There are Santas in red, green, blue, white, purple, even pink. Santas in fur, in bishop's robes, in monk's robes, in fancy red suits. Santa Claus on foot, in his sleigh (of course), on horseback, in antique automobiles, hot air balloons, boats, airplanes, trains... what have I forgotten?
We can call him Santa or Saint Nicholas, Pere Noel, Father Christmas... We have plenty of pictures of St. Nick with Victorian children, and also with angels and animals. Some are funny and silly, some are dignified and elegant, some are primitive, some are quite fancy... all are just wonderful to explore and to include in card-making, scrapbooking, ornaments, and other crafts this time of year.
So, I'm hoping to see St. Nick in every style and guise and color and costume! Need a few pictures of St Nick quick? Check out the CD above or download 110 vintage Santa pics instantly.
Here are the guidelines for this challenge:
Any craft or medium is OK.
And don't miss the creations of my Design Team below, for your enjoyment and inspiration!
FROM THE LUNAGIRL MOONBEAMS DESIGN TEAM:
|by MICHELE STORMS of Art from the Well|
Michele has used one of my very favorite St Nick pics -- in his green suit
and looking so kindly and gentle with the deer. And I love holly and evergreens for
Christmas. Beautiful card, Michele!
|by MANDY CHILVERS of Tag Along|
Another favorite image of old Saint Nick! A fabulous Victorian
die cut in a white fur coat and hat, carrying a Christmas tree!
Mandy has used the die cut beautifully here, with such a
lovely snowy-looking background, just the right touch of glitter,
and even some "snowballs" at the bottom!
|by VICKI ROMAINE of The Cheerful Stamppad who writes:|
Today I used the Lunagirl "Freebie" for my card. I just love this digital. The card has a tan base and on top a rustic vintage print designer paper. I used a couple of leftover strips from previous cutting of card to fill in the front. Down the side on top of the strip of cardstock are three small glittery reindeer.