Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Train

I tried pretty hard, but there was one Christmas stamp set in the holiday catalog that I just couldn't resist, and it arrived at my house on Monday afternoon.


I don't know why, I just love that train.  There's also a cute snowman, jingle bell, and a North Pole sign with three sentiments.  As simple as the layout is on this card, I wouldn't want to mass produce it because that train took me for.ev.er. to color in!  But I will definitely put in the work on it for a scrapbook layout sometime in the future.


The inside of my card, the jingle bell isn't *quite* dark enough to make out easily but I didn't want it interfering with the sentiment either.

I used the Fab Friday color challenge:


I used some other colors on the main image, but I kept those three as the main colors for the card.  And I used today's Freshly Made Sketch:


Great sketch, lots of scope for imagination as Anne Shirley would say.

Well, if we're going to have spaghetti for dinner tonight I'd better go hit up the grocery store.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Christmas Magic
Ink:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, Soft Sky, So Saffron
Paper:  Real Red, Thick Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  none

7 comments:

Lisa Lynn said...

I saw your card, and just had to come take a closer look - it is gorgeous. I have a friend who worked for the railroad for years so i am always making a train card for him and this year he turned 70 so I made a train wreath for him. I am going to have to look into this stamp too because it is just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather said...

I know what you mean - I love this train, too. Every time I see it, I kick myself for not indulging, lol. Perfect coloring job - thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a great image. Your coloring is so 3D I think I can really see the steam puffing from the engine! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Evelyn said...

Just love your train and the coloring is wonderful. Had to take a closer look when I saw it because I too just love that stamp!! Like the addition of red - really makes it pop. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful image and wonderfully colored. Great use of the sketch with the shiny ribbon!

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautifully colored and the classic look of a train filled with toys is perfect for Christmas. I like the tiny bit of bling you added with the Glimmer paper too! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow! I love this Christmas card and I LOVE your colouring - it's perfect! thanks for joining us at FMS this week!