Advent Calendar 2012

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My 2012 calendar is now complete. Another year of words and pictures for the Advent season.  Along with drawing and coloring, this year I experimented with some bits of colored paper, as mentioned here.

The drawing spaces are small (about 1-5/8" high), so you may want to click on the image for a better view, especially if it looks a bit fuzzy above.

Click here for my friend Sybil's beautiful and prayerful 2012 Advent calendar, in a very different format from mine.  You can read her thoughts on her first week here and her second week here on her Praying in Color blog.

For my previous Advent calendar drawings, click as follows:
For more information about the calendar and the template, click here for my template post.

For a listing of words, sources of words, Copic colors, and other materials used,  see below (or click on "read more" to see it)
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Words, Sources of Words, Copic Colors, and Other Materials Used
Sunday, December 2:
Words: We are leaving ordinary time.
Source: For 5 years now,  I've started my calendar with the words "We are leaving ordinary time..."  These words remind me that Advent is a special time of year, looking forward to Christmas and the birth of Jesus.  And it's a fact that "ordinary time"-  the long summer and fall church season after Pentecost - has now ended.
Copic colors: Cobalt 0.3 multiliner, YR27, B45, YG63
Other materials: Papertrey Ink (PTI) card stock - simply chartreuse pattern pack, summer sunrise (yellow-orange), blueberry sky pattern pack, PTI die limitless layers oval, Spellbinders die oval, 1" circle punch to curve ends of candle, Fiskars 1/4" star punch.

Monday, December 3:
Words: Stop - Look - Listen
Source: Advent is a season of watching and waiting for God's presence.  The words seem appropriate for that.
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, RV52,55, YG61,63, Lines of colorless blender "0"

Tuesday, December 4:
Word: Hope
Copic colors: Olive 0.3 multiliner, B45 mottled with "0", E41,43,44, YR15, R32, RV11, Copic opaque white
Other materials: PTI heart-2-heart #9 die (bird), Poppystamps meadow leaf die, PTI kraft and pinefeather (dark green) card stock

Wednesday, December 5:
Words: Peace, be still
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, C0,3, B21, BV20,31,34, V20,22

Thursday, December 6:
Word: Joy
Copic colors: YG21,23
Other materials: PTI block alphabet dies (upper and lower case), PTI card stock - pure poppy (red) pattern pack

Friday, December 7:
Word: Anticipate
Copic colors: Cobalt and orange 0.3 multiliners, G28,43,46, YG61,63, custom color B2000

Saturday, December 8:
Word: Awake
Copic colors: Purple 0.3 multiliner, Custom color YYR2000, V04,15, Y15,19, E95, YR14,15

Sunday, December 9:
Words: He who has promised is faithful.
Source: Hebrews 10:23
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, BG53,70,72, YR21,30 Y26, E00,53, YG05,21, G14

Monday, December 10:
Word: Arise
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner,  C1, B01,32,63, V000,12, BV31

Tuesday, December 11:
Words: For God so loves the world
Source: John 3:16, changed to present tense
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, R56,59, RV32,34,91
Other materials: PTI card stock - scarlet jewel (burgundy) pattern pack; 1" heart punch by EK Success

Wednesday, December 12:
Words: Maranatha - Come, Lord Jesus
Source: Aramaic, meaning "Come, O Lord"
Copic colors: Sepia and turquoise 0.3 multiliners, BG10,32, YR14

Thursday, December 13:
Words: God is love
Copic colors: Y26, B26, BG53, RV66

Friday, December 14:
Words: Be of good cheer
Copic colors: Olive 0.3 multiliner
Other materials: PTI card stock - pure poppy (red), Paper Source card stock - spruce (green), red Uniball Gel Impact pen, 1/8" circle punch, PTI dies - framed out #9 (circle), party poppers (bow)

Saturday, December 15:
Word: Purify
Copic colors: Cobalt and purple 0.3 multiliners, B000,41,45, BV000, V04,12,22

Sunday, December 16:
Words: He will renew you in His love
Source: Zephanian 3:17
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, C1, YR21
Other materials: Green grosgrain ribbon, PTI die - party poppers (candles), Memory box die - tender leaves (candle flame), PTI card stock - raspberry fizz (pink) and enchanted evening (blue) pattern packs, and harvest gold (yellow)

Monday, December 17:
Word: Proclaim
Copic colors: Purple 0.3 Copic multiliner, BG32, V17, colorless blender "0" on terry cloth (dabbed to create mottled effect)
Other materials: PTI patterned paper from Guidelines pack, My Favorite Things dies - mini wavy pennants

Tuesday, December 18:
Word: Savior
Copic colors: Y19, YR14, B41,63
Other materials: Brown Micron pen

Wednesday, December 19:
Words: Tidings of comfort and joy
Source: Christmas carol "God rest ye merry, gentlemen"
Copic colors: Wine 0.3 multiliner, black 0.1 multiliner, G40, BG10, YR30, R00, V20

Thursday, December 20:
Word: Behold
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, R000,00, E11,33,37, BG32,53, colorless blender "0"

Friday, December 21:
Word: Alleluia!
Materials: Green Gelly Roll pen, 1/4" hole punch, various PTI card stock

Saturday, December 22:
Word: Watch
Copic colors: Cobalt 0.3 multiliner,  custom color B2000, B41,45
Other materials: Silver Uniball Gel Impact pen

Sunday, December 23:
No words today
Copic colors: Sepia 0.3 multiliner, V000,15
Other materials: PTI guidelines striped paper (purples with cream) , PTI new leaf (green) damask pattern pack, Hero Arts azure (dark blue) card stock,  PTI autumn rose (pink) and new leaf card stock, Paper Source curry (gold) card stock; colored pencils in white, gold, and dark green; 1/4" Fiskars heart punch, EK Success 5/8" circle punch for candle tops, My Favorite Things fresh cut grass die (used scrap side from die cut)

Monday, December 24 - Christmas Eve:
Word: Glory
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, BG10, G07, E09
Other materials: Red DMC embroidery floss, PTI cardstock - silver shimmer (star) and ripe avocado (leaves), PTI tiny tags die (star), Poppystamps meadow leaf die

Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Day:
No words today
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, BV04, custom color B2000, B21, BG53,70,72, Y26, RV32, R00, E000,00,04,21,23,41,71,81,84

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