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Newton’s Nook Designs: Deck The Halls With Inky Paws!

Today is the annual Newton’s Nook Designs Deck The Hall With Inky Paws Blog Hop! I am really excited to be joining a fabulous group of crafters, showcasing winter holiday card ideas. I have links to today’s designers, and information on a giveaway at the bottom of this blog. Let’s get started!

It was love at first sight when I saw Destination Christmas stamp set. I couldn’t wait to color this bus! I started by stamping the bus with Milk Chocolate ink onto white card stock. I covered the bus with a fussy-cut mask, and masked the horizon line with Purple Tape. I blended MFT Blue Breeze and After Midnight inks for the background, then removed the masks. I picked out Copic Markers I wanted to use, and started coloring.

After I colored the bus with markers, I added finer detail with colored pencils. Dark blue/Indigo is a great colored pencil to use for shadows. This is what I used to add detail on the red part of the bus, as well as the presents and tree. I used cool gray pencils to color the windows, and add shadows under the tires.

Copic Colors used: Red- R59, R29, R35; Cream- E04, E11, E51; Yellow- V93, YR23, Y23; Green- YG17, YG13, YG11; Blue Green- BG18, BG15, BG13; Grey- C09, C07, C05, C03.

Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope I have helped with winter card inspiration! Your next stop on the hop is Ellen Haxelmans.

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 6th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

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36 Replies to “Newton’s Nook Designs: Deck The Halls With Inky Paws!”

  1. Love the tree on top of that van – I remember my dad doing that when we picked out and cut down a tree – not so much these days does that happen with the artificial trees – used to give the tree an aspirin – not that it had a headache – just something we did back then I guess to make it last longer – and the pine smell was always delightful – your card has brought back memories

  2. This is so wonderful… I wish you did videos because I would love to watch your process. You do explain clearly but I am better at learning when I see things done. I love this bus and your coloring is so great. Wouldn’t it be fun to drive out into a tree farm and cut down a tree to put on top of a sweet bus like this. Christmas Magic! Nice job, sweet girl…

  3. WOW! Angelica this is so dreamy! I love the heading out into the snow filled dark sky and the coloring is so beautiful!

  4. It is always so uplifting to see those first cars hauling Christmas trees down the road- it always makes me smile.

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