Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Santa Spotting! Friday Sketchers Sketch # 16

Yesterday I received my new Penny Black stamp that I ordered from Happy Stampers (who are great, so efficient etc etc...and they post to France for free!!!), it's called Santa Spotting! I wasn't going to buy more Xmas stamps but he's just so cute, plus I think he can do more than just Xmas (if you leave out the stocking). I've followed the sketch from this week's Friday Sketchers, which I think is a great base for any type of card. I wanted to try various ways of colouring so I've done 2 similar cards, one using watercolour paints and the other using Whispers brush markers blended with a Whispers brushmarker blending pen (first time I've done this). I've photographed the colouring close up so you can see the difference. I think my fav is still the paints but I like the effect the pens give too. This is the one using watercolours...

And the one using the brush markers...

I used:
Penny Black stamp "Santa Spotting"
Sentiment stamp from See D's
Papers from Dovecraft
Watercolour paints
Whispers Brush Markers
Rest is from stash


Michele said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the colour combo. Michele x

Anesha said...

Just stunning, love how you coloured you images. Love your cat in the title banner!

ink'n'rubba said...

two fabulous christmas cards with such a cute PB teddy image. annie x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Beautiful cards, it's nice to see the difference between the colouring techniques. Thanks for trying my sketch and for joining us at friday sketchers.
Carole ;o)

ella bella said...

gorgeous card love the image he is so cute and you have coloured him beautifully
hope your having a great week
Tracy x

Vicki said...

Both cards are truly gorgeous, your colouring is fab and what a cutie image. I have to agree with you, Happy Stampers are a fab company to order from xx vicki xx

Diane.W. said...

Hi Shelly!Both cards are luvly.cute stamp.
I have given you an award on my blog!!! :o)x