December 5, 2009

"Vintage Santa"

"Vintage Santa"
4" x 6" Digital Collage
(Click on the tree to see the details!)


Have I ever told you how much I LOVE Christmas! I truly do! When I was a child, I tried to stay awake on Christmas Eve and would lie in bed listening for the mingled sounds of hooves and jingle bells. The slightest sound would trigger magical thoughts of an enchanted sleigh and flying reindeer. I fell asleep thinking of that jolly, old fellow trimming the Christmas tree and leaving wonderful surprises beneath it's decorated branches.

Since this week's Sunday Postcard Art theme is "St. Nicholas", I had to participate, even though time has been so limited. My entry is digital and uses a background and gold frame from Itkupilli, and a lovely, vintage Santa from Flickr's SuzeeQue along with several digital filters and custom faux writing stamps.

Wishing you a very happy and very magical St. Nicholas or Sinterklaas feast!

31 comments:

peppapig said...

This is gorgeous Terri,love it!!

Judy said...

and 'gorgeous' from me too, Terri, love the frame!

gaby braun said...

Lovely Nicolas!

terri d. said...

he is a lovely st. nick! love the different color for his suit instead of the traditional red. LOVE the snow falling on your blog too!!

Becky said...

Hi, Terri...I love your new blog background--and this Santa. This is a very pretty collage.

Melissa said...

Nice job Terri! Love the colors.
Smiles-
Melissa

sharon said...

He's adorable Terri! The colors are really cool combination!!
I adoooore that fat little birdie on the left of your new blog background....the whole thing is so special!!

Yvonne said...

Simply gorgeous, Terri!

Bettie said...

Great card, Terri. Your St Nicholas is totally different from ours, but looking great

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Perfect, Terri...that Santa is wonderful with a perfect back-drop...so beautiful!

Martina2801 said...

Such an fantastic creation, Terri. Beautifully presented!! Hugs and holiday wishes! Martina

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous.
Really beautiful card. Love them.

johanna said...

what an awesome creation!!

Mandy C said...

totally gorgeous Terri!

Cindy McMath said...

Terri, this is a wonderful card - I think the lovely colour scheme really adds some magic to it.

Cindy :)

Darlene said...

Your card is so beautiful - really professional!!! Love the pink Santa.

Ozstuff said...

Your Christmas themed blog page is scrumptious!!
I love your St Nicholas postcard with its gorgeous colours and design. The snow animation across the blog page is a wonderful touch. (Thanks for you kind comments on my wing-ed couple!)

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh Terri this has really put me in the Christmas Spirit! I so love the colors and the gold frame nothing says Christmas like sparkley gold:)
XXXOOO
Becky

kotilaiska said...

Great!

peggy gatto said...

He is charming!!!!
I love christmas as much as you!!!

libbyquilter said...

a lovely card full of the "magic" of Christmas~!~

happy St. Nicholas day~!~

:)
libbyQ

Trudi Sissons said...

It's snowing here! Wow blog land is magical and so is your gorgeous Santa. Nice to see he's mixing it up with the colors this year.

Kris Dickinson said...

So very beautiful! WOW!

Joy said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh; your vintage Santa is awesome!

Taluula said...

This beautiful card and your wonderful words brought back so many happy memories of childhood Christmas Terri. Your St Nic is the good old fashioned type I love.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your St Nick is just so gorgeous and enchanting Terri!
Christmas was always my favorite time of year too!
ho ho ho
oxo

Diana Evans said...

Oh me too Terri!!! Christmas is my favorite time of the year!!!!This postcard is wonderful....We just took our 3 year old to see Santa tonight and it was so much fun!!!

I still believe!!!

hugs
Diana

LiveArt said...

Your santa is absolutely gorgeous!! love the soft colours!!

Linda

Amy said...

Your lil' santa brings magic to all!!! I love him too.

That is cute about your story as a child..I was the exact same way..imagining I actually hear hooves on the roof...that is the BEST though..sweet how remember such fine detail's of LIFE!
Have a super happy holiday my friend.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Terri :)