Friday, October 15, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch 173

Hi Everyone,

What a fast week, huh? It’s already time for yet another Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411

Here is the sketch:


…and my interpretation.

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….as Patty Chesky said: “She’s backkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!” She cracks me up. So I know I use a lot of white and I challenged myself to do more color cards and I did…..but I just couldn’t with this one. All because I wanted to put a moon in the image piece…makes sense, right? hehe

This is just my own personal vision of how Old St. Nick would have looked. Doesn’t the white and blue make it sort of icy cold looking…just like it should be? It was fun creating this….I hope you enjoy it.

The white Card is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

The Marina Mist Mat is 4 x 5 1/4

White embossed piece is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Image Piece was stamped on a scrap and cut out.

I colored the image with Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens.

I made mask for the moon with my 1 1/4” circle punch and cut the circle out of a post it note with some sticky on it. Placed it on top of the reindeer and part on St. Nick and added the blue with my pencils and blender pen. Then removed the mask. Once I was finished I cut all around the Holly (not for the weak of heart)!! It was a lot of little cuts that’s for sure. I then mounted it on with dimensionals and added my double bow. That’s it.

I hope you will play along this week or just stop by the Stamping 411 blog and see what the other Operators are up to.

Thanks for stopping in and hope to see you back soon.

Have a Stampnglee good Day!

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Robin Merriman said...

Lee, really, is there anything you make that I don't just love?! This is so striking and lovely! Just beautiful friend!

Julie Gearinger said...

Gorgeous- love the embossed panel and the vintage feel! Thanks for sharing :-)

sandi maciver said...

WOW - this card is spectacular. I love the depth you have put into it with your coloring and embossing.

Kerin said...

Oh my, the queen of the white is back with a vengeance!!! I know I probably say this every week, but this card is SO stunning...I wish I could say I'll be casing this one, but there's no way I could do this card justice!! Beautiful as always!

Patti said...

This card is beautiful. One of the best Santa images I've every seen.

Patti Chesky said...

Yay...I love your white cards!!! This one is especially lovely!!!! What a fantastic Santa.

P.S. This week dragged for me!!!! It was just one of THOSE weeks here!

Dorothy said...

The card is beautiful! I love how the image is colored. Great Job.

Stephanie said...

I love your rendition of this beautiful stamp. I agree, the white and blue are reminiscent of winter and Christmas. So lovely!!

Connie Babbert said...

This is BY FAR the BEST card I've seen done with this set! LOVE it, Lee!

Sharon said...

i have seen this stamp used on several cards and ad alway thought that it could be used 'better'. well, congrats, you have demonstrated the 'better'! what an absolutely outstanding card!

Anonymous said...

I love your version. It is beautiful. I am wondering what the blue stripe at the bottom of the card is made out of? I don't see any blue ribbon listed so I am not sure. Is it a strip of cardstock and then it is put through the embossing folder. Thanks. Mary Hall

Basslady said...

your white card is so stylish and noble...wonderful image and delicious colouring!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Selene Kempton said...

This is stunning! I love the gorgeous white ribbon and your use of this stamp set.. wowzah!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Simply breathtaking Lee!!!!