Monday, September 5, 2016

Harvest Elf

     When I saw this adorable "Harvest Elf" over at AuroraWings, I knew I had to color it for a Thanksgiving card.


I started with the sketch from Sketch Saturday
but scrunched it together somewhat
because my image piece was so large.


     This one was difficult for me to color because I don't have the range of colors in my set of polychromos pencils that I have in my ProMarkers but I wanted to do some more practicing with the colored pencils so I stuck to them without using anything other coloring medium on this one.

     I have no skin tones at all in my set of pencils so I had to use one of the lighter rose-reds, apply it very gently, use an eraser on the highlight areas, then blend it as best I could.  Not what I consider great but adequate given the limitations of colors available.  :-D  However, I'm more than happy with the coloring on the rest of the image.

     Instead of die cutting the image, I die cut the frame and laid it over the image (Spellbinders.)  I did a small die cut using that same die set, then hand-cut the sentiment and laid it on top of the small die cut, then attached it to the top of the frame piece.

     I corner punched each of the corners on the frame and on the striped dp.  I wrapped orange polka dot ribbon around the dp, layered everything together onto kraft CS, and added the white flower embellies.

     Challenges:
Addicted to CAS
A Gem of a Challenge
AuroraWings
Catch the Bug
Hiding in My Craft Room
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Pencil Case
Scrapper's Delights
Time Out
   
     I hope your weekend was wonderful and if you're celebrating Labor Day in the US, enjoy your one more day off.  Find some time to play and craft and enjoy, OK?  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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25 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Connie. Love the image and the way you coloured her. x

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  2. Soooo very pretty!Thanks for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room!
    Miranda :)
    HIMCR DT

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  3. Hi Connie, you have done a fabulous job of colouring up this image, she is gorgeous. Great card design.Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and look forward to you joining us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

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  4. You did a really great job with the coloring of this detailed image and the orange card base makes your card autumnal and warm. Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Catch the Bug and good luck In the challenge! Pia, Bugaboo DT

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  5. Fabulous! I love this elf and you have coloured her beautifully.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Absolutely adorable and fantastic coloring. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  7. It's beautiful, but it would be difficult even for me with all those tiny flowers. Bravo to you...gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful and so skillfully colored. hugs, Teresa

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  9. Absolutely stunning colours love it. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Helen DT

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  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  11. Great coloring skills on this beautiful elf. Not quite sure this is clean and simple, but it sure makes a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

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  12. Fabulous colouring and the cutting out of the frame to place over the image is a great idea, look good!! Love it!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  13. The bright colours made your card stand out in the galery; looks so good on the brown! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

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  14. Our card is LOVELY!!! Thanks for sharing your creation in our Bugaboo Stamps' Anything goes challenge over on the Catch the Bug blog, good luck in the draw. Please join us again soon.
    Love
    Jen Leeflang
    BUGABOO STAMPS DT

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  15. Wow, this is amazing!!!! What beautiful coloring! Fabulous colors and gorgeous die cuts. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug.

    Linda

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  16. Lovely card! You colored this lovely image gorgeously. Thank you for sharing it with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge blog.
    http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com/2016/09/challenge-59-challenge-58-winners.html Jane P DT❤️

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  17. You've done a gorgeous job of coloring the Harvest Elf with colored pencils, NanaConnie. I love how you manged to achieve a lovely skin tone with limited colors available to you and using lighter pressure and highlighting by lifting colors with erasers. Well done! Thank you for joining our 'Fantasy' challenge at Aurora Wings! Mitzi xx

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  18. Excellent work with the pencils, Connie! Brilliant work with the eraser on the highlights and I'd never guess you've not had much practice or a limited supply of colors. Harvest Elf turned out beautifully. You should be proud. Love your take on the sketch, as well. Fabulous project al around. Thanks so much for joining our 'Fantasy' Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

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  19. beautiful! and awesome colouring. love the image

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  20. Such a beautiful card and colours.
    Faith
    x

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  21. Awesome card. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

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  22. What a gorgeous card.. Love your colouring on her and your colour choice Nana.. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Aurora Wings ... Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good Luck at the draw.. <3

    hugs,
    ~RoRa

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  23. This is such a great project! Beautiful coloring! Thank you for joining in the Aurora Wings Stella Team Challenge :)

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  24. Absolutely stunning just love those colours. Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case challenge. Helen DT

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  25. Lovely color palette and a fabulous job, specially considering your limitations. I love the mix of colors and how they make your project pop. Thank you for joining in on the Scrapper's Delights Blog Challenge, good luck :)

    MsWipz DT

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