Thursday, June 28, 2018

Reindeer in Plaid

Hello friends.  I'm glad you stopped by!

I had this negative left over in my UFO box and I
kept looking at it and wondering what to do with it.
I couldn't decide so it kept going back in the box.

Before die cutting the deer, I had stamped a piece of watercolor 
paper with the Sanded background stamp and Soft Suede ink.
Using a water brush, I moved the ink around to give it a washed look.

You can see the deer on this card.

I think this deer looks quite dashing in plaid.

is a Christmas card challenge that is anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
Mo holds this challenge the 25th of every month until the end.

At Merry Monday Nina is asking for
This is the last challenge for Merry Monday.
I'm so sad they are closing down.
They have been a weekly part of my life for a long time.
Thanks for all the wonderful challenges you've provided
and all that inspiration!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Believe (PB), Sanded (ret. SU)
Ink:   Onyx Black (Versafine)
Paper:   Rustic Cream (PTI), Garden Green (SU), Watercolor (140 lb. Strathmore)
Other:  Prancing Deer BIGZ (Sizzix), Water Brush


Liz said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Bonnie. Using the negative with the plaid behind is so effective. xx

Cynthia said...

Gee, I like this!

Jenny L said...

Hi Bonnie,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh isn't he so magnificent in that lovely plaid.
Your background looks amazing and very interesting too.
Such a fabulous way to use the negative of that die cut.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

LeAnne said...

This is BEautiful! I am sad to see Merry Monday go too....but I am glad you shared this with us to "celebrate" it!

Christine Alexander said...

What a cool idea Bonnie, Looks like your deer has a plaid coat on :) such a fun card

Linda said...

Bonnie, what a great rustic card. Love that green plaid. Thanks for joining us on our last challenge at Merry Monday.

Linda said...

Also, thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card. Loved it.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous deer, Bonnie, & I love the background!! So glad I got to know you through Merry Monday - sad to see it ending!!

Darnell said...

Your rustic leftover negative worked perfectly for the MM last challenge, BonBon! I love it with that very bright green plaid and the way you did your vertical sediment panel!! Hugs, Dolly

Maxine D said...

What a classy reindeer Bonnie - he looks so regal in his plaid, and I love the background to the negative die cut - such a classic card

JosieD said...

Yes indeed, "this deer looks quite dashing in plaid." Wow, you really nailed it with the plaid paper -- so creative and interesting. You've got that flare for sure. And your UFO box is a treasure of goodies!

Marcia HIll said...

Your plaid deer is FABULOUS Bonnie and I'm really loving your background too...definitely a rustic feel to this wonderful card!! Thank you so much for playing along with our last challenge at Merry Monday and for all the wonderful cards you've shared over the years...we SO appreciate it!! :0)

Colleen said...

Bonnie, your name is the first I think of when I think of Merry Monday, you have always been such and inspiration with that challenge and even after stepping down from the DT position you always played along (which is easier when you don't have the "pressure" of having to get it done! Anyway, your masculine card is amazing as always and I love love the plaid!! I may not see you at MM, but you know I will see you all your CAS challenges, esp the Christmas one! Heart Hugs friend! Col

Nancy Stislow said...

This is fantastic, Bonnie. I'd have never thought to do a plId deer. He looks wonderful on your terrific background. How creative this is.

Susan said...

Love the rustic look that the sanded wood stamp gives to the card. And the plaid reindeer is so striking and handsome!

JoAnn said...

Great way to use that negative die cut piece. Love the plaid behind it. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Loll said...

That reindeer does look dashing in plaid! Awesome design with the rustic looking watercoloured background Bonnie! I will miss MM too! xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Bonnie..I LOVE your plaid elegant deer with your negative linen textured background. Love your narrow side panel for your sentiment too. I have so enjoyed your Merry Monday challenge cards. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Brenda in IN said...

This is the bomb. Not only is he dashing, I'm certain he is warmer in his beautiful plaid coat and leggings. Very cute and great idea.

Notes by Nina said...

Bonnie your card is so unique, I love it. The green plaid in behind the deer is fabulous. I am so glad that you joined us for our last Merry Monday.

Mac Mable said...

Plaid is always good for me. Great use of the negative die cut and the stamping and the washed out look is fabulous x

Trina P. said...

So fun, Bonnie! Plaid deer... yes please! The background is perfectly rustic. Makes one superb masculine card. xx

Brenda said...

Well now, I am certainly love this stag in plaid! He is definitely quite dashing in this green plaid. I love that background too that you created. Your other card is beautiful just like this one, but I am more partial to this one because of the plaid. Hugs, Brenda

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunning use of the negative, in fact I think it's better and thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a great use of a UFO piece, Bonnie! Now I feel like I shouldn't throw away any negatives. ;-P
I love the rustic background with a washed look! Your green plaid reindeer looks so handsome. And as always, a wonderful card design (especially with the side narrow panel)! Hideko xx

scrappymo! said...

This card has such a lovely modern feel and the plaid paper is a zinger! It looks great!!! Love that it is the reverse die cut from the other card you showed.

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

BożenA said...

A great combination of colors, Bonnie! I love how your checkered deer looks! Such an innovative way of looking at a deer :-)

Pat said...

A really rustic card and the green plaid looks great behind the deer die cut Bonnie, just so pretty. x