Thursday, November 13, 2008

Just Had My Hooves Polished...

I just love this image from High Hopes rubber stamps! It's been sitting on my desk unmounted for too long now.

I've been working on a project making 80 of the same Christmas card and I needed a break today! I thought this image with Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge 202 would be perfect together so I brought out the Copic markers this morning and started coloring. As I was coloring I was wondering what the artist was thinking when he or she put the reindeer in the sleigh instead of Santa... and then it occured to me that she'd just had her hooves done! How's that for a totally female point of view?

I colored the image with Copic markers and used Stickles Ice where the snow is and then painted a little Stampin' Up! Crystal Effect on the reindeer's hooves. I used the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder on the 1 1/2" squares and used a scrap of old designer paper called Holiday Words by Flair Designs 2005. The card stock colors are Stampin' Up! Real Red and Old Olive, the white is Mohawk Satin White.

Okay, it's time to get back to making 80 pieces of what goes next on the cards.

Have a great day!


Joan Ervin said...

This is adorable, the super cute image and your coloring is awesome!!! Santa is going to be mighty tired before Christmas, for sure!!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I really love this card! You did a great job coloring with the copics, and I love your cuttlebug'd squares. What was the artist thinking when she drew that? Hmmm lets see if I can remember... I was giggling because Tina (High Hopes proprietor) had told me she thought it would be cute to have Santa pulling a reindeer in a sleigh. So this is the image that came out my pen. I was probably thinking that Santa had just been told by his doctor to get more exercise, and so he decided to give Rudy a break and work out a bit! lol

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Reading your post made me smile, I like you female thinking! Besides, Santa needs some exercise!!!!

Your colouring is getting really good with your copics. Very clear and clean.

Great card, love the image!

:) Marcia

Laurie Wilson said...

What a fabulous card, super coloring, everything is just too cute!

Unknown said...

lol-- Great "female" take on the adorable image!! Too funny!

Diane said...

Hey Jan,this is so cute,I love that image! Lol,Santa does need to lose a few pounds anyways!!!
Great job on the card!