High Hopes Challenges are back...and the first Challenge for 2009 is Torn Edges!!...brought to us by the Crissy the Talented artist for High Hopes and the originator of the fabulous images used on this card. Check out the Challenge Blog to join in to win some Cute High Hopes Valentine stamps and to see the Gorgeous creations the Divas have created for this Challenge.
This Santa is a hoot!! ....as you can see by his nose and cheeks....he is getting a little too much sun.....I don't really think he cares though...cause who knows how many of those cocktails he's already enjoyed!!...Haa ha.
I've created this card with my brother and his wife in mind...who are down south for the winter. I didn't have a chance to send them a Christmas card...so I'm hoping these Warm Winter Wishes will make up for it...Although.. with our -50 Celsius windchill warning.....I wonder who should actually be getting the Warm Winter Wishes!!...Lol.
I colored the images with prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's.
For my background I've used cloud and the sand looking paper from a DCWV past summer stack.
The palm tree and Santa are partially dimensional ...meaning they are glued to the background at the bottom of the images and have foamy's under the top part of them...so they kind of flow up and out. The legs of the lawn chair are thin so I thought it best to glue them down....kind of makes the lawn chair even more rounded. It's a little hard to capture how it looks in the photo.
The large snowflake behind the sentiment is a Sizzix die. I used scribbles and glitter on Santa's hat...and just glitter on the beard and mustache.
Ink - versafine black
Paper - Georgia Pacific white, dcwv, SU kraft
Accessories - sizzix snowflake die, martha stewart punch, embroidery floss, gold cord, brads, glitter, scribbles
Buddy continues to do well. He's back to playing and running around!
Have a Great Day Everyone!....and Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, prayers and comments!!