Monday, December 14, 2009
Happy Holiday's Hop with Club Anya - My Anya Advent Calendar and a Sweeeet Holiday Card
Christmas, Advent, and
Holiday Party Time!!!!!
I am so excited to be doing another Club Anya Blog Hop the last one was so much fun!!!! For the Complete List of the 70 plus Holiday Anya Hoppers go to The Club Anya Blog here so you can hop to all of the blogs and see all the wonderful Creations I can not wait to get lots of inspiration tonight!!!!!
So I have two projects and lot's of colored images I did for one of the projects but then did not end up using them all to show you today.
My First Project was actually inspired by a project my Mother in Law did with Willow and Tucker and some of my nephew's a few weeks ago. She helped them make this great Christmas Tree Advent Calendar and she used cut up Christmas Cards to make the windows the girls open each day. So I had this idea to color up 25 different Anya and Ian images and make a 25 Day Anya Advent Calendar.
However as I got started stamping and coloring all of my images it had been my idea to scan them all in and the print them all out on 2" by 2" sqares and then glue them to the Christmas Card pieces Willow and my Mother in Law had made, but as I worked on the project it became apparent I was going to run out of time to scan then cut out 25 different images so I ended up making 13 Anya Angels, Vivi Elf's, Anya Mrs. Clause's and Ian Santas to put on the Anya Advent Calendar and make it more Christmas and Advent themed.
I wanted the Calendar to both start and end with an Angel Anya since that is really what we are Celebrating right now the Birth of Christ and Santa's Elf's and Mrs. Clauses are really just a fun add on to the Season!!!!
Here is the Top Half of the Advent Calendar Tree. Normally I always right all the Colors of Copics that I use on my projects but since there are so many images today I will forgo that and if you have any questions on how I colored somthing just leave me a comment or e-mail me and I will get a list of colors to you!!!!!
Here is the Middle 3rd of the Tree
And Last the Bottom of the Tree.
I wrote Anya Messages and printed them out for the inside of the Calendar like these examples.
On the First Day of Christmas Santa gave to me a Brand New Hippy Anya, I'm so excited I could just Burst!!!!!
On the 8th Day of Christmas my True love gave to me Rock the Farm Ian with a fishing pole loaded with Bait
On the 25th Day of Christmas we Celebrate the Birth of Christ, also open presents I wish and Hope for the entire Christmas Anya Release!!!!!
Now onto my Second Project a Festive Holiday Card using the new 20's Flapper Anya image!!!! I also added some retired SU! DSP's and SU! 1 1/2" Peppermint Stripe Ribbon (which is totally yummy!!!!), SU Rhinestone clear brads from the Pretties Kit, and some sticky rhinestone embellishments I got at Hobby Lobby. Also on the Card are some pretty Prima Flowers, and I used my Martha Stewart Lace boarder punch, and my Large Scallop Circle Nesties and my SU! Big Shot too.
I colored Anya up with these Copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV21
Dress and Feather and Shoes: R20, R35, R29, R59, R89
Hair: E31, E35, E29
Here is a Side View of my Card so you can see the dimension on it. I popped up my layers both with SU! Stampin Dimensionals and excess foam and rubber from my The Greeting Farm Stamps.
I just love that ribbon and thought it want perfect with this card!!!!
Now for the last thing I will show you all the other images I had stamped and colored up all with Copics and NeeNah Card Stock.
I hope you enjoy my projects and all of these images below that I planned to use on the Advent Calendar and then ended up not using!!!!!
I won't get to do the hop until late tonight as Piper and Willow have 2 activities tonight 5:30 to 6:30 Willow has her Family Night at Pre-School and we are all making Ginger Bread Houses there. Then from 7pm to 9pm We are going to Piper's 4 H Holiday meeting where they will be exchanging gifts and making Holiday Cards for Charity. Of cource I am taking Stamps along for them to stamp and color up!!!!!!!
Have a Very Stampendous Monday Night and Happy Hopping!!!!!!!
All the Images I colored up for the Advent Calendar did not end up using all of them though!!!!