Friday, December 21, 2007

Are you ready for Christmas?

I imagine you have all been as busy as I have preparing for Christmas. Have you finished your shopping and wrapping? My shopping is done and I only have a few things left to wrap. I don't know about you but I'm ready to move on beyond the Christmas cards and work my way toward Winter cards and Valentines.

One of my favorite A Muse winter images is this solitary polar bear. I just think this image is so sweet and serene. I imagined him just traipsing through the snow and ice with snow falling all around him in the Arctic tundra. White is a difficult color to scan. I had to darken the image for the Ice Blue snowflakes to show up. I colored his scarf with a red marker, then colored over that with the AtYou Spica Glitter Pen in red. It has amazing sparkle! I used a Sakura Glitter pen to draw a trail behind him and added some ultrafine clear glitter. The sentiment was stamped onto a Pretty Little Paper, then mounted onto a piece of Cabana blue notecard. I added a silver brad and some pretty red ribbon from American Crafts. It's a nice, deep red rather than a primary version. All this was mounted atop a French Roast notecard. This card really looks much better in person, I promise!

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe, and happy Christmas with your loved ones wherever you may be.


Christina Carnoy said...

That card is soooooooooo cute! I'm ready to get past christmas cards too. Merry Christmas!

Rhonda said...

Very nice!! I love the glittery snow tracks behind the bear and the subtle snowflakes in the bg!! Great job!

Nicole said...

Ahhh... so simple, so sweet, so perfect, so neat!