Friday, August 28, 2015

Christmas Penguins or Elephants?

Hello!  In an effort to gear up for the holidays, I started making some Christmas cards.  Now that I have reduced my stamp stash, I have more time to use the stamps I've neglected for so long.  I held onto some Wild Rose Studio stamps cause they are just too cute and I felt I never gave them the attention they needed.

Here are some Christmas elephants.  I stamped them on to watercolor cardstock and colored in the image with Copics.  I used distress inks to water color in the background.  Then of course I realized I didn't have to stamp the one on the left onto watercolor cardstock since I didn't do anything with the background, just kept it really simple.  Coloring on water colorcardstock with Copics not as smooth looking as the X-press It cardstock.  But overall I like how these turned out.  I also stamped some stars and heat embossed them in white.  There's some glittery-ness to the stars but difficult to see on here.

And here are the cute penguins.  I love these images!  So same process here with stamping onto watercolor cardstock, coloring the images with Copics and using distress inks to watercolor the background.  Then I stamped the stars again.  I left the inside of the cards blank.  I was gonna stamp a sentiment on the inside but then changed my mine and will leave that up to the person who uses these cards. 

It was another hot day today!  Sweating in this heat should count as some sort of exercise.  I can not do anything without perspiring.  Even washing the dishes or coloring in some image!  I don't think it's gonna let up soon either.  I need another fan.

Hope you are doing well.  Thanks for stopping by!


Creations by Shirl said...

Sweet images Eva... Lucky you didn't get rid of them, looks like you will be gearing these guys up for some craft fairs. LOL~

Lynn said...

Nicely done, Eva! Those images are sweet and you did them justice with your coloring.

Cheryl said...

Awww, so cute! Looks nice with the watercolored backgrounds! I guess these are the days a/c would be nice! We mostly just stay inside when it's soooo hot!

Denice said...

These are super the DI backgrounds. Maybe you should think of cooler days while coloring the might help, lol.

Leanne said...

Aww so cute Eva!! Just looking at all the Christmas cuteness makes me feel a little bit cooler. hahaha! Love the fun WC/DI technique and the sweet images. You're coloring is awesome.
Stay cool my friend!

Joy said...

Awesome cards! I'm always afraid to attempt to color these but you did a fantastic job! Just so cute and beautiful!