Good Monday morning!  I hope y’all had a good weekend.  I myself had two days where I was able to play with paper and ink.  I truly don’t know where last week went.  I was busy everyday and it seems I never did find time to get into the studio.  Each morning I would commit myself to get creative but then something else got in the way.

The first thing I need to tell you today is that my Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium wall hanging is being showcased on the Graphic 45 Blog today.


You can see all the details on the Graphic 45 Blog and I know they would love to have you stop by.

Speaking of Christmas, I think I’ll show you one of the cards I worked on this past weekend.  Let’s start with the Santa card.    I was so taken with the images in the JustRite Blizzard Bunch that I’ve been trying to find time to play with them.  This Santa is one of my favorites.

Santa Card(4SB)

Santa was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and then colored with Copic Markers.   (I don’t want to hear any wisecracks about how I label my Copics either.  The take has been on there so long that I hate to remove it now.)

Copics for Santa

At first I airbrushed the background by masking Santa, but I later decided the background need to be a bit darker.  Color was added over the airbrushing with a brighter blue and yellow marker.

He is layered on various Spellbinders Circle Die Templates, each one sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The paper is Memory Box Yuletide that I picked up on my last trip to Papertrix.    The background papers were distressed along the edges and then sponged with the same Antique Linen.   The border is Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents.

When I was looking for ribbon, I spotted the Scattered Straw seam binding that I had made for a prior project.  It got my attention because of the yellow bells in the paper.  To me it brings the bells out more . . . I didn’t notice them before as much as after I added the ribbon.

Well, I think that’s all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, embrace the adventures that come you way.  (That’s what I did last week.)


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