Thursday, July 28, 2011
I LOVE Father Christmas. When I found this 1996 Hero Arts Stamp in a thrift shop a few days ago I just had to have him. I did it Di, I colored him! I used my watercolor pencils but when I used my blender pen I lost all my shading. I watched a few videos on YouTube and learned what I had done wrong. I should have watched them first. I’ve since picked up some paint brushes and will soon be trying it again. Not sure if I enjoy coloring but at least I didn’t hate it.
He turned out well enough that I layered him on red then green cardstock. I finally got to use my snowflake embossing folder and paper from the DCWV Christmas Combo Matstack. I found both on clearance last Feb. I believe the little snowflake came from that same sale. I made the poinsettia. Love this little flower so easy to make and the results are so different depending on the materials used.
Cheap Trick: Shop the after holiday sales. After each holiday the retailers must move this years stock to make room for the next holiday’s stock. He could store things but he knows the producers are working hard to come up with new colors, styles, patterns etc. for the following year. He also knows his customers want those new items and will likely pass over the previous years stock. So he saves himself the headaches and slashes prices. As they say 'eventually everything old is new again'.
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