Friday, December 12, 2008

Santa's Helper

I finally got my Elzybells order in and I couldn't wait to ink up this little image!! Isn't it sweet? I just love the look on the little deer's face. I followed Sketch Challenge 195 for my layout. I love all the layers. It's perfect for using up little paper scraps! I started by cutting out and embossing my image with square Nestabilities. It is colored in with Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS. I outlined everything with a C1 Copic marker. I went over his little belt buckle with a Sakura Stardust pen. The snow and whites of his suit are covered in Icicles Stickles. It's very sparkly! The sentiment comes from Papertrey Ink's 2008 Holiday Tag set. I love the sentiments in that set as well as the font they are written in. I just stamped the sentiment in Palette Burnt Umber and cut it out with the small oval punch. For my embellishment, I took a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and popped out 2 different colors. I added a Chocolate button to the center and attached it with White Scrapper's Floss. Mom - look what Ross brought home!!!! We are having BLT's with broccoli cheese soup, how soon can ya get here :) Growing up, whenever my mom and I were the only ones for dinner she would often make BLT's on sourdough bread and broccoli cheese soup. It's one of my favorite comfort foods. Anyhow, Ross was in San Francisco for a quick business trip and he couldn't resist stopping by Boudin Bakery and buying a loaf of their famous sourdough bread. I'm pretty sure he bought the biggest one too, LOL. It's huge! When we visited S.F. a few years ago, we frequented that bakery. It was heaven :) Check out their link, they are making loaves in holiday shapes - he really wanted to get the little snowman, but they were sold out at the time he was there. I'm so looking forward to dinner tonight. We had a little taste tester last night and it was yummalicious. Hope I made y'all jealous and hungry now, LOL! Enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Santa's Helper (Elzybells), 2008 Holiday Tag (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Riding Hood Red, TAC white, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey - Figgy Ink: Palette Noir & Burnt Umber Other: small oval punch, square Nestabilities, Koh-i-noor pencils, OMS, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, chocolate button, White Scrapper's Floss, Icicles Stickles, Sakura Stardust pen, Riding Hood Red Taffeta

8 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

ADORABLE Kim!!!! You did such a wonderful job on the deer, the coloring is Perfect!! I love that image, sooooo cute!!!

Can you email me a slice of that bread??? :D

Cindy Karasz said...

Oh wow dinner sounds yummy!

You are so good at those sketch challenges, Kim! I remember looking at that one recently thinking it just wouldn't work... and then I see you made this totally adorable card with it and it looks great! I really need to get out of my box and try some different sketch challenges. Woo-hoo on finally getting to play with your new Elzy's!

Tammi said...

ACK!! Oh my, that's the cutest!! You always have the perfectly finished cards, love them!

Wowza on that loaf of bread!!! Mmmm...lucky!

Jessica said...

Wow, you totally make that sketch look easy! I love all the little touches you add, as always!

And YUM on that bread!!

Anna said...

So cute! As always great job on the sketch challenge!

Anna said...

Oh, have to add, I had to go look for those snowflake punches because of you! LOL!

Anonymous said...

No fair!!! I told you to tell Ross to stay out of the bakery!! With BLT and brocolli and cheese soup, that's wrong!!! Mom

Melissa said...

OMGosh, this is such an adorable card! I love it!!