When I saw Michele's Muse card, I knew that I wanted to make a few for the neighbours on our cul-de-sac that have young children. As I don't have any kind of an elf image, I resorted to my only Santa stamp (my first purchase from PTI) and combined the inspiration from Michele's card and this week's CAS(E) this Sketch from Chrissy Larson. My sentiments are from PTI and Happy Little Stampers (Merry Christmas). I love how the three different fonts play together!
I stamped my Santa onto patterned paper and cut out his face! The same Santa image was stamped twice, once onto a dry embossed swirly EF and another onto cream CS. On the cream card, I dotted his eyes with a Sakura sparkling black pen and used a very pale peach Copic marker (one of the 00) for his cheeks. This was layered under the red patterned "open face" Santa image. The beard and mustache were cut from the curly dry embossed card and I added Ranger white enamel to coat all whiskers. The same enamel was used on his cuffs, hat surround and pom pom end. I was going to add a gift package from the same set to his giving "hands", but went with a folk art shaped wood heart and coated with clear wink of Stella. The bottom corners were rounded and that was that! I just have to package up another batch of peanut brittle and lemon shortbread cookies to deliver to the families.
Just a Pinch...my use of the white enamel.
And, playing for the very first time at
Happy Little Stampers
Mixed Media Challenge
my enamel, ink and WOS
So far, I am feeling good about the house being decorated inside and out and feel like I am almost on schedule...what am I forgetting? There must be something!
I hope that you are having a great week and that all is calm in your little corner of the world.
Thanks for stopping by...