Just popping in with a card that I made for some challenges. I thought that I would take this very whimiscal Santa Claus and make him into a Victorian Saint Nicholas! Lol! I did this bye colouring his suit a deep purple. Yup! Purple! I know some of you might not like that colour, but when paired with green, especially olive green, it looks rather elegant. I was going to submit this card for Deedee's Monday Challenge, but I was too late trying to upload it. I was to slow it seems to beat the new challenge which is now up. You can find it here. This card was also made with other challenges in mind.
I used Deedee's Digis stamp called " Be Jolly". I have to admit that this is now my favorite Christmas digi of her's so far, but if you check back in again you might find me saying that I changed my mind. There is such a variety in her store that you may never have just one favorite! Lol! I have so many I have lost count! Lol!
This card was based on the Sweet Stop sketch for today. It really is a great one and I had fun using it.
Here is my take on this wonderful sketch.
I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:
Sweet Stop ( Sweet & Sassy) - Sketch Challenge SSS79
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges - Week 47
Stamp Something Challenge - Use A Digital Image
Bah! Humbug! - Challenge 41 Elegance
ABC Christmas Challenge - V is for Vertical!
I had a lot of fun making this Victorian style card. I added purple lace, flowers, and ribbon to this card to give it a more elegant feel. The image was printed on water paper cardstock. I want to point out that it is best that you use flat watercolour cardstock rather than the textured. That is what I used here and I found that at one point the ink was starting to peel! It isn't a big deal because you can go in and do touch-ups with a black journaling pen or copic marker. Black markers can work miracles!!! I hope that I have encouraged you in some small way to not be afraid to use your digi stamps in new ways. To step outside of the box! With the right embellishments you can make one style seem old when you try something new!
Thanks for dropping bye and I hope that your week is off to a good start. Remember that a frown is a smile turned upside down. Keep on smiling!
Hugs & Blessings