10.25.2009

Miss me?

Ok, so I'm over the cold, but I had a crop vendor gig yesterday, so had to prep this week.  And you DO realize this is Halloween WEEK, right?  Only SIX MORE DAYS!  Yeay!  So I may not be posting much AGAIN this week... but I still have preparations to make.


So it may surprise you to be viewing a Christmas card right now.  ;)  Well, sometimes I stare at my countless stamp sets and wait for one to jump out and scream "pick me, pick me!"  I had stamped off a bunch of images ahead of time, so I can just grab 'em... at last weekend's craft fair, I had PLENTY of time to color (dammit).  


Stamps:  Vintage Santa, Tag Tidbits, Date Disks
Paper:  Reece SWIC, Kraft, Reece & Hemmingway cardstocks
Ink:  Noir Palette
Other:  Reece Ribbon, sanding block, distresser, foam tape



I've been wanting to see this santa in an aqua coat as soon as I saw him.  I've seen some wonderful "woodland santas" with aqua or green coats and I just love it.  It tones down the image so that his face is seen more than a bright red coat!

The Date Disks fit PERFECTLY on this Reece tag... fab, isn't it?!   And the santa looks so jovial and merry... hence the sentiment in the circle.  "Be Merry Day"... kinda nice, no?

A little side note about the Crop-n-doodle-do Crop... it was an absolute blast!  Angelia & Maria, the coordinators, and all of the crop ladies were so much fun!  If you ever get a chance to attend one of their crops, don't miss it... great food, roomy crop space, goodie bags... fun fun fun.  Follow the link and then click on "Event Calendar" to find out dates.

What do you think?

14 comments:

BarbL said...

What do I think? Well, I'll tell 'ya! I LOVE it!! Fabulous use of the Date Disks set and very interesting colorization. It really brings the toys to the forefront of the image! So... what coloring method did you use? the new copics? colored pencils? Watercolor pencils?
Very lovely!! I starred it so I could copy your card later!

LadybugSue said...

I do like how you did this card. I got acard inthe mail to you with something for your your cold, really glad you are better. Missed your posts.

Chris said...

I missed you! :) Hope the crop went better than it sounds like the craft fair did - which is surprising because your stuff rocks! Love your Santa...

Jennifer Carter said...

Wow. That's beautiful. The colors just pop off the page. Your coloring, as always, is fabulous!

Danni said...

What a wonderful card!Love the vintage feel it has to it!!

Stacy said...

Stunning! I love how the colors pop!

Angela K said...

Wonderful!! Love it!!

Angela K said...

Wonderful!! Love it!!

Trudy Osborn said...

Me thinks I love your coloring!!! fantastic layout as well/

Sandy said...

Love your color choices!

Lisadwb said...

Love the traditional (image) mixed with the non-traditional- color combo!! Love it!!

Christina said...

This is gorgeous! I love it.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card Barb. Love that image and the circle tag. TFS!

Kim said...

Wow what Fantastic coloring...
as usual Barb it's Gorgeous! One of the reasons I love the vintage Santa's so much are all the wonderful non-tradional color choices on thier jackets and such...