Santa's Got His Game On!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

There'a Trace Atkin's song that my Syd loves to sing from the back seat of the car and it cracks me up every time....because when a 4 year old says "I got my game on!" it is hilarious! She also likes to sing ABBA's Mama Mia, so you can imagine what our morning rides to school are like! LOL

I told you the story of Syd and the song because the name of this image is Ready To Go Santa and it just reminded me of that story. I haven't colored up a Whipper Snapper image in a long, long time. With all my DT commitments lately, my poor WS images have been severly neglected! But since the holiday season is upon us, I had to get this awesome Santa image colored up quick! (And because I still need quite a few christmas cards for my stash! Shhhh!)

This Santa is a colorer's (is that a word?!) dream! Lots of detail in it but when he's finished, he's so impressive on a card! As you can see, he's pretty big for a rubber stamp. This card is 5.5" x 5.5" and I cut him down to a 4.25" square panel so he would fit nice and snug. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Holly By Golly collection and I found that delicious wide ribbon at Michaels. I've been dying to use it on a card since I bought it but it hasn't worked with anything until now. You all know what I mean when you just have to use it! I couldn't resist and had to add some glitter snow to his beard and the pompom on his hat!

You'd never know it was Thanksgiving in two days with all the Christmas cards I've been whipping out! LOL I guess I'm more of a Halloween and Christmas kind of gal. :) Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies
Stamps: Whipper Snapper
'Ready To Go Santa'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Cool Caribbean, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Morning Marigold, More Mustard, Old Olive, Taken With Real, Pretty In Pink, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Cosmo Cricket 'Holly By Golly'
Access: Ribbon, Stampendous Crystal Snow Glitter, Sponges, Dimensionals

22 Comments:

~amy~ said...

cute, cute, cute...love all your coloring Sandra!!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

He is colored up soooo beautifully Sandra! I love his cherry nose too! Cute story about Syd. I love all the little things kids say and do sometimes.

Kim Nath said...

You have got your game on too, this is fantastic!

Tracey said...

This is an incredible card Sandra! Love that Santa!!

Gingerbread Gal said...

AMAZING!!!! The coloring is so beautiful Sandra. It's too incredible for words. Fabulous work!
:) Rachel

Michelle said...

He's adorable! I love santas - always have and he is the perfect one! Super job :)

Deconstructing Jen said...

Oh my. I'm about to gush a little here. This is beyond gorgeous. Your coloring on this is AMAZING... there is so much depth and richness to what you've done here. I love it. And that bow... I must learn how to do that. This is simply amazing!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMGOSh this is GORGEOUS! LOL the "got my game on" is WAY better than that other Trace song about "Slap your Grandma" LOL!!!!! Seriously this card is perfection...I LOVE!

kadie said...

Gorgeous! This must have taken you hours to color!!
I always love your Syd stories. She's adorable!

Dina said...

WOWZER, WOWZER!!! This is stunning!! Love the DP, because the image is so large it is the perfect touch in the background. Your coloring is phenominal, as usual and that ribbon is amazing! How did you get the perfect bow? Great job!

Hello! My name is Jeanette. said...

Wow.... what an adorable card! I love your coloring of the Whipper Snapper image, Sandra. Just too too cute!!!

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow this is scrummy and so christmassy. I totally love that gorgeous bow. Fabulous colouring!!!

Thank you for lovely comments thought I would pass on where you could get the metal decorative brad...
http://www.nunndesign.com/decorative_metal_brads/

Have fun HuGs Kim :)

Gabriela said...

I'll take two please. I should know better than to ask you to make two more of this card when you're trying to get Thanksgiving Day dinner on the table and prepare for Christmas, but you know I have self-restraint whatsoever. So whaddaya say? Huh? Huh?

WickedPixie said...

Oh, Sandra, this is wonderful!! I really can't say enough about your coloring....and the whole card is just perfect! Do you make a real and for true bow? I only ask because I have to make "fake" bows with the bow easy and your bow is perfection!! I'd love to know how you do it (maybe a tutorial, hint hint!!) :-)Traci

Pam Varnell said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sandra. Your watercoloring is amazing!!! The big bow really sets the card off. Love it girl!!!

Danni said...

Santa is looking good! Great card!

Denise said...

Great job on this image Sandra! I worked this stamp up too! You've made him into a wonderful card!!
Denise

inkypuddles said...

Just adorable! I love your work, great coloring! Love the paper.

Kelly Schelske said...

Love to hear that you are not eh only one singing Mama Mia!! My husband sings it with the kids all the time!

Super cute card, I just love that image...especially the stick horse!

Kate said...

Santa is stinkin' ADORABLE!!! I love to read your blog. So much fun!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

This is sooo cute Sandra!!! Love your fabulous coloring!! Great dp and bow too!

Cassie said...

i'm pretty far behind but i had to tell you how utterly gorgeous this card is. seriously - it should be framed and hung on a wall!

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