Oh my goodness! It's the fifth Wednesday of the month and we're having an "Anything Goes" challenge. I am so ready for this! I've been wanting to create a special fun Christmas framed decor item and that's what I've done!
The So Santa stamp set in this year's Holiday Catalogue is perfect for this type of creation. The images are just the right size for the openings in this adorable frame I found at the Dollar Store. With the four mini frames inside the larger frame, I had room for each of the three images in the stamp set as well as the longer sentiment in the set.
I took a few liberties. The image of Santa holding his surf board and that tropical drink does not actually include a palm tree. But that's what masking and other little stamps are for, right? I coloured the scene with my Stampin' Blends and love the way it turned out.
For the second little frame I stamped the image of Santa on his motor scooter "popping a wheelie". When I coloured the image I also left his legs skin coloured to make it appear that he was wearing shorts. We wouldn't want Santa to be too dehydrated, right?
For the third little frame I again did some masking and added the palm tree. Besides that I inked his arms, avoiding the cuffs, so that I could make him appear to be bare armed---again, keeping in mind the heat.
I loved creating this piece of decor and now have to decide who will be the lucky recipient.
I hope you'll check out the awesome creations by the other Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog.
I've also entered this creation in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #377 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #155 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #189 - Anything But a Card