Monday, February 16, 2015

Here Comes Santa

Hello and Merry Monday to you.


Super talented Sue is our hostess this week
and she chose.....


The Merry Makers have a wonderful array of Santas.
Be sure to check them out.

Edited to add: Evidently There She Goes Stamps has closed it's doors.
So sorry to see that.

I chose this Santa from the Season's Greetings set from
There She Goes Stamps.  Love these images.

I stamped the Santa image and colored with Copic Markers.
(It was a real challenge to keep the white edges.
A white gel pen finally got the white I wanted instead of pink.)

I cut a mask for the Santa and masked him so I could 
stamp the trees behind him.

Colored the trees, sponged some sky, added some 
Dazzling Details for sparkle,
and put it on a card.





And my Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler snippets will get me in at
Where the prize is a set of Sarntangle Stamps.
Awesome!

I hope you'll check out all these challenges.

Then put a Santa on Christmas card and join us at

I'm so glad you came to visit.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Season's  Greetings (There She Goes-retired)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other:  Copic Markers, Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Dazzling Details (Clear and Gold)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted







41 comments:

Wanda said...

Fantastic card! Great job coloring with red copics! I struggle with them but will try your gel pen tip next time. Now off to dig through the Christmas bin to see if I can play along with my own Santa this week.

jimlynn said...

Oh, I love that Santa stamp! He's colored so pretty and the masking of the trees is the perfect addition to make this such a cute scene and a wonderful card.
Lynn

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie - love your coloring on the Santa! Thanks for the inspiration on Merry Monday!!

Marisa said...

Great image and love the three layers of stitching.

*Vicki* said...

Such an adorable card Bonnie! Love that Santa! :)

laurie said...

Love your Santa! I always like the stitched borders, too, they are such a fun touch!

Liz said...

What a gorgeous, Santa! I love the stitched borders. Beautiful card. xx

Doris said...

What a beautiful old-fashioned card! Your masking was perfect.

Hettie said...

What a wonderful image and you have done a great job of the whole card. Love this one.
Hugs
xx

Wendy said...

This is a beautiful card, Bonnie! Your Santa image is colored so beautifully and I love those layers cute with the Stitched Rectangle Dies! Well done! Have a great week! :)

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful Bonnie, love the images, the stitched panels and your colouring is great. Best Wishes for a perfect week.

Loll said...

Love this fun Santa and whimsical trees ... all coloured perfectly! And they are awesome matched with the stitched mats. Loll xx

Karren said...

Wow this image is so cool and I love how you've colored it. Fabulous card, Bonnie!

Joanna Harty said...

Fantastic card Bonnie! You did a really good job coloring him, he looks perfect to me!

Patricia Gessner said...

Love this card and tried to find where to buy the stamps but found nothing. Where do you get the stamps from ???

Kristie Goulet said...

Great Santa image, Bonnie! Great coloring too, red is hard! Have a great week!!!

Di said...

Wonderful Merry Monday card Bonnie! Such a shame that fabulous image is no longer available, and I bet they also had a load of other great stuff too.

The stitched layers are just perfect and your colouring is spot on. I did have a little chuckle - I have a white gel pen to hand here as well!! Saved the day more than once for sure.

Hugs

Di xx

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love that tall Santa and your coloring looks fabulous.

Lori said...

Oh, Bonnie ... this Santa image is gorgeous. I love it! Colored so perfectly. Have a wonderful week ahead friend!

Susan said...

I love that Santa image - haven't seen it before! And you did a fabulous job masking it and colouring it (great tip by the way, to use the white gel pen to go over the edges if the colour bleeds a bit).

Benzi said...

I love your Santa and masking to get the trees in was a fab idea. I was thinking it was all one stamp. I really like your icy, snowy ground and LOVE this card.

MaryH said...

Love this folk art Santa, and your masking was wonderful. Red copics are probably the hardest for me to do without bleeds - I'm heavy handed - but I've learned to do the red first, if it's a large area. That way I can pitch it if I mess up and can't fix. Yours turned out splendidly and of course I am loving those stitched mats. Delightful card. TFS & Hugs

Judy1223 said...

Bonnie, I LOVE this whimseical Santa image and the fun trees behind him! Eye candy!

Susan said...

I need to start playing in a few challenges again...this one looks like fun...I do love a Santa stamp! Beautiful card...and the masking looks awesome!

Brenda said...

Wow, love this scene you have created Bonnie! That Santa is awesome and I love the way you have colored everything including the sky! Love, love, love!! Hugs, Brenda

JD/ Jill said...

Cute Santa card! great coloring!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie! Your coloring is just incredible!! Hope you have an awesome week!

Faith A said...

Love your character Santa and your beautiful card.

Deepti said...

Sooooooooo pretty! Love the awesome coloring :)

Linda said...

Beautiful card and coloring.

Notes by Nina said...

I love your stitched rectangles, they add such a wonderful touch. This image is fabulous and great job with the colouring.

Shelia said...

Bonnie, this is one fantastic Christmas card! Love this image & your coloring is perfect!!! Great job masking too. I really like the deep rich colors!

KayM said...

What a cute Santa image Bonnie! Your coloring is just beautiful! Love this card to pieces!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Deanne :)

KandA said...

This is gorgous. Love the colours and the fabulous Santa stamp xx

meg said...

Love that Santa stamp and whimsical trees

Debbie Henderson said...

This vintage-looking Santa is so pretty and you colored him perfectly!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this whimsy style of Santa and your addition of trees as background in the same style creates a very cute scene! Great colouring too!

Jill Norwood said...

I love your Santa card! So sad to see a stamp company close its doors!

Harriet Skelly said...

Fabulous masking here Bonnie - and a lovely card!

Cynthia said...

I looooove that sweet Santa!! He's adorable!! Sweet card!