Friday, November 19, 2010

Merry Moosemas ~

Morning!  Just bopping in with a fun little, well actually a pretty large, card for Mercy's 100th Tuesday Sketch challenge.  I've been waiting to ink up this adorable stamp since sometime summer of 2009.  Sometimes you just have to have the right inspiration, know what I mean?  Well, while perusing the holiday specialty section of Hobby Lobby the other day looking for rustic jingle bells for another project, I found these cute little Christmas lights and just knew they would be perfect for this image!
This cute little moose has sure gotten himself in a pickle!  I used a tutorial on the Motivet blog to help with the highlighting of my coloring - I honestly never would have paired the colors she had for the reindeer she was coloring (E31, E35 and E51).  I did one with those colors and then added a few more on this one for some deeper, richer browns.  I got the hubby's approval though.  lol  I colored up all of the lights like the little charms, added a white gel pen flick and globbed on some Glossy Accents.  His hat brim and pom have some white flock for added texture.  I added the little color pencil 'ground' beneath him and then got a light bulb moment {snort} and added a little light reflection from the bulbs that are closest.
The rest is pretty self explanatory - some Basic Grey Jovial papers, the embroidery floss bow with lights (that had to be threaded with a needle!) {there's an exclamation point there b/c if you knew me, you'd know I don't touch sewing supplies of any kind! lol} and a stamped background paper.   I'm also entering this for the Crazy 4 Challenges #63: anything Christmas. 
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a good weekend!  Be sure to stop by here tomorrow to check out our Paper Garden Projects Winter Wonderland Garden Walk blog hop.  Oh and in case you want to start your Christmas shopping a little early, Cathy has everything in the Paper Garden Projects store at 23% off!!  Have fun shopping! :o) lyss
STAMPS: Rubbernecker Moose with Lights in Antlers; PaperTrey Ink Background Basics: Christmas
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI Scarlet Jewel; Ranger Distress Antique Linen
PAPER: PTI Rustic Cream, Scarlet Jewel & True Black; PP Basic Grey Jovial
OTHER: Copics {B29, C1, C5, C7, C9, E25, E27, E31, E33, E37, E51, G07, R22, R27, R29, R39, V17, Y15}; multiliner, Sakura white gel & black glaze pens; Ranger Glossy Accents; glue pen; white flock; Lyra color pencils; Spellbinders Small & Large Petite ovals; sponging tool; black brads; black embroidery floss; Christmas light accents (hobby lobby); dimensionals


Alison said...

This is TOTALLY adorable! I love your extra lights on the side. Faboo coloring too!

Melissa said...

the little lights are soooo cute! love the card!!

Julie E said...

Oh so fun! Those lights are perfect and what a cute image!

cbuswell said...

this is so cute, love the image and the little lights!! so cool!!

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

LOL!! I love this image :) And you are right - the lights are perfect with it.

Chris said...

this is too cute! what an adorable image, way toomuch coloring for love the lights with this too...wish i had a hobby lobby...i gotta move back to co.

Kerri said...

Oh how CUTE!!! Your coloring looks awesome, girl, and I love the lights with that image~ perfection!

Amber said...

Oh so adorable! Great coloring! Love all the pretty lights.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You are so clever and creative! I love this!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Oh, Alyssa! This is just too great for words! So many wonderful details bring this card to life. Those little lights are the perfect embellishments and your highlights really add depth to the image! I could go on and on, but I'll stop there before I run out of room to type...LOL!!!