Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Project Finished

Hi everyone, hope your all having a good day and the snow is not too bad for you, I have a little something to show you and that is a first for me. My wooden Santa which shall be given to the grandchildren along with the reindeer I am also making (more of that later)

It took me 8 hours in total to finish this project and I am quite proud of it I have to say. He is under coated 3 times and sanded down, the his beard, tash, hands and hat are traced, then everything is given a coat of its colour and sanded lightly then a final coat. In between the coats it is dried with a hair dryer to speed up time.

After I have finished the coloured bits I started to add all the detail, first the shading round the inside and outside of the beard, tash and face, then the hat and hands. I stencilled the hat with stars and a bit of glitz and gave them a bit shading too so they would stand out, the cuffs, mits and bottom of the hat was stencilled also.

To finish a bit of faux stitching on the bobble, hat and cuffs lastly a coat of varnish, oh nearly forgot the nose and cheeks I added a bit of red paint with a stipple brush and hey presto one finished Santa.

My second offering today is a stamp image from Bugaboo, love this stamp, I made ten cards but with different papers, I thought my girl friends would love this and most can relate to it lol, well all them really hahahaha.


I know Santa it’s not a card (I'm quick like that you know lol) but I do hope they will let me enter this for their challenges, if not please remove my link.



Dutch Dare – Christmas

Secret Crafter – Christmas

Creative Inspiration - Christmas Gifts


Bugaboo – Anything Goes

 Pro Markers – Anything Goes

Spoon Full of Sugar – Christmas Card

Delicious Doodles - Use a Digi

Thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your visits and I shall be popping by your place to see what you have been upto.


Anesha said...

Love your painted Santa, wonderful job! Fun christmas card as well. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

chrissy xx said...

WoW!!!! WoW!! Your Santa is Stunning. If I had made that lol it would be on show all year round!!
Great card too. LOve this image could even be me lol only she looks a little younger!! he! he!

helen ... said...

beatiful reatiosn, i LOVE the santa claus, well done !!!1


Shelley said...

The children will love this Santa for years!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! LOVE that Santa Linda!! My mom does tole painting!! I love his long hat!! Cute card too!! LOL!!

Rae Anne said...

How funny. . .I thought Santa was the project your were entering, and I was like OMG WOW!!! ;) You're card is equally stunning, just more of what I expected. . .;) Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Linda, what a gorgeous card. The image is so much fun and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
ps your Santa is stunning :)

Margreet said...

Oh Linda, what a fab and sweet Santa.......I adore him....your card is gorgeous too...your friends must like it!
xxx Margreet

Catherine said...

WOW Linda, your Santa is fantastic ! You rock Lady ! Love your card too ! Great image ! Hugs and love from Catherine

pinky said...

Oh Linda your santa is just gorgeous. The kids will treasure it for years to come!! Love your card, who wouldn't. Lol at the tights, I have a few friends this reminds me of too lol.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW Linda ... your Santa is AWESOME! This kids are going to LOVE HIM!! And your card is too funny! Thanks so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Ali said...

ooh you have secret talents - I love Santa he looks fab xx Brill bugaboo as well xx

Berenice R. said...

Awesome card and project! :)

Gro said...

Ready for Christmas Party - Love it.
Thanks for joining PFP's Christmaschallenge :o)

bumblebee creations said...

OH Linda!! Your Santa is perfect! Just amazing! I love the card too, it is so funny!

sgc said...

OMG--your Santa is fantastic!!!!! Your card is adorable also. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Cor* said...

WTG for stepping outside the box with the wooden Santa! Great creation. Thanks for showing us your Christmas gift creation at Creative Inspirations this week !

Emma said...

Wow how fabulous is your santa...totally and such a gorgeous card too.
Thanks for joining in our Mega Christmas Challenge over at PFP.

Jules said...

Hi Linda

What a fantastic Santa .. .. your grandchildren are going to love that so much!!!

I cannot believe it only took 8 hours! Brilliant work!

I love your card too - such a fab image!

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Love your Santa Linda, its fabulous.
I love the fab card too.

Nikbee said...

I love your Santa. He's wonderful and your card is fab. Such a great image.

Nikki x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Linda,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Happy Days said...

Wow fantastic Santa!! I love your card too. Thanks for joining us over at Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog. x

coops said...

gorgeous card linda.i love the fun and sassy image and great wording.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP and good luck :D

xx coops xx

Beate said...

Your Santa looks amazing! So does your coloring on the card.
Hugs and smiles

Nannieflash said...

Oh Linda you are one talented lady, I adore your Santa and your card is fabulous two stunning projects well done with love and hugs Shirleyxx

Teri said...

Fun card hun, love the Santa too!
Thank you for playing along with the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck!
Teri x

Basement gal said...

I love your santa, he's so cute. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

LINDA said...

OH Linda I absolutely love your santa and the card is wonderful too..Your so talented..
Hugs, Linda

Sue C said...

Wow Linda that's one fabulous Santa ! Love the image you've used on your card too. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Vixykins said...

What a cute little design, lovely work! Always reminds me of Jo Capper Sandon from craft stamper that iage lol! Thank You for playing at Passion for Promarkers, hope to see you again x


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