Santa’s Helpers


Hello everyone!

Just a few minutes ago I posted my first Winter / Christmas creation and this is the “twin” frame. They both helped me feel like Christmas is just a few weeks away.

You’re looking at my brand new Santa’s Helpers framed artwork, a combination of a couple of digital stamps: Simple Winter Scene from Make it Crafty and Santa’s Helpers by Tiddly Inks.

As always, first I outline the digital images in Silhouette Studio software and have my Silhouette cutter complete the intricate cuts. Then I start coloring, which is always the most fun! I color the images with Copic Markers (I will list of markers below shortly) spending a lot of attention to details and quality. Once coloring is complete, I highlight some parts with Fiskars glitter gel pens to add a little extra glow, which looks beautiful in natural light. Also, the main character is always mounted with foam pieces to give the image a 3D look. This time I used metallic gel pens plus glitter glue too to create something extra Christmas like. I also used Silhouette Studio to design and cut out the snowflakes.

The artwork is on Etsy, available for purchase, please visit my Etsy Store. Please remember that I am always happy to personalize the artwork with a name, a quote or a special message, endless options really. Also, colors are always customizable options, after all Copic Markers come in 358 different colors!

My Facebook Page also has many other ideas and colored images. 

hugs, Rita

The Copic markers I used:
Tree: G05, G17, B00
Fence: E33, E35, E37, E47
Ground / snow: C1, 0
Girl’s skin: E00, E11, E13
Girl’s hat, dress, boots, ribbons, Penguins’ hat and scarf: R27, R29, R59
Girl’s hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Little tag on gift: B00, B01, B04, B05, B08
Penguins: C1, C3, C5, C7, 100, Y17, YR04, R27
Gifts: Y08, Y17, YR07
Gift bag: G02, G05, G17

I’m entering her in the following challenges:
– Stampin’ for the Weekend Feeling Festive
– Color Me Creative Classroom Anything Goes
– One Stitch at a Time Challenge Use a Digi
– Tiddly Inks #122 Anything Goes
– Make it Colourful Challenge# 4
– Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC# Get in the Spirit
– Glitter n Sparkle Add Some Glitter and Sparkle
– CAS-ual Fridays Clean and Simple
– Dream Valley Anything But a Card
– Creative Inspirations Inspired by Merry Christmas
– Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge#195 Ho, Ho, Holidays
– Moving Along with the Times Girly but NO Pink
– Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes
– Bunny Zoe’s Shabby Chic / Vintage
– Simply Create Too Snow
– Make it Crafty Design Team Call


29 thoughts on “Santa’s Helpers

  1. Oh Rita, I so love how you use digi images to create works of art that are so beautiful, I’m sure that this picture will become a very treasured part of someone’s Christmas decor. Your colouring skills make each of your creations just come alive. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  2. I love how clean your cuts came out around the images and your coloring is so pretty, really beautiful frame! Thank you for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks for our “Anything Goes” Challenge 🙂

  3. What a delightful image x
    Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle x
    Sammi (AngelicBadGirl) DT glitternsparkle xxx

  4. This is such a pretty creation – love the digi images you used and your colouring is just gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge at OSAAT this week. 🙂


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