Sunday, July 19, 2009
Now I am all for today's challenge at the High Hopes blog, hosted by our fab Diva Kim, because I LOVE the celebration of Christmas!! Anytime of the day or year! Kim is going to give us a jump start on making our Christmas cards - thanks Kimmie! Waving!! If you check out her creation for this challenge, you will see that it displays the stamps that are up for grabs in the weekly blog candy giveaway! To enter the contest, simply make a Christmas project, and link up a photo of your creation to the comment section on the High Hopes Blog under this week's challenge. Why not join in? You could have a chance to be a winner!
I colored "Santa in Chimney" (one of the new releases) using the following Copic markers:
Santa's red suit: R29, 35, 59, 89, Belt and buckle: C4, 7, Y28 White fluff: B41, C4
Face: E00, 01, B41, R20 White gel pen to give a little highlight on his cheeks!
Beard: E30, 40, 41, 42, 74
Chimney: E15, 43, 55, W1, N5
Sack: G12, 24, 28, YR21
I sponged on "Summer Sky" by Memento while it was still in the scalloped die, and added a bit of B000 and B00 in the background and on the snow as well. And I used the colorless blender to blend out the blue of the sky and fade it to white.
The saying is computer generated. I just thought it was a funny thought, that Santa would need a touch of magic to get down the chimney in the shape he's in!! I need some of that magic myself, to fit into my jeans from last summer! LOL
Here's your close up:
Of course I could not resist doing another one. This time I colored "Nutcracker" using watercolor paints, namely Twinkling H20's. Too bad they were discontinued :-( They are such a great product! If you wish to see how I watercolor a stamped image, check out my You Tube video tutorial in the post below this one.
Thanks for the tree charm Lacey, ...waving!! (as well as a ton of other charms I might add!)
I wanted to really distress the dp so I crinkled it, scraped the edges with my ruler, sponged on Tea Dye ink along the outside edge, and swiped it across the surface, also with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I also used that ink to sponge some background color onto the main image oval while it was still in the Spellbinders die too.
Here is your close-up:
Thanks for visiting today! God bless you, He loves you!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 7/19/2009 02:00:00 AM