Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Just Cute Bears Challenge

Made this card for Just Cute Bears Challenge which is "Christmas in July". Also found a new (new to me)  challenge blog...Pixie Cottage and combined it with JCBC card. They have a sketch challenge this week with an added option "Triple Play" which means use something on your project 3 times! That means 3 flowers, 3 designer papers, 3 ribbons, 3 embossing folders, 3 buttons, anything as long as it's a trio!
I was going to do just the sketch without the option but then I added 3 Boxes of patterned pattern cutouts in the corner so that's my "Triple Play".
Used the Bear Stamped from LOTV on white CS that I colored with pencils and OMS, added stickles to the hat, colored gifts with markers, and then sponged the background with distress ink. Love how the coloring came out. Placed this on a mat of distressed paper. Used a background of pattern paper, added a ribbon, and attached to a solid base card that I distressed edges with the ink. Had a hard time deciding on the ribbon...first thought was to use solid but then decided the dotted ribbon picked up the dots and colors in the paper so went that direction. Finally I cut 3 box designs from the patterned paper and attached with pop up dots.
Stamp Image: Lili of the Valley " Presents for 2"
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Red Mahogony:
Papers: Basic Grey Patterns from "Figgy Pudding"
            Textured  Solid Green Unknown
Ribbon: We R Memory Keepers

Challenges:
Just Cute Bears Challenge: Christmas in July
The Pixie Cottage: Sketch and Triple Play
Cute Cards Thursday:  Make Christmas Card

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just gorgous,love your take on the sketch,wonderful papers,too bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Patti said...

I think I love your bears as much as you do! So dang cute!

redwasher1 said...

Theresa this is so cute!! Gorgeous coloring too!

Julie said...

Very cute card. Wonderful coloring, and I love the embellishments.

Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday! Good Luck!

Julie

Sharon Keanly said...

This is just FABULOUS Theresa. Love the rich colours of your DP and that image is so beautifully coloured. Well done! hugs Sharon

Kat said...

This is gorgeous. Love these LOTV images and this one is really sweet. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears this week.

Kat x

Annie said...

a fabulous festive card! thanks for joining in with us at CCT and at Just Cute Bears.
hugs, annie x

Helen said...

This is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears!
Helen x

Tanya Rudd said...

How fabulous! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage.
Hugs
Tanya

Sarah said...

Such a cute card!

Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.

xx :0)

Heidi said...

this is an adorable card!

Denise @ kc242 said...
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Denise @ kc242 said...

Ahhhh, what an adorable little guy! Love your color selections and design are just perfect. Thanks so much for joining the Pixie Cottage this week!
Denise
Pixie Cottage DT