12.05.2011

Winter Deer Shrine with Retro Cafe Art Gallery

Happy Monday, folks! Is it just me or was that weekend WAY too short! I like the one before it much better, personally. HA! Today I have a Winter Deer Shrine that I created using fabulous goodies from Retro Cafe Art to share with you. I like this because it is not *just* Christmas, but yet, fits in well with a nice rustic Christmas decor.

Winter Deer Shrine


I began with the basic ATC Shelf shrine as the backdrop for this little piece. I inked it entirely with Distress Ink and then, it is very subtle in the photo, but I sprayed the placed the deer stencil on the background and spritzed it with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in chalk. It left a pretty shimmer and a perfect shadow for my deer!

Winter Deer Shrine (detail)


I edged the outline with Distress Stickles and then added some mica flakes at the bottom for snow. I love that part! It makes me happy!

winter deer shrine (detail 2)


The deer cutouts (from the stencil - you totally get both parts!) are adhered with foam tape to give them a TON of dimension! I added a bit of German Dresden scrap with some stickles for more snow and topped off the male deer antlers with a bit of sparkle, as well. YAY for sparkly snow on antlers!!!!

Winter Deer Shrine (center)


This piece has a bit of a calm to it that I just love. You can almost here that subtle crunch of deer hooves on the snow as they break the silence of winter. *sigh* So wonderful and so peaceful! Don't forget to capture some of that silence and that peace during the hustle bustle of this busy holiday season. We all need it. Don't forget to breath.

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful Shrine Jennifer! I'm all about deer as you know, and this is lovely!
    Have a Wonderful Holiday Season, and Congrats on all your new ventures!!
    Cheers!
    ox

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  2. Neat shrine! Very cool idea using the mica as snowflakes.

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  3. This is so beautiful. I can't quite figure out how it opens and closes...or does it? I love it either way, especially the glitz on the antlers!

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  4. I love that - it really is peaceful. There's nothing more calming than seeing a deer step out of the woods into a snowy clearing - this captures that moment!

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  5. Well, not THIS weekend because the kids had Friday off....good Lord, did they ever need to go back to school!
    I absolutely love this - the mica flakes make such gorgeous snow!

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  6. love the deer!!!!:):):) Great work Jingle!!!

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  7. great card! love the dimension!

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  8. I think reading your blog is hazardous to my wallet. LOL! Now I HAVE to get these deer! What a BEAUTIFUL scene! I think the addition to his antlers was genius! LOVE YOU! And DO go check out MY blog today, please!!! Okay?

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  9. Oh My...I really like this one Jennifer. Ya know I adore all of your cards but this one...well..it is my favorite. Yep..I picked just one!! (umm ya know I really couldn't pick just one if I was made to..I love them all) I like this one because it is perfect for anyone. One I would so give to a man in my life. Love the snow on the antlers too...perfect touch.

    Thank you for the music clip...I had never heard of him but am so going to find more of his work.

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  10. wow this card is amazing...love all that detail...

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  11. Love the rustic design to this. :)

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  12. Rustic and majestic
    Remind me of stags that can be seen in the Scottish Highlands.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. Terrific design and fab work, x

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  14. Wow this is gorgeous! I got in the mail today one of your ornaments from the Gingersnap Creations Yahoo Group ornament swap. How great to get one from a blogging buddy!

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  15. call me HOPELESSLY useless, I just found your Happy Christmas stamp under a pile of stash on my desk, and I want to die of embarrassment because I would have sworn upon my brothers mothers daughters life that I had posted it, NOW I can't find your address - could you re email it to me,
    please if you don;t have my mail address could you use the contact page on my web site? - www.adonnathing.com? maybe you can use it next year???

    see you weds?
    dx

    doonex

    so sorry...

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  16. Wow, this is gor-juss! Love the colors and those deer shapes. Reminds me of what we see often on the side of the road waiting to cross at this time of year in Wisconsin.

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  17. I love those deer! Very pretty and so many uses for them too!

    Julie

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  18. really beautiful. love the elegance of those shapes

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  19. Oh deer! This is so cute!!!! I just love the whole thing!!! xoxo

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  20. Jingle this turned out amazing! I love projects that are 3d! Way creative girl!

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  21. Love love love! I ADORE deer. This piece is one of my faves. :)

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  22. Oh my gosh--this is simply gorgeous!!!

    XO
    Cindy

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  23. Deer antlers are good for making art because of their natural beauty and versatility. They come in various sizes, colors, shapes and structures, which make options for working with them limited only to creativity and imagination.

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