Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Elves Make Christmas Happen

Did you know that each month at the Ribbon Carousel we give one winner who participates in our challenge their very own ribbon carousel?  And we always make it easy to play along.

This month our theme is
The Holidays

Last year, my little family began the Elf of the Shelf tradition.  I was writing down ideas that I had for our elves on little scraps of paper or post it notes all over the house.  They easily would get lost or thrown away and I was tired of frantically look for them late at night.  This year I decided to be more organized and create a little notebook for jotting my ideas down in.  

I started with a notebook that I found in the $1 bin at Michaels.  I covered it Bazzill Peanut Cluster cardstock and Echo Parks, Seasons Greeting designer paper.  I fell in LOVE with Pixie Elf Lucy from CC Designs and was in luck that I could get it as a digital image. I wanted it to be make it larger so it would be in scale with the size of the notebook.  After coloring with my Copic markers, I then cut the image out and popped it up with foam tape.  The sentiment was computer generated using two different fonts but I don't remember which one's they were now :(  I added some zigzag machine stitching and the last bit of my favorite Satin Pleated Ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel.   

Copics Used:
Skin: E13, E21, E00, E50 (Cheeks R02)
Hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Shirt: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, YG21
Trim: E43, E42, E41
Stockings & Hat: E18, R39, R37, R35
Jingle Bells: Y26, YR24, Y17, YR31

 I hope my creation has inspired to you play along with us this week at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog Remember, your creation can be anything you'd like, just be sure you use ribbon, bakers twine, lace, thread...(anything that comes on a spool) on your card or project.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


Holly Saveur said...

LOVe it ..stunning coloring and super cute Elf and layout!

Shannon White said...

OMG!! This is Soo Darned Adorable Wendy!! Need to pick my jaw up off the floor! Your coloring is soo AMAZING Lady LOVE this little Cutie! Just a Fabulous card! 8-)


Chris_P said...

WOW this is amazing!! Love your coloring!! You have done a beautiful work!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful altered notebook! Love the papers you used, fabulous coloring!

cardgirl said...

Love the papers you have used. I can't do digital crafting as no computer but am sure it can be done somehow without?? Respect to anyone who can colour with pens to such a high quality. That ribbon is lush, so luxuriant! Can project include any ribbon? :)

Jak Heath said...

Just stunning, thats all I can say.

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