Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Have a Sweet Day!


Hi everyone.  Here's my Design Team card for the latest Addicted to Stamps & More challenge - Sketch #5.  Here's the sketch for today's challenge:





Prize:  7 digital images 
 (please follow the rules of the challenge to be eligible to win)




Today's sponsor is Bugaboo stamps and I just love working with their sweet images ... and I think this is the sweetest of all! :)  This teddy bear is all dressed up with her most beautiful hat ... and I imagine that she's on her way to a tea party! :)  Just love pink and green together ... so fresh and spring-like.  Hope you like.

Here's another picture from a different angle so you can see more detail of the rolled rose:





Stamps:  Teddy Rose Hat (Bugaboo); Sweet Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery polka-dot DP (SU!)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Mambo Melon, Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Square and circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), Leaves die (My Favorite Things), Polka-dot embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!), Stamp-a-ma-jig, blender pen, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals


The teddy bear is paper pieced, using several layers for added dimension.  I sponged around all the pieces to give them more depth and interest and then glued them on top of each other.  For the roses on the hat, I used Pretty in Pink cardstock, and then added more color with Mambo Melon ink and a blender pen.

The rolled rose is a circle cut from Pretty in Pink cardstock that was run through with the polka-dot embossing folder.  Tip:  when making rolled roses, it's a good idea to use patterned paper as it's lighter weight and easier to roll and shape, but if you want to use cardstock (as I did here), embossing it first softens the paper and makes it easier to roll.  After cutting a spiral into the circle, I sponged all the edges with Mambo Melon ink before rolling and gluing.

The front panel of the card with the square cut-out is popped up for more dimensional, as is the Teddy Bear.

Here's a close-up picture of the teddy bear.  Isn't she sweet??!!





I hope I have inspired you to join us for this fun challenge.  Check out the other fabulous creations by the Design Team at ATS&M!



24 comments:

  1. This card is just so sweet. I loved it. And I love the little bear's hat.

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  2. This is adorable! Beautiful card.

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  3. Awwww, what a sweet bear. Such a cute card!!

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  4. Such a cute little bear and a gorgeous colour comination...a beautiful card Loll.

    Anne

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  5. Really really really sweet! I love all the detailing you've done -the paper piecing, the rose, the window where he is sitting at... And the paper. :) Great card!!

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  6. Beautiful card Loll, love the paper piecing and the great layout!
    Val x

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  7. Hi Loll! This is just gorgeous! I love your paper piecing - something I have to take more time to practice. That rose is just divine xx

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  8. Gorgeous card Loll and such a cute image. Love the colour combo you've used.

    Karen xxx

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  9. OMG Lol that bear is to sweet for words...
    I love pink and green so feminine. Thanks for the tips. I think I will try a spiral rose. I just had to get that Teddy Rose Hat digi...too cute.

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  10. Oh Loll...your teddy is so sweet and has the pretties hat. I love your coloring and your rolled rose too.
    Hugs to my very sweet friend :-)

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  11. Oh Loll...your teddy is so sweet and has the pretties hat. I love your coloring and your rolled rose too.
    Hugs to my very sweet friend :-)

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  12. the sweetest, most charming character and card Loll! A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!

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  13. She is sweet, Lolly, and adorable! (She definitely has a head for a hat!) Well done!!

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  14. What a pretty teddy - beautiful papers Loll - Jacqueline xx

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  15. Your bear is sooo cute and beautifully coloured, Loll! I love the papers you have used. Sue x

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  16. Hi Loll. Hope all is well. This little bear is so cute. Wonderful card. Love the colour combo and the little rose.
    Crafty hugs, Florence x

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  17. I am so in love with this gorgeous card and that sweet bear:) Bears are my favourite things! Your colour combo is beautiful too - hugs xx

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  18. That little bear is sooooo cute!

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  19. This is adorable! I love how your flower embellishment matches your stamped image so perfectly.

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  20. WOW! This is paper piecing perfection! I love the colors and those gorgeous little roses and the way this image is framed looks adorable!!

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  21. Hi Loll - this is another work of art from you. The dimension you were able to get with the paper piecing and sponging is just terrific. I love the colors you've used too - it's all so wonderful!

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  22. She is adorable, Loll! Love the hat and flower too! Thanks for the tip on embossing rolled roses. One of these days I'm going to try to make one.

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  23. What a beauty Loll! I love the rolled flower - and that's a great tip for card stock flowers! Vicky

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  24. Teddy is so cute and I love his hat! x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)