Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wooden Deer Hanging

Coffee of the Day - Creamy Chestnuts

Hey there, ribbon fans! :)

I have a different kind of altered project to share with all of you today. Back in January, some friends invited my husband & I to their cabin in the woods of Pennsylvania for a weekend getaway. we had such a lovely time, walking in the snow and watching the deer come right up to the house.

As we were putting wood into the stove one evening, I saw this cute little piece that I knew would make 'something' special one day and asked if I could have it. our friend handed it right over.

I decided it would be the perfect 'thank you' gift for our friends when a few little doo dads were added here and there.

Really Reasonable Ribbon to the rescue!

here is that piece of wood, all gussied up and pretty-fied!

the deer tag image from Polly's Paper Studio was mod podged to the base, topped with a small piece of 2 1/2" plain cotton ribbon, die cuts added, and then decorated with Wild Orchid Crafts mulberry open roses & Chrysanthemums. the same cotton ribbon was used as a hanging loop and tied with hand dyed silk.

die cuts are from Memory Box and Cheery Lynn.

try something new and try an altered project! it's so much fun! :) and I do apologize for the shine on the deer tag image. I was trying a different photo editing software, and frankly am not too impressed with it. will be using my regular one again.

be sure to enter the current challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon, too!

Craft for the Craic - anything but a card
Morgan's Art World - for the men (it was the gentleman of the couple who gave the wood to me)
Creative Card Crew - die cut (Cheery Lynn and Memory Box)
Digi Choosday - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes
2 Creative Chicks - anything goes
Altered Eclectics - anything goes
Classic DT Open Ch - anything goes
Sweet Stamps - anything but a card
Fresh Brewed Designs - ribbon or twine
Paper Sweeties - photo inspiration


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

What a fabulous tag Ginny x
My Blog As I do Rodos

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, great up cycling of the wood piece. Thanks for joining us for the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Digi Choosday.
Gail Digi Choosday DT

Fikreta said...

very pretty !
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful project!!! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.


Alessandra - DT
My Artventures {My Blog}

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a beautiful project and wonderful gift idea for your friends. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow I love what you have created with a piece of wood Jennifer. This is truly amazing. Great work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Leader
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Arlene said...

Very cool!

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation for our current challenge of anything goes....see you next challenge ♥
[aNNie DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Lisa said...

This is awesome! Love the natural feel of it.. just beautiful! So glad you could join us at Paper Sweeties this month!

Debbie said...

WOW, Jennifer! What a thoughtful and creative gift you created for your friends! I am sure they will treasure this hand made from the heart gift! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

Denice said...

Such a pretty project, I just love the decoupaging and sweet details! Thanks for joining us this week at TTCRD, hope you'll join us again for more of our weekly Anything Goes challenges.
Denice - TTCRD DT

Rhonda Miller said...

I love this.

Cards by Beckie said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at 2 Creative Chicks. Beckie x

Cathie Borowski said...

What a great idea, I would never have thought of that and it looks fantastic. Thank you for joining Morgans ArtWorld For the Men Challenge. Cathie TL

Moni said...

Beautiful make!Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica Dt

Sammy said...

It just goes to show you can make something lovely out of the every day! And it's such a perfect way to say thank you.
Putting DT cap on to say: Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for joining and supporting our new challenge, Classic Design Team Open Challenge DT Lori xx