Aaaahh, down to the last introduction! I have another story to share here...
When my sister sent me this image, we debated back and forth on it. I liked the concept, but wanted the reindeer to look more squishy instead of long and lean as normal reindeer look. Unfortunately, putting the two girls on the reindeer made the reindeer look huge, but I think she managed to get the face to look kawaii while still being able to add the two girls on for the ride.
We had decided that if we weren't totally happy with it, we wouldn't release it. Fast forward a year later, I was skyping with my sis and she was excited to show me all the crafts she's been working on. One of which was using the reindeer image. Man, she sure made it look cute as an ornament! So we talked some more and decided that we'd release it during the next holiday season. Hope we made the right decision and that you can now enjoy it too.
Here's the journaling card I came up with this time. I wanted to do something a little different this time. Instead of using patterned paper like I normally do, i decided to go a little more artsy fartsy and make my own background. It's hard to see in this photo, but I stamped and colored the reindeer image on cardstock. Then I used some Spun Sugar Distress Ink with my water brush and painted on a light streak of pink in front of and under the reindeer. After that dried, I stamped the Joy sentiment using an old Hero Arts set. It still needed something, so I found some of my ice stickles and made more streaks by the legs of the reindeer and under the words. I think it added just the right touch without taking anything away from the image.
I hope you have enjoyed my journaling card projects! I think I'm going to continue to make more with future releases.
So, do you want a chance to win this reindeer image? If so, just leave a comment on THIS POST by 08/31/13 11:59HST.
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