Monday, January 06, 2014

Miss You ~ CYP Challenge 195

Happy Snowy least where we live! I hope you are all safe and snug at home and have a snow day today. There's a new challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. The theme is Fancy Borders/Edges and our wonderful sponsor is Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet. I chose to play with the adorable Ballerina Bear from Beary Dust...she's so cute! I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils using my short choppy stroke technique for her fur. BB was then fussy cut, matted with black cardstock, and fussy cut again before being popped up on foam tape.

The doily behind her was also matted in black and fussy cut to help it stand out against the background. The papers come from Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary paper pack. The borders were all cut with MFT dies from the patterned paper and from black. The black was then offset behind the patterned paper to create a shadow as well as greater contrast with the white card base. Black ribbon was used to separate the two patterned papers and two tiny white threaded buttons were adhered to the upper right corner.

The sentiment was created from white glittery stickers placed on an oval cut with a Spellbinders die. White stitching and two tiny white brads gave the oval more impact. Like the doily and BB, it was popped up on foam tape for dimension.

Thanks for joining BB and me today. We always appreciate your fine company. If you get a chance, pop over to the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the wonderful creations from my DT teamies...such a talented bunch. I'm hoping you'll join us for this fun Fancy Borders/Edges challenge...see you there.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #53 Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle ~ #66 Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time ~ #194 Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish ~ #193 Use a Digi
The Squirrel and the Fox ~ #60 Anything Goes

Life is good; so is art.


Ingrid Mason said...

Wow Bonnie, I'm spoilt for choice here as I cannot decide what elements of this gorgeous card to say a few words about .... ok, top section first ... I absolutely love the mounting of your doily on the black card ..It creates a stunning background on which to pop beautiful Ballerina Bear and really emphasises the delicacy of the lacy doily. You do choose beautiful papers and the two here work so well together.

The border section is beautiful and so eye catching and you have given it such depth by using a shadow. Perfect for your sentiment which is as striking as every other element of this gorgeous card.

Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Words and Pictures said...

She's so cute, and the black outlining makes everything pop so brilliantly...

Stay warm - though I do envy you the snow a bit... we've still got awful rain and winds. Roll on springtime!
Alison xx

Planetsusie said...

Sorry Bonnie I thought this was a pre-coloured topper! Your colouring is amazing - especially the fur, wow this is good! I particularly like the touch of black on here, everything stands out soooo much. Such a lovely card.

Thank you for playing with us in the OSAAT challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT member

~ginny said...

I so love the way you do fur! It looks like it must take you forever to do. Delightful card as always Bonnie!

verybellemakes said...

Love the way you've coloured the fur, really works well. Thanks for joining the challenge at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

MagsB said...

Aww, what a cutie the little bear is in her pretty dress! Fantastic colouring, too, Bonnie, the fur looks so stokable! thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

Sherry said...

Beautiful coloring Thanxx for playing with us at Robyn's fetish this week good luck
Sherry @ Robyn's fetish Dt

Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie,
this little bear looks so sweet. I like the fussy cut with the black paper.
xxx Michelle

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Bonnie...this card is just darling. I love the image and the contrast of colours. Very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


Love crafts forever said...

Very lovely card. Thank you so much for playing our challenges at One Stitch At A Time.
DT Nataliya

Anonymous said...

Bonnie,your colouring has been executed so beautifully.It looks as though you could just pick her up and give her a big hug!The black matting just lifts everything off the page.Totally adorable.
Lisa x