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Magical Monday: Santa Louis

 

Gooooood Monday morning to you! I hope some of you are off work today – perhaps taking a long week for Thanksgiving?

If you look at the colored image for the stamp I’m using today on the Stamping Bella site (HERE), you might not, like me, grasp that it’s a kid on a dog. I thought it was a chubby santa on…well a grey funky reindeer. LOL. I neeeeeded to buy it and color it anyway – and as I started the coloring and the image began telling me its “story,” well….I was fully sold. Little Louis has taken the day off school, and is pretending his dog is a reindeer….though I’m not certain what dog in their right mind would let a little kiddo like this hop on his back! Ha! And since Louis isn’t wearing a coat, I “asked” him if he was inside or outside…and it’s a warmish melting-snow kind of day.

The little “shanty” house is from the Art Impressions watercolor collection – perfect little size for this scene! If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it on YouTube in HD.

So now that I’ve outed myself about talking to stamps and getting a story from them….do you talk to yours? Or is it just me?

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26 thoughts on “Magical Monday: Santa Louis

  1. SANDY, ALL OF YOUR CARDS ARE FABULOUS; I COULD WATCH YOU COLOR ALL DAY. (AND I TRULY HAVE A # OF TIMES) tHIS IS MY FAVORITEOF ALL YOUR CARDS IF ONE CAN HAVE A FAV. i LOVE THE WAY YOU BUILT UP THE WALKWAY AND THE TREES IN THE BACKGROUND; THERE IS JUST SO MUCH DEPTH. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
    THANKS FOR SHARING

  2. I love watching you bring an image to life!! These coloring videos are awesome- color combinations I’ve never thought of putting together! Thank you for inspiring me – sorry I can’t write anymore my Copics are calling to me!!!

  3. This is a beautiful card. Great Job!!

  4. I love watching you color! Your backgrounds are always so amazing.

  5. Another masterpiece! I love watching you create.

  6. Or he could live in Australia where it is the middle of summer and is a little over rugged up.

  7. Sandy, you made the picture come alive! Your talent truly is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Loved, loved, loved the video, Sandy! My favourite part was watching you create the background. Inspiring!

  9. THAT was amazing! That’s a piece of art! Wow!!!!

  10. wow sandy….love your work…you make everything look so easy!!! Will have to get more practice in with my copics….if I could be a fraction this good I’d be happy….keep them coming!!
    hugs x x

  11. I thought it was a pig he was riding on not a dog. LOL

  12. Sandy you are a hoot…your explanation about this card is so funny. I almost thought the same thing. BTW….I do talk to my stamps sometimes. Are we crazy? Nope…just getting the most from them. 😀 I love how you can make something out of so little. The stamps were wonderful but the way you colored the dog and the background and little house and trees. Amazing *said it again* and I will say it again I am sure. You are a true artist. TFS

  13. Well, gosh, if that’s the result of talking to your stamps, I should do it more often! Amazing job, I love all the things you add in to make it a scene.

    Btw, did you mean to leave the trees on the right empty of snow?

  14. Inspiring, amazing, beautiful! Totally blown away this morning by the video. You have an amazing talent and gift and so glad you are sharing it with us!

  15. I just love watching you color!!! You are amazing and so inspiring. I just love this card and how you made it come to life. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  16. Cute card and story to go with it. I love watching you make the the card come to life. TFS

  17. Sandy, you have amazing talent! Wish I could have seen you do this card in real time. I loved watching it all come together.

  18. WOW! You really turn a card into a work of art!

  19. Hello Sandy, I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy watching your videos. You are such a wonderful artist. You inspire me to learn more and practice, practice, practice. I love this little guy and the scene you colored made it really come to life.

  20. Sandy, I will admit I talk to myself when making cards and trying to figure out the scene. For some of my Christmas cards this year I have gotten a set of stamps that have 3 gingerbread girls/boys on it. I felt guilty when I didn’t use all 3 on one card like I was separating a family and the ones left behind were crying. Love this card and the video – amazing work done again.

  21. OH, MY, WORD!! I can’t even tell you how amazing that was to watch! Your background is so awesome, Sandy! WOW! ♥

  22. WOW! That was a cool video. Have you ever tried adding some warm grey’s to your jeans? Works really well.

  23. I love your videos and the way you color… it’s a pleasure to be at the computer smiling, You make me happy! Thanks!!

  24. Incredible, Sandy! What an adorable scene! You’ve outdone yourself.

  25. I gotta tell ya, girlfriend – I don’t know why anybody would tune-in to a TV show when they could watch you create a whole world around one little stamp – at light speed! Just love to watch you work – you inspire me to try… so I’ll keep trying!
    Keep on doing what you do – no matter what – and thank you!

  26. Dear Sandy, its always amazing how you turn a white paper into a colorful story… I love your cards and to watch you color!!!

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