Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Say Hello to Eldon......


Hello from a wind blown and very dusty Sydney.......
We woke this morning to an eerie light.....it was orange....very weird, and blowing a gale, couldn't see across the valley at all. It seems we've inherited tons of topsoil from Wagga Wagga!!! It's everywhere a fine layer of red dust covering every surface in the house...... I've been going round like a demented woman first with the vacuum and then with a duster.... all to no avail. I think tomorrow will be a major clean through, ah well so long as the roof stays on we'll be fine!

When I checked my computer this morning I found a new post from Curt who introduced Eldon. Eldon is a digital image from Nina over at There's Magic In The Air, he's free.... to a good home.... but if you take hime you should submit a card in their weekly challenge.

So Eldon came to live at my place cos I think he's a bit of a cutie (Walshie's not so sure.....but what does he know!).

I coloured him with Copics, I'm really trying to get a handle on these (at last) used a label nestie to cut him out and sat him on a split label in red.
My card base is white and I've folded it not quite in half. I embossed a layer of Bazzill pale blue/green card with the Cuttlebug and Swiss dots.
To the bottom half of the card I attached some Basic Grey striped card (oops I know... I couldn't resist though) along with the red ribbon. The image was then attached so it sits just off the front of the card.
The sentiment, attached to the bottom was hand written and mounted to a scrap of the bazzill card. Easy peezy!!!!!
So that's Eldon... what do you think? I think he's a keeper I'll use him on lots of cards.
Thanks so much from dropping by and thanks also for all those who leave me comments I really appreciate it.
Till next time............

11 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Eldon is very cute!! Your colouring is looking really good - I have yet to wander into the world of copics, but I'd like to try it out soon. I know what you mean about the dust - we haven't had it as bad as you but I could barely see the end of my street today and the sky was an eerie shade of orange!!

Robyn said...

Sorry! I'm with Walshie! Eldon won't be coming to live at my place unless he stays out in the garden!

craftieodamae said...

I think he is as cute as a bug LOL. Your coloring is fantastic! I like the dp also! Keep him, he looks so happy!

Kerrie said...

He is jut to die for, very very cute. You are getting so good with those copies.

Nilla said...

This is so beautiful, love the red details and you colored Eldon perfect! Thanks for joining the fun at TMITA! Hugs Nilla

Patti said...

Your right Eldon is a little cutie!He will be very happy at your house!

Curt in Carmel said...

You did an incredible job!!! I'm so very impressed with all of the details. Your Copic coloring is wonderful! I'm so glad that you got the image and played along with us. Fabulous card! Best, Curt

Sharri Seffens said...

Sue, Eldon is a keeper and so cute! Your card is beautiful!

Debbie Pamment said...

You've done a gorgeous job with Eldon!!! Your colouring is fabulous - certainly doing well with those copics!!
Apologies for the lack of visits - life has been crazy - will try and pop in more often! Am off to check out what else you've been up too...
xXx

Nina said...

What a delightful eldon you have there! I love the design to your card and I REALLY love that dash of red you have highlighted your card with, very striking! Love the embossing and your pp is just a beautiful choice. Thanks for playing along with us over at TMITA this week!

Tracey said...

Fab card & the colouring is great (think you've def got the hang of the Copics) :-)

Hugs
Tracey
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