Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dashing through the Snow

Happy Saturday everyone.
 Later today we have snow in the forecast. It will be pretty, and I guess it is time for some winter weather. If nothing else it will make it seem more like the holidays than it has here.
So to celebrate (Let's celebrate is the latest theme) a first snow, I have this page today for Sheila's challenge at Art Journal Journey.
And I have some of these little fake gemstone snowflakes which I added onto the page, so I am also linking up to Try It On Tuesday and their latest theme of Twinkle Twinkle.
I began my page by using a tree mask and some dark green paint which I then followed using the matching tree stencil in some different shades of green. Once dry I stenciled the deer in dark brown. I used a brown Stabilo pencil to outline the deer after the paint dried, and then used a wet paint brush to spread the pencil and darken the area the around the deer,  I doodled on the tails, hooves and eyes. Some snowflakes are stamped as well as using the fake gemstones. Finally I added a little gold spray ink and a TH word strip.
And it took me a few days to unload photos off my phone so I'm a bit late, but the moon back at the beginning of this week was rather cool one night. It seemed the entire sky was clouded over except for right around the moon.

Happy weekend to you.


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely journal page, cool stash and snowy trees. Love the moon shots, looks spooky. Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

I love the prancing deer, Dasher, Dancer and Prancer possibly? The one at the front is looking back to see if the others are still with him?
It all looks terrifically celebratory with the green trees and frosty snowflakes.
You're lucky getting snow, I think everybody is getting it here except us.
These are special photos of the moon glowing through the clouds. We had one of the larger moons last Sunday, it was very bright.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love those deer leaping through the snow :)

That moon was stunning, wasn't it! My phone doesn't take great photos of the sky, but I couldn't resist trying anyway. You got a good shot!

CJ Kennedy said...

Cute tag. Reindeer running away from the cold or looking for some hot chocolate. :-D The moon pictures are wicked cool. Been snowing lightly for a couple of hours now. Not really sticking. We can compare totals tomorrow. Have a great day!

froebelsternchen said...

Those happy deer look so pretty Erika! I love your fantastic woodland background and the little additons as the stabilo shading and white accents and the different snowflakes - very artsy .A brilliant page and it makes me just happy to see it linked to Art Journal Journey and Try It On Tuesday!Thank you! ♥

The moon photos are really very special - wow - it looks like Mr.Moon found exactly a spot to look through !COOL!

Happy weekend my friend - no snow yet here ... we will see!
oxo Susi

Dortesjs said...

Beautiful, love it;o))

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful page and a wonderful way to celebrate the first snow! The colours are lovely with the sparkly snowflakes and your deer look so adorable bouncing across the page - perfect 😁. I'm loving those moon photos too! Happy Weekend! J 😊

Meggymay said...

I love the deer and your wonderful page, with the sparkling additions.
I hope you don't get snowed in when the snow gets to you.
Yvonne xx
p.s. Thank you for linking to TioT's and for all the support you give us there.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love this page you made for AJJ. It's really fun and I am humming that song now, too. Those deer dancing across the page are adorable, and I like how you used the stencil, then added the various elements to them.

You are getting ready to get hammered with snow and it's been so dry here, you wouldn't believe it. It was also over 60 F here today. Sure doesn't feel cold outside to me, so that's why your page makes this so special. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey and lifting my spirits a bit.

Jeannette said...

oh my,this deers looks so fantastic and happy, i love your artsy backround with the green woodland and snowflakes,love this a lot.
your shots of the moon its cool,looks very spooky.
here we had snow too, i love snow,but no cold i like.
happy weekend.

hugs jenny

Anonymous said...

Great moon shots. It was quite spectacular, I caught it mostly around 4 am and it was super bright and close. Festive with the snow on the ground and much 4 legged play today. xox

pearshapedcrafting said...

Yes! It's cold here (probably not as cold as you will get though!) I love this page with those happy deer! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Jeanie said...

I love your tree and the reindeer dahsing through. Nice colors, that's a pretty green!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous festive page Erika, love the jumping deer.
Wonderful moon shots - so atmospheric.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT