Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Here Comes Santa Double D Challenge

Hello again and welcome to another Double D challenge!  Santa will be here before you know it, so that's our challenge today -- Here Comes Santa!


And here's my card made with Power Poppy's Flowering Santa:




Our inspiration board:




And a prize for a random winner:




The snowy Santa in the middle of the inspiration board was my jumping off point.  I watercolored with a combination of Tombow markers and Spectrum Noir sparkle pens.  The snowflake dies were coated with micro-fine glitter.  The snowflake dots were made with a white pearl pen, then sprinkled with micro-fine glitter.




I know there's going to be awe-inspiring entries for this challenge.  You all have knocked my socks off many times!  Team Darlene and Team Diane have lots for you to see on the Double D blog, too, so hop over to check them out, and then play along with your own Santa.  Enjoy!


Stamps:  Power Poppy "Flowering Santa" clear stamp set  Paper:  Arches 140 lb hot pressed watercolor, red Bazzill card base, Neenah 110 lb white for snowflake die cuts  Ink:  Ranger Archival Watering Can (dark gray), Palette Noir for sentiment  Coloring:  Tombow markers and Spectrum Noir watercolor sparkle pens  Accessories:  Viva Decor Pearlen Pen - Ice White, Elizabeth Craft Warm Diamonds micro-fine glitter  Dies:  Lil' inker Designs Side Stitched Rectangles, Spellbinders Create-a-Flake Five

27 comments:

Diane said...

Leslie this is one beautiful Santa...I couldn't wait to see what stamp you had used, a very detailed one at that! Gorgeously colored and love how he takes center stage with just the perfect details!! (PS: I have a new puppy...after 2 years, we finally found it in our hearts to try again)!!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love this! Such an adorable image and I love the splashes of purple! So much attention to every little thing on this one! Well done you!

aussie aNNie said...

Leslie I always admire this Santa in the shop and never knew it could look so good...fantastic colouring.xx[aNNie]🎄

Donna Phelan said...

Oh WOW! Your card is stunning and he is beautiful, leave it to Marci! You have brought him to life, so happy, so magical, so jolly! Really beautiful!

Vicki robertson said...

Leslie, this is spectacular! Love this Santa image and that is the central focus of the card front. The coloring is perfect!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh WOW!! Leslie, what a spectacular card!!! This is a big image that really requires perfect positioning on the card front.
You colored with the traditional Christmas colors but added beautiful purples and blues, love the details of the snowflakes and those bright red and white dots made with the gel pens, I must get me some of that.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Yogi said...

lovely Santa. love the coloring. have a great day

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Love your "Merry" creation. The colors are so vibrant. Do I now need some of the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens?
I'm not sure coming to your blog is good for my pocketbook.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I just love your image! Your details are just perfect. Yes, Christmas is on its way again. You are way ahead of me, as I'm still working on Thanksgiving!

pam said...

This is a new image to me Leslie! wow it`s fantastic, your colouring is so perfect on the cheery Santa..love the snowflakes you have added.
Hugs Pam x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Leslie!!! I LOVE how you've colored this adorable Santa, and what a sweet design with the snowflakes and snow! Beautifully done! This one really puts a smile on my face! Hehe! Hugs!

Kathy Krug said...

Wow what a fabulous image and so well colored as usual. Looks like we both love snowflakes.

Pauline said...

WOW, this is AMAZING Leslie! Incredible colouring, your santa just glows - he makes me smile. When I first saw this Santa in the release I thought, hmmm not sure if I would use it or not, but after seeing your Santa and how you displayed him on your card - I think I need this stamp set! The snowflakes are a nice addition. I'm so glad you shared this today.

nancy littrell said...

OMG..what a jolly curly haired and bearded Santa with a surprise flower growing out of his beard. So fun! TFS Leslie. Hugs

Donna Ellis said...

Marcella is an incredible artist the way she incorporates Nature into the human "things" of life. This Santa is one of a kind, and the way you have colored him, Leslie, is even more amazing. One of the things I really like is the genuine cheerfulness in those crinkled eyes! I can just imagine the merriment in Marcella's heart as she drew this - what a delightful image! I also like the way you have presented him at an angle, making room for the sentiment - genius idea! And brings so much life and motion to the image, too! WONDERFUL CARD, Miss Leslie - in every way! xx

Darlene said...

OMG ... this is such a fun image and your coloring is beyond amazing!! I too love how you've made him center stage ... perfect design!! P.S. Love his PURPLE glasses ... man after my purple loving heart! LOL

Margaret said...

Wow! He is so cute. I haven't seen that set yet. Guess I need to go check it out. Always great cards from you.

Judy Woodland said...

Every time I see this image it just makes me smile. What a happy, joyful Santa, and you have used him beautifully here. Great take on the challenge!

Lynette said...

Cool card - very unique Santa! Awesome coloring, as always. I still need to use my sparkly markers. I was just thinking about them earlier today.

laurie said...

What an awesome Santa image! I love how you colored him, and what a great card from that inspiration board...perfect choice!!

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, this is so fun! What a delightful image - so special and full of life! Love your coloring and the glittery details.

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome coloring and I so love how you accented it all with the snowflakes and white dots, another great christmas card!

Team Clark said...

This is so incredibly beautiful! I love every detail and am so inspired! Hugs, Autumn

Stacy Morgan said...

Squeel!! I was waiting for you to break this Santa out and I LOVE it! Charming hints of snow and your water coloring is awesome. I like the stitched like edge too, just perfect. I am excited to see what you do with the other new releases too.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Oh my this is such a beautiful Christmas card Leslie! Lovely image and your coloring is so beautiful.

Pam Sparks said...

WOW! So crazy amazing Leslie! Gorgeous coloring!

Susie said...

This Santa from PowerPoppy intrigues me. I loved seeing all the samples from the PowerPoppy DT recently. I'm not surprised at all you chose this after looking at your inspiration board. Amazing coloring that always inspires me.

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