Happy Saturday! I thought I would work on a couple more Christmas cards this weekend. This first one is one of my new sets from OCL called Ole St. Nick. I actually thought it would take a little longer to color because of all the detail. Uh, yeah, I was wrong! Santa colored up quick...it took way longer to cut the mask for him and sponge the background! I was going to say he's probably the best looking vintage Santa that I've seen...but he's not really vintage, is he? He's more traditional. He's definitely what I think of when I hear "Santa". Wait until you see...there's a B-U-tiful Christmas tree in this set too (just like we used to have when I was a kid). I can't wait to ink it up! But there's not enough time in the day so that will have to wait...*sigh*...or will it? I guess I should warn you now...I'm having a "white" weekend. Yep, I'm going to make a couple more white themed Christmas Cards. I really like how yesterday's card turned out so I'm going to shoot for a couple more.
Santa was stamped with Black Soot on Neenah and colored with Copic markers. Surprisingly, there's quite a few gray tones in there. Don't forget about those Ts! If you haven't used your Toner Grays...do! Color your image the way you want it and when you're happy with it, grab those Ts and go back over it where you would normally see shadows. I know I keep saying it, but they add so much more depth! I didn't forget about Santa's shadow either...can't have him floating mid-air, now can I? I ripped a piece of sticky note for a mask so I could sponge the sky then stamped Santa on another sticky note and cut it out. With both masks in place, I sponged Bordering Blue going from the outside all the way to Santa, Next to Navy about half the distance of the Bordering Blue then Night of Navy just around the outside edge then both masks were removed. I haven't worked with Fun Flock very much but it's pretty cool...I flocked the snow all the way to the horizon and Santa's shadow came through the flock. Very cool! I finished my main image by dotting snow in the sky with a white gel pen.
Skin: E02, E00 Beard/hair: C2, C1 Suit: R08, R05, R02,T4, T3, T2, C2, C1 Boots/belt: N6, N4, N3, N1, Y19 Shadow: C2, C1
This card includes the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Relish to Embellish
ABC Christmas Challenge ~ W for Winter Wonderland
Allsorts Challenge Blog ~ Twas the Night Before Christmas
Anything Goes Challenge Blog ~ Letter 'B' (blue and beautiful)
Cards for Men ~ Anything Goes (as long as it's male)
Craft Your Days Away ~ All White (with color on the image)
Craft Your Passion Challenges ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge ~ Time for You to Sparkle
Creatalicious Challenge ~ All White (with a little color)
Creative Belli Blog ~ Flocking or Flower Soft
Critter Sketch Challenge Blog ~ Christmas...Anything Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenges ~ Blue
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge ~ Sketch
Incy Wincy Design Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon ~ Use the Color Red
Mark's Finest Paper ~ Piercing
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Embossing
Pollycraft Monday Challenge ~ It's Chill Time
Simon Says Challenge ~ Are You All White?!!
The ABC Challenge ~ G is for Glitter
The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog ~ Embossing
The Stamp Man Challenge Blog ~ #9 Christmas Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Christmas Inspired
Thanks for stopping by!
STAMPS: OCL Ole St. Nick
PAPER: Neenah Solar White
INK: Black Soot Distress Ink; SU Bordering Blue, Next to Navy, Night of Navy
ACCESSORIES: Copic markers; Big Shot; Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large, Big Scalloped Ovals Large; Sizzix Stripes Texture Plate, Decorative Strip Northern Frost; snowflake embossing folder (not sure of the name but it is also Sizzix); sticky notes; sponges; Cotton Ball White Fun Flock; 2-way glue pen; white gel pen; VersaMark; Heat & Stick Powder; Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder; heat tool; pearls and ribbon from my stash; Bazzill brads; Dimensionals; Pop Dots; SU Mat Pack and paper piercing tool