It's Time to Start Christmas Cards

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm down to 37 days till Christmas. If you deduct the days for mailing to arrive, there is only 30 days. If I want the cards to be there for Christmas.

So yesterday I started. Only 45 more cards to go.

I started off with this cute little Santa Bear. Where I got the stamp from , I don't know, I've had it for a long time.

It only has three color groups in it so it is rather easy to do. As you will notice, I have used five shades of red for the coat and hat. It may sound like over kill, but it makes it easier to blend. Red is a very intense color and hard to blend. With the browns I used four colors for the same reason.

Here are the colors used;

Suit & Hat: R20,R22,R24, R27, R29 Bears Body: E31, E33,E35, E37 Tree: G14, G16, G19

Holiday Joy

Holiday Joy (Closeup)

The hat rim, pompom, jacket trim, and cuffs had Puff Tulip Paint applied to them and sprinkled with Prisma-Glitter, then heat set to make those areas puff up. The rest of the card was pretty standard. A little gold leafing pen, some backgrounds speckles, and walla the card was finished.

Only 44 more cards to go.

Hope you like it?

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

3 Response to "It's Time to Start Christmas Cards"

  1. Marie says:
    November 18, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Bob your colouring is amazing!!!

  2. cabio's craft corner says:
    November 18, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    Very nice coloring job as usual Bob, and I love the texture you did on his fur. Very cute!

  3. Only by His Grace says:
    November 21, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Hello Bob!
    Just found your blog. I am so impressed with your colouring. I love how you used the puff paint on his jacket.
    Hgus Marion

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