Sunday, November 21, 2010

Santa Stocking

Hello - I decided tonight to make another Christmas card and to use a Whiff of Joy stamp that I purchased last year but never got around to using. I love this Willow with Santa Stocking stamp and she was perfect to paper piece and I knew as soon as I had decided to use her that I was going to use my Basic Grey Jovial paper once again. I love this paper - it has a bit of a vintage feel to it yet it is still very Christmasy. I stamped this image on white CS. I then paper pieced her coat, hat and stocking. I cut out the holly leaves from green paper and added a few red jewels for the berries. I colored the rest of the image with my copics - mostly E40, E41, E42, E43 and E44, G85 and G99, E11, E33. I used my sizzix die cut to cut out the scalloped frame and I added little red brads to each scallop. I then used the sentiment from the same stamp set and framed it with SU brass. I added some Christmas prima flowers and did lots of paper layering in the background as well as a couple of border punches and a piece of ribbon. I used Tim Holtz frayed burlap distress ink around the image and did a bit of faux stitching and that does it. Thanks for stopping by for a visit - it is snowing and cold!! Just got back from taking my dog for his "before bed" walk. As we were walking my dog became a bit agitated and started pulling on his leash and then all of a sudden a deer appeared and it was only a few feet from us - my dog barked and the deer stopped and the two of them stared each other down - meanwhile I was taking in the beauty of the scene - you have to picture this - it is lightly snowing, it is night-time, there is big beautiful trees in the background, a full moon and a street light shining down on the deer highlighting it to perfection - it really was a gorgeous site!! Well I am off to bed - tomorrow is back to work for me - I have a super busy week!!

Your stamping friend, Debbie


debby4000 said...

Oh this is so sweet Debbie and gorgeous too.

Annika said...

oh, I would have loved to meet a deer like that!! It sounds utterly magical!!
And I just coloured in the same image - now WHY didn't I think of paper piecing it!!!??