November 25, 2014

An adorable way to celebrate the Holidays



HOW can it be November 25th already???  Where are the months going?  I feel like it was just a week or two ago, I was sitting outside on the porch, enjoying watching my daughter playing in her water table, and enjoying the sunshine.  Now we are a month away from Christmas!  Boy oh Boy!!

Today begins a new challenge over on the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog.  The theme is "Christmas or Winter Wonderland"

I've decided to use one of the holiday cookie trays that I made and have ready to go for our towns annual "Elves Night Out" craft fair.  This is just one of 5 that I've made...  But I do think that this could be my favorite!

I've used "Lil' Lynda's Piano Forte" from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection, and a portion of a Belles 'n Whistles stamp called "Bell's Carols" (of course Stamped, Scanned, and Enlarged) for my focal point.



This is a wooden tray which I've painted, and the image was colored using my favorite coloring medium COPIC Markers.  I just love coloring with the Red/Green/Gold combination for the holidays.
The colors I've used are:
{Skin} E00, 943-Burnt Ochre (Prisma Pencil)
{Hair} E50, E53, YR21, E25, E29, E33
{Clothing} R29, R35, R39, YG03, YG17, YG67, E42, E43
{Accessories}  Y02, Y26, YR23, W1, W3, W5, W9,

The papers I've used were taken from my stash of holiday papers, and I really have no clue what brand they are.  I'm thinking they may be DCWV though.  I just ADORE these papers. I've use a string of sparkling red beads around the edge, it really sets things off nicely.  It was just what was needed, a little touch of bling to tie it all together!
I've topped everything off with some Mod Podge, and this is truly an adorable Holiday cookie tray.  I honestly don't think I want to even sell this one.  I might have to keep it for myself.  LOL

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9 comments:

*Vicki* said...

So sweet Lynda!! I love this and your papers are really gorgeous! :)

Sandy Palmer said...

Love this cookie tray! Wonderful coloring! Love the colors! Fabulous job on it! I don't blame you for wanting to keep it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "You're A Gem"! :)

Mary Lou said...

AMAZING Sweet Lynda!!!! I always LOVE these trays you make and I agree these colors are GORGEOUS!!!!!! You are one busy lady!!
Bigg Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning! A fabulous idea and loving the way you have used two images.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie, love the image and colours you used, hugs Pops x x x

Helene Siermans said...

This is so sweet!!! Love the spotty dresses, the cute pearl ribbon around the edge. This project has so much Christmas feel to me

Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Delightful Challenges
Nick

Kim. said...

Well I can certainly see why you wouldn't want to part with it, it is amazing. I didn't know you could use mod podge over markers, so thanks for that tip.
Kim x E.B Guest D.T

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is such a lovely and cute card !!! The image is adorable !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas Christmas linky party !!! I hope you join us again and have a blessed day !!
Hugs,
Mayra DTM

aussie aNNie said...

Lynda how did I miss this one....just gorgeous. These colours are just beautiful and ideal for the Christmas theme made here.xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}