Sunday, 25 July 2010

Just Cute Bears - Bear Necessities

Our theme for you this week at Just Cute Bears, is:

'Bear Necessites'
In other words, we'd like to see your 'Clean & Simple' creations.

I really love the clean & simple style, but I love my pretty papers too...and as a big fan of sketch challenges, I rarely make anything in that style myself. While I was paring everything down, I decided to be brave, and stamp my image ('Dream a Dream' by Penny Black) and sentiment (from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp) directly on to my card blank...I've never made a single layer card before! lol After watercolouring my image, I embossed along the top and bottom of the card using one of the Cuttlebug border folders from the 'Just my Type' set, then I added a touch of colour to the raised areas using chalks.

For more 'Clean & Simple' inspiration, check out the gorgeous creations by the rest of the Just Cute Bears girls.


Sonia said...

Fabby card Helen, this PB bear is so so sweet. Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sonia xx

Vanessa said...

Nice to see a plain card for a change. Love your colours. Glad it's not me sleeping in that tree I would fall out with all the tossing and turning I do!!!!
Hugs vanessa x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Helen, I really love the single layer style but I'm not brave enough to attempt it myself!
Hope you're well.

xx :0)

Kat said...

This is so pretty Helen. I love that sweet image and the embossing just finishes the card perfectly.

Kat xx

Cherie said...

Such a pretty card Helen, love the coloured embossing.
Hugs cherie

Riet said...

So beautiful card Helen.

Hugs Riet.x

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Helen,love the cute PB image and coloured perfectly too!....i loved the clean and simple challenge this week,not a style i usual do,but will be doing more from now quick to make.

Have a lovely week
Take care
San x

jenny said...

Love your CAS card Helen, such a sweet image and the embossing looks lovely x

Jenny xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Helen, beautiful colours and sweet bear.

MARY B said...

I love this, sometimes plain is more. Mary x

Fiona said...

I'm a great fan of CAS and love your card! Great stamp, great colouring and a brilliant touch to add the embossing (that's my favourite of all the CB borders).