Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lil’ Inker Designs November Hop Day 1 ~

Hi there, LID friends!  Welcome to the first day of the Lil’ Inker Designs release hop!  There are so many goodies for you this month including 3 new sets from the Sugar Kissed Cottage line.  Today I’m introducing you to Dear Santa – a darling vintage Santa along with 7 sentiments.
I chose to put this little guy on a gift box.  I truly hate wrapping presents, so this will be easy to pop something into at the last minute and maybe use year after year.  Yep, I’m lazy like that!  LOL 
dear santa release
The papers are from Echo Park: This & That Christmas.  Love them!  If you hurry, some of the paper pads may still be available in the store!  The Ho, Ho, Ho sentiment is actually in a straight line.  I just inked up the first *Ho* three times and fit it into the jolly old guys lines.  It’s also embossed for a little extra umph.
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  He is colored with Copics.  I added some white fluff to his beard, hair and eyebrows.  The only stuff I had left had some glitter in it, making him a little more *magical*!  The trim on his hat and suit is covered in Liquid Applique.  You just let it dry overnight and then heat it with the heat gun to make it poof! 



dear santa release tag
The silk bow on top needed a little something, so I embossed another of the sentiments from the set on a Spellbinders tag.  A few little jingle bells – both rusty and red – tied in some twine finish this little package off!



Here’s the set in it’s entirety
SKC_DearSanta
Super cute, eh?  Ok, so this is a hop!  And this hop has prizes, so don’t forget to comment along the way.  Two secret blogs will have a $10 gift certificate to the Lil’ Inker Designs store picked randomly from the comments.  The more you comment, the better your chances!  You should’ve arrived here from the Lil’ Inker Designs blog…if not, go back and start over!  ;o)  Hop on over to Amy’s blog next!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  :o) lyss

33 comments:

Amy Kolling said...

Alyssa, this is utterly amazing! Your colors and shading have such depth and are so rich. How in the world do you do it? When I saw this pop up on your blog, I gasped! What a beautiful project!!

Kelli Hull said...

Oh but those jingle bells are a perfect addition to the silk ribbon! Soft and Rustic and WILD RED!!!!

Piali said...

Oh! Such a cute gift box...love this Santa!!

Jay Gee said...

Love the gift box Alyssa. The bells are the perfect embellishment and your colouring is super :)

Anushka said...

Nice choice of papers and I love the little bits of fluff!! :)

Julie E said...

Looks fab! The rusty bells tie in with the brown perfectly and that applique is the perfect touch.

Houses Built of Cards said...

This Santa is so cute! LOVE the embossing and the the white fluff on his hat and coat!!!

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canadian_liner said...

Love how your Santa is slipping OFF the tag--he looks pooped! The whole gift package is great--bright and cheerful. Excellent new Lil'Inker goodies!

Jas said...

Pretty cute gift box, love that santa so cute! TFS!
Hugs,
Jas

Alicia said...

Alyssa, your coloring is flawless. Such great work!

Sue D said...

So cute--I like the white fluff and the striped paper and jingle bells.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love this! Santa looks worn out, I love that!

Emily said...

Adorable! Love that santa.

Geri said...

Wow! Sweet stamp, awesome coloring! Santa's suit looks so real that I can almost feel the velvet texture just looking at your card!

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful project.

Mary-Anne V said...

Really nice gift box... love how you put Santa on a scalloped circle.

Brenda said...

Beautiful gift box. I love your attention to detail and that Santa is just so adorable!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, love your santa

Flo said...

The santa is so cute. I love your little package with the bells

Chris said...

ahh he's adorable!! love your gift box!!

Miriam Prantner said...

SUCH a cute little box! Love the image and the texture on the fur and also the jingle bells!

Tracey McNeely said...

Your colouring and card are fantastic!

frommycraftroom said...

Great project. He is a very content looking Santa. Thanks.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

What a fantastic project! That Santa is truly too cute and love your bells embellishment.

Tracy said...

I know I'd LOVE to receive a gift in this cute box. Fabulous project and an awesome job with the Santa stamp. :-)

Isha Gupta said...

Fun project Alyssa!!!

Laura said...

Adorable gift box Alyssa! Love the liquid applique added to his trim!

sanketi said...

Lovely coloring!

Mary J said...

Such a fab box, Alyssa! The ribbon and fluffy stuff really makes it stand out!

Liz Lumsden said...

This Santa stamp is great! Love your project...

maria f. said...

Adorable - the image is so cute, poor tired Santa. Your coloring is lovely.

Shelly said...

What a perfect gift box! Gorgeously colored, great embellishments, and an awesome stamp set!
Shelly

Denise Bryant said...

Cute gift box! Love the papers and that cute Santa!
DeniseB