Dec 3, 2015

DIY Mixed Media Reindeer Christmas Ornament

ornament 1
 I am so excited to be announced as one of the newest design team members of the Stamps & Stencils Challenge Blog today!  Head on over and see the announcement HERE!  I am over the moon!
S&S

Though I don't start until January, I just had to participate in this month's awesome challenge theme, Grungy Christmas.  I love me some grunge people!  I've still been on a DIY ornament kick, so I decided to make another mixed media creation for the tree.
ornament 2
 My design was partially inspired by Tim Holtz December 2015 tag, but I love this tag so much I am sure I'll be creating another.  I picked up some oval dies at Tuesday Morning last weekend.  I really wanted to use them to cut some thin chipboard, so I tried it with my new metal plate in my Big Shot and it worked beautifully!  YAY!  It did not work with this Reindeer die, however.  On the oval I rubbed red pigment ink all over it, then embossed with red tinsel EP.  I LOVE THIS!  Will absolutely be doing this again and again.  For the deer, I used bronze pigment ink and black powder so that some of the bronze would peek through and make it look more dimensional.  I sponged the edges of my hymnal page and the burlap shape with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
ornament 3
 I added the greenery and some flowers, then used a Cosmo Cricket sticker, mounted over scrap sponged chipboard, as a focal point.  I added the two jingle bell brads for interest.
ornament 4
 I really loved how Tim stenciled a pattern in red over this month's tag, but also loved the glitter on my oval frame, so I decided to try embossing a stamped image over the burlap.  I used a dotty stamp and the same tinsel powder and it worked!  The design isn't perfectly clear, but I love the look!  So much less messy than sprays.  I can't wait to try out some other designs.
ornament 5
I'm linking up to the Stamps & Stencils blog HERE, to Anything But Cute for their It's Ornamental Challenge HERE, to Tim Holtz December 2015 Tag post HERE, That Craft Place for their Anything Goes challenge HERE, Mixed Media World for their Anything Goes challenge HERE, Frillie & Funkie for their 'Tis the Season challenge HERE, and Emerald Creek Dares for their Holiday Creations challenge HERE.

46 comments:

brenda said...

Congratulations Autumn an what a fab piece of artwork to start off with, can never resist a Poinsettia to two.

B x

Connie Mercer said...

again I say again ~ GORGEOUS!!!!

Lys Scrap said...

Congratulations, Autumn! Great to see you there! And your Christmas ornament is just gorgeous!

toni said...

Hi Autumn, it's going to be great having you on the team! I love your reindeer ornament, a great idea and beautifully made ! See you soon ! Toni x

Carol said...

Congratulations on your news Autumn. Loving your grungy ornament, it looks fabulous. Carol x

rachel said...

hello Autumn - so looking forward to working with you at stamps and stencils - brilliant news - love what I've seen over here too! Now following! hugs rachel x

Asha said...

Congratulations, Autumn. What an asset you are to the team... they are lucky to have you. And this gorgeous tag is proof of that. So very happy for you. Well done!
x Asha

Maxine D said...

Well done Autumn - this ornament is fabulous - love the stamped burlap! Congratulations on the DT position - it is well deserved.
Blessings
Maxine

cherry Nelson said...

Absolutely gorgeous...I just love your deer!

Jinny Newlin said...

You sure know how to do texture, Autumn! This is beautiful! Love the burlap base! All the work you put into this totally shines through... Stunning! And CONGRATULATIONS, love! So happy for you!

Vintagehandmade said...

Hi, Autumn! I am looking forward to work with you at Stamps and Stencils! Your Christmas ornament is so gorgeous! Great design!
Thank you so much for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs!
Branka DT x

Marty Fishman said...

Beautiful tag! Congrats on your appointment to the Stamps & Stencils design team!

craftytrog said...

I'm so happy for you Autumn, congratulations!
Your project is beautiful, as always!
Alison xxx

Sara Barker said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Autumn! I bet that great news was hard to keep to yourself! I'm excited for you, and cannot wait to see what you will create as Stamps and Stencil's Design Team member! Woo Hoo for YOU!!!!

Now onto this lovely ornament! I love your take on Tim's tag, and well done on getting 'er done so early! Love the tinseled frame; definitely my favorite part of this lovely vintage ornament! Well done!

Oh, almost forgot! Thank you for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Autumn this is fantastic! I love the embossing on the burlap, I think it turned out great and the touch of bronze on the reindeer is just perfect!! A huge congratulations on your new DT assignment, they are super lucky to have you join the team!! Can't wait to see what you create!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'It's Ornamental' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Samra Leshinski said...

Thank you for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

Paper Talk with Samra

Ginny Maxam said...

I love your card/ornament! So detailed and rich!! Congrats on yor new DT position, they are blessed to have you!
Hugs,
Ginny M

Cathy Potosky said...

