Little Elf Finn

Happy Sunday, all! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I was invited to make a card for the month long holiday card showcase at Scrap RDV and here is the card that I made using a lovely image from Mo's Digital Pencil.

He is cute, no? =) I love using Mo's elves for holiday cards! Please go to this post to see the sketch that I created. If you made a card using the sketch, please let me know. I would love to see it. =)

Little Elf Finn is printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, cut and embossed using a Labels Two die then colored with Copic markers. The sentiment piece is cut and embossed using a Petite Ovals Small die. I added some Sugar Sparkly Fluff to the fluffy trims of his outfit. You can also find Finn as a rubber stamp here at Penny Black.

A friend asked if I color my images first or pick patterned paper first. Here is my answer to the question. I always pick the image that I want to (or need to) work with first then figure out which paper collection goes well with it. I then color the image to match the colors in the paper collection that I have chosen as best I can. Hope this helps. =) The patterned paper I used for this card is from 12 Days of Christmas 6x6 Designer Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

That's it for now. For more inspirations using images from Mo's Digital Pencil, please visit Mo's Dream Team Blog.

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: (kraft, white) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
clear stamp: Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
fiber: (seam binding) Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
accent: (pink button) Papertrey Ink
dies: (label, oval) Spellbinders
tools: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft, (sewing machine)
other: (foam tape) 3M, (foam squares) Recollections
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R22, R20
hair: E79, E77, E74, E71
outfit: BG34, BG32, BG11, BG10, R85, R83, R81
holy: R39, R37, R35, YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01
ornament: R27, R24, R22, RV42, YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01
card size: 5" x 5"


Maria Therese said…
Beauuuuuuuuuutiful card!! Gorgeous coloring and so pretty and cheerful!
alethea said…
I just coloured up this image but yours is way better!! The card is gorgeous!! Love the colours!! Hugsxx
Susie said…
Very sweet card. Wonderful coloring. I like this design and will try to use it today. Thanks!
~amy~ said…
awww...sooooo sweet Alice!
Dotty Jo said…
Such a sweet image, and gorgeous colours - another lovely card Alice, Jo x
Karen B. said…
Great way to think Alice, that is a wonderful tip. Your coloring makes each and every card.
Lin said…
Adorable image, Alice, and as always, you've brought her to life beautifully!
Elenika said…
What a wonderful card! )))))
CinnamonSally said…
This is super cute Alice I love the image and you have coloured it beautifully!
Virginia L. said…
I adore the colors of this image! You are AMAZING (are you tired of hearing it yet..????)!Have a great Sunday!
This is a wonderful card Alice!
I so love your colouring of the bauble, just brilliant!
Such a fabulous image.
I love your cards!
Mel. xxx
donna mikasa said…
Cuteness!! Love the cheery colors and you always, always pair up the perfect patterned papers! Hope you're having a great coloring Sunday! Hugs!
Zora said…
Cute X-mascard and the colour fits realy to the elves :O)
Brenda said…
This guy is just too cute Alice! So beautifully coloured!
Mimi said…
Love the new elves!! so cute!! Fabulous coloring and layout Alice! Hope your'e having a great weekend! ;)
Janetcraft said…
this image makes me happy...cute and always like to see the way you color!
BabyBokChoy said…
It's absolutely precious!!! I'm ready for the holidays!! just not the cold weather :)
Kelly Booth said…
LOVE LOVE LOVE her....she is my Favorite Mo ever!!!!! Sooooooooo Cute...You simply Rock my Friend!! xoxoxo!
Stamping Cafe said…
Gorgeous card, Alice! Your coloring is just amazing and perfect every time, girl! You bring every image to live, you totally ROCK!! Love ya, lots of hugs!!
debby4000 said…
Absolutely gorgeous.
yyam said…
This is sooooo sweet! Really love your choice of colors! :)
Julie said…
Stunning card, Alice!! Beautiful, beautiful colours and papers!! Juliexx
Tiffany Ervin said…
What a perfectly sweet image! Wheee...looks like he's having fun swinging on that ornament!
Brandi said…
Love this card Alice! It is darling and so cheerful! :)

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