Thursday, November 4, 2010

A new Bellarific Friday and I DO have a card!

Sorry to all you die hard card makers for my art journalling post on Wednesday, but sometimes a girl just has to branch out and try other things! I have SO many interests the list is daunting. If I had more free time on my hands the first thing I would do is use my beloved Bernina to sew more than paper and finish the THREE unfinished quilts in my house and the westie cross stitch pin cushion I started many years ago. Oh...and don't get me started on the vast quantities of wool in my basket when I was on my knitted hat kick, or the unfinished afgan that I started to crochet! Or the fabric that has been sitting in my drawer for two years that is intended to make a blind for my kitchen window. I'm not going to go on, but let me say, this is NOT the end of the list!

Alright, I'll get back on track! Our challenge this week was the brainstorm of the amazing Kim Teasdale and she challenged us to use 1 image, 2 designer papers and 3 embellishments and I used Stamping Bella's THEO gives a prezzie.


Isn't he cute? I used losts and lots of dots with my copic markers to get that fluffy look going on. He reminds me of the GUND teddies that the boys had as infants. These are the colours I used:
E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 55
E50, 51, 53, G12, 24, 82. 85
R20, 22, 24, E07, 09, C00, 1

Shading around the image was done with Ginger Root and Beige Sienna pencils and the grounding with French Grey 30, 50 and 70.

Now here is how my 1-2-3 came in:
1 image - Theo
2 designer papers - from Memory box
3 embellishments - glitter, making memories holly leaf and brads, and look real close cause there is liquid pearls on the holly on the bear

Get ready cause our challenge next week is a Christmas or Holiday card! Seriously folks, can it get any easier than this, especially with Christmas just around the corner! A good excuse to get another one done and in your stash!

Till next time....and it WILL be a card!

Linda.

oh ya...fyi...my post is early because i accidentally hit the wrong key!

16 comments:

Rosanne said...

Cute card!

Rene' Sharp said...

Wow, your card is just simply stunning. CUTE with a capital C!!

Linda Carson said...

Oh lovely texture on the bear! Amazing coloring!

Meahni said...

This is so purty Linda. Love your embellishment! Very clever.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Great card....I have been in toronto most of the week on training....today my hubby is taking me to stamping bellas. Whootwhoot.....never been and very excited to finally get to shop in person

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Great card....I have been in toronto most of the week on training....today my hubby is taking me to stamping bellas. Whootwhoot.....never been and very excited to finally get to shop in person

Cindy H. said...

Love this gorgeous card!! Such a cute teddy and your coloring always amazes me :) tfs

Louise Charlton said...

Love your card Linda. The bear is so cute.. Love the way you did the fur with the polka dots.

As for your list, boy do I understand what you mean - the unfinished Christmas quilt, the beautiful "fancy cups" cross stitch wall hanging to be assembled, the decorative painting almost finished pieces and all the scrapbook pages waitiing to be done... I love my stamps and my cards, but sometimes I wish I had time to "diversify"- so I truly understand what you are talking about! I used to work on stuff after everyone else went to bed, now I don't have the energy... Oh well card making is a great hobby, even if sometimes I feel I don't have much to show for all my time and efforts once the cards are given...

Sorry for the long personal comment, but your post touched a familiar nerve...

Ebru - (April) said...

I love this card Linda, absolutely beautiful.

Jeanette said...

Love the card, and I do understand about the to do list. As crafters, most of us tend to try out or love many different art forms-I love to sew and quilt as well. If only we didn't need to sleep......

Riet said...

So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Wendy said...

Card is fantastic, let's just get that out of the way!!! The rest..I am so the same. Thought I would start actually sewing clothes, have patterns and material...not touched!! Embroidery, have a 3/4 Xmas table runner to finish....10 years old. Material to make a quilt and matching pillows...havent taken it out of the bad!!!

Robin McK said...

Linda!!!
Wow, Theo is looking DASHING in this card! I love the rich colour of the pressie! TFS

louise said...

Love your card, so cute
Lopuise xx

Karen said...

Great card! I loved your list of unfinished projects. It was as if you were taking inventory in my house. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

paulatracy said...

Now he is freaking ADORABLE! How do you do it??? I LOVE the holly too.

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