This adorable Shy Bear comes at a perfect time...........because..........my vacation is coming to an end very quickly and this will be me getting up early again for my workday.
I loved this easy sketch by Mojo Monday, but didn't have a clue what I was going to use with it. Then I downloaded this adorable Shy Bear Cup a Joe Bear and I'm a Real Bear sentiment and knew they work perfectly with the square sketch. Next, I had to pick out my patterned paper before I started coloring........so, I got out October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker design paper. I got this with my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit for November and was actually sort of worried because, to be honest, they weren't my favorites. Once I started looking at them with the Shy Bear image, several of them jumped right out at me. And after making this card with that design paper......I did 3 more different cards using it.....lol. You'll see those coming up Monday for another Squigglefly Monday post.
You may not like a design paper right away, but once you find the perfect image to go with it, it may become a favorite!
|Don't you just love the little frame with the sentiment??? That's a FREEBIE at Squigglefly! They have many to offer so that you can try using their images before you actually purchase any of them.|
|Can you see the shiny, almost real looking coffee??? I used Diamond Glaze over top to make that coffee pop! I can almost smell it. Can't you?|
I did manipulate the saying and the frame digitally before actually printing it out. Using Paint Shop Pro, I sized both images so that the sentiment would fit inside the Journal frame image. Then I took out all of the background (white) using the magic wand tool........and finally, added the red to the letters using the paint can tool. The only reason I digitally colored the sentiment was because I was worried about the spaces being way too tiny for me to get in there with a Copic. I did color the actual border to the frame with one of the Copic colors that I used in the cup. Then, I used a silver glitter pen to trace over the little swirlies on each side of the frame. Finally, I cut around the frame and then just used a small, scalloped Nestie circle to put behind it. Popped it up on a dimensional, and there you have it.
Squigglefly images - Journal Frame, Shy Bear Cup a Joe Bear and I'm a real bear 'til I've had my Coffee sentiment
Taylored Expressions - Buttercream and Maraschino card stock
October Afternoon design paper - Modern Homemaker
Gelly Roll Glitter Pen - Silver Star
Copic markers - E17, E18, E35, E53, RV13, BG10, BG11, BG13, R24, R27
If you'd like a chance for some of these adorable Squigglefly images, I am offering Squigglefly Blog Candy in another post:
You have until midnight, tonight ..... December 31st, 2010 to make your choices and to be entered into the drawing. There are going to be 3 winners, so your chances are definitely good!