Friday, January 8, 2010
Beary Big Hugs for Friday Sketchers 84
Happy Friday everyone and thank you so much for dropping by! If my coloring looks a little bit jerky today it's because we have had single digit weather and I have had NO heating system for a week...so I have been close at home running the gas fireplace and everything else I could find that makes heat...lol..They are supposed to put in a new heating system tomorrow so PLEASE keep your fingers crossed for me!!!
Today is the first Friday Sketchers posting of the New Year so we hope you will come over and join us this week. We are being hosted this week by the unbelievably talented and creative Claudia who has designed for us quite a challenging sketch.
I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI and the DP is from the BG Sugar Rush collection and PTI dots. All panels are machine stitched and I used the very darling Beary Big Hugs from the Sweet Things Collection over at the Belles 'n Whistles shop. The image was colored with Copics and placed on Nesties for the centerpiece of the front. I used a wide satin heart ribbon for the horizontal and the bottom flower treatment is merely red tulle, red cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts, and a couple of heart pins from Crafty Feeling. I also added a small clay bear in the upper corner.
The inside of the card uses the same DP and matting as the front...on the first panel I used another horizontal of the wide ribbon and added 2 glitter hearts. On the second panel I added LOVE in resin buttons and a small heart charm with tiny bow.
AND because this image of Belle and Teddy was so much fun to color, I decorated a small canister to coordinate and filled it with chocolate truffles for some lucky person! Just leave a comment before noon EST on Monday, January 11 and it could be yours!!
Please check out all the sample cards posted by the Design team, and hopefully you will play along and post your own creation on the Friday Sketcher blog where you will find that Sunshine's Stamps is sponsoring a very nice prize this week!
CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren for winning my little surprise during the Friday Sketchers Christmas Day Blog Hop. Lauren, please contact me before Monday, January 11 at noon EST so that I can get your prize out to you right away!!
Thank you so much for your visit and I hope you will return real soon!! I hope that you have started what will be a most magnificent New Year for YOU!! Hugs!!