Reindeer & Christmas Trees

It’s Inspiration Challenge day at SCS. And did I ever love the inspiration from Mizue Hirano. I chose the two in the third row down.

Both were done on water color paper using a flat wash brush and a small detail brush. Instead of watercolors, I used dye reinkers because I like the vibrant color and transparency. I first made the abstract backgrounds then dried them with the heat gun because I’m too impatient to wait.

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I made the white frames with the method I developed for resizing the Nestabilities rectangles. The tutorial for this is under my Tutorial heading. I edged the frames with a red marker. All the images were embossed using black pigment ink and black embossing powder. These cards measure 4.25″ x 5.50″. The greeting tag on Reindeer was cut out using a nestie circle.

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Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Inkadinkado, Studio G, Stampendous, Imaginisce
Paper: white, water color, red
Ink: black pigment & black embossing powder
Accessories: paint brushes, dye reinkers, nestie rectangles & circles. red marker (to edge the frame & tag), black marker (to edge the Christmas Trees panel)

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8 Responses to Reindeer & Christmas Trees

  1. These are so beautiful – I just love the dramatic contrast of the black images on the soft water colors!!
    hugs, Jami

  2. Hi Julie!!! OMG – I love all your latest creations!!!

    Sorry – I don’t mean to ignore you, but I’ve been super busy these last couple of weeks!!! Hope you are doing well???

  3. Oh my! I love the reindeer card so much. The background with the green and red is so perfect and I love the black embossing used on both of your cards. Wow! You are so very creative.

  4. Lovely take on the artist’s work — I saw these on SCS before I saw them on your blog and they immediately jumped out at me. Nice!!

  5. These are seriously some of my very favorites from the day! You have such vibrant colors with such amazing designs!

  6. Fabulous take on the inspiration Julie!

  7. WOWZER! These are amazing creations!! Love that BG!! 🙂

  8. These are wonderful!! Your backgrounds turned out fantastic – such a perfect take on the inspiration pieces. They must have been so much fun to make, too!