Sunday 22 November 2009

High Hopes Challenge 54 - Santa

Our new challenge has just started over at the High Hopes blog and this week our wonderful guest Diva Michelle is asking you to get out your Santa stamps. High Hopes has so many wonderful Santa images amongst it's huge catalogue. If you don't have any Santa's in your collection your are still welcome to join in... just show us your festive creations!

Remember to enter our challenges you need to use High Hopes Rubber Stamps!!!

The random winner of this weeks challenge will receive the stamp Snowlady Surprise.

If you are looking to purchase High Hopes stamps I have a fantastic selection over in my store. Also you will find some of the High Hopes Santa's at amazing prices over in my Christmas Sale. You'll even find Santa's Portrait as used on my project today :-)

I was short on time this week but noticed this hot chocolate set that Zoe had chosen for her teacher was crying out for a little tag. So I coloured my Santa Portrait in the wacky colours to match the mug. I have again watercoloured today. Santa's face has been coloured in Distress inks: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye and worn lipstick. I have added shadows to his beard and hair using Weathered wood. The green on his hat is coloured in Twinkling H2o Key Lime and then shadows added with Distress ink Peeled Paint. The orange is Distess ink Spiced Marmalade with a little H2o Persimmon to deepen the colour and add the twinkles. To finish I cut a white pom pom in half so it fit flat on the paper and added some stickles.

The cardstock for the tag is also sparkly and from the DCWV Taj Mahal stack. For some more fun I added the pop pom ribbon. Then a cute little bow with a snowflake 2 charm and red 4mm flat back pearl to finish.

Be sure to check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the team.

Just a quick post as we are off Grocery shopping *groan* but as soon as I get back i'll announce the winner of the cute Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp Bernadette. You haven't entered yet? Well just scroll down a few posts as there is still time!

Have a wonderful Sunday!




Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

You have make a beautiufl christmas gift.
Love youre coloring with distress.

Big hugs Agnesxx

Saskia said...

Lovely, bright work!!

Saskia :)

sandra_w said...

Stunning christmas gift, Nikki! Beautiful colouring!

San x

Lena Katrine said...

Wow! Georgeous creation!

Have a great day, Nikki! Hugs, Lena

PS! A new challenge blog is born - Sketchy Colors

Michele Roos said...

Oh this is such a gorgeous creation Nikki. Love the image you've used and the colouring is amazing. Hugs Michele x

Michelle said...

Such a great gift idea, Nikki!! Love all the pom poms, lol!

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Nikki!!

Mel said...

Wow,a lovely tag and matches the mug perfectly ~ Mel x

Tracey said...

Just adorable!! xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Nikki,what a beautiful creations,i love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

christelle said...

Congrats Nikki for this fabulous project!!
I love this Santa Portrait and the pom-pom ribbon is super!!
Have a great evening my sweet Nikki,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,

thread-bare said...

Awww Nikki this is just gorgeous. Love the pom pom braid across the bottom xx Clare x

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fun gift idea Nikki! Love the little whisk!!

Gagaie said...

Wow ! I made well to come here.
Your last creations are so gorgeous and the christmas stamps are very cute.

Kiss and see you soon ! ^^


Paula said...

Nikki this is stunning and beautiful. I love the stamp.
Hugs Paula.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This turned out beautiful Nikki! Love the little pom-poms on the tag...too cute! Such a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Kimberly :D