Sunday, April 30, 2017

You're So Deer To Me

Hi there, blog friends! I have three cards to share, so let's get started ~

My first card is for the current SSS challenge on Flickr for the theme 'Anything Goes'.



They say, 'The apple doesn't fall far from the tree', and that is so true! Kay Miller is my dear blog friend, and her daughter Kaylea designed this darling SSS stamp set called ‘So Deer’...and by the way, she is 14 years old!!! I am completely smitten with this stamp set, and I couldn't wait to ink it up!
I started by stamping the deer and creating masks so I could add the clouds, flowers and grass. I colored everything with Copics and added a touch of WOS to the butterfly and flowers...and that was it :)

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For my 2nd card, I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the theme from CASology (Season) and Addicted to Stamps & More (CAS).


I'm really looking forward to summer, so it was a no-brainer for the CASology challenge and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches worked perfectly. I used a circle die to create a stencil for the sunburst and added light blue shading behind the penguin, who was colored with Copics. A CAS design, so it worked out great for ATSM as well...and there you have it!

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My last card is for this week's Muse Challenge and our Muse is Kay Miller! Here is Kay's card:

Isn't it gorgeous?! Here is my take on her card:


I used Kay's layout, but instead of stamping, I embossed my MFT NYC die on pale gray cardstock and added the roses die. I love the font on this WPlus9 stamp set (same as Kay), so I chose this sentiment...and, that was it for today!





Have a great week ahead ~ 
Thanks so much for stopping by,











18 comments:

Kay Miller said...

Oooooh you did such a cute cute job with Kaylea's stamp set!! You colored those little deer so sweetly! I love the clouds in the background too! Thank you so much for your kind words about both Kaylea and me :) Your other two cards are wonderful too! Love the little penguin with the rays of sunshine and you did a wonderful job with the Muse inspiration! Love the dies!! Thank you sweet friend!! :)

Betty Keefe said...

love how you did the skyline with the rose, Barb - a really gorgeous card and perfect take on the challenge! little fat penguin and the deer are so cute too!

Ardyth said...

Embossing that skyline was GENIUS! Love the flowers (have that die, unused - time to get it out!) Thanks for joining us at Muse this week, Barb!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous cards Barb.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Well Barb, I am just loving that cool little penguin in his red swimming ring! Love the creative placement of the sunburst too. Beautifully coloured! Those little sequins look like water droplets too! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week. Oh, and I have to add that I'm with Ardyth re that embossed skyline - totally genius!

Cindy C. said...

Where do I begin, all three card wonderfully done. And I think the other ladies already said it all, so I will just say Bravo!!

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Wow! All three are stunning! That little penguin always makes me smile and you used him beautifully! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Joyce said...

Oh, goodness. Love all three of these cards. Your 1st and 2nd are so very adorable. You do cute and critters so incredibly well. And, wow on your 3rd card. So sophisticated and elegant. I love the skyline texture. Brilliant idea, and now I need to take a look at that die--am wondering why I don't already own it. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

I Card Everyone said...

From precious, to phenomenal - in that order! Barb, they are all three wonderful, from your coloring skills to the clever use of the city skyline impression - I'm truly always impressed! You're going in for the win!
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Cat Craig said...

Your muse card is a wonderful take on Kay's lovely card. I like that subtle embossing. Your penguin in the rays is just darling. The circle effect is perfect. Those sweet deer are awesome...and how wonderful to have that personal connection to the illustrator. You did her proud I am sure.

Hannelie said...

Beautiful cards Barb! LOVE them all!
So glad to spot one in the CASology gallery!

Karren said...

Wonderful group of cards, Barb! The scene you've created with the deer is just so cute and that penguin just cracks me up - great use of the sketch! And the embossed skyline behind the flowers is a great take on Kay's card.

Narelle Farrugia said...

I love your cards! I smile every time I look at your little penguin - he's expression is just the cutest! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Bobby said...

Your cards are all so wonderful, Barb. That darling little deer scene is so soft and pretty and the penguin looks like he's ready for summer. Great idea to make your own ray stencil. The roses on the embossed background are elegant and ready for a wedding.

Bobby said...

I'm back to say thanks for sharing your darling penguin with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Loll said...

Three wonderful cards Barb. Those little deer are so sweet. Great colouring and love the cloudy sky background. And your penguin is so adorable. Love the sun rays off to the side --- perfect sentiment. And your third card is to creative with the debossed background and pretty flower die-cut. :) xx

Sherrie M. said...

Adorable cards Barb! Glad to see you at CASology again!

Anita in France said...

What a sweet scene you created with those adorable deer, Barb ... your little penguin is just a cutie ... and oh my, that embossed skyline with the die cut blooms ... gaspingly gorgeous ... and genius ... love it! Hugs, Anita :)