Monday, 7 January 2013

Merry Monday #44 - Surfin' Santa

Hello Stampers,
Today we are back with the first Merry Monday Challenge for 2013.  Lesley has decided to mix the challenges up and add some variety with this weeks challenge being a colour combo of Island Indigo, Real Red and Pool Party. We are experiencing a Heat Wave in Western Australia at the moment with temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius so I decided the Surfin' Santa from Stampin' Up's Happy Christmas Mate would be an appropriate choice. I coloured it with Markers and an Aqua Painter.  I added Dazzling Diamonds to the wave and Crystal Effects to Santa's Sunnies. I drew in the line for the lights and coloured the tips with a black marker and finished off with a Gelly Roll Pen to add some sparkle. Hope you like it......

Stamps: S/U's Happy Christmas Mate, Papertrey Ink Signature Christmas
Card and Papers: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, DSP Patterns Stack - In Colours
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Real Red, Blush Blossom,  Stazon Black, Black Pen
Finishing Touches: Crystal Effects, Gelly Roll Pen, Dazzling Diamonds
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Framelits - Window Frames Collection Dies, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for visiting today.
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  1. What a cute Christmas card, Susan!! Love this image and your pretty paper! The strings of lights, the Dazzling's all fun! Love everything about it! Happy New Year! :)

  2. Such a fun card Susan, love those string of lights that are on the front and then the inside!! So happy to be on the Merry Monday team with you!

  3. Everytime I look at this card, I laugh out loud! What a fun lovin' Santa! And he's in the right part of the world. Love the surprise on the inside too!

  4. This is awesome, Susan! I love that you used a surfin' Santa appropriate for your time of year and stringing your lights onto the inside of the card is inspired!!

  5. What a fabulous fun card Susan, your Santa is awesome and I love all the little details you added.

  6. This is so much fun Sue! I love that surfin' Santa! What a great way to use the colours. Awesome.

  7. Ooooo, Susan! Your surfin' Santa is so fun! I love it! I also love how you carried the lights over to the inside of the card! Looking forward to working with you as a Merry Maker this year! Happy New Year!

  8. Yes, I really do like it - I wish I had got this set - he is fabulous (and so aussie!) Looking forward to creating with you in 2013!

  9. Love your surfing Santa and decorations on the inside too. x


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