Some cards come together easily, others I struggle with and this weeks santa I struggled with! I love this image but don’t use it often as I hate colouring it in… I never get the balance right.
I decided to paint him this time and used brushos as my watercolour medium. This worked quite well but not perfectly.
I decided to then add gold paint pen and also some fluff to the trim on his coat and hat.
I then went for simple card design of some dsp using magazine papers and then black mounts and as a card base.
I finished off with three black die cut stars as embellishments as they worked well with the graphic feel to the image.
Think the landscape one worked better than the portrait design but neither of these cards can I claim to love.
I think I may have to invest in another santa stamp at some point as this just never turns out as well as I would like.
What do you think?
And have you got some good santa images to play with? Why not join in with my challenge and let me know if you do on here or on Instagram so I can see what you make.
Last year for this theme I used a magazine stamp I have since got rid of. He was cute but very small … Will add ‘decent santa stamp’ to my wishlist for 2023.