Our winner is commenter number 101, Tracy J--congratulations, Tracy! I have e-mailed you and sent your e-mail address to Ellen Hutson. Thanks for playing, everyone!
Welcome! Today I have a couple of special things--a Lockhart image with a Copic tutorial, and a really great giveaway, courtesy of Ellen Hutson's new HOWnow School of Creative Arts. First, the details on the giveaway: Ellen has generously offered to give a winner from my blog an online class taught by Julie Ebersole, stamper extraordinaire. How do I know that you would love Julie's class? Well, I know that Julie is amazing, and that you probably need gift ideas!
In her class, The Gifted Stamper: One Dozen Easy-to-Make Gifts For All Occasions, Julie will guide you through twelve beautiful, easy-to-make gift ideas and projects suitable for any occasion. This interactive online class will feature a work-at-your-own pace schedule, supported with video tutorials and detailed downloadable PDF instruction sheets. Participate in a dedicated forum and gallery during class.
This fantastic class is only $36 and will run from December 1st through December 12th, but all content will always remain available to students. During class there will be fun prizes and a special discount code for all students. For complete details please visit HOWnow School of Creative Arts.
You will have until Saturday evening at 10pm CDT to leave a comment, from which I will use the random number generator to choose one winner. Simple! Now, on to my card for today. . .
I've used Karen Lockhart's (Lockhart Stamp Company) 2011 Limited Edition stamp, Nicholas Sings Carols. I've loved this series--you can probably see why! Patterned papers are from Echo Park's Holly Jolly Christmas 6" x 6" pad.
I stared with the trees in the background, using palette blending and the two Copic Markers shown above.
Next I added some sky and snow. I left a couple of spots uncolored for reflections in the glass of the snowglobe. The one on the right is larger, because my primary light source is from the right. I thought I would toss in one more small light to bounce off the glass on the left side too.
I used the blue greens here for the Snowdad and Nicholas's coats, along with the Snowlady's scarf. I used the Blue-Violets to deepen and cool the shadows.
Here I've added some reds.
I used a Spellbinders Labels Four Small for the star-patterned piece of paper, a Labels Twenty for the ornament layer, and little leaves from the Presto Punch Petal Pack under the button.. Seam binding is dyed with Copic R35 and R29, and I painted and glittered a rusty bell to tie onto the bow. (The rusty one didn't show up well.)
Thank you for visiting, and don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a spot in Julie Ebersole's The Gifted Stamper: One Dozen Easy-to-Make Gifts For All Occasions class. Good luck!
P.S. Yes, if you were here earlier, my card looked a little different. . . You know how you wake up after posting late and feel like tweaking somehting? ;-}