Quirky Rudolph

We have a new challenge starting at the Cute 'N Crafty Christmas Challenge blog. The theme is always Anything Goes Christmas or Winter. Our sponsor this month is Polkadoodles and I got to work with this digi called Rudolph.

Well the great thing about being a colorist is that you can move from the realistic to the quirky at the drop of a hat - or is it a pencil? Today my Rudolph is wearing a chic purple coat. I printed him out onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper and colored him with my Prismacolor colored pencils. The little flowers on his saddle are done with a red glitter gel pen and the white edge of his saddle is white Posca pen. This was my first time using the Posca pen as I have been having a hard time with my white gel pens lately.

Once I had colored him up, I cut him out with a Hero Arts Oval Infinity Die. I cut a purple oval one size bigger and then glued them together. I added a piece of Christmas patterned paper from my stash to a purple cardbase. I had recently acquired the Tim Holtz Holiday Word Script dies and cut the words Seasons Greetings out of white glitter cardstock.

I added the sentiment to the card and then the focal image and called it done.

The Cute 'N Crafty Christmas Challenge now goes for a month and it is August, so time to get those Christmas cards happening. We look forward to having you join us.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Polkadoodles Rudolph digi

Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
White glitter cardstock from my stash
Purple cardstock from my stash
Christmas patterned paper from my stash
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
White Posca Pen 0.7mm nib

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Powder Tool

Hero Arts Oval Infinity Die set
Tim Holtz Holiday Words Script Die set
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Entered into the Holly and Ivy Anything Christmas Goes Challenge #54
Entered into the Kerst /Christmas Facebook group August Challenge
Entered into the Sweet Stampin' Christmas Anything Goes/Snow People August Challenge
Entered into the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge #400-401
Entered into the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #29
Entered into the Creative Craft Cottage Christmas Challenge #121
Entered into the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge Week 34
Entered into the Polkadoodles Crafting Anything Goes Challenge Wk 33
Entered into the Arty Divas Anything Goes Challenge #2
Entered into the TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge week of August 20

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  1. Great card and love the quirky Rudolph.Thank you for the lovely comment on my post too.
    Carol x

  2. Hi, Monica! This little Rudolph image is beyond cute! I love that you colored him purple, with that giant red nose to light the way. No way Santa will get lost! BEAUTIFUL creation, and so sweetly put together! And not for my DT hat: Thank you for uploading your pretty project to Christmas at the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge . Hope to see more of your creative submissions in the future.
    Warm Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  3. Oh this is so cute Monica, what a fabulous image for a child's christmas card.xx

  4. I love the non traditional colors. The image is cute, too. Great card and the coloring is lovely. [Bunny]`

  5. I do so love your Purple Rudolph. So cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this time. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Dawn xx

  6. Your purple reindeer is way toooooo cute!!! Love him in the non traditional color. Cute and fun card! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

  7. Love it, Monica - a great take on a traditional character!

    Thanks for joining us at the Arty Divas Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. A gorgeous card Monica - loving the purple coat on Rudolph. Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. :) Lynda DT

  9. Cute as can be, Monica! That has to be the cutest Rudolph ever!! Your paper choices are so perfect!!

  10. He's such a sweet reindeer, Monica and so perfectly coloured! Just lovely! x

  11. This is just too cute. I really like the fun colors you chose
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday!
    Julie T

  12. Adore your quirky Rudolf. Fun colour scheme and layout. Thanks for joining us this month at Sweet Stamping Christmas. Tristan DT.

  13. Super cute card Monica. Love your colour scheme and use of the checked DSP. Thanks for joining us this month at Sweet Stamping Christmas. Tristan DT.

  14. :-) You have chosen colors very well for Rudolph. The card is simply amazing