I have to say, this is my absolute FAVORITE image from the recent High Hopes release. Crissy's Fishing Santa is just so CUTE!!!
For this card I stamped Santa on kraft colored paper in black Palette ink. I colored him with Prismacolor colored pencils and used paper stumps and Gamsol to blend the colors. (Click here for more information about this coloring technique.)
Once I finished coloring Santa, I used a white opaque pen to bring out the white of his hair, beard and 'stash. Once again, coloring inspiration for using colored pencils on kraft paper came from Paula Williamson. Thanks Paula! *grin*
And now for the BEST part of this card! It has been a while since my last blog candy offering. I thought this would be a good time to start offering blog candy goodies as a way to celebrate my upcoming birthday! Yahooo!! I have Fishing Santa, a small Santa hat, and a sentiment that reads "Best fishes for a Merry Christmas!" stamps to offer up as blog candy! All three of the stamps are new unmounted red rubber (no cling or cushion), from High Hopes Stamps.
If you would like to be entered into the drawing for the stamps, please leave a comment on this post. I'd like to know your favorite place to find inspiration for creating your own projects. Do you have a favorite site, or magazine, or catalog, or maybe something entirely different, that you go to for ideas, inspiration, or just for crafty fun? If you can, leave a link so we can check it out!
I'll be choosing one name from the comments on Friday, October 3rd at 9:00pm Central -- be sure you leave your name!
(ooooh, it's one day closer to Friday!)