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10/30/2016

Penny Black for Rudolph Day October 2016

Good Evening. Welcome to a very late Rudolph Day post. What is Rudolph Day, you may ask? It's a fun Christmas Challenge that is held by our sweet Maureen of Scraps of Life by Scrappymoi.  Rudy Day opens each month on the 25th and closes on the last day of the month. Maureen always has some lovely prizes, and it's a great way to build up your Christmas stash for the coming year. The rules are very simple: A card with a Christmas theme.

 
 
Lately I've been watching some Penny Black videos done by Jill Foster. She uses some of the scenic PB images with a Misti, inking the scene with a dark ink, restamping to get a good image. Then Jill uses TomBow markers to add more detail to the scene, and then uses a water brush over the image to soften. After using versamark and embossing with clear EP, then she will sponge Distress inks or other inks to create the background. That's what I attempted here.
 
PB Woodland Wonder image, stamped with Versafine Smokey Gray, and then Versafine Olympia green. Since I wasn't planning to do any marker details, I cleaned & reinked the image (while still in place on the mini Misti) and overstamped with versamark, heat embossed with a clear EP. Taped the borders to create a frame, then inked with (1)DI Spun Sugar (2)Iced Spruce, and various shades of blue distress ink. Finished the top edge and corners with Chipped sapphire.
 
A white gel pen added some stars and a few branch highlights.
 
- Impression Obsession deer (cut out of a velvet paper, left over from another project - snippet!) and a PBlack tree die (Nature's Beauties) cut from a white snippet and colored with Green Copics.
 
Finished off with a Cheery Lynn Winter Holiday Word sentiment - from a white snippet.  Heat embossed with Ranger's Liquid Platinum, several coats.
 
- Cardbase is a deep turquoise, although it looks aqua in the photo. The card stock is textured as well.
Hope you'll join in with all the other Rudy Day-ers to get some great Christmas inspiration, and maybe take home the prize!
 
Thanks for joining me. Don't forget to check back for the Christmas Club Card which is due tomorrow. Hugs & Blessings.

35 comments:

  1. Mary you have made a really stunning scene on this gorgeous card. Love it!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Hi Mary,
    what a very fab and super Rudolf card.
    I love what you have done to create this wonderful scene.
    Great colours and your inking technique is really great.
    Super reindeer die cut and what a lovely tree one too.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  3. A lovely winter scene Mary, great inking in the background too.
    Jean x

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  4. Fabulous use of the lovely Penny Black stamp Mary and that elegant Deer in the foreground makes for a really stunning creation.

    B x

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  5. I've been watching them too, one will be revealed soon! Love yours it's so atmospheric.

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  6. Oh, my!!!! This is just AMAZING!! Love, love this card! Pinned!
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524485332226/
    I read with attention the process of your card, thanks for the tips of velvet paper for the gorgous deer! He looks wonderfully on the fab bakground! Beautiful details on your card, love the forest, the sky with the tiny stars and your amazing inking! A piece of art!

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  7. The background is gorgeous, Mary. I love the details - it is so realistic and artistic. The stag looks majestic in his nature kingdom.

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  8. This is a beautiful scene, Mary! I love this technique and you've done it beautifully!

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  9. This is fabulous Mary and I adore the framing and the DI colours you have used, and the die cut tree and sentiment embellish it so prettily. The PB nature inspired stamps are so atmospheric and you have really done this one justice. x

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  10. Mary, I love both cards! That first one is so different and unique! I just love the originality of it as well as the use of your designer paper. The Rudolph card- what an incredible sky you sponged! Love the lighting on that one and your Penny Black stamp is just gorgeous!

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  11. Wow I just love this creation!! What a gorgeous scene you've put together here!! HUGS :)

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  12. The deer looks wonderful against the beautiful background and I love the stars in the sky, it all looks so atmospheric! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. Stunning scene you have created Mary, beautiful background, gorgeous deer and tree.
    Pam x

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  14. Absolutely stunning, the deer is fabulous and the background is gorgeous, the effect you were attempting definitely was worth the time!

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  15. Absolutely stunning card Mary, beautiful scene and colours, love it Kate x

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  16. Another gorgeous card - this looks amazing! Love that PB stamp and the way you inked the background! Stunning!

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  17. You aced this I feel the peace ......Lis

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  18. A stunning card Mary. What a beautiful scene you've created. A lovely background and I like the gel pen stars in the sky. Barbxx

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  19. Wonderful card, there Mary! I'm glad that you shared the steps in making it very interesting indeed. Thanks for your lovely words shared in your comment on my blog, you're a very kind friend, much appreciated. ❤️
    Thank you so much for sharing with us your creative inspiration.😊
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  20. I absolutely love this Mary! So so pretty!!! Hugs, Autumn

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  21. Wow ... this is so beautiful Mary!! Love your winter scene ... the sponged colours of the sky are GORGEOUS! xx

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  22. A gorgeous card Mary!
    xoxo Olga

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  23. Wow! What an awesome scene! It is so peaceful.

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  24. A fabulous Christmas card Mary, you have created a wonderful winter scene.
    Pauline
    x

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  25. Great card and fabulous avenue of trees
    Carol x

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  26. Gorgeous card, Mary, I love the beautiful scene you've created. xx

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  27. Such a beautiful, serene scene, Mary ... the glow of the frosty dawn in the background is fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

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  28. Such a stunning scene that you've created here, I love it.

    Sue xx

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  29. Ooh what a serene and beautiful card
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph day Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

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  30. yes, a lovely and serene christmas card mary! the velvet texture of the deer is fabulous. thank you so much for playing along with us at the rudy days challenge.
    linda
    rudolph days challenge DT

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  31. Wow Mary what an amazing, beautiful scene you have created it looks magical, superb make
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  32. What a great way to use this stamp completely different! Beautiful card!

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  33. Hi Mary! As usual these days I am playing catch up trying to get too many things done in one day. I love that silhouette deer. He just pops standing among the scene you've created. And your sentiment is perfect. I can feel the peace and quiet as the deer stands in the woods. Sorry I am so late for commenting but thanks for playing along with the Rudolph Days challenge.
    The twins are taking up my days as Arthur remains in the hospital while Valerie is at home. So I babysit Valerie or I take my daughter to the hospital to feed Arthur since she doesn't drive. I am hoping and praying he will get to come home soon.

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  34. This is such a great card of nature and Christmas together.......something I'd love to see while walking in the woods on a snowy evening.

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  35. I missed this post somehow, which is really fun because that way I was wonderfully surprised when I received this beautiful Christmas card in the mail! It is truly gorgeous in person, Mary! Thank you so much!! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

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