Thursday, November 23, 2023

The Gift of Love...


I'm up on the TGF blog with my final post, and I'm wrapping up the year with a Christmas card using several of the digital stamp sets available in the store. This pretty Anya from the older Dress Up Winter set was really speaking to me so she became the star of the show that I built the rest of the scene around. After dressing her in the lovely scarf ensemble her outstretched arms seemed to be perfect for carrying gift bags. So I went to the Cheeky Shop set and added the bundles of bags to each of Anya's hands. Now her story was really starting to form in my head, Anya would be all dressed up and on her way to a holiday party only to find that she has to dig her car out from all the snow before she can go. So I added the car and the pine trees from the new Happy Winter set behind Anya, shrinking the trees down to a smaller size so they look like they are further off in the distance. Since the heavy snowfall was coming into play, I also decided to give Anya a hat from the Fight Cancer set and dress it up with a bit of Christmas sparkle by adding the stars from the Christmas Day set as decorative pins.

With the scene set it was time to start coloring and I opted to deck Anya out in mostly neutrals with accents of silver, gold and red. I think this gives her a pretty, sophisticated look. The car also got a red paint job and then the green of the pine trees completed the traditional Christmas color combo. For the snow I used a combination of light purples and blues to create the sense of late afternoon on a snowy winter day. I sure hope Anya makes it to her party on time!  :)


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- The Greeting Farm
Dress Up Winter set, Cheeky Shop set, Happy Winter set, Fight Cancer set and Christmas Day set)
stamps- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- E50, E81, W0, BV00, C2, C5, C6, C10, Y02, YR23, YR24, E47, W3, W4, W7, T3, T5, T8, R35, R37, R39, R89
snow- BV20, BV00, B0000, B60, BV23
trees- G24, G85, BG99
sky- BV31, BV34

car- C2, C3, C5, T5, T6, T9, BG000, BG10, R43, R46, R89, Y02