This gorgeous stippled Santa is so classic and it was drawn by a brand new illustrator for Flourishes... Becky Fleck! You'll have to head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter to read about this new artist on the Flourishes team. She has an amazing resume and we couldn't be more excited to have her in our corner!
When you tour the Design Teams' blogs today - you'll see this gorgeous Santa can be done up in an ornate way, with a touch of gold or even just stamped in one color. He looks absolutely perfect each and every way. Becky also designed a coordinating background called Holly that takes that beautiful leaf cluster in Santa's hat and makes it into a background that you can use for so many different things around the holidays! Head on over to see.....
For my creation, I turned to a technique I haven't done in ages... crayon resist! It's a fun technique and it's perfect for this stamp set! Here's a peek at how you can get started! I stamped the Santa on a piece of glossy cardstock using the Hybrid Palette Ink in the Burnt Umber shade. I heat set it before I began.
You can see, I chose a light, medium and dark shade of distress ink. I have a sponge and also a white crayon. Before I continued, I ended up coloring all the areas that I wanted to stay white. I colored Santa's beard, hair and eyebrows.
Then, I sponged on all three shades of distress ink. when I was done, I used a soft paper towel to remove the excess ink that was laying on the wax of the crayon, It looked like this....
MORE FUN AT FLOURISHES...
- Did you see our A Season That Sparkles Challenge? If you play, you will have a chance at winning all SIX of our new releases for October. That's one valuable prize - you could even call it an early Christmas present! Click HERE for the details.
- Mark your calendars for our RELEASE PARTY coming up this Friday! It's our power hour of fun with games, goodies, and prizes up for grabs! We'll host it in the Flourishes Forum over on Splitcoast HERE from 9 to 10 PM Central Standard Time. As the party wraps, all of our sets that we peek this week will be put in store for your shopping pleasure!
The fun continues tomorrow right here! We wrap up the week with a beautiful set that has a real homespun flair. Come back and see the second offering from the ever-so-talented Marcella Hawley! See you then!