Sunday, August 24, 2008

Christmas Boot

I'll bet you're not surprised to see an Artful Stamper card tonight, are you? I couldn't stand NOT to ink up one of these babies! The tough part was deciding which one to ink first! LOL!

This stamp is called Christmas Boot .I just LOVE the image, and it really was a lot of fun to color. You KNOW how much I love to color!

I stamped it on watercolor paper using VersaMark ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Gold embossing powder. I stamped just the top portion of it again on a scrap of watercolor paper to have the leaves and candy cane so I could pop them up for added dimension.

The stamped image was colored with Tombow (water based) markers. Instead of using a blender pen, I moved and shaded the colors with a damp watercolor brush. I've never been a fan of those with the water barrel, so I use a regular watercolor brush and keep a paper towel nearby to control the amount of water on the brush.

To embellish the completed image I added Christmas Red Stickles to the berries and the center of the bow on the boot. I also put Gold Stickles on the candy cane stripes. The completed card measures 5" x 5".

I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was virtually perfect since I got in some quality stamping time. It's amazing how happy that makes us, isn't it?

Thanks so much for stopping by.


catdidit said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card! Love all the embossing and the coloring is beautiful!

Melissa said...

Ooooh! Fabulous!

Many Blessings,

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This is wonderful!! Love the coloring, embossing...the entire thing!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

Carol said...

OMGOSH this is beautiful! I LOVE the image, and the detail gold gives this such a polished look!! Fabulous coloring - what an awesome card!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Michelle, this is gorgeous!

Shirley said...

I am drooling. You wouldn't consider ordering some of these in unmounted with cling would you, Michelle? :-(

SpAzzGiRL said...

love this, the details are wonderful! WOW!