Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring has sprung ATC ~ Craftitude Challenge #63

Well, the good news is that we are getting rain instead of the snow we got twice this week. No hint of flowers poking their noses out of the ground yet but at least I can see the ground...Bonus! It's time for a new challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. Our themes for Challenge #63 are Anything Goes OR Spring has sprung (spring or Easter images or colours). Our wonderful sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps & More. I chose to feature this adorable image called, Ms. Cutie Bear, colouring her with Prismacolor pencils. I used my fuzzy bear technique of layering tiny strokes for her fur and added white paint pen dots on her dress and the pink flowers. Ms. Cutie was fussy cut and then matted in black cardstock to allow her to stand out from the background. She was popped up on foam tape for dimension.

The background for this ATC was a scrap of DCWV's Collage Art paper matted on black cardstock with a faux stitched edge. Two little buttons, a dragonfly and a bee, were added to the garden scene. The word Spring was printed from the computer and matted in black. Simple design, letting Ms Cutie do all of the heavy lifting to make it work :)

Thanks for visiting today. If you get a chance, pop over to the Craftitude Challenges blog to see the awesome inspiration provided by the rest of the DT for the Anything Goes/Spring Has Sprung challenge. Hope you'll play along with us.

I am entering this ATC in the following challenges:
As You Like It ~ #25 Favourite Stitching (Faux because I can put it so close to the edge without going off)
Creative Knockouts ~ #33 Furry or Feathery Friends
Delightful Challenges ~ Bloom (include a flower)
digistamps4joy ~ #90 Easter or Spring
The Paper Shelter ~ #154 Spring is Here

Life is good; so is art.


Helen said...

This is so sweet. Love your colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts for our Furry/Feathered Friends Challenge.

Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Bonnie what a cute bear and card.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Tracy said...

Boy that black really makes all your colors pop. I like the texture you added to his fur. Wonderful Bonnie! Hugs!

Cards By MI said...

Great looking card. Fabby image. Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Shelter.
Love n hugs

Jackie C said...

Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
I just adore your classy style! Hugs, Jackie

ParkNSlide said...

You have a knack of using black or white to edge your focal point and make it stand out. Your fur technique is fabulous. Love the whimsical colors and what you do with a white pen to add dots and stitches to give it that signature BonnieBeth look.

Words and Pictures said...

Sorry to hear that spring is dragging its heels round your way... but it's bursting out of your ATC - gorgeous bright colours and that big teddy bear smile - delightful! Hope you're enjoying a lovely Easter weekend with friends and family.
Alison x

NormaJean said...

Bonnie, this is Beautiful!!

hugs Norma

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Bonnie your ATC is fabulous perfect for Spring and love how you coloured the fur. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter, good luck! Susan x

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Bonnie. Beautifully coloured and love the 3d look. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter this week and good luck. Pat K x

Annette said...

Fab spring card. Love the faux stitching.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and

ursula Uphof said...

Such a lovely bright and cheerful card. Love that bear.
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
Ursula Uphof DT member

Julie Odil said...

This is adorable! Love it! 38 and raining here, so I can relate to you weather lament. Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
Julie O, DT member

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

She's a cutie, and the vibrant color scheme is amazing. Blessings!