Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Beach Santa!

You are probably wondering why I have done a christmas card in the middle of the year? well the challenges for this card all had a similar theme (with the exception of the sketch!) - summer, beach and sunny days - and since down here in the Southern hemisphere in Australia it is winter and in our summer we have our christmas. So I had this stamp image of santa at the beach for ages and since my confidence in 'colouring in' is growing I decided I would have a go at this summer theme with a christmas angle.

I even mucked around with the frames in my photo editting program!

I have made this card following one of the sketches from Top Tip Tuesday, the beach scene is the challenge from Totally Papercrafts, Paper playtime challenge theme is Summer (hence the christmas card in our summer!) and Party Time Tuesdays challenge is blue skies and sunny days.
materials - Bazzill white, red devil, whirlpool cardstock; Echo Park 'everybody loves christmas' papers and element stickers; Beach santa stamp unknown, Lawn Fawn 'swimsuit season', Hero Arts 'be happy' stamps; Stazon jet black, Versa Color sky blue inks; Marvy pens - blender 0, orche 13, pale orange 16, dark brown 18, leaf green 48, peacock green 58, cherry 65, yellow 69, sky blue 75, persimmon 89, tombow grey N75; MFT flat bottom clouds die.

Thanks for looking.


Anonymous said...

this card is absolutley wonderful I love it.
Thank you for playing along with us at Paper Playtime

Anonymous said...

Ha ha!! Great Christmas card in a summer place! Cool idea too! and Fab take on the Robyn's Fetish sketch! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week, hugs Samantha

Mary said...

Awesome card, lovin the beach Santa!! great job! Thanks for playing along at Paper Playtime.

Lisa M said...

This is wonderful and I absolutely LOVE it!! I am asked every year to make cards for my dad, who lives at the lake, and if you don't mind, I might case this idea for this year! Fabulous card and great take on the sketch.
Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our challenge.
Happy stamping..
Lisa xx

Caroljenks said...

Wow what a great Christmas Image - Love it! Fab card.

Thanks for playing along this week at Top Tip Tuesday with our 'Pick a Sketch' Challenge - Good Luck :)

Carol x

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

How stinking cute! I really never expected to fun across Santa in our blue skies & sunny days challenge. Adorable!! Thanks for playing along with the Party Time Tuesdays challenge. See you again soon!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Awesome card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday!!! :)