Tuesday, 29 October 2013

He's Making a List...

Welcome back to another Merry Monday!  Today's challenge is a fun one, not to mention pretty simple - Use Santa on your Card.



For my card, I used the set Santa's List.  I love the Santa, but I've found him challenging to color and have look at least a bit natural :)  This time I tried a different method and I'm quite happy with the result:




I stamped him onto Watercolor Paper using Brown Stazon stamped off once.  That gave me a lighter image that made it easier to colour with inkpads and blender pens.  Once I had the image colored using that method, I went over the shadowed areas with a marker then blended using the blender pen.  I used a touch of Crumb Cake ink on his fur and Sahara Sand on his beard.  His skin was colored using Blush Blossom and a touch of Pool Party colored his eyes.

I used an older Fusion sketch for the layout and tried to mimic my team-mate LeAnne for the shabby bow.

Thanks for looking.  Now go check your stash for a Santa image and play along!

Products used:

Stamps:  Santa's List
Cardstock: Crumb Cake; Early Espresso; Cherry Cobbler; Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso; Brown Stazon; Cherry Cobbler; Sahara Sand; Crumb Cake; Pool Party; Blush Blossom
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon; Neutrals Button; Linen Thread; square nesties

Cheers
Karren

14 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Nice coloring on your wonderful Santa !

stampwithsandy said...

Karren, this is the nicest job of coloring this image that I've seen yet. I also like how you cut the paper on a curve at the bottom to fit the second sentiment. Great card!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Karrren! This image is colored so beautifully! I love the layout too! Great Christmas card!

Karen D said...

A fabulous Santa with his list, you have used the perfect sentiments for him. He is beautifully coloured Karren. I especially like the shadowing around the outer edge, so effective. A gorgeous design, I love the red you have used.

Wendy said...

Your Santa is wonderful, Karren! I love the way you watercolored him and the layout of the card! So sweet! :)

LeAnne said...

Fabulous Santa...I shy away from those big Santa images, because I find them a challenge to color too! Your technique worked great!

Marcia K said...

Great card. Admire your coloring, too.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karren. Your coloring is amazing!! Love the layout and the colors. Great job with the scrunched bow. Loll xx

Lesley Croghan said...

Your colouring is fabulous, Karren. I LOVE this stamp and I think you have showcased him perfectly!!!

Karen said...

happy, festive and jolly card....

Susan Joyce said...

Nice layout and colours Karren, perfect for a Christmas card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this classic card, Karren! Fantastic coloring!!

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Karren, I love your happy Santa and little bundle of ribbon.

Margaret Moody said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous Santa, Karren! Fabulous job of adding color to him!