Monday, December 10, 2012

Teddy Bear Parade

Hi, When I received the Cricut cartridge “Teddy Bear Parade” from Scrappy-Go-Lucky, I had so much fun playing with it. I believe you’re never too old to love a teddy, and this cartridge makes it easy to match any occasion - even Christmas or Halloween. Rather than do just one or two bears and put them on cards, I decided to make my own Teddy Bear Parade

I started by cutting all the pieces for each bear. I didn’t worry too much about colours, and used my Copics or Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create the colours and effects I was looking for. I then inked all the bears in a slightly darker colour with a course sponge to get a fluffy look, and Glossy Accents was applied to all eyes and noses.

Meet Scarlett (from Gone With the Wind) … Distress Inks were used on these flowers, with Mint Green Liquid Pearls used in the centres. The bows were cut twice, and the umbrella three times for extra dimension, and a piece of canvas was inked up and applied to add the texture to the underside of the hat. Perfect Pearls Mist in Pearl was used on parts of the dress for a gossamer effect (unfortunately this doesn’t really show in the photo).

This is Paige – Scarlett’s daughter. She was created using some cuts from the Tourist Bear. The jeans were inked with Distress Ink for a rich dark blue. Copics were used to achieve the light to dark pink shirt, before adding some swirls in pretty pink glitter.

Rockstar!! … The Metallic Paint Dabber in pearl was used for the guitar front, then Glossy Accents added to the rest of the guitar after colouring the remainder with Dusty Concord Distrss Ink for the deep purple colour. I used the Spica Glitter Pens for the guitar strings, definition on the bow, and to colour her belt. Of course a glittery microphone is a must.

Broncos Footy Bear … Was created using some parts from the Football Bear.

Fisherbear … The white Molotow All4One marker was used to make the white lures really white, then plenty of Glossy Accents for the lures, floats and fishing rod.

Harry Potter … Was created by combining parts from the Graduate bear and the Witch. Of course he is wearing Gryffindor colours (for those who know the books), and the hat was misted with water and crumpled for the old worn look.

Plenty of layers were cut for the straw of the broom. I added extra cuts to these, then coloured them with the gold Metallic Paint Dabber.

Photography Bear … Was created using parts of the Tourist Bear. Plenty of layers for the camera, with white Enamel Accents used for the camera lens.

His n Hers Army Bears … Created using a mix from the the Leprechaun Bear and Tourist Bear. The camera cut was covered in Glossy Accents and folded in half before attaching as a water bottle.

I’m sure you’ll have as much fun playing with “Teddy Bear Parade” as I have. The mix and match possibilities are endless.

Till next time … Tereesa

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Party Girl

Hi. I'm back this week to show you another birthday card - this time for a special friend, Tracey.

The stamp has been coloured using Stampin' Up Watercolour Crayons. The skirt was originally quite slim so I masked it and stamped the skirt section 6 times before colouring.

The flowers are Cheery Lynn Dies - Roses in miniature, medium and large. There's about 10-12 layers in each flower all spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist in Pearl - the large one finished off with a beautiful vintage crystal brad.

I've added Ranger Crackle Accents to the champagne flute, silver stickles all over her skirt (but unfortunately this doesn't show in the photo), and some extra bling to finish off.

I was thrilled to learn that my project Feminine Charms won the challenges at CopicOz and AH Designs. Thank you.

I've been having a bit of trouble with MailChimp sending out multiple emails. I'm sorry, and am hopeful that this won't happen again.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Till next time - Tereesa :-)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cherish Card

Hi, It was my beautiful Grandmother's 91st Birthday this week, and I thought this gorgeous vintage image may bring back some lovely memories for her.

To achieve this 'spotlight' technique - after colouring certain parts of the image with Distress Inks in Milled Lavender and Squeezed Lemonade, I cut an oval from the centre, backed it with a slightly larger oval, then realigned and attached. Mandy at Scrappy-Go-Lucky has a great range of these Vintage Images by Pion Designs. This one is from "Little Sweeties" - You can check them all out here.

Just a quick post from me tonight. It's late and I have a busy day tomorrow.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Enjoy your week, Tereesa :-)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Feminine Charms

Hi Everyone, Well, it's really been a long leave of absence for me from my blog, but I'm happy to be back. I've been kept busy taking care of things with Alyssa, but am hoping to post regularly again. I've still been creating projects for Scrappy-Go-Lucky, so head over there if you've missed anything.
I had a spare hook on my bedroom wall, and used the gorgeous Feminine Charms stamp set by Flourishes to create this canvas.

The frame is Cheery Lynn die Enchanted Forest (cut in half diagonally) ...

A double layer of crocheted edging makes a soft frame. The dark layer was not quite the right colour, so I used my Copics to change it.

The new Mirrored Sheets by Tim Holtz - it's like a real mirror as you can see from my camera's reflection.

How cool are these flowers ...

Paper flowers dipped in UTEE using the Ranger Melting Pot come out looking like porcelain flowers.

I hope you've all enjoyed my first project back.
I'm entering it in the following challenges:
CopicOz Think Pink Challenge - create a pink project using Copics
AH Designs Colour Challenge with a Twist - create using colour combo incorporating burlap
The Shabby Tea Room Vintage Charm Challenge - create using colour combo, flower and a charm

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Enjoy your weekend, Tereesa :-)