Hello friends! As I continue on here with my “Countdown to Christmas” sharing, I’ve also received a request for a Christmas card that I needed to work on along with my own Christmas cards! LOL! The request was from someone that wanted me to make something special for their “cleaning lady” and here’s what I came up with:
I actually didn’t realize how hard it was to find a variety of this type of occupation in a digital stamp. (I didn’t have time to purchase anything and wait for it to get here, so I had to look up something in digital format.) This person was requesting this type of image specifically and so I sent photos of different images I found and this is the one that was picked out for me to color.
I’ve not heard of this company before, but in searching for this type of image and the one that was ultimately picked is called Spring Cleaning-Version 1 from Cute As A Button Stamps and Design. (There’s actually some really cute images in there I might go back and take a look at in the store again!)
Because it needed to be a Christmas card, I needed to make it more “Christmas” than “Spring”…so I just tried using more traditional Christmas colors with it. Found a nice plaid background paper with a pretty die cut to go along the edge that was cut from some silver mirror cardstock and then added the Christmas sentiment with a bow from some seam binding and then a twine bow with a glossy dot in the center.
Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on the image. The eyes were requested to be brown, but I just took the image and again, added in the red and green colors for a Christmas themed look to it.
For the vaccum wheel, I added a silver brad in the center and the handle was colored with a gel pen as well as the “grommets” on her shoes. I used a white gel pen to create the “dots” on the bottom of her apron. I covered the pail and the liquid in her spray bottle with a glitter brush pen. You can also see the “foam” from her pail that was made with some liquid applique. I just heat set it to make it “puffy”.
I used a stitched rectangle die to cut her out with and then sponged on some light green around the edges. I did the same for the sentiment that was cut from a stitched circle die and then layered with a green piece cut from a scallop circle die.
I think the colors and the silver accents really helped pull this together for a fun Christmas card taylor fit for a “Cleaning Lady”! 🙂
The person who commissioned the card has received it and was very pleased with it and even gave me an extra tip for it! That was not necessary, but very appreciated of course! I’m happy that it was well received and I enjoy the coloring too!
Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today and I’ll be back again tomorrow with some more Crafty Christmas sharing! Thanks so much for stopping in!!
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