Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Twofer Challenge #15

Hi everyone.  Time for a new Twofer Card Challenge.  We are already at #15 ... it's been loads of fun!  The challenge is ...


Please follow the rules below and the prompt above and then add your cards to the gallery.  Make sure to take one picture with both cards to share on the link to the gallery.


I used to go down to Stanley Park Zoo quite a bit when I was younger.  We always stopped to see the Polar Bears.  They were huge, magnificent animals.  The ones on my cards are a little tamer. :)

After watercolouring my bears and their red scarf for a Love card, I decided I wanted to back it with some pretty patterned paper.  I love this swirly paper that I've had for years.  The red scarf was lost in the image.  I took a silver pen and oulined it ... hopefully giving it some presence.  You gotta' love that it's tied in a heart! :)


My second card is for Christmas.  I stenciled stars in the background with iridescent glitter paste ... you can just see a small glimpse in the photo, but it's so much prettier in real life.  I cut the image and background (made with my new Lindy magical sprays) using a partial circle die ... almost looks like the top of a snow globe.  I added more stenciling on the blue background - falling snow done with snowflake paste which had a little glitter included.


We have Susan (Cardmaker's Garret) joining us this month are our Guest Designer.  Welcome Susan!

Please check out the challenge blog to see the amazing Zoo Animal cards from our Designers and special Guest Designer, Susan.  Then come join us!







Stamps: nose to nose (Penny Black);
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White (Neenah 110 lb.); Patterned red paper (unknown)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Gathered Twigs, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Broken China (Tim Holtz).
Accessories & Tools:  clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, silver metallic pen, partial circle die (AliExpress), Stars stencil (Ali Express), Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp), iridescent embossing powder, white embossing paste

Challenges:
Twofer Card Challenge #15 - Zoo Animals


33 comments:

Jeanne said...

Both cards are adorable. What a sweet image. I really like the pattern paper on the red card and the colors on each. Thanks for sharing, Loll!

Leslie Miller said...

Just look at the sweetness, sigh... You've made a pair of pretty cards with this pair of darling critters, Loll. On the first card they appear love struck, sitting in their snowy landscape with the beautiful swirly red sky behind them. On the second card they look somewhat surprised to find themselves nose to nose with their scarves entangled. Both adorable, clean, and lovely!

Jacquie Southas said...

What a pretty pair of cards, Loll The swirly patterned paper makes a terrific background but my eye is really drawn to the blues and shimmer in the second version.

Darnell said...

What a romantic image of those two nose-kissing polar bears! You have really showcased them brilliantly, Lolly! I love the pp you chose for the background of your Love card and great idea to outline the scarf in silver! I also love that little heart carved in the snow! And your Christmas card is gorgeous in that bright blue and lime green! The embossed texture on the card and your snowy sky is amazing! And it totally looks like a snow globe top!! Hugs, Dolly

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! Both a delight.
Faith

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful designs for this cute kissing panda couple Loll! So pretty in the red love card and the snowy sky winter card - just notice the glistening stars behind the flat bottom circle!1 almost missed that detail! xx

Patti said...

Beautiful and I think your second card looks like a snow globe too!! These are darling cards to highlight this sweet set.

Jeanne H said...

Absolutely adorable cars!! Love 'em.

Ina G said...

Two too cute images here Loll. Love the backgrounds on both and what a difference you have made here for the Twofer Challenge.

Barb Ghig said...

Adorable cards, Loll! I love your backgrounds and how you outlined the scarf with your silver pen...great way to make it pop! Love your snowglobe shaped panel on your Christmas card, too...so cute!

Nstiz said...

Adorable image and impeccable coloring, Loll! I love how you used this stamp for two very different occasions. These also look so fun to do and both backgrounds work so well with the image.

Bonnie said...

Your polar bears are adorable, Loll! The silver along the edges of the scarves did the trick! A sweet love you card! Love the Christmas card with the snowy background and their pretty green scarves! It does look like a snow globe!

