Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Dear Santa

Good morning everyone and Happy Halloween Day! Can you believe we are at the end of October already? As usual, they are calling for rain starting late this afternoon.  It seems every year it is either raining or snowing, which means very little trick or treaters in our neighborhood.  We live on the edge of town,  most of the kids are driven in from the countryside, but when weather is bad we don't get very many.

As promised I said I would share one of my new Christmas cards.  I'm using an image from Wild Rose Studio called Santa with Rudolph.  I really enjoyed colouring this one!

After stamping the image onto some white cougar 100 lb card stock with memento ink, I pulled out my prisma colour pencils to colour.  I used spellbinders hexagon dies to cut it out, layered it onto a piece of blue card stock cut from the next size up in the hexagon dies, adhered together then did some stitching.

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of scrap SU brown sugar c/s, then cut it out using a spellbinder tag die.  I also cut another tag out (slightly larger then the sentiment die) using some polka dot vellum from PTI.   

Other dies used were MFT die-namics # 13 (fish tale die), and from Memory Box - frosty border.
To finish off I used fun flock for santa's hat and trim, glitter - must use glitter on a Christmas card!, red twine and gold twine, a little gold jingle bell, and I used my white gel pen for some dots on Rudolph's cheeks as well as that bit of highlight on their noses.

stamp: wild rose studio - santa with rudolph
paper: cougar 100lb white, SU brown sugar, Carta bella - winter fun, scrap of blue, PTI polka dot vellum
ink: memento black, versafine black, prisma colour pencils
dies- spellbinders - hexagon, tags,  Memory box - frosty border, MFT - die-namics #13
misc - white flock, glitter, red & gold twine, jingle bell, white gel pen

I hope you found some inspiration here, thanks for stopping in.



Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how sweet! What an absolutely darling image! You're so good with the pencils. Very soft and fluffy looking with the flock and soft coloring. Love the details of your design with the tags and the snowflake border. You make me want to go play with my pencils, but I've got a big housework job planned for today. Raining lightly here, too. We don't get many trick or treaters, anyway. Have a good weekend!

Tracy said...

Wonderful! The hexagons are a nice shape shake up. Your pencil work looks amazing. I just got the bug to start using mine some more. Colored up something for SB and stamped out a bunch of images to play with. Stay safe. We have some yucky rain coming too. Hugs!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

Rudolph looks like he is hoping his name is on the list for a lovely present. Really lovely card suitable for all ages and expertly made. Thank you.

We never get any trick or treaters as we live very rural, so I will have to eat the sweets myself!!!!

Much love,

Shirley T.

NancyT said...

Santa and Rudolph look so cute with their rosey cheeks. Your colouring is beautiful. You know how to finish off cards - pulling everything together. Who wouldn't want this card for Christmas! Hope you had some sweets left for you.

Kerri said...

very the colours and your layout is great!!!

Katie Sims said...

Awwww Pauline....this is darling! I love how you colored this sweet image up and your pretty paper and die cut borders really add to the whimsy of this card. Your coloring is a-mazing (as usual!) just doesn't get any cuter than this!! Hope you are having a great week....we need to catch up soon! :)