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The sponsors this month are Andrea’s Lil Pixels, Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps, Smeared Ink, and Stitchy Bears.

I am working on my Christmas Countdown items that I will be sending my nephews this year.  So, when the opportunity came up to use a reindeer I knew I wanted to…and then it was a steampunk reindeer…love!

The recycling part of this is the base.  This was a base from something long forgotten, but saved for the perfect thing…and this was it!




  1. Hanger Base:  8.5 x 4, holes drilled with Big Bite, painted with copper acrylic paint.  Then stamped with Unity stamp (Distress Ink – Soot), and other random stamps and stencils.  I created a chevron stencil with my Silhouette and used Distress Ink – Barn Door to create additional interest in the background.  For whatever reason (the paint maybe) the DI wasn’t drying…so, I decided to try embossing it with a chunky brown embossing powder…worked perfectly and gives a great additional feel to the background.
  2. Flower:  The bottom is a random piece of paper that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist – Suede.  Then a wood embellishment also colored with Suede.  Finally, a flat back matte ivory pearl.
  3. Bottom:  This is two of the same K&Company gold borders (sprayed with Suede) positioned together, with a piece of gold ribbon in the center.
  4. Reindeer:  Brass the Steampunk Reindeer by Smeared Ink, colored with Copics, the eye is two watch parts.  The ears, tail, and antlers are not attached and curled for dimension.
  5. Hanger:  Wired florist raffia that I found at Michael’s, woven and twisted into a pleasing  hanger arrangement.


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11 thoughts on “Frankendeer Christmas Door Hanger

  1. Love the little Steampunk deer! What a wonderful way to recycle and share the joy by giving this as a gift! Awesome sauce! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo! Hugz! ~Niki

  2. Wonderful steampunk creation! Love the colors and textures. I never knew about the wired raffia I’m going to have to add that to my collection it looks great. Thanks for joining us at LOC this week.

  3. Awesome tag, love that image and you have created / coloured it perfect. Thank you for joining Left of Centers #74 challenge, hope to see you pack on next one.

  4. Love the tag, love the steampunk reindeer so awesome! Clever reuse of the base! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo!~kim

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