Christine Alexander said...

so cute Loll, wonderful colouring and love the texture of the snow :)

Happy Dance said...

Polar bears are magnificent, truly! I could watch them playing for hours given the chance. Yours are adorable. Love the nose kisses and the heart scarf they're sharing! And I do believe I have a couple sheets of that same paper in my stash as well - couldn't put it in the little girls craft box just yet; I still like it! And your Christmas card...The glittery snow falling inside and outside that circle looks fabulous! And those bears are still adorable! What a sweet card! They both are!! Sending hugs your way. Bev

Susan said...

Those are the most adorable little bears! And they work perfectly for both Christmas and Valentine's Day. Love the starry snowy background for the Christmas one. And beautiful dp for the other one.

Quillish said...

Adorable cards Loll, love the play with the bgs.. I hope I have time to play along.

nwilliams6 said...

Adorable image, Loll. The bgs make it look even better - I love how you did them. Fab ideas. Hugz

Momo said...

Sooo cuuuuute. Love it!
Greetings from Momo

Bobby said...

Oh so cute, Loll. The second one does look like a snow globe.

Kara Lynne said...

Those polar bears are so sweet with their little noses together and their scarves entwined in a heart! Your details are spectacular! I love how you enhanced the scarf with the silver border, and the sparkle is evident on your wintery snow globe card (looks like my yard right now). When I was little, we lived near the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago. I loved our massive polar bears!

Carol L said...

These are both so sweet in both colors! Love those adorable little bears!

Marcia Hill said...

Both cards are so sweet Loll! The image you used is just ADORABLE, and I love the bears in the LOVE card with the patterned paper background (and great way to make the scarf stand out!). Your Christmas card is just as sweet and I'm loving your snowy background with the sparkly paste snowflakes...in fact I like your snowflakes much better than the ones that were covering the ground when I woke up this morning!! Yuck! I thought it was Spring! But anyway, two absolutely cute, CUTE cards!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

both such adorable card...love them and the colours you used are great.
xx Karen

Trina P. said...

Oh these smooching bears are so cute, Loll. Clever of you to use bold contrasting colours to distinguish between them immediately. Love them. xx

Linda said...

These are just adorable, I don't know which one is my favourite. I love the icy blue version with the touch of glitter, and the red one looks fab with the patterned paper. Another fun challenge xx

Brenda said...

Awww, what adorable Twofers Loll!!!! I love those polar bears, they are just so dang cute! They little scarfs tied together in a heart is just too precious! I love them on a love card and I love them on a Christmas card! Both are super! Hugs, Brenda

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling bear duo, Loll - I can see why you'd choose it! Just love both cards but especially the love one - great paper behind your bears and, you're right, the silver outline to the scarf added the perfect touch!!

Anita in France said...

These two little sweeties are just adorable, Loll! The popped up, silver edged scarf on your first card really does stand out ... and emphasises the loving sentiment beautifully! Your snowglobe polar bears are a delight ... the starry shimmer and tumbling snow add such a lovely touch of Christmas magic to this softly coloured pair! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

I love how you've used those adorable polar bears in two completely different ways and yes I love the scarf tied in a heart....Loving the Lindy sprays and how you used the stencil with the paste. Super cute cards, both of them x

BożenA said...

Loll, I let myself be seduced by the impression that the heads of teddy bears are placed on the distance foam. Such perfect use of shadows in your image! You have used this stamp so creatively to make your cards. A great fun entrance to Darnell.
BożenA xoxo

TK said...

Sweet cards! Love the bear image, the scarf and the sweet little kiss they're sharing! Great use two ways!

Pat said...

Your Twofers are fabulous Loll, it's cute bears for all seasons with the wintry ones with the lovely blue sky and falling snow, and then the anniversary version with the pretty red dp background, both beautifully coloured and love the partial circle shape to back one and the rectangle for the other and a great design with the bottom half used for the heart and sentiment. x

Marlena M. said...

Aw what a sweet set of cards! This image is the cutest!!! Love the vibrant colors you've chosen~