Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Stag in the Sky...

Happy Tuesday,

I thought after yesterdays white on white I would share a complete opposite today made using the same basic die but sighing a difference when using more dramatic colours.

For the background I wet a piece of watercolour card and then dropped the Izink Pigment dropper inks over this.  I spritzed more water until the colours flowed then left this to dry.  Once finished I thought this made such and exciting skyscape this  mix of the Iris and Amethyst colours of ink along with the pearl white does look really ethereal!

I cut one of the Deer Scenes die in black and again in white and shadowed them before adding over the background.

Next I made an aperture in a piece of black card using Media Plate square circle die set to which I added acetate and foam mounted this above the background.  I cut the other deer scenes die again in black and white shadowed them but added these across the bottom of the square going form edge to edge.

I finished with a few white 3mm stick on pearls and small poinsettias cut form Crafts Too white glitter foam ( the flowers left over from yesterdays card)

JND poinsettia Die
JND Deer Scenes Die
JND Media Plate Die set Square
Izink pigment ink droppers Iris and Amethyst



  1. Morning John, yes a complete reversal of yesterdays card but I do like the background you have created, it looks so effective and by doing the white and then black deers it really makes it stand out, yes another winner for me, got to try this xxx

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs. June Smith xxx

  2. Hi John
    A beautiful card. Complete contrast to yesterday. I love the drama of the drop shadowing. Gorgeous.
    B xx

  3. Very atmospheric, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  4. Lovely card John, very striking.
    Go my Poinsettia die just waiting for the stamps now, cuts like a dream too, xxx

  5. Very dramatic I just love how you’ve highlighted the deer by adding a white shadow

  6. Love it John so much drama then the deers highlighted brill !!!!!
    Thank you june Horrocks xxxxxxx

  7. Hi John. Love the atmosphere you have created on this card. I think the use of black card really adds to the drama although I am sure a lot of people would disagree with me. Thanks for the inspiration.


  8. Good morning John Beautiful card I love the way you've shadowed the deer with white it makes them stand out do well livery the gorgeous coloured background too

  9. Hello John,
    A lovely card - the deer are really beautiful. Love the sky!
    Thought I’d make sure I didn’t forget to post today !!
    Many thanks,
    Love Myra x

  10. Gorgeous card John, your background really does stand out.

  11. Just love this card John as I did yesterdays.
    Love Valx

  12. A beautiful card John. Another one to try. Thank you. Take carexxx

  13. A brilliant card design. What a fantastic background with the pigment inks. Loving those colors together. The black deer cuts highlighted with white are so effective. Ethereal is definitely the feeling I get, too, from this piece of art.

  14. Hi John, Very atmospheric and ethereal,simply beautiful.Stay healthy and happy.Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  15. Hello John,
    Another atmospheric and striking card today, although as you say quite dark, as opposed to white!
    love Maureen xxx

  16. This looks great,especially the shadowed deer scene.

  17. Hi John this is a stunning card I do love those dies. Have a great evening. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  18. Marie P. from Longridge15 August 2018 at 16:40

    Hello John.
    Sorry to have missed a number of days comments but I'm having mega problems with my PC at the moment.
    I really love this card and indeed ALL of your creations.
    Keep happy.
    Marie P/

  19. Love the colours. Very nice card. Karen.

  20. I do love this card and your background is just right. Lovely.
    Stephanie K