Friday, April 15, 2011

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #7 - Put That Marker Down

Hey there friends! I had to put my markers down for this challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and I just about nearly had a panic attack! LOL!!! But it's a challenge and I think I made it work! We are sponsored by InStyle Stamps. I chose this cute image (thank goodness cause there wasn't much to color!)! So did I go a little overboard with the staging? I had this idea in my head when I chose this image. I made it sort of look like a cookie that someone had taken a bite out of. I used an old Mojo Monday layout (#123) for it. Then I had this milk carton die from SU that I just had to make to go with it. I printed the image (Santa Snack from InStyle Stamps) on watercolor paper (which ran through my printer so easily, thank goodness!). I practiced the watercoloring on one image and used too much water and the image ran a bit. Then I did this one, used a little less water, and no problem! I just used the ink from the lids of SU ink pads in real red and close to cocoa.

The rest of the supplies are in my recipe below. Make sure you stop by the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog to see the design team's creations! I hope you can play along and get a head start on those holiday cards! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Santa Snack digi (InStyle Stamps), Secret Santa (My Time Made Easy), Fresh Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Watercolor paper, real red, soft suede, Christmas Cocoa (SU retired)
Ink: real red, close to cocoa)
Accessories: Nesties, taffeta ribbon, buttons, crochet thread, scallop punch, milk carton die



Shaela said...

lol, I always panic when I can't use my markers, haha. Great projects - and the staging looks fantastic! :)

Elise said...

I LOVE it, my dear! I'm sure that NO supermodel balks at a flawlessly staged back ground to make her look amazing and THESE crafts are NO different! {Lol!} EVERYTHING looks amazing in this glorious photo! I can practically taste that artisan cookie from here! Milk, please! Perfect combo - across the board! xoxoxo!

Crystal said...

OMGGGGG this is the best Santa gift ever!!! HEHEH your kiddos would gets lots of goodies leaving this for him!! Totally FANTASTIC, LOVE LOVE this and what a brillant idea!

Alyssa S said...

OMG sooooo cute! I had such a hard time coming up with an idea for this image but yours is absolute perfection!! Love the bite out of the cookie - you are just too clever!!


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