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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil - "Any Holiday or Celebration"

With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, the challenge at
this week is "Any Holiday or Celebration".  
Sadly this is my last week as Guest Designer but I am oh so grateful to have had the opportunity to showcase my creations alongside such a fabulous and talented team.
With so few Christmas cards in the bag and so many needed, I opted for the Christmas holidays and used "Little Elf Kin" (whom you can find HERE) and came up with this...
I have seen a couple of these break-front cards where the right panel is cut off and then joined back to the left side with flowers or snowflakes mounted on top.  I opted to use baubles but I actually cut out the spaces between my baubles in the card blank so the right panel is still attached and only the paper is mounted separately. 
I used Crate Paper's "Snow Day" collection for the background left and right.  The lilac panel and pointy bauble is Basic Grey and I'm pretty sure that the round baubles are Basic Grey too but my craft croft looks like a bomb went off in it and I can't be sure about the round baubles.  I cut them all with my Cricut machine using the "Joys of the Season" cartridge.
Obviously I paper pieced the one under Little Elf Kin and I added silver "hangy bits" (the technical term!) to all of the baubles. This is a picture of the inside of my card. It isn't decorated and it isn't going to be! But it shows that the negative space around the baubles is cut out. 
My little cutie is coloured in Copics.  I added some pearls to the boots because I didn't have jingle bells small enough and there are pearl berries in the holly on the hat.  All my baubles are spritzed with a shimmer mist and the fur has been stickled.  A little bit of baker's twine, a Papermania sentiment and one day later I was really pleased with the finished product.  
I have two other Little Elves from the set of four Finn, Mim, Pipa and this sweet Kin and if I can find the time and if I can clear some space from my craft desk!!! you might see some more of this type of card from me but it did take me a very long time!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
ODBD - "at least three different shapes"
Simon Says - "anything goes"
Deep Ocean - "SWEET"  (there are images of sweets on my DP in addition to Mo's little elf being incredibly sweet!)
Inky Impressions - "anything goes"

Thank you so much for having me at Mo's Digital Pencil!

21 comments:

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cute card! Such beautiful coloring! And I love how you did the break-front style!

Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!

-Liz

Carla S. said...

Great card, Lesley! Love the unique design and the darling image!

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie I have missed your blog hun & your technical terms for things lol, you are as bad as me lol. This is an awesome card I love the cutty outy bits I may have to have a go at doing 1 of these.

Thank you so so so much for your kind & lovely comment from the bottom of my heart it really does mean so much hun. Hope you & your family are ok shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
P.S. You should see my craft room hun it makes your look very tidy...honestly lol.

Marianne said...

A very beautiful card. I can understand that this one took you a long time to make.
And I smiled when I saw your crafting space. I recognized it. But last week my hubby made me a bigger crafting table. And I'm so happy with it.
Hugs Marianne

Inger said...

Ohhh this is super sweet and so beautiful Lesley!!!
Love that cute image!! :)))

♥ Hugs, Inger

Julie said...

Hiya - this is fabbie!! Love the design - such a great idea!! The little elf is soooo cute and I love your colour scheme!! Not sure I like the mess on my side of your desk- hope you're not going to leave it like that!! Teehee - I've just been clearing my little room tonight, still a mess but I have cleared my desk!! Hugs, Juliexxx

Deb said...

such a gorgeous card Lesley, love that style of card and the image is so adorable!
have a great, crafty day, Debxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sweet and beautiful!! I just love the darling image and your use of ornaments on the edge. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous beautiful card Lesley, adorable elf and baubles.
luv
Debby

*Vicki* said...

Lesley, this image makes me smile!! LOVE your coloring and touch of sparkle!! Such a darling idea with the cut out portion!! Have a great weekend friend!! HUGS :)

Cathy said...

Ohhhh, Leslie, love your break front card, such patience!!!! Love the colors you chose and the embellishments are perfect. Wonderful as always!!!

cats whiskers said...

Ho Lesley, I love this card so much what a stunning image and I just adore how you have used those baubles, think I might have to case this idea
Hugs
Jacs xxx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, just love the stamp!
Clairex

Val said...

Fabulous card Lesley - such an innovative idea.

I love the Mo stuff and have just bought some new digis from her, so will be colouring up soon as well.

Hope you are keeping well.

Love
Valxx

Faye said...

PERFECT! I love the row of baubles holding the two pieces together. This is just such a wonderful card. Lovely to see you today. :) (You going to The NEC this year?)

Joey said...

Lesley this is lovely, I love the little twine bows above the baubles, great card, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Mina said...

lol your desk looks like mine Lesley...wow to your amazing card, stunningly made
Mina xxx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

I love the look of the break front cards .. .. they do look quite time consuming though.

You have used a gorgeous image and backing paper.

Tee hee!! You work desk looks like a bigger version of mine! I clear it either as I finish at the end of the day .. .. or if it is too late I leave it and do it first thing before I start.

So lots of room as production begins and then by the end I am working in about a 12" square LOL!!!

I think I would be the same no matter how large a desk I had!

Love Jules xx

julieprice3 said...

What a cute little elf! He looks full of mischief too. Wonderful card
hugs Julie P

Elaine L. said...

Lesley, I've so enjoyed seeing your work over the past month, and this card is no exception! I love the cut-away look, and those colors are wonderful! Paper-piecing the ornament was a great idea!

Linda said...

This does look time consuming. The end-result is pretty kool though. I really like it. I have to do some studying on it so I can figure out how to do it myself. Hugs, Lesley