Sunday, 22 May 2011

Pile It On! Challenge - Beary Good Friends

This week's Pile It On!Challenge is:

'Beary Good Friends'
(In other words, we'd like to see at least one bear on your projects)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Fairy:


I have quite a few bear stamps in my collection, and decided to ink up this adorable Lili of the Bear called 'Deckchair Dreaming', as I hadn't used him in a while...I love the way he looks like he's having a 'post picnic' snooze! I coloured him using watercolour pencils to match the blues and greens of the BasicGrey papers I wanted to use...from the 'Kioshi' and 'Offbeat' pads. I distressed all of the edges using my scissors (I can't find my distressing tool...eeeeek!...so if anyone sees it let me know!), then added faux stitching around the edges of the papers using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. Oh, just in case anyone's interested, the 'kraft' card blank is by Papermania...it's a little darker than the Bazzill 'kraft' I used to mat the image on to, but inking the edges helps to disguise that!


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For more inspriation from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the Pile It On! Challenge.

22 comments:

Claire x said...

Aww this is gorgeous Helen, I especially love the distressed look with the papers. Thanks for playing along this week with Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Claire x

Dawn Easton said...

oh my goodness! How cute is this?! I love that sweet image! Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop!

DesignerDiva said...

This is gorgeous Helen, image and colour combo!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie for Pauline's Teddy Bears Picnic
Hugs Laurie x

Lisa Jane said...

oh he looks chillaxed.. love the soft muted colours and the distressing
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Vicky said...

Adorable Helen...such a cutie hun!

have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

Curlybear said...

Wow Helen this is so very pretty, beautiful colour theme and design, and fabulous colouring and the image is simply adorable,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Helen, what a fantastic card. I love the image and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jennipher Lowery said...

Love your take on the sweet stop sketch. And your bear is adorable. Thanks for playing along with us.

Debbie said...

Very nice, love the squares and the distressed look. Thank you for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week. Debbiexx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Helen. Love the distressing and the papers are lovely. Love that bear relaxing in his deckchair.

Kat xx

Pauline C said...

Aww helen love it! I have this stamp and shame on me, have never inked it .. was thinking of dusting it off though for one or two of these "summery" challenges :-)
pauline x

Mags said...

Oh, yes, I love that LotV bear! He looks so peaceful! Your colours and papers look so good together - lovely card!

luv, Mags x

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thank for joining us at Truly scrumptious

Samantha said...

Gorgeous! :)

carol said...

aaah this is adorable!! thanks for sharing your fab card with us at Crafty catz x carol

Nina said...

Wooaaw, so cute ♥ Great DP and a wonderful motiv!

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
Hugs, Nina.

Mandy said...

Such a wonderful card,lovely layout and image. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is absolutely adorable!! Too cute and I love the distressing.

Rica said...

A fabulous mix of papers Helen, your distressing is brilliant and your image adorable. I love the CAS look of this!!

So glad you could join us at Basic Grey,
hugs
Heather xx

Abi said...

Super super cute! Gorgeous image & love the colours you've used. Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Leonie said...

Fabulous colour blocking and a super cute LOTV bear. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs Leonie