Monday, November 16, 2015

Down the Chimney for "Less is More".....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you for the "Less is More" one layer challenge with a theme of "Santa" and the LiveLoveCards November Challenge with a theme of "Snowflakes".  I think this card could qualify for this challenge since there are a bunch of Snowflakes on the roof top and the chimney, don't you think?, here is my card.
This images are both from a retired Flourishes set called "Joy is in the Air", the set has the image of a snow globe plus the Santa 2 more equally cute images, this is like a 2 step stamp set, you stamp the snow globe and then, stamp the image inside.
Since this challenge calls for a one layer card I cut an 4"x11" card base from Ninah Solar White card stock and folded it at 5 1/2  then, stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with my Prismacolor pencils. 
I heat embossed the sentiment with gold EP, added a little SU Dazzling Diamonds to Santa's hat and the snow for some sparkle and added a couple of score lines to either side for a bit of texture. 
Now, I colored Santa's mittens last, I honestly did't know if they should be white, black or red, I actually Google this question and I got several responses for the colors, mostly favored red mittens so I colored them red.  Now, some mentioned Santa's toy sack and said that it could be either red, green or blue so, I chose red. It's amazing the stuff you find out just by Google-ing!!
I want to thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your comments and will answer your questions, should you have any.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Wow you nailed this one layer card! Just awesome! And looks like you could mass produce a few of these in fairly short order! Glad the sentiment is in gold embossing powder, makes this a very handsome card!

Maria A. said...

Thanks Patti, this is fairly easy to color, I remember making 52 of this little Santa images for the calendars last year!! Now, that was mass production in a grand scale!!!
The embossed sentiment in gold was really a great choice, I'm glad I didn't stamp it in either black or red.

Mary Fish said...

oh what fun! love your Santa!

Bonnie said...

You're a woman after my own heart! I'm always Googling for answers. LOL, I know they aren't always correct but they work great! Love your Santa and I think you've colored him perfectly. Love that embossed sentiment too.

Maria A. said...

LOL!! Bonnie, thank goodness for Google, most times you get your answer.
Thank you for stopping by.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, I think this image is just so darling. When I was a little kid, I always wondered how Santa went down chimneys with all the toys and that thick coat. We didn't have a chimney so I figured he just came though the door, LOL!!

Melissa said...

Beautifully done, Maria! I love the way the scored lines frame the snow globe and that embossed sentiment is beautiful!!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautifully done Maria, great colouring, superb image and love the addition of the embossed lines. Great work and thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Maria A. said...

Thank you Melissa, I felt the snow globe needed some ''boundries".

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sarah, snow globes are so whimsical and this one is no exception. I love playing along at "Less is More".

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on your card! Great job on the coloring and snow!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Natalie, glad you stopped by.

Chrissie said...

What fabulous colouring of this super Santa image!
This is a terrific one layer card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Maria A. said...

Thank you Chrissie, this was such a fun challenge.

Neets B said...

I love your snowglobe, and what a fabulous santa image inside. So colourful and I love the addition of the shimmer and score lines.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Anne said...

What a gorgeous snowglobe card!
I expect Santa has several pairs of mittens in different colours lol
Thank you for joining us
“Less is More”

Maria A. said...

Thank you Anita.

Maria A. said...

You are probably right, Santa needs several pairs of mittens, LOL!! I think I've seen him wear white ones too.