Monday, November 23, 2009

Flourishes' "I Believe" Santa



Wow, it's been over a week since my last post, but last week was a busy one for our family. My best friend was here for most of the week. While she was here, my precious 16-month-old grandson who lives with us was admitted to the hospital for 2 days with viral bronchialitis. Not a fun time. Needless to say, I was not stamping or blogging.
I did this card awhile ago but I was so inspired by this card from Linda Duke for Flourishes that I decided to go back and color mine. Linda's card is exquisite and I know mine doesn't hold a candle to hers, but I'm still very pleased with it. I had stamped it in one of my distress inks and just colored the berries and holly leaves at first. After seeing hers, I decided to be daring and try to color it. It was already in my card and ready to go, so if I messed up, I'd have to scratch the whole card. I colored it with my prismacolor pencils. Haven't used them in awhile. I do like how it turned out and I still think this image is incredibly beautiful and detailed. At our house, Santa is acknowledged but not emphasized, so I chose to use "Merry Christmas" instead of the "Believe" sentiment that comes with the set. I hope to be back before a whole week goes by again, and I hate that I've not had time to visit and comment on your blogs, but the holidays keep me busy. I'm so happy that 3 of my 4 kids and their families will be with us for Thanksgiving, and all 4 of my kids and their families will be home for Christmas. This will be a first in a long, long time. There will be 19 of us for that. Thank you for stopping and looking. I do love and miss your comments and just generally keeping in touch. Have a wonderful week and Thanksgiving Holiday and good luck if you dare to go out on Black Friday. LOL Hugs,

13 comments:

Nancy said...

You really brought Santa to life with your coloring! Beautiful!

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness..I love this image and you have done such a beautiful job. It took my breath away! I just can't believe how gorgeous this is! wow ! Your colouring is just stunning to say the least! Nice to have you back and I hope your little grandson is much better!
Christine

Danni said...

Stunning!! Gorgeous!!wow!

Leigh said...

Love it and wish I had that image. Linda's colouring is fabulous but you've done a wonderful job on your image.

Catherine said...

Absolutley beautiful! Love the "peek-a-boo" effect! Lovely papers and OMGosh, that Santa is a work of art! TDF!

Jane Wetzel said...

Karen..this is gorgeous..LOVE how u colored this!

Susan (rainy) said...

Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous, Karen! And I love the oval cutout with Santa peeking through. How cute is that!

Cindy said...

Wowie! This a fabulous concept. I love your coloring on the Santa. So life like. The pencils defintely were a great choice for it. The Basic Grey paper is a wonderful choice also.

Cindy said...

I hope your grandson is feeling better now also. I know that had to be scary for you all.

Jenny Gropp said...

AMAZING, so cool! Awesome coloring -- so cool!!!!!!!!

Pam S. said...

WOW Karen! this is amazing!!! WOW! he looks so real! WOW!
Pam Going Postal

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