Thursday, December 3, 2009

Some Merry Elves!

Hi! I am so excited - my Elf Anya arrived! I found The Greeting Farm a little over a year ago and I just missed out on this cute Elf Anya at that time! I was always bummed that I missed getting her and then on Black Friday Marie offered her up one last time! I got up at 4:45 AM so I could be online when she went up for sale and YEAH! I got her!! And then I promptly turned her into a boy (or at least one of her!!) For any of you that want to do gender surgery on her, it was pretty easy - after inking her up I wiped off her skirt with a baby wipe, then drew in the missing parts to make tights (I gave them stripes, too!) and I cut off her ponytail curls when cutting her out. And, just because I knew I was putting "him" on a card with her I wanted the hats to be different so for his hat I stamped her one extra time, cut out the hat leaving some extra on the bottom, flipped it over and redrew the bell details and added stripes.


The Details:
Stamps: Elf Anya - THe Greeting Farm, Sentiment - Ornamental Christmas - Verve
Paper: We Are Memory Keepers, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, White - PTI
Copics:
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Anya Hair: E50,E53,E55
Anya Clothes: R81,R83,R85, R22,R24,R27,R29
Ian Hair: E21,E25,E27,E29
Ian Clothes: R22,R24,R27,R29,YG03,YG25,YG17, C0,C1,C3
Misc: Uniball Signo White Gel pen, Sakura 3D Glaze pen - red, Nestabilites Labels, SU Corner Rounder, COPIC atyou Spica pen - Gold, Buttons from stash

Thank you for visiting!!
:-)Traci

23 comments:

Pam Varnell said...

Well how freakin cute is that. You have always been my hero Traci. I love your card!!! Hugs.

Carisa said...

So stinkin cute!!! I adore her/him and am SOOOOOOOOOOO bummed that I totally missed out on getting my hands on her. Seriously, I was heartbroken. :( But I totally dig seeing her around on cards! Esp yours. Your talent never ceases to amaze me -- can you come rub off on me, pretty please? LOL

Shirley N said...

So cute! Your coloring is just yummy--love the colors!!!

Lisa Foster said...

Absolutely beyond adorable!!! Your coloring is so...(OMG I'm out of adjectives to describe how amazing your coloring is!!!) Perfect card Traci! I always enjoy your creations!
Hugs,
Lisa

Randi said...

Cute!! LOVE the altered elf!! The polka dots and stripes are so perfect!! I cannot wait to try this with my Elf Anya!! Your holiday creations have been so inspiring!!

Rachel said...

This is just SOOO adorable! Your altering is really just perfect and made them so different. Colors are fantastic too, LOVE it Traci!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Eeek! This is absolutely too cute! I always love your alterations. Your coloring is gorgeous as always. I'm sad to say...I missed out on this again. :( Things were just to busy with family in town and I hosting T-day dinner.

Kelly Booth said...

WOW W"OW WOW!!! You have done Elf Anya So Proud!!! Her little outfit and your altering is AMAZING Traci!!!
Love this.....

JenRaff said...

The things you think up are amazing! I love your boy elf ~ they are so cute together.

Mag said...

What a great idea !!!
The altering is so cute !!!
Seems like twins :)
When I've seen your card for first time, I thought...oh there is a new stamp at TGF LOL !!!
You are so talented.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on the gallery :))
I'm always witing for new amazing creations from you.
xxx
Mag

the whimsical butterfly said...

Traci! ADORABLE! You're my hero, too!!! I am off to check out the gallery now ;) Got your email, thanks! Have a great day my friend!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

There is no possible way for you to be any more FABULOUS than you already are! This is AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH-MAZING my friend!!! You ROCK!

Angie said...

they are wonderful Traci! I missed out on elf anya, but that's ok. I have a lot of anya's and with your examples I know I can alter myself one or two!

Sparkle said...

Super cute! I love your Ian too!

Jen Shults said...

wow! your alterations here are fantastic. I LOVE this. And your coloring is just amazing as always. :D

Erin said...

Great gender change surgery Traci. Love the stitching, great affect.

Amy said...

This is truly brilliant Traci! Once again I am in total awe of your altering genius! Now you have me hoping Marie will be inspired by this and make us an Ian Elf stamp next Christmas... ;)

RiNNE said...

I love your gender surgery, Traci!! Buwahahahaha!!!! Such a cute card!

Tonje said...

Love how you altered Anya... You make it sound so easy... Cute card!

Michele Spera said...

Great card, I missed out on her rubberized but got the digi:-) really neat idea you came up with. I like it:-)
XmicheleX

Angela said...

Traci, I saw this card on Friday but just haven't had time to comment on it. I love how you made Elf Anya into a boy. I agree with Amy now we need a Elf Ian! I love your coloring on these two. Who am I kidding I love all your coloring. What a cute Christmas ard Traci!
Hugs,
ANgela

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is just absolutely DARLING - I LOVE the way you altered Elf Anya, too cute!!!!!

Cheribella said...

This is my first time on your blog and it is awesome. I don't own any Anya's so I had no idea you had to do gender surgery until I read your posting....love it-LOL! Your creativity is unbelievable and all of your coloring is perfect. You make me miss making cards. My mother moved in with me about 8 months ago and I haven't had time to even ink anthing up since then. Keep up the great work ;)