Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Stockings.....

Hello everyone: I'm almost done with my Holiday shopping, how about you guys?  It's getting a little bit to close to crunch time so, for all of us procrastinators, we better get busy.
Anyway, I have a card to share with you today I made for the "Less is More" One Layer Challenge, "What's in my Stocking?",here is my card.
This image is from a retired Flourishes stamp set called "Christmas Classics". I stamped the image on a Ninah Solar White card base with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils. I love the way this pencils blend with paper stumps dipped in baby oil but I've had some trouble with the oil bleeding out of the image on Ninah card stock, since it's not as porous as water color paper so now, instead of dipping the paper stump in the oil, I just use it with the oil it's in it already, no dipping is necessary since it's saturated and it blends without bleeding out. 
I used a little silver gel pen for the hooks and the silver bells on the blue stocking, the sentiment is from a Power Poppy stamp set called Cozy Cupfuls and it's stamped with SU Strawberry Slush ink. 
I made a promise to myself to finish the inside of all of my cards before posting them here, I know come Christmas 2016, I will have a good stash of totally finished cards, saving me a lot of time.
The sentiment is also from the same retired Flourishes set, stamped in Strawberry Slush and the little mug is from Power Poppy's "Merry Littles" stamp set. I colored it also with Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps. 
Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I appreciate your comments more than I can say here.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Lisa Poe said...

Won't the children be jumping with joy when they see their colorful stockings spilling over with presents and goodies. Love the simplicity and layout. Loving the wintertime font.

Maria A. said...

Hi Lisa, so happy you stopped by. Christmas Stockings are so much fun, this year I will stuff my grandkids' and the dogs' and cats' with goodies, I hope I get some goodies in mine too, LOL!!

Sonny said...

Love your stockings . Just full of Christmas cheer !
So colorful and festive !1

Anita Liedtke said...

Beautiful, Maria ! Love your colours and the way you decorated the card inside too ! Great idea . Thank you for sharing and good luck ! Hugs

Mary Fish said...

Fabulous coloring, inside and out. Love the fonts of the sentiment!

Maria A. said...

Thanks my friend, look like the kid's stockings when they were little, toys and candy!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Anita, this is a fun image and I'm getting used to finishing the inside, saves lots of time later.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, I too like the different fonts on this sentiment.

Patti Willey said...

Colorful stockings from Flourishes! Did you hear they are opening but will not carry anything Marcella. Thank goodness for Power Poppy!

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by Patti. And no, I haven't heard anything about Flourishes opening again, I wonder what they will offer without Ms. Marcy.
You are correct, thank goodness for Power Poppy.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fun image, striking colours and beautiful one layer card.
CAS perfect and thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Chrissie said...

Fabulous stocking card... superb colouring too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sarah, I'm having lots of fun playing along with you guys at Less is More.

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by Chrissie!

Anne said...

What a cutie - and lovely shading!
Thank you so much for joining us this week.
Merry Christmas!
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Great work, beautifully coloured with attention to detail.
So sorry for the late visit!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More