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Wednesday 30 January 2013

Birdie Brown Amigurumi Bear

Birdie Brown has a challenge this month to use this fabulous image Amigurumi Bear which she has kindly given away as a freebie. As the challenge ends on the last day of the month I am cutting it a bit fine to say the least…….

I do love working with Torico’s images and have a number of freebies that I obtained from her old blog and have loved using them. I like the cute little characters and the clean lines to the images.
I coloured this little cutie with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers adding lots of texture to the fur by blending colours and adding lighter colours to the ‘fur’ until I was happy with it. I kept to a red & black colour scheme as I knew I wanted to use the paper at the bottom of the card which is a wrapping paper from Paperchase. The red is flocked so it has a lovely soft texture. Take a Tip from me and if you have a Paperchase store or concession near you have a look at their papers. You get a massive sheet which is equivalent to 8 pieces of A4 paper and they are usually only a few pounds, fabtastic value for money compared to the average paper pad costs.

I have used sketch 3 from I [Heart} Sketches at Delightful Inspiration. If you don’t already do this new weekly sketch then do yourself a favour and pop over there. If you enter you get a $1 dollar voucher which is valid for 3 months to spend in the store at From The Heart. The great thing is that you can save them up and get some of Faith’s gorgeous images for free!! This is an absolute no brainer people so get in on it J

The Spotty and heart papers came from a Me To You pad that came free with a magazine, perfect small pattern to follow the sketch but give the focus to the image and the lovely paper on the bottom. Finally I used a sentiment from my stash but just added a think white border around it so the black didn’t get lost in the paper.

So this will be my final card for January. I cannot believe we are already one month into 2013, I’ve got a feeling it’s going to quickly again this year…..

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-

Card Size – 6” Square
Papers – Flocked heart wrapping paper from Paperchase, spotty & heart Me To You freebie from magazine
Sentiment – from Stash
Tools - Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, small ink pad
Techniques - Distressing

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Faith S. said...

Adorable! I love what you have done with the sketch, and that image is so cute! Awesome texture and shading in your coloring, too! Thanks for using my sketch!

Torico said...

Your coloring is fantastic!! And great take on the sketch. Thank you for joining this month's challenge at Birdie Brown!

Birdie Brown ~Torico

DIANA L. said...

Your card is adorable I love the image and the colors you used
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party

Jennifer said...

Love this fuzzy bear and how you used this sketch! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Love your latest three cards. They all look wonderful. 'SunBEEm' is so cheery and I love the penguin from Beccy's Place. Her designs are adorable. This one is a sweet one too. Hope you are having a great week and that your area is beginning to thaw.

Big Hugs,

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Mandy, what a gorgeous teddy bear card. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Imke said...

Sweet card and great take with the sketch. Thanks for joining us @ Delightful Inspiration {from the Heart}

Tamara said...

That's such a pretty card! Thank you for playing along with TSC!


Unknown said...

Another wonderful project Mandy! And awesome work with the sketch. Thank you so much for sharing this project at CDAC for the Seasonal Fun Challenge.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous design and great coloring, Mandy.

Thanks for playing at Avadares this month.

Blessing hugs,

Camille Short said...

I love that can be used for s many occasions!

Unknown said...

aw he's a cute little bear. thanks for playing along in the Mayzy Art challenge this time

Darlene Lyons said...

Love how you have coloured texture in your sweet little image! Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt!

judit said...

Beautiful card! Love the image by Torico. Many thanks for joining us at the A and T Emerald Faeries challenge. Hope you'll join us for the new challenge as well, the theme is Love. hugs, judit x

Jo Ann said...

Oh, what a sweet card with the cute bear image. Love it! Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt. God bless, always!


Spyder said...

he's so cute!! I missed him I think!

(sheeps poo? really!)

I usually try to add the freebie font link to all my posts if there is one! I got moaned at once...I found a freebie that another site was charging for! (and not cheap either!)


Dana Tatar said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Jules said...

Your card is great and the image is so very cute. Thank you for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo

Melina said...

This is cute! love the color combo. thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Unknown said...

Ohhh what a beautiful creation :-)
Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge :-)
Hugs from Karin

Pattie G said...

Another cute card. Thanks for joining us at CDAC Seasonal Fun Challenge.
Pattie ♥