Friday, December 12, 2008

TGIF - Santa Claus is Coming to Town


I was chuckling to myself as I created this round robin journal page. I used a gentleman's image from my stock of vintage photographs. I envisioned him playing Santa at Christmas, getting all dolled up in his beard and his hat and appearing at the door of his house where all of the children were waiting. When it was all over, he'd quickly and quietly store all the pieces of his costume away until next year. Honestly, I construct whole lives for these vintage folks. I think I'm still playing paper dolls to tell you the truth! This is my entry for this week's TGIF challenge.

23 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Heather what a cool Santa.
Wonderful card with amazing details.

Thanks for your great work to TGiF.

Stempelfrosch said...

Wow, wonderful card with so many nice details.Fantastic!
LG Anke

Carrie said...

Oh my Heather...just love this one! Love all the little santa's at the the bottom! ~hugs~

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wonderful Santa creation Heather, I Love every detail, the Santa border at the bottom really tops it off!

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work Heather!!!!

I just love it....and I am so busy these days with deadlines!!! I can't wait to have all my work done so I can fully take everything in!!!

Have a wonderful weekend....

Hugs
Diana

Femmy said...

love this santa!!! great card!

indybev said...

I love it that you personalized your vintage guy! This is a really neat journal page.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Oh yes...this is really a Heather 'Santa" card. Great art work!!!

Brenda said...

It is wonderful. Love your story behind this gentleman. Reminded me of my youthful days when I'd make up stories when I was playing with my dolls - ah those wonderful days of make believe.

vintage wil said...

Fantastic card !!!
what a cool santas.
love it.

Ed said...

Can only think of one word Heather
- Amazing !! I love all the details you've created and the row of Santas at the bottom of the card - I can imagine them as all the little children waiting for the 'big' Santa to show :-)

Virginia said...

Heather is is just gorgeous.Love all the elements you have used and your gentleman Santa is just wonderful.

Audrey said...

Beautiful card!

missy k said...

I LOVE this! The details are brilliant - I kept looking for and finding more:) love the colours too.... its fun!

Kris Dickinson said...

Such a wonderful piece Heather! I love to look at all the great elements! WELL DONE!

kari and kijsa said...

Love this page!!
We have a fun giveaway of a target gift card today with the AHA for go red! A little early Christmas gift!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Char said...

Fabulous. Love all the Santa heads on the bottom. Did you forget to feed Santa? He's a little thin. But fabulous none the less.

Val Foster said...

This is a wonderful art work Heather. I love looking at the enlarged picture and studying all the elements and details. This Santa is very handsome and debonair, very unexpected as a Santa. It totally works with the whole piece.

Regarding the paper doll reference, oh my gosh, I totally, totally loved playing with paper dolls when I was young. I'll just bet you and I would've had a great time playing with paper dolls together as kids.

Rosemary said...

Actually, I love to see stories for the inspiration of the piece. Yes, it is a little like paper dolls. Little girls of today have no idea what they've lost out on.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I can adore this card for a long time and find out new things, wonderful!like a fairy tale. Excellent!!
Hugs, Anja from germany

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is fantastic Heather. I especially love the old Santas bordering the bottom. beautiful work!

Janny said...

He is looking great!

Dawn said...

Well he is a very gentlemanly santa - beautiful!!

Dawn
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