable card, super cute, love the splats, love the sweet reindeers and so love this card x.

Marcia Hill said...

These prancing cuties totally make me smile Trina, and I am absolutely in LOVE with your purple background...oh my gosh is it ever beautiful!! Wonderful, wonderful card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Bonnie said...

What adorable little dancing reindeer, Trina! Love all that purple!

Julia Aston said...

I would not think to use purple for my winter sky - and it is beautiful here with the splatter of falling snow - the coloring on your cute reindeer is wonderful - they look so happy to be prancing on the snowy slope! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a darling card, Trina! You did an amazing job fussing-cutting the reindeer and your Copic coloring is flawless, as always! I also really love your purple sky and how you created all the snow...such a fun card ~ xx

Barb Ghig said...

I'm sorry, Trina...I just spotted your card in the gallery...Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

Colleen said...

OMG, Trina, I am always amazed at how you can take the smallest images and place them on a card that is so striking and is always just perfect. These little reindeer critters are so fun and I LOVE your sky!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Total cuteness! I love the sentiment also - to perfect. Thanks for joining in at ATCAS

Cathy said...

Adorable little reindeer Trina, love the purple sky, it looks fabulous with the white spatters, gorgeous CAS card, Cathy x

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute name for the stamp set. I like the purple and the fun they are having. Great coloring on the reindeer.

Witchcrafted Life said...

Fantastically adorable wintertime greeting. The use of purple for the background feels (and is) so upbeat and wonderfully fresh.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Valérie said...

Awww.. I love your cute deers Trina! And the purple background is perfect! Love it! Thank you for having me as a Guest Designer this month!

Viv said...

Love the colours you have used here Trina. A great card.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh my, pure cuteness!!! I just adore those little reindeers prancing on the snow-bank! Adorable purple tone for your CAS!!

A.Rose said...

That background is amazing. So beautiful. I love this card.

Darnell said...

Your ability to blend never ceases to amaze me, Trina, and I love how you used purple for your sky. You also have just the right touch with speckles and spots, whether schplattered or put down individually with your gel pen. Your design has given these adorable reindeer (expertly fussy-cut) a delightful wintry playground for their antics! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

BożenA said...

This is such a happy winter scene, Trina. I love these frisky deer and the purple sky makes this scene even more joyful :-)
xx

Kathyk said...

This is so lovely, such a great colour AND NBUS too - YAY!

Kathyk