Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Special K

One week left to join in the "Chipboard and Metal" challenge at Frilly and Funkie!  Marjie chose the challenge theme and she says anything goes as long as your project includes both chipboard and metal.  So are you ready for this???  My chipboard deer is from a recycled box of Special K.  In the spirit of Christmas and CC2C #29, Linda has us at page 64, of Tim's book, "Texture Fades" techniques.
After I cut out my sweet little deer from the Special K cereal box, I cut out a couple more shapes in black to use as a highlight.  I ran a  pen line of Spica Black Glitter along all white areas for a little pop.  His eye is Black Stickles and I covered the black brads as well.  The tree was silver and I covered that in a green glitter embossing mix.  The white snowflake was covered in embossing ink and white embossing powder.  The embossed background, I followed (mostly) the steps on page, 64. For my inking, I wanted a more candy cane kind of thing.  After I was done, I wanted a bit more white on my raised areas and inked over that with clear embossing ink and then white embossed.  This is one time that I like when embossing powder lands where you don't want it, kind of gives a little snowy feel! 

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33 comments:

Sharon said...

This is just stunning!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is stunning, Terry. The white really pops and I love the muse token on the deer. I am never short of low calorie cereal boxes so I must recyle them,

Lucy x

Karin said...

its beautiful!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, Love this, the background looks stunning, gorgeous deer too!
Avril xx

Pam said...

Just love your backgrounds with the stripes, and your Special K deer looks quite fit!! :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I like these bold letters and your deer.....great minds think alike:)
Have a great Wednesday!

Netty said...

wow this has such fab colourings Terry, totally love it and of course your recycled deer is terrific. xx

Anita Houston said...

Your Special K deer is yummy!!! Love the bright colors...so festive! Fab texture too!!! A very joyful filled card!

lynne said...

Great re-cycling. Although I don't own a die-cutting machine (yep, it's the truth!) I am always re-cycling packaging as it is too good to waste.
Stunning tag with lovely energy to it.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

Terry, that's the coolest idea -- inking it to look like a candy cane! I love it. The texture's amazing and the reindeer is fantastic. No cereal boxes are safe now...

Ira Huberts said...

I sure missed a lot of beautiful creations whilst I was abroad visiting our suppliers! Gosh, so glad to see you've been making such wonderful creations! So sorry I wasn't able to come round to visit you sooner! Thanks for sharing these beauties! Hugs, Ira xox

Vada said...

Wow Little Lady, This is very striking! Love the Reindeer too.
Wishing you a Wonderful Thanksgiving. Here in Wis, we are having Warm Tempts(62) for Turkey Day.
Hugs Vada

Caroline said...

This is stunning love the colours and the deer is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

PetraB said...

absolutely terrific, the deer is gorgeous.

Buttons said...

How seriously clever is this!! Terry you are an imaginative genius. It all reminds me of candy canes. Just yummy. Hugs, Buttons x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful Terry.
Great colors and a real Christmas card
Greetings Janny

Meggymay said...

Love the bright colours and embossing, a fabulous piece.
Yvonne

craftattack said...

Really stunning and colourful piece! Hugs, Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous, your reindeer looks fab.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fantastic! I love the stripes in the BG and the embossing- loving the reindeer with Stickles for eyes : ) I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Hi Terry, wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, Your art is beautiful! I took a trip thru your blog, so much inkspiration here, wonderful work! hugs n gobble gobble

Carol said...

Stunning card, beautiful colors and design! Thank you for sharing.

butterfly said...

Fantastic card... love the black outline on the deer, really makes him stand out, as you say, and the colours in that fab background are wonderful!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

What a cute deer and he pops beautifully from your gorgeous candy cane background. Love this.
We are now in Lanzarote where it got warm yesterday afternoon but very chilly at night. Looking forward to having a quiet break though, but will miss my crafting.
Hope you and Steve are well.
Hugs Brenda xxx

trisha too said...

Now THAT is a Christmas card!!! Fantastic, Terry!

:)

Lynn Stevens said...

Love the candy cane look you achieved Terry,looks good enough to eat!. How clever of you to use a cereal box for the deer!!! Outstanding!!!
hugs Lynn

Linda R said...

It looks amazing my friend.

Hugs~

Sandra said...

Love this joyful christmas card! The texture of the background is stunning, and the deer is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

Michele said...

gorgeous! takes my breath away! xo

2amscrapper said...

Terry, I love what you did. The background is wonderful. Great Special K deer, too!

Vada said...

Just A Note!!!
Package went out yesterday.
Heads Up!
ENJOY!

Alexa said...

Who would have thought a Special K box could be made so Special?! Really lovely.

Donna said...

How beautiful! What a great use of a cereal box! I love stickles, too, they are addictive!!

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