September 21, 2010

94 days till Christmas...

...are you ready? I'm not. So I thought I would get a jump on my Christmas cards early this year. Here is one I made on Saturday at our little crop that Carol hosted. Carol was there, Connie stopped by, there was Jennifer, myself and Lisa came by as well. It was a great day.

Here is the close up of the Santa. I fell in love with him as soon as I saw the Close to my Heart catalogue. I have always like the vintage images. It is on page 44 of the Fall/Winter 2010 catalogue and is called "Father Christmas".

The image is coloured with copic markers. I used: E00, E11 and R11 for his face. I used a bit of W0 for his beard to make it pop. The berries are coloured with R27. His suit is coloured with W4 as the base and then with R27 over top. On the holly leaves I used YG93 and YG95. Then I used my gold gel pen to add a little sparkle.

Around the image I used brown prisma colour pencil with Goo Gone to create the shading.