September 21, 2009

Magical Monday = Eldon with Flower

Eldon comes to you by the blog There's Magic In The Air and this weeks FREE image is "Eldon with Flower" and the challenge was to use ribbon and a bow. Well, I just love this little image and to read the story behind how Eldon came about you can read the details over at "There's Magic In The Air" as well. Now I really didn't make these cards for the challenge, mainly because I had them made prior to the challenge. I can do that since I actually drew the image! LOL.. but I thought he turned out so cute I couldn't wait to use him!

With Eldon, I intentionally kept him free of stripes, dots and other patterns, mainly because I wanted crafters to be able to "dress" him up in different ways and be able to change his look if they wanted to. I did this with the images below. I had a lot of fun making "designer Eldons"!

As we all know, a good Designer Team and Guest Designers are a very important component in representing an image. Seeing how one can use it creatively and inspiring others is truly a gift of talent. I certainly feel like I have been given a wonderful gift in the talent through my Designer Team and Guest Designers. I also feel very honored that they would step up and represent me, honor my images with their talents, encourage and uplift me with their words; all while sharing their work and inspiring all of you!

Now, I also feel very honored to by all who participate and share their wonderful work in the challenges as well. I truly love hearing what feedback I am getting. I realize that others are lurking and snagging the Free image and running, but I did expect that as well. LOL, I guess I would love to see the ones that just lurk and snag eventually leave a message of thanks and/or a link to their card/project that they made with it, even if it is at a later date. Although I am thrilled to see lots of people stopping by and taking advantage of my free images!

I thought this was a fun image and wanted to send my August team a little hand written note of thanks for the first month of success and support they have been for me. I decided to use this image for that and the designs are really quite simple, but I think they turned out cute. So, before Eldon made he's debute I was already creating with him. These are the cards I made my team:

Nilla, I am not sure if your card ever arrived, I believe this was yours.. I kept it a little more flat since it was going international, but I don't think it ever made it to you. (tear tear) I don't have much luck mailing to Malaysia, not sure why but things just don't seem to make it... it should have arrived by now!

This card I sent my friend Lynn for her birthday. I added a little birthday hat on him to make him a little more festive for a birthday! LOL...
OK... well that's it for Eldon with flower! I can't wait to see what everyone does with him!! So, if you stopped by to see my cards, leave me a message, beacause I don't get nearly enough luvins!! LOL... ok.. so I'm needy, what can I say.... don't you love reading posts left for you? So, I hope you stop by TMITA and snag Eldon, it's kind of my farewell to summer as fall sets in!!
Have a great day!


Esther Asbury said...

Oh I love how you dressed Eldon up in so many different outfits! Such pretty cards -- very inspiring! Now I really want to carve out time to use him this week!

Rose said...

fantastic how diffrent you made him for all the cards :0) love the bday hat on him!!

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Awo he is sooo cute! Love how you dressed him up! all the cards are so cute! x

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic group of cards, Nina! I love all the many different ways you colored and papered Eldon. He really is such a sweet little image!!

lmarshall said...

My friend and I just found Eldon! He is just the cutest thing I've ever seen. I printed one for my granddaughter, Katie to color. She put a bow in his hair so I guess he's a she now. Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Nilla said...

Love them all, NInas, not the least the one for me, who might have come now, on my way back to KL later today, after a couple of days on the beach! Otherwise I will also cry. Eldon is so cute and look how versatile he is, love your spots and the other styles you dressed him in! Hugs Nilla

Curt in Indy said...

Your Eldon is a big hit! I loved my card that you sent me and feel honored to have a card made by you! I love all the difference in each card. All the comments on my blog have really been positive regarding Eldon. Great job! Best, Curt

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

He's adorable in every color, Nina. Love this image! So cute.

Gypsy said...

I absolutely LOVE the first one where he is striped so beautifully.


Laurane said...

Hi Nina
I really love your magic in the air blog and this one too. I'm probably someone you could say has lurked around - I'm kind of new to blogging and don't always leave comments.

I used your boat on the beach image a few months ago - it was absolutely beautiful and I was pleased how it turned out. It's one of those cards I am just keeping for myself! I'll get it posted onto my blog and let you know so that you can see what I did with it.

Thank you

Laurane x

Vee said...

Love all of your Eldon cards he's so cute. I've snagged him and will have a play and let you see him in his new
xx Vee