Winter Dawn

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Winter Dawn



I wanted to create a backdrop for my new TH Prancing Deer die. I used Distress Inks, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry to make a sunrise effect.

Then I used Tim’s Layering Stencil Embossing technique over the top with Rays stencil and Wow Gold Highlight embossing glitter. You will need to read P50 of “A Compendium of Curiosites” yourself to recreate the technique!

I stood the stag on a Pearlescent Texture paste snow which I heated so that it bubbled. The Tattered Pinecone die cut leaves were coloured with Alcohol inks to look frosty.

The Prancing Deer was die cut from thin self adhesive cork and inked. I made a garland out of Tim’s Pine Twine. The Deer has gathered falling stars to decorate it!image

The Deer will have a page in my Tim Holtz die cuts album which has been neglected for some time now.

I am entering Challenge 16, on Linda Ledbetter’s blog, check out The Curiosity Crews work. The prizes are sponsored by Tim and Mario and The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


9 thoughts on “Winter Dawn

  1. Hi Jan. Wow this tag really POPS! I love the sunburst effect behind your stately reindeer. Your blended colors of the tag background are so pretty. Then the added gold sunburst really compliments your background so well. The snowy landscape and the die cut greenery bits around your deer work well! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  2. What a great idea to use a golden sunburst! That’s very effective. My girl deer is sort of shy so she may not be bold enough to come & see your stag. He should just give her a call sometime and invite her for a bundle of hay. 😉

    • Ooops, I made this comment on the wrong blog!! The part about the girl deer that is. Sorry, your tag is LOVELY and I really do love that golden sunburst. Also the stars on the little wreath on the stag’s neck connects with the golden sunburst nicely. Sorry for my flub. :~)

  3. Jan, this is gorgeous, and a beautiful way to use the Layering Stencils technique. We love it, and you’re our honorable mention for challenge 16. HUGE congrats and thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us!


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