Thursday, November 7, 2013

Santa's On His Way!

Well here I am a little late with my DT post for Fashionable Stamping Challenges, which is "Anything But Ink" for stamping purposes only and chosen by Laura! For all the details and some real sweet eye candy, pop on over.
Now you can use ink, just not on your stamped images. My medium of choice was acrylic paint. Oh the reason why I am late! I had paint stamped and watercolored my Santa, masked him off, inked my background and then took him outside for a spray of matte sealer. Sadly, I had a can of grey primer in my hand. So after a few little sprays, I ended up with a dirty grey Santa, but I did like the shadow effect! The sleigh in the background was stamp colored with a Distress Marker.
Mr. Santa was then paint stamped a second time and then watercolored and fussy cut! I actually liked it better this way! I also dappled on some white paint on his beard, hair (and a few liner strokes) and fur areas.

The ornament was cut, stamped in white paint with a little toothbrush splattering for a snowy feel. Added a little Rock Candy to the snowy areas around the ornament and the snowflake brads.

The Poinsettias were stamped using red paint and then some Stickles for the center.  This was fun to play around with paints for a stamping medium, but you can use whatever your little heart desires as long as you don't stamp in ink! Remember there is a $20 prize from Flonzcraft and a chance to be among the Top 3, so come and join in!

Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy!

31 comments:

Netty said...

Love your beautiful tag, acrylic stamping works so well. Annette x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great result with the paint Terry!
Your tag looks great

Sharon said...

Looks amazing! Great xmas stamps! Love how you have used paint instead of ink

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous tag Terry, and well worth waiting for. Love the look of your Santa against the muted background.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful creation, looks really great.

Beth said...

beautiful GF and so artistic you rock.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely tag, looks really good! Valerie

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag Terry, love the jolly Santa and the misty background scene.
Yvonne

Sandra said...

What a fun Christmas tag! Love the little Santa with all his presents! And all the poinsettia in the background! Hugs, Sandra

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love the beautiful retro colors on this piece and awesome stamps! It won't be long --- that is for sure! :) Calling for snow flurries here possibly tonight - and tomorrow am I am going to start my Christmas shopping before the freaks are in the stores! LOL! :) Hope all is well your way!

HUGS! Your Pea Flake Friend

Astrid Maclean said...

Well worth the wait Terry, love the way Santa looks now and all the rest looks fantastic too. Love how you used to poinsettia leaves that are part of the set. I often wondered how best to use them, have to say, really like this!

2amscrapper said...

such an interesting challenge--you certainly rose to the occasion!

Krisha said...

Now that is thinking out of the box! The tag turned out to be just great.

Michele said...

truly gorgeous! and such a happy tag! xo

Brenda Brown said...

You do make me giggle, I could visualise you spraying the tag and your reaction to it, but I too love your fussy cut Santa and that was just meant to be. It's ended up a great piece of art.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Redanne said...

I agree with Brenda, you have ended up with a beautiful piece of art! Hugs, Anne x

Vada said...

Wonderful Tag, Love the color on Santa!! Don't U just love this Tim set of stamps? I have some cards using this set coming up.
Thanks Terry, your work is just great!!!
Hugs Vada

Chris Warner said...

A beautiful tag Terry. Sorry to hear about the primer. Glad you persevered. Chris xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

So many beautiful little details on this and the colour palette is so festive.
Wonderful!
Wishes
Lynne

Sue said...

This is wonderful Terry, your Santa looks so cheerful xx

Kate said...

A very nostalgic tag. I love the old world feel and bright Christmas colors!
Kate

butterfly said...

What a fabulous Christmas tag - the tinting of Father Christmas is wonderful, and I love those poinsettias around the edges - gorgeous make!
Alison xx

Karin said...

great looking christmas tag!
Groetjes Karin

Danie May said...

Beautiful Tag Terry I just love this nostalgic looking santa and it definitely looks like you had lots of fun with all those paints. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at the Unruly Yahoo Group. xx

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful tag. I adore your santa. Kim

Marjie Kemper said...

He's fabulous, Terry. Love your painting!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very cool effect with the paint. lol, grey paint! Hugs Girlfriend....

Sophie said...

Ein herrliches Weihnachts-Tag.
Mir gefällt die Zusammenstellung der verschiedenen Stempel.
Eine wunderschöne Idee.

Sophie

Shirley Chillman said...

Love this little number to bits TT. The sleigh in the background looks super cool.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Dianne said...

Well here I am a little late commenting,mistakes never happen, the tag you created was suppose to end up like this GORGEOUSSSSS, I love how the background came out, looks like a sleigh ride on a snowy night. Love the poinsettias around, that Santa is fabulous love the numbers, the ornament with the message there, brilliant work, thanks for sharing and inspiration, hope you have a wonderful week..

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Terry!

Lucy x

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