Thursday, July 25, 2013

Birdie Bear Hug


This image is from the set Honey Bear Birdie by Doodle Pantry. I have been dying to use this image for a while and finally made it. Isn't this birdie in a bear suit too adorable for words? I think so. Okay, so on to how I made it. I printed the image onto white card stock and colored it with Copic markers (bear suit - E33, E35, E37; birdie and bees - Y12, Y14, Y16; I'm sorry I can't remember the other colors). To get the texture on the bear suit, I cut a piece of a terry washcloth and balled it up in my fingers. Using the blender ink refill, I put 2 drops on the cloth and dabbed the suit, making sure I didn't get the bird's face. The shape was cut out using my Silhouette and then I enlarged it a little bit for the black layer behind it. I printed the sentiment, also from the Honey Bear Birdie set, onto white card stock and distressed the edges with So Saffron ink. This was layered onto black card stock and then a white card stock base.

The honeycomb was made using a silver shimmer sheet by Elizabeth Crafts. I used Stampin' Up!'s honeycomb embossing folder to get the embossed effect. I then cut out all the yellow honeycombs on my Silhouette (3/4"). I distressed all of the pieces using So Saffron ink and glued them onto the shimmer sheet. I then cut away the parts that I didn't want. I placed the honeycomb on an angle and popped the image up on top of it. Added a little yellow bling to finish it off.

If you haven't been to Doodle Pantry yet, you need to go there. Laurie has a lot of amazing digital stamps to choose from. There are also quite a bit of them that are free or free with purchase.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:




26 comments:

  1. What a cute Birdie Bear and what a great idea to use the cloth for the texture. Must remember that! Great card Susan.

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  2. Sweet card. Thanks for sharing the details and for playing along with our FOSTV challenge.

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  3. How adorable is this?! What a precious image, and I love the hexagons and your yellow/smoky edges too! Thanks for playing along with us over at A.R.T for our "Anything Goes" challenge! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

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  4. I love it Susan! Didn't even notice a birdie was in there until I read your post LOL!!!! SO cute!!!

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  5. Great image, love the colouring, thank you for joining in at happy campers, Pauline x

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  6. Hi Susan! I apologize right up front cuz I'm gonna ramble a bit. I absolutely LOVE your card and enjoyed browsing through your blog. You have some really cute art here, Susan. I would truly just LOVE to have you share your art and your talent by linking your sweet art to our weekly challenges at Word Art Wednesday. We're always Anything Goes(family friendly) and I know your art would be SO perfect and really do hope you will share with us. SO many cute things here, girl! I warmly welcome you. Here is the link to our weekly challenge blog, and by the way.....we have AWESOME sponsors and great prizes here:
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

    This card could also be shared in our SUMMER THEME CHALLENGE at V's Sweet Ideas here:
    www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com

    Lastly, I just became your newest blog follower. I did this because I honestly think your art is just TOO STINKING ADORABLE, and I'm looking forward to visiting again to see what you're creating so I wanted to follow you. I would REALLY REALLY LOVE to have you also stop by and follow my blog in return. I just LOVE getting new followers, and I hope that you will find some inspiration on my little blog. Here is my blog address and I really hope you will stop by to follow me. Here is the link:
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

    Like I said, sorry for rambling but I had a lot to say. But all of it was heart-felt and I hope you will follow through. It means a lot to me to have new followers and to have talented fun artists share their art in our challenges and I do hope to see you soon.

    Blessings & Hugs,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - weekly challenge blog
    www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com - monthly challenge blog
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com - my personal blog

    Blessings & Hugs

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    1. I am SO grateful that you've chosen to play along with us in these challenges. It means so much to me and I really do hope that you will continue to join us and share your darling cards with us.
      God bless you and give you a wonderful week!
      Karen
      Word Art Wednesday
      V's Sweet Ideas

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  7. I just love your design and wonderful coloring of the sweet image, Susan! Really fun and beautifully done!

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  8. Cute, cute, cute!!! Thanks for sharing all the details. ALL of your cards are amazing.

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  9. Susan, this is adorable! The honeycomb in the background is perfect. I love the little flowers. Awesome sentiment to boot. Perfect card!

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  10. Susan - so very adorable - those hexagons hit the spot on this card!!

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  11. Another great image from Doodle Pantry! Thanks for getting me to enter the challenge -- I won! You have a magic touch you passed along...thank you!

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  12. Love Love and I don't think I have that one...of my....now on my wishlist

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  13. You have made a great card. Love the honeycomb, bees and birdbear.
    Thank you so much for posting your beautiful project with us this week, at “Word Art Wednesday”.
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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  14. Such a cute card - just lovely - great honeycomb and I am a bee fan! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV Good Luck in the draw ~ Gail DT

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  15. Very cute card Susan! Lovely image and beautiful colored.
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  16. This is very cute! Love the image and sentiment! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

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  17. Commented on this over at Outlawz, Susan, but want to say again how much I love the way you used the hexagons as honeycomb. Brilliantly creative! :-D

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  18. Very cute card and so nicely colored! Love the Honeycombs! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
    Carolyn, DT

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  19. Such a wonderful card and so cute. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

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  20. What a cute card - and this image is just so cute - love the hexagon theme you used too, (love SU embossing folders).

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  21. Great card Susan, love the bear! Thanks for playing along at Little Miss Muffet x

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  22. Sweet card and what an adorable bear-suited bird? :) Thanks for joining us at CASE study this week!

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  23. Oh how cute! Thanks for joining us for the A.R.T. challenge this week!

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  24. Fabulous card, love the honey comb background and the hexagon shape of the image frame. Wonderful designing!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  25. Oh how sweet! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

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