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Monday, September 21, 2009

INTRODUCING ELDON

Hey All!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that the week ahead holds Great things for you!  Today is Monday and that means another wonderful image from Nina May to celebrate Magical Monday!  This week's image is super cute!  His name is Eldon and the challenge this week is to use ribbon and a  bow on your card.  Here is mine:



The minute I saw Eldon, I knew the bow would be his bow tie.  The ribbon going across the card is a printed ribbon I picked up at Michael's for $1.  I colored Eldon with my cheap colored pencils and oms and sponged the sky background with Colorbox light blue ink.  The background paper is from one of the stacks.  I used an EK Success punch for the small Butterflies and embellished them with drops.  The sentiment is from Artful Inkables, and I used my scalloped circle Nesties to cut it out.  Both the sentiment circle and the matted image are attached to the card with foam squares.

So, there you have it.  Another great FREE image from Nina May at "There's Magic in the Air".  Hop over there and get it while you can because it will be gone soon!  We'd also love for you to play in the challenge this week.  I'd love to see what you talented bunch can do with Eldon!

I hope you all are well!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'll have another post on Wednesday.  It'll be another jam packed one!  Thanks so much for your support.  See you on Wednesday!

Best,

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person my dogs think I am."

33 comments:

Lauri said...

How CUTE with the bow tie!!!! Another great card!

Nina said...

Yep, another great card Curt! I love his bow at his neckline, he certainly is adorning his "handsome"!

Patti J. said...

OMG Kurt, I just have to find time to play this week! This is Nina's cutest image yet, and good friend, you rocked this card!!! I love, love, love what you did with Eldon! Fabulous job!

dpkennedy said...

He's a cutie pie! He looks so dapper with his bow tie!

Jackie said...

He's adorable! I love the bow tie, too, and that sky is perfect!

Chris said...

I love Eldon, he looks so dapper with that bowtie.
Do you remember Eldon on the Murphy Brown TV show. He was such a funny character.

Scossie Jane said...

Curt, Eldon is absolutely adorable, he is such a cutie, love his bow tie, quite the most handsomest (!!!) worm (is he a worm?) - I will have to have a go - too cute to pass - thanks Nina xx

Scossie Jane said...

Hah ha ha - silly me, he's a caterpillar - duh !!!!!

Carmen O. said...

Eldon sure is adorable with his bow tie! I love the added butterflies and sentiment is perfect! Your coloring is beautiful. I need to practice more. Every so often I go to Youtube and watch videos. Have a great week!!

Denise said...

So cute! Love the bow tie. Have a nice week Curt.

lisa808 said...

Great job with Eldon! Adorable bow tie. I'm looking forward to Wednesday...

mudmaven said...

OMG Curt - he is just too cute! I never could resist a bow tie (my dad always wore them)! ~chris

Lorraine said...

JUST LOVE ELDON, CURT, A SUPER CUTIES AND YOU HAVE DONE HIM BEAUTIFULLY WITH THE BOW TIE.

Michelle U said...

OMG he is too cute! Love the little bow tie!

Shirley said...

He is adorable and I do love his bow tie too! I also like the dots on the butterflies too! Great card, Curt~

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Curt!
I LOVE this...Eldon is too cute, and so is his bow tie!
You are wicked-bad with those pencils and OMS!!! LOVE your coloring! See ya Weds...
Hugs,
Lisa

Nilla said...

Curt, he is so cute, green as he is, Eldon! Love the bow on him and coloring! Great picure of your dogs in mood for the harvest festivities! Hugs Nilla

Leigh said...

Aaawwww how cute. Love that bow tie.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh this would be perfect for Courtneys Closet challenge this week!
Darling!

Judy said...

OMG Curt, your Eldon card is just too cute. I love his bow tie.

Susan (rainy) said...

Another darling image from TMITA. Your card is darling, Curt. The coloring and shading is so beautifully done.

Diane said...

He is so dang cute!!!! Love his bowtie...your coloring always amazes me, too...perfect! Can't wait to see what you come up with on Wednesday!

Joan Fricker said...

Curt, Cute, cute, cute! That bowtie is adorable and really sets the mood for your little Eldon.
Great job.
Joan

Anonymous said...

"ELDON" WILL BE THE ENVY OF ALL CATERPILLARS.........ESPECIALLY THE GIRLS. LOVE THE CARD...LOVE MY TALENTED SON.....MOM

Velta said...

LOL...and I really mean that I am laughing out loud! First of all, I love the card...Eldon is too darn cute! Yes, the bow tie makes the image pop...but I have to say also that I love your beautiful dogs! I am a huge dog lover and I know how lucky you are to have them in your life! And, I will not leave out your partner...I pray he stays well!

Gypsy said...

Curt--of course Eldon is putty in your hands-I love his bow-tie. I do have a question--what are OMS. You said you used them with your coloring pencils. Personally I can't believe you used pencils--I thought you had used copics. You are really good.

Hugs,
Gypsy

Rose said...

you have made eldon look so cute with the bowtie!! :0)

The Rubber Maid said...

Well goodness Eldon is so dang cute and of course that bow tie is adorable. Very cute image and adoreable card. Hope you have a great week. Pat

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh how cute is this image and the card you made!! I love it Curt, and your coloring is amazing. His little bow tie is just way too adorable!! hugs!

Danielle said...

WOW! I love this Curt! What a sweet and cute image Eldon is! Love how you made his bowtie and the rest of the card details come together beautifully! Great work!
Hugs, Danielle

"Tillymint" said...

Hi Curt, I loved your card today and Eldon is one real cutie!!! I had to have him come stay over at my place so I've made a card with him HERE he is check him out!!! Have a great day,

Deedee Anderson said...

Beautiful coloring on this sweet scene, Curt, and I just *adore* how you used your bow. Eldon looks so special in a bow tie!!!

Thank you for your encouraging words. It sure helps to hear from someone who has been through it. Hugs and God bless!

Rita said...

Wow...too cute! Yep I agree the bowtie is perfect for this cute little fella!