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,


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!

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!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW Karen! this is amazing!!! WOW! he looks so real! WOW!
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