Thursday, September 3, 2009

Surf's Up for Christmas!

Oh, how good it is to have time to play with my stamp sets! I love having them but it really is a waste of money if they just sit on the shelf - even if they do look pretty.

Last night I had a night to myself so I played with one of the new Christmas sets in the Spring 09 Mini Catalogue - Season's Surfin'. I just had to buy this set - I love the images - they are perfect for watercolouring. The first card is very non-traditional Christmas colours - Real Red and Brilliant Blue. I didn't set out to use these colours, they just came out of my watercolouring. I stamped the image on watercolour paper using Black Staz-On ink. I coloured the images using an Aquapainter and Watercolour Wonder crayons. The line of gold brads along the bottom was inspired by the yellow Christmas lights around the jet-ski.

This palm tree Christmas tree is just so cute! I coloured it very simply with Gorgeous Green leaves and Close to Cocoa trunk (Aquapainter and Watercolour Wonder crayons as above). I decided this one should be more traditional colours so the base is Gorgeous Green and the images are mounted on Real Red. I just had to put the greeting on an angle - it didn't look right straight!


I hope that this inspires you to get a start on your Christmas cards too. It is never too early, you know.

PS Sorry about the fuzzy photos - I couldn't get them any clearer than this.

7 comments:

KarenR said...

love surfing Santa - great job - love them both

Debby said...

Sharon these are most adorable!

Merry said...

These are wonderful cards and terrific images for an aussie xmas.

Deby said...

Christmas is only 90 days away!!! These make me start thinking about all I have to do!!! Great job on the cards though!

Jackie Thomas said...

I love both these cards Sharon. Very festive. Your colouring is fantastic. xo Jackie

n8tvtexan said...

ADORABLE holiday cards! Surfin Santas always bring a smile to my face.

Vanja said...

Gorgeous cards, Sharon! :)
Hugs, Vanja