Friday, July 27, 2018

Christmas Crazy- Inspiration photo

So, this is the final day for the Bugaboo Christmas Crazy week.  I signed on and saw the freebie at Bugaboo this week is a Santa in the Sand- and had to put aside the images I was going to use and make a card with it.

  Yep, I love him!  We will be spending Christmas in a warm environment again this year (we live in the snowbelt...)  and I think I will make 7 more of these- for Mom and siblings : )  I will vary the inks and colors a bit just for my self satisfaction.
  I inked the card using Zindorfian color  I used Pool Party for the top, Marina Mist for the water, and Creamy Carmel for the lower section, all SU inks. I added dots to the sand using Close to Cocoa and Choc. Chip markers (SU also).  Using a white paint pen, I added waves in the water. The accents- skin, hat, pail, etc are colored with Copic markers. I masked of a section at the top and added some sun- used Copics markers again for that.  It was WAY too bright, so I used a little COO Copic marker to try to tone it down.  I put a touch of liquid applique to the end of the hat for some texture. I added a Gina Marie die to the outer edge to finish off the card.
  The sentiment is from Art Impressions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our Christmas in July celebration. Good Luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT

Lisa Lynn said...

Shelly this is so gorgeous. Love your beach scene. You have such wonderful sentiments. Thanks for joining in the Christmas in July Catch the Bug Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

Lynn McAuley said...

A Texas Santa for sure!! I love him, too, Shelly!! What a sensational holiday card!!