We’re past halfway in the 24 Tags of Christmas of 2019 – so it’s time for Santa’s Face to make an appearance! It’s a brand new stamp from Colorado Craft Company and it’s hyooooooge! I am stoked to color it a bunch of times for my Christmas cards in all kinds of mediums – here I tackle it in watercolor pencils!
Did you know? Santa is a painter!
And I’m pretty sure I haven’t told anyone this, but…I’ve been painting with Santa this year. And he looks just like this stamp! He’s a rather famous Seattle Santa, and he happens to be a plein air painter; I met him at a Toastmasters group on the peninsula, and he invited me to join them, so once in a while I drive out there at oh-dark-thirty to paint! Go see his viral video HERE.
And come back to watch my video too:
Supracolor pencil colors used:
This stamp is such a great looking Santa! Gonna make tons of cards with these this year….
Four tags, ready for the tag prize stash!
Be sure to comment on this post as well as over on the YT video by November 16 to qualify for the tag giveaway – winners will be announced on November 17!
Love these tags and hoe you added the contrast
I always learn so watch watching your videos.
Thank you, Sandy, for giving us beauty, inspiration, motivation, instruction and charming doses of reality. 🙂
Watching you color is magic no matter what medium you use. I love it.
Your tags are beautiful ! I love watching you painting and listen to your explanations, I always learn so many tips in addition to how to improve my technique.
Enjoyed learning how to use colored pencils along with some tricks. These came out beautiful. Never would have thought to use purple.
Beautiful! Love all of the colors. Totally made me smile.
Really like this Santa die and will catch up on his video later! I have never heard of the Supracolor watercolor pencils. I will have to search and see if there is a Blick near me that I can go to. I am sure online has it too. They do such a fine job and I have to admit when I saw you start off with them, I thought how is she gonna fill that Santa in? You did it, and it looks just smashing! TFS!
I’ve had my eye on that Santa and have said no since I got soooo many new Christmas stamps this year. However you always put it in my mind that I need him. I’m going to keep resisting I am, I am, I tell you I am not listening to Sandy this time. Wish me luck.
going to use a similar stamp this wkend and give it a go!
I love how you used purple on Santa!
I absolutely adore these Santa tags!
These are wonderful! I love the colors you chose… really vibrant.
Beautiful…yes my childhood Santa…
Great looking Santa. Reminds me of Christmas as a child, many years ago. You’ve inspired me to get my pencils out. Thank you Sandy, I’m really enjoying this series.
These are just beautiful! Love the Santas!
Love the santa tag. The purple in the hair reminds me there are different colors in black. Great tag.
Inspirational and thanks for the tips!
Santa never looked so good! These tags, along with the Yetis, are my favorites thus far. Great series Sandy!
Gorgeous Santas!!! Love the pencils-have been thinking about them/now may need them!!!
Love these tags. I think the darker colors give them kind of a vintage Santa look.
Such pretty tags – the colors so vibrant! They are super jolly!
Your coloring is wonderful. I love these tags.
A tea strainer will grate a colored pencil…who knew? Thanks for sharing that tip. Lovely tags.
Santa’s video is awesome, thanks for sharing…you are so fortunate to be able to paint with Santa! Must be why you know just how to paint him so well!!! Loved your tea strainer technique and the tip for making whites look so bright! You are really rocking the tags!
Great tip about putting a darker color next to something you want to look white! I am going to try that! Very pretty Santa face!
Wow Miss Sandy your friend looks like Santa!! And the tags are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your art work with us!
Absolutely stunning. I think this is my favorite!
Love this Santa! I’m a collector of Santa’s, so this may have to come live at my house.
Sandy, this tag is absolutely stunning. How fun to paint with Santa!
I love this Santa tag. What size is the circle?
SO love the color and shadow on these!
Thank you for sharing your Gift and Talent. Love your work. God Bless you and your pups
I enjoy listening to you explain the hows and whys of what you do when you are creating. This santa is alive and well and looking jolly! Thanks for sharing.
24 tags of Christmas! Beautiful
Cute Santa tags. I often forget about my watercolor pencils. I need to get them out and play with them. Thanks for doing these tags. I look forward to seeing all of them.
Love these tags with Santa faces. Beautiful water coloring and great tips. Thanks
I love the cheery Santa and I definitely need to upgrade my Prismacolor pencils to something better event.
Love the Santa tags- they are beautiful! As always I learn so much watching your process. The unexpected purple really adds a lot, & the white areas look great (why don’t my projects look this good?) Thank you for sharing your talents!
Haven’t used my watercolor pencils in a while, but don’t recall my projects looking this good! I love seeing your coloring, as always. The Santa tags look great with the unexpected purples, & your shading is just perfect!
Love your instruction! Gorgeous Santa’s!
Awesome again by coloring Santa’s face with those colors…you amaze me…you do great work..tfs
Beautifully water colored Santa tags, I love watching your process. Thanks for sharing the tips on high contrast. I wouldn’t have believed it if I had t seen it here myself! It’s like magic – watching something painted gray “look” white at the end.
Fabulous colors and I enjoyed watching your watercoloring.
Oh how i love those Tags. They are the most wonderful tags you made so far. Love the very dark colors , the red and purple go so well together. Just gorgeous. You are so talented. Tank you so much for sharing.
Love these so much. You are so very talented. I have to take your classes, I want to learn how you do this. Thank you for sharing and looking forward to your next tags and cards.
This is so beautiful.
Have never used colored pencils, but this showed what can be accomplished with them.
Wow…What an Awesome Santa Stamp…he’s perfect! Loved the coloring! Margo in Idaho
Great stamp – I’m starting to watch for new ones from Colorado Craft Company. Sweet idea to use a tea strainer to get filings from your watercolor pencil! I’ll have to remember to pick one up next time I’m out… and the coloring is amazing, as always! Somehow that little bit of purple in Santa’s hair and beard doesn’t look a bit out of place! Thanks again for the inspiration!
Adorable. Thank you for posting all these tags. Love seeing them.
Really enjoy your videos. Love the way Santa came alive. Glad I found your site.
Found it quite amazing watching Santa come to life. This stamps is beautiful as is the tag.
Thank you so much for these tags…we all need tags for Xmas and what a fun way to get by making them…tfs