Nov 3, 2009

November Marks A Real Change ...

November marks a real change of season and a reminder that the Holidays are now closer than we'd like to think! Now is the time to gear up for turkey day and Christmas -- even New Year's! With temps continually dropping, soon the air waves will herald old favorite songs, and the soft crunch of snow underfoot, the sizzling of fireplaces as it crackles and pops, will surely keep us in touch with the reality of what Christmas is all about. It's not about the number of gifts under the tree, or how the house is decorated, or even the number of parties we attend, but the celebration of Christ's birth. This year do things that really count and enjoy the season!

Week by week we get closer to
the biggest Holiday of the year ... 8 weeks!
At DZ Doodles Digital Stamps, we hope to help you
count down the holidays with our
Eight Weeks of Thursday Digi Specials!
New holiday and assorted digi images will be available every Thursday at an introductory price ... available until the next Thursday's digital image is introduced. However, the digital image removed will either be listed in its category and available at regular price, or unavailable until sometime next year, perhaps discontinued entirely.

We'll start this Thursday's digi image (week 1) with a more ambitious image and by week 8 something you can complete quickly for last minute gif-giving.


I just love Santa! And this digi image from DZ Doodles digital images, Santa's Gift truly was fun and easy to do. I did two facial versions: dark and light skin tones using Prismacolor pencils. Here is my color pencil recipes to help you re-create the same effects -- using colors in the order that I have each one listed. Remember to color lightly because you can always go back and add colors prior to burnishing colors (blending) using your Prismacolor PC 1077-Colorless Blender pencil! You can purchase Prismacolor pencils online at Dick Blick Art Materials!

The Santa's Gift image digi size was made 5" x 5" to strikingly fit onto a 4-5/8"W x 6-7/8"L card size.
Dark Skine Tone: PC1001-Salmon Pink (apply lightly), PC939-Peach, PC941-Light Umber (apply lightly), PC946-Dark Brown (use to deepen shadowy areas-lightly), PC930-Magenta (use lightly for cheek & nose). Light Skin Tone: PC914-Cream (apply lightly), PC927-Light Peach, PC939-Peach (use to deepen shadowy areas-lightly), PC1033-Mineral Orange (use to darken shadowy areas even more), PC928-Blush Pink use lightly for cheek & nose). Beard: PC1068-French Grey/10% (lightly cover all the white areas), PC938-White (softly cover over French Grey areas), PC1070-French Grey/20% & PC 1063-Cool Grey/50% (use for shadowy areas). Santa's Hat and Gloves: PC1014-Deco Pink (lightly cover entire areas), PC922-Poppy Red & PC923-Scarlet Lake (darkening areas). Santa Package & Bow: PC913-Spring Green, PC90-Grass Green (darkening areas), PC904-Light Cerulean Blue, PC906-Copenhagen Blue (darkening areas).

Have a great papercraft day!
Diane
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