Love this ornament. The burlap makes it so rustic! All the details you added are amazing. Thanks for sharing with us over at Emerald Creek Dares!
Cathy - DT Member at Emerald Creek

Laine Kammeraad said...

Beautiful Beautiful Reindeer ornament Autumn!! Love the reindeer and all the Poinsettia's. Thanks for sharing with us at Mixed Media World and we hope you will join in our next challenge.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Mixed Media World

Nancy Bridges said...

Wahoo! You go girl! Congrats. Love this beautiful ornament too.

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely love this, Autumn! The texture from the burlap is simply awesome! Congrats on your new Design Team gig!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Huge congrats on your New DT spot! What a way to start out your December! This ornament is awesome sauce and I really like how you have added the EP to the die cuts and the burlap. That deer is gorgeous! Fantabulous design!

Thanks for joining in our "It's Ornamental" challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugz. ~Niki DT

Tracey said...

Such a beautiful ormament.....love the texture the burlap adds, great design Autumn. Congrats on your new DT, so exciting! ps..thank you for visiting me :)

Ammaris Art said...

I love your work! So beautiful and rich!! Congratulations on your new DT position :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Congratulations Autumn, this is amazing, enjoy the weekend sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Karon said...

Beautiful ornament! Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

Karon DT

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty! Love the fancy deer and all the Poinsettias!

Craftyfield said...

It's a lovely take on Tim's tag and I love the embossed Tinsel look. Congrats on your new DT post how exciting!

Diana said...

i agree with everyone!! beauty of a tag and a huge congrats to you!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Emerald Creek Dares "Let the Festivities Begin' challenge.

wannabcre8tive said...

Congratulations, on being on the design team. Very exciting. I love this cute ornament.

Paper Profusion said...

Huge congratulations Autumn! You will be a terrific asset to team. I LOVE your make. The red oval frame gives a brilliant and dramatic focus. (I'm v happy with the metal plate too). Love that reindeer and then the stamped canvas has worked a treat. Nice technique tryout! Nicola x

MaryH said...

Congratulations on your newest DT assignment. What fun you'll have, and they are lucky to have you. Yay in finding the dies at Tues. Morning. I used to find some good stuff at the local one, but lately, not so much. So I'm glad you scored these versatile dies. Love the look of this project, that stag silhouette looks impressive in the oval, as you've done it. I like everything about this one! If the metal plate is the Precision Plate, it works great on intricate dies. Not so great on the 'open dies'. I didn't know that at first, just left it on the BS, and it has a tendency to warp (I warped one of my circle dies doing this) Then I read that you're not supposed to do that!!! But it's wonderful for the really intricate dies. I love it! TFS & Hugs

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely ornament you created with the burlap and the die cuts - congrats on your new DT - that sounds like a fun challenge blog - I'm going to check it out! Julia xx

Anita Houston said...

Adorable take! Love that you made an ornament!

Angela Radford said...

Beautiful ornament. Must pop over and see what the team are up to, well done X

Lynn Price said...

Congratulations on your DT membership!! Can't wait to see what you'll do....and love this sweet little ornament - the reindeer is fantastic against the hymnal pages! xx Lynn

Leslie said...

Hi Autumn! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Congrats on your new DT gig - how exciting! If you decide to buy the Stampin' Up! ornament dies I used on my project, look me up - I'd love to be your SU demonstrator! :)
Hugs,
Leslie
Love To Scrap!
Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
Really Reasonable Ribbon DT

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations on your new DT! Your ornament looks amazing! What a fabulous deer-head die! Love the sheet music background, glittery oval, and poinsettias!

butterfly said...

I saw the announcement over there and was so happy for you (and for them!)... congratulations! What a fabulous ornament too - the stag is fabulous all glossy and dark, and I love the musical background and lovely burlap framing.
Alison xx

coldwaters2 said...

Congratulations on the new DT role Autumn it is fantastic news. Autumn the mixed media ornament is truly wonderful it looks amazing I love it
hugs
lorraine x

Zoe Hillman said...

Congratulations on the DT Autumn. I love your take on Tim's tag, especially the way the stag is silhouetted. It's such a cool ornament. Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog. Happy Holidays.

Katy Leitch said...

Absolutely lovely! This will look beautiful hung on the tree.

Shelly Hickox said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that deer die - I need it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie!

Buttons said...

Fabulous ornament Autumn! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Mylissa Stout said...

What a cute idea....I am a "bird lover too...and I love this little bird house...Your use of the deer die in the opening is just "STINKING CUTE"....Soo much to look at ..I really enjoyed the visit!

Julia S-W said...

Congratulations on your new post Autumn! Love your grungy ornament with gorgeous colours and texture. Love the little deer too. Thanks so much for joining my final challenge at Stamps & Stencils. Julia xx

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