September 2, 2011

Christmas is Coming... Are you ready???

Greetings, my blogging friends....  Ohhhh my goodness, what a week it's been here.  I've had plenty of time for crafing, since I couldn't really do much else.  (well, there's always cleaning, but that's never any fun)....

Our internet has been out all week.  We had a few short hours of working internet on Monday evening... and then we had an hour of it working on Wednesday, but after that.... NOTHING....  My cell phone has become my best friend.  I would just die without it.  I'm lucky enough to have teathering which means that my blackberry connects and works as a Modem.  Sure things are slower when using it, but I CAN at least get on here and do the basics of what I need to do.  Uploading pictures has proven to be almost too much for my cell phone to handle, but....  Here I am again, going to give it another try....  If it doesn't work...  Well....  I will go to my parents and then finish my uploading, since their internet is working fine....   AND.... can you believe that we won't have a technician coming out to find our issues and fix them, until Wednesday of next week.  OHHHHHHHH MY.... Imagine a week and a half with no working internet.  I thought this week has been bad, and I'm only about half way through it....

Alright, Alright, now I've had my little complaint session.  I can get back to what I came here for.... Sorry for venting, but....  You know how it goes! 

This weeks challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil is a sketch challenge.  Boy I really lucked out, because I had already been planning on creating a set of 12 Christmas cards, and had each image already cut in their circle shapes with my nestabilities, and I had been just sitting here coloring, and coloring, and coloring this week.  Lord knows I had nothing else to do.  ha ha 

This sketch jumped out at me right away, and I said to myself.  "I can follow that sketch for these cards".  Finally I caught a little bit of luck this week....  Sooooo, considering I only had some of the images colored, I got right to work on getting the rest of them colored.  Once all 12 of them were finished, it was time to play with this sketch a little and see what I could come up with.
So rather than just ONE card this week I have TWELVE to show you....  Don't worry, I don't plan on posting all 12 pictures, but I will show you a few different pictures....

PHEW....  That worked, but that's because all I did was COPY AND PASTE... no uploading involved...  I turned this sketch sideways, and this is what I came up with...

Okay, so I attempted to upload.... and..... Lets just say that I am now sitting at my parents dining room table....  Shall we try again?  LOL

This is a picture of what all three different cards look like.  I have mae 4 cards of each of these styles.  I really love the way that they've turned out.  Although I love the Blue Christmas bulb, after choosing my papers, I almost think that the bulb that is blue should have been colored gold.  To my eyes, the blue looks a little out of place here, but regardless, the blue is pretty.

Here are the first 4 cards using  Mo's "Little Elf Mim"

Here are all 4 cards using Mo's "Little Elf Finn"

Here are all 4 cards using Mo's "Little Elf Pipa"

How about that?  My plan was to give this set of cards to my parents before they leave for the winter, but man, I think I want to keep them for myself...  Greedy huh?  I have to say, they ARE CUTE...
I didn't have the 4th Little Elf, if I had, I would have certainly used it...  What a nice set this makes for someone.  But no no, I won't keep them, I will still give them to my parents.

Sooooo, there you have it....  A set of Christmas Cards with such darling little elfs from Mo's. 

Believe it or not, all 12 of these cards only took 1 full size sheet of DCWV Holiday paper, and the gold paper was a full size 9x11 sheet of cardstock that someone gave me.  I was able to punch out 12 scalloped circles from some Christmas scraps from last year, and the flourishes were also cut from scraps.  The reality is, the cost of making this set was pretty minimal.
The green background paper is actually just a plain old average piece of white every day cardstock, that I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint) and I litterally submerged these pieces of inked cardstock in warm water, squeezed out the excess water, and then let them dry.

I colored all of these images, using Copics.  Sticking with generally the same colors on all of them
Colorless Blender
Reds - R59, R35, R29
Greens - YG67, YG17, YG03, G07
Yellows - Y21, Y26, Y0000
Browns - E00, E11, E42, E43, E95, E0000 
Blues - B02, B26, B0000
Blacks - C00, C01, C03, C05, C07
and the fine tip of a Black Stampin' Up Marker.

Well that's all from me tonight...
The clock is chiming in the hallway, and I don' want to keep the "Elderly" up past nine,   *giggle*   Sooooo, Time to end here and head back across the way to my own house.

Thanks for stopping by, and checking out my Mo's Elf Christmas Card Set.


Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

Oh my gosh these are WONDERFUL!

paola said...

OMG!!!! i was gonna say not one but three elves, till i read the post and scrolled down, TWELVE!!! they are all equally FABULOUS!! the coloring and paper are all perfect! thanks for joining us at Mo's

Elaine L. said...

Wow! You've been a busy girl! I can't do more than one card at a time, and never more than one of a kind. These are all beautiful! Glad you shared them with us in Mo's Challenge.

Mandy said...

Wow, what a fantastic set of cards, well done you, i love the colouring xx

Anonymous said...

Oh you poor dear!! So sorry about your Internet issues girl!! Hope it's back to norm for the most part now!?

WOW!!! I just love love love these darling cards Lynda!! So many of them too!! LOL!!! You are on a roll!!! :) Enjoy the weekend hun!

Jennifer M. said...

These cards are fantastic! They came out wonderful. I'm so amazed at how few supplies you had to use. Very pretty!

I'm sorry about your internet. If I lose my internet for a day or even a few hours, I feel lost!

Enjoy your weekend,

Debbie said...

Wow, you were one productive little elf yourself 12 cards...WOW on that... your coloring is fantastic... So glad you were able to join us at Mo's this week. Hope to see you next week as well


Elena said...

WOW! Your Cards are sooo gorgeous... and your coloring is great.. Thanks for joining us for Mo's challenge!

LG Elena

Pat said...

Oh Lynda...these are all FABULOUS! Me thinks you need elf # 4 now too!! I love each and every one of these little darlins...and your coloring is rich and beautiful! The green paper is gorgeous...what a brilliant idea to make it from DIs and water! I think I need to try that!! Plus...Lynda...I love your blog. Awesome, girl! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's. I think you should frame one of each and display them around the Christmas holidays!! Be sure to sign them...all artists sign their work! :-) Hugs. Pat Frank

Iulia said...

OMG Lynda, these are all fantastic! I'm so envious of you girls making Chrissy cards! Look at these- each and every one is perfectly colored and embellished. You really must be a patient person besides a hugely talented one:)
Love the blue bulb too, I think different is great- those elves look reall and those gold festive panels are th eperfect addition!
Thank you so much for joining us at Mo's for our sketch challenge!
Hugs and have a happy week hun!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW they're all amazing and so beautiful, brilliant job with them all.
Hope the internet has improved, fingers crossed mines been OK since Thursday, maybe I shouldn't of said that.