Thursday, November 3, 2011

Holly, Jolly Christmas


Yay, for the end of Halloween....BRING ON THE CHRISTMAS! I know that Americans still have Thanksgiving to look forward to but in our house once Halloween is finished.....let the Christmas tunes begin!

Listening to a little Bing Crosby today while I played in anticipation of the new Michael Buble album that we will buy this year. I really enjoyed coloring up this Holiday Hugs Snowman from My Favorite Things....and guess what.....it released Tuesday! Yay!

A couple of coloring things I wanted to point out. Did you know that it is so much quicker and easier to get a large, smooth colored background with copics if you soak your paper with your blender pen first. It "primes" the paper for your color.

I love the blue/green colors combined with the yellow/greens for winter. My sentiment was musical so I rolled up some old sheet music for the backdrop of this card. That beautiful yellow/green background paper is from Melissa Frances.

Here is the list of copic marker colors that I used:
T0,2,5,8,10  YG61,63,95,97  E000,50,53,31  YR20,15,18   BG09 and the blender pen for the spots in the background.

SUPPLIES

22 comments:

Sherry Kushibab said...

Thanks for the tip on using the blender first to get a smoother color on a large area :) Yes, I will now be humming this song all afternoon!! Just an adorable card...so sweet with the music behind him...colored so nicely.

Broni said...

Absolutely FABULOUS, Sherrie! Love that rolled up sheet music!!

Kerry Johnson said...

Wow Sherrie!! This is drop dead gorgeous! Your colouring is out of this world!

Jimmi said...

I do believe this is the prettiest Christmas card...ever!
:)

Sarah Gough said...

LOVE this! Thanks for the tip!

g said...

so sweet & gorgeous, rich color! thanks for the awesome tip! i can't wait for Christmas this year!!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is gorgeous, Sherrie! I love the rich colour tones. I have to have this snowman!

kingfrog said...

Восхитительная открытка!!!

Gabby said...

Absolute cute PI snowman card! Your coloring is great and the rolled music with the pom-poms, genuis! :) Love the sentiment w/the music notes, too. TF the inspiration! :)

Lana said...

Hi Sherrie, Fab card and I just love visiting your blog your work is so awesome xx

Conniecrafter said...

such great coloring and love how you rolled the sheet music!

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Elaine said...

That was one of my favorite techniques I learned at the Copic Intermediate Class last weekend in Portland, OR.
The blender pen has a whole new meaning for me!

Very creative - rolling the sheet music paper. The blue-green color pops off the card, beautiful color combination!

jeanne girl said...

Love it Sherrie!!! The rolled music paper is great and your coloring is just WOW!!! I am also glad to be into Christmas themes now too :)

Gailanne said...

Wonderful card, Sherrie! As everyone else said, the rolled sheet music is awesome. Very nice Copic colouring and altogether an amazing result!

Michele Boyer said...

*love* your coloring. So much.

Sheri said...

Oooh Sherrie this is so super cute and of course I love your coloring!! Great idea with the rolled music sheet. Is there a way to sign up to your blog or does everyone just bookmark it? Thanks!!! Hugs!

Sherrie said...

Sheri.....under the "subscribe here" tab on the sidebar of my blog :) That way you will get an email for every new post.

zehra said...

Gorgeous coloring, awesome card

Debbie Carriere said...

Stunning! your coloring is fabulous!! So perfect!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this!! Your coloring is SO spectacular!!

texasjodylynn said...

That is totally gorgeous. I adore the way you colored the snowman.