Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Santa Claus Challenge

This week at Bah! Humbug! the challenge is Santa Claus. I have a number of Santa collage Stamps from Tim Holtz that I've NEVER inked up so I though now might be a good time. I also bopped over to some of the other Christmas challenge blogs to see if I could combine a challenge or two and saw the cool "HOT Spot" technique on the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog. I'll admit, my stamp isn't the best one to showcase this cool technique but I did follow the tut and colored only the cut out circle of my stamp. The fact that it is a collage stamp and I did a bit of distressing sort of dilutes the effect but I will definitely be trying this again and I encourage you click HERE to see proper examples.

This was definitely a quickie because I'm scrambling to get my DT things done and scheduled before my little birthday trip back to Post Ranch tomorrow, and OF COURSE I couldn't miss my fave Bah! Humbug! challenge being a proud Loyalty Member and all. The red mat was a piece of cardstock that had been laying on my desk for who knows how long. I'd obviously used it for cutting something with my Nestie labels but I liked the edge so I threw it on. Then just a couple of mats, some ribbon, and the popped "hot spot" and there ya go. I've actually posted this early enough that those of you who are interested still have time to join in at B!H! so I hope to see you there but only 8 hours left for ABC. Glad I could sneak it in.


  1. Well I LOVE your card and I think you have done a wonderful job, Thanks for the compliments and look forward to seeing you next challenge too! hugs Samantha ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

  2. Donna, your card is beautiful, I love the 2 colours ,very striking. Hugs Rita xx

  3. I adore vintage santas and this card is superb. Love the quality of it
    hugs June xxxxx

  4. Your card is gorgeous, Donna! And I really like the hotspot with your stamp:-)! Thanks for your kind words and for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge! Good luck! Delphine xx

  5. Fabulous card Donna - love the 'hotspot' combined with the collage stamp - great effect!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  6. This turned out absolutely wonderful! I love how you made the Santa the focal point. This has that vintage holiday charm that I know a lot of people would just LOVE getting.

  7. Hi Donna,
    So pleased you found time to join us before your trip - it just wouldn't be the same without you.
    Really like the spotlight technique and reckon it would work well with any portion of this stamp - I don't think the distressing has 'diluted' the effect at all, in fact it has probably helped to keep the colours right for the background paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  8. It looks beautiful.. and Happy Birthday.. I hope you have a MAGICAL day tomorrow.
    And I wanted to thank you for always taking the time to leave me a post on my blog... you always make my day... hugs (I still think we should get together and do lunch)...

  9. Such a beautiful card, hard to believe you just whipped it together.

  10. That is truly one of my favorite Tim Holtz stamps. While I'm slowly getting rid of a lot of my rubber stamps - I refuse to let that one go. :)

    GORGEOUS card.

  11. The work is interesting and creative


  12. Oh girl, this is gorgeous!!! I love the image, the papers, everything!
    hugs, Sharon

  13. Stunning. I love the image and the vintagy feel you gave this card.

  14. Just catching up with everyone's projects after being away for the week in Scotland. This is fab Donna - a real stunner even if it was quick. Hope your trip away is as much fun as mine was. Thank you for being a really true loyal member of Bah! Humbug!
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  15. I LOVE this card. The old time Santa is awesome!


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