Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sunday Postcard - St. Nick

This is one of my mantle Santas. I saw him in a magazine, sketched him onto 1 inch pine, cut him out with a band saw and painted him in oils. I've superimposed this trimmed photo of him onto a googled snow scene. I wish he had been gracious enough to take a better photo....but at his age, I guess he's entitled to be independent! Thanks for the challenge, ladies, and thanks to my blog visitors for indulging me.

31 comments:

  1. Wow, Bev! You are a very talented carver! He is absolutely delightful and he works perfectly on this background. Fabulous!

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  2. Bev, you continue to amaze and delight me! Who knew you were a sculptor too! Your St. Nick is a great guy with a ton of family history and memories. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  3. Wow this is fantastic Bev.
    Love the background. Just perfect.

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  4. Wow! If anyone let me loose with a bandsaw I couldn't answer for the consequences. Your hand made Santa is fantastic and I love the etched background you have chosen from him. Great card.

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  5. Amazing art creation, how special!!!

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  6. Same as Marie, Bev, let me loose with a bandsaw - goodbye fingers!! I love the 'old fashioned' Santas, what a beautiful card!

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  7. OMG you are truly amazing! This is fabulous, Bev!

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  8. Wonderful Bev, love the background!!

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  9. Wonderful card. That background: just great!

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  10. I think he was scared you were going to cut him, Bev...he looks like he is tip-toeing away (grins) He is a wonderful St. Nicholas and as always you have outdone yourself...would love to see your mantle! Hugs and Holiday Wishes, Gayle.

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  11. This is adorable, Bev. I love the wonderful background and the image is great! Hugs and holiday wishes! Martina

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  12. i see, your talents are endless:)
    wonderful creation, and isn´t this time all about memories...

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  13. very vintage looking. wonderful bev

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  14. Very creative - Loved hearing about your process!!!

    http://cinnamonpink.typepad.com/

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  15. Thanks for your sweet comment about my blog banner, and my work, the banner is made of a picture of some elves I collect,each year a new pair. Love your card with the old-fasioned santa and the snow covered trees behind him.

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  16. This is amazing, Bev. Love both St Nicholas and the background.

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  17. What a wonderful Santa! Your carving is great...what a beautiful piece! And what a beautiful keepsake for friend and family. LynnF

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  18. A bandsaw - wow!!! I love the card also- your Santa is very neat!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for your kind comment!!!

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  19. Great textures -- love the design!

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  20. Wow Bev, I'm so impressed with this card! The idea of using a photo of something you've made in wood is great, and I love the fact that you cut him out and painted him all yourself - such talent!

    Cindy :)

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  21. What talents you have - bandsaws, oil painting, digital. Your St. Nick is gorgeous and love the application!

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  22. a fabulous idea and i love the background that you've chosen~!~
    i, too, am impressed with your many talents~!~

    :)
    libbyQ

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  23. am back again and after looking once more at this card i'm curious how you managed your stitched edge? is that a digital element or actually stitched? whatever it is i'm loving it~!!~

    :)
    libbyQ

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  24. You Santa is beautiful Bev! There isn't anything you can't do!!! He stands out magnificently against that background!!!

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  25. Bev you are amazing and this is perfect.

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