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:

Mike(2) said...

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

Becky said...

This is adorable! Beautiful card.

Gita said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Nonni said...

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!!

Valerie said...

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

Kylie said...

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

Karen B said...

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

Karen xxx

Carole said...

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.

nancy littrell said...

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 :-)

nancy littrell said...

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 :-)

Anonymous said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Jacqueline said...

What a pretty teddy - beautiful papers Loll - Jacqueline xx

Sue said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

karen m said...

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

Brandi said...

That little bear is sooooo cute!

Staying Crafty said...

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

Carol L said...

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

Danielle Vincent said...

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!

Bonnie said...

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.

Vicky Hayes said...

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

Aileen said...

Teddy is so cute and I love his hat! x