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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Santa and his Rein-dillos!

Ho ho ho!!!!! Yup, you read that right - Rein-dillos!!!! Santa doesn't have reindeer in Texas because it's just too darn hot for those reindeer. Ever resourceful, Santa loads up his special armadillos when he gets to the Texas border. Hee hee hee!!!

How's that for a fun Christmas card? :-) I watercolored this Santa & Dillos image from Eureka with some dye inks. I sponged "dirt" around the armadillos and I sponged around the entire piece with some dark blue ink and used a white gel pen to add some stars to the sky. The yellow stars & gift bag and the black wrought-iron work around the sleigh were painted with Sunshine & Onyx Creative Inspirations Paints. You can see the shimmer here:

I used the Faux Chipboard technique to create this star and this is also painted with some shimmery Sunshine Creative Inspirations Paint:

Stamps: Santa & Dillos and Ho Y'all from Eureka Stamps
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy, Blush, Basic Grey, Caramel, Red, Going Gray, Pumice Stone distress
CS: Red, Kraft, White
Other: sponges, aquapainter, glossy accents (dillo nose), white gel pen
Creative Inspirations Paint: Onyx, Sunshine
TJ Technique: Faux Chipboard


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Awesome. I love how you painted around the R-dillos.

Kianel said...

Great card! Love the shimmer of the ensemble! Very fun card!
Love from France, Kianel.

Creative Inspirations said...

Cute card! I love Christmas in July.

Kassi said...

LOVE it! Every time I look at that card, it makes me smile!