Monday, January 3, 2011

TBS DT: Santa Edwin is Checking His List

Hello hello! Wow, it's already January 3rd - what's up with that? Time, she is a-flying'! I hope you had a happy New Year weekend. Husband and I had a quiet one - just like we like it!

We started a new Beary Sweet challenge on Saturday, and since it's the 1st of the month, you know what that means: 

It's Beary Sweet Sketch Time!

I have one last Christmas card to share with you. I know, I know, you're probably all Christmas'd out and well on your way to Valentines, Mardi Gras and Easter. I made this card back in mid-December for a customer using our January sketch. Time saver!

Isn't Edwin the cutest? I love him, and admit that the Magnolia chair with letters to Santa was difficult. How does one color white envelopes? I used a combination of french grays with a little yellow-ish. I used Distress paint in Rock Candy for a subtle texture... not fabulous, but effective. 

What *is* fabulous is the Echo Park papers. Once again those EP folks have hit it out of the park - I can only ask/plead/beg them to print 6x6 versions of their papers in the future. They've done it on some of the collections and I look forward to more for my smaller canvases!

Of course it's an easel card. I really like this style to show off the details. This Naughty or Nice list includes the actual recipient of this card - dear young Wesly. I purposely left the space next to his name blank, as if Santa Edwin hasn't decided about Wesly yet. What a fun little surprise for a 5 year old!

Card Recipe
Here's the challenge sketch - don't ya wanna play? *grin* You could win a $20 gift voucher from The Beary Scrap!

Thanks so much for visiting today!



coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Susan I adore that image of Edwin and the papers design look superb.
Lorraine x

Anita said...

Wowsers...this is sooo beautiful! I love your work, Susan! :)

Edith said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, Susan! I love your coloring and all details your added.
Happy New Year!
Hugs, Edith:)