Monday, December 16, 2013

Tree Hunting with ... Santa...?

Andrew and I took Ella "tree hunting" this past weekend, and I say "hunting" because we got ourselves a license to cut down a tree from the wild!

We thought it would be a Great Adventure...and it was...but it was sure a LOT harder than going to the U-Cut to find the perfect tree!

As we were wandering the forests of Squamish, I was reminded of this cutie patootie stamp by High Hopes, and wondered if we would stumble upon Santa and his best friend Rudolf along one of the trails.  I can only assume that Santa and Rudolf are indeed best friends, but when you look at this stamp, "Christmas Pals", you know it's true!
I used my favorite markers...TOMBOW of course, to colour in the image...
Red's 835 & 847, Brown's 899, 947, 842, & 977, Green's 177, 076, 027 & 126, neutral's  N57, N65, N35 & N15, Pink 761 and of course my Blender pen.

For the Fur and Wreath, I pounced on my colours instead of blending them, giving a true texture to the fur & foliage...

This is my FAVORITE stamp from the High Hopes Christmas Release, but I've had a sneak peek at the January Release, and if you love images that are cute and colourable, then these are the stamps for you!  Tell your local Scrapbook Shop that you love these stamps and they should get them in, because you know the BEST part...High Hopes is Canadian Made!

Here's the finished card!

For more samples made with High Hopes stamps, be sure to check out the blog!  Their Design Team is AWESOME!

Merry Christmas!
Jessie (and Andrew & Ella)