Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bear in the woods


     This card got made last night in a super duper hurry.  I totally let it slip my mind that I had been chosen as one of the winners in the last challenge at the Catered Crop so I was invited to be a guest designer.  Some of you may remember that I was a member of Linda McClain's amazing team for a while.  She has decided to close the challenge because, like many of us, there are tons of other things in her life taking precedence.  I was honored to be a part of her team and I am honored to be able to share one of my cards as inspiration for the very last Catered Crop challenge.  Linda, I wish you ALL the best!!!
     I think I have become a bit obsessed with stitched dies.  This cool tag from Pretty Pink Posh came in yesterday's mail and I wasted no time putting it to use.  I also used dies from Impression Obsession and Lawn Fawn.  I masked off the inside of the tag and used some Distress inks to create the sky.  The sentiment is embossed in Ranger Liquid Platinum.  
     Now that I've talked about everything else on the card I'll tell you that the image is Purple Onion Designs Icicle the polar bear.  Obviously I did not make him a polar bear.  I have a couple more of their cute stamps in my stash.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E33, E35, E39, E93, R20
hat and scarf  YG03, YG95, YG97, YG99, R37
     Here are a few challenges I'd like to enter this card into:

Fantasy Stampers--cute Christmas
Tag You're It--Christmas tags
Tuesday Throwdown--Christmas tags
Cutie Pie Challenge--festive furry friends

     I know that a lot of my friends in both the north and south are in the paths of some nasty weather today.  Stay safe and be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Dove Crafts Back to Basics Christmas, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Icicle the polar bear", sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, and Pumice Stone Distress inks
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 and Stitched Borders 2, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border, Impression Obsession Birch Trees
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Kraft Outlet Bakers Twine, Liquid Applique

31 comments:

Tracey T said...

Your bear looks nice and cosy in his sweet hat! Love the tag die - I've gone a bit stitch-crazy, too, so this ticks all the right boxes for me. Have been watching the news about the snow in the US - this country would grind to a halt if it that kind of weather found its way over here! Hope you and yours stay warm and safe xx

KimCreate said...

Beautiful card, Tracy. I love me some stitched dis too! And those tree dies, swoon, such a beautiful scene you created!

Pam said...

Don't you just love that stitched tag die? I love how you've used it on your card. Such a sweet scene and that bear is precious! Beautifully done. Hugs!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love this! So cute! I'm a fan of stitched dies too!

Lisa M said...

It's crazy how you made that tag blend so perfectly with the bg papers and the red trims and highlights are wonderful!! This is a superb Christmas card tribute to a wonderful lady and challenge site.
hugs,
T

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Tracy, such an adorable image and I love all your detailing on the tag. I can certainly relate to your obsession to stitched dies, they just look so fabulous!
hugs Sue xx

Linda R said...

Oh my stars... What a cute tag. I LOVE it my creative friend.

Hugs~

Linda McClain said...

Oh me or my! This little guy is so darling, and you are so freakin' talented. Thank you for all you've done for little Catered Crop. You are amazing! Love you!

Indy said...

This is just too cute! Love the stitched dies too! Also, the bear...too stinkin' cute!

Sarah said...

Such a sweet card! I love blue for Christmas, the touch of red is the perfect accent. Love the cute image. One would never know it was made hurriedly, it's perfect! Hugs!

Ellie said...

How very cute!! Love all the details and gorgeous colors!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Beautiful and so adorable tag. Love the colors and background. Just cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Marsha said...

That is really cute! I'm so glad you told the numbers of the Copic markers you used. That is so helpful in learning how to color with Copics. Thank you.

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Tracy....Gorgeous card and that sweet image is coloured perfectly. Love the card design.xxx
aNNie The Journey is the Start

Anja said...

As I already said on Facebook, I'm totally in love with your card! This bear is so cute ♡ Great use of all the dies, too! Well done, my friend!
Hugs, Anja

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, that tag is just amazing! I LOVE the stitched shape and LOVE the pretty white trees! the inked background and all the sequins and birds are gorgeous. LOVE the little bear, too! OMGosh! LOVE!

Ros Crawford said...

Such a lovely cute card!! Love your attention to detail ... Have a fun week!

Chasing the Dream said...

What a delightfully sweet card and tag! The design is eye catching and I love the color palette on your design. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Berni,DT
tuesdaythrowdown.

Shona Hamill said...

What a gorgeous card, love it all. Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Shona xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with TYI!

Ira Huberts said...

Goodness me Tracy! He's CUTE!!!! No wonder you had to try out this gorgeous tag and adorable bear, who'd mind meeting such a cutie in the forest?? Love the red birdies in the branches, too, super pretty card! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! Your bear in the woods is just adorable!! I love the design and the stunning scene you've made for him!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Geri Neumann said...

Love all the stitching on your card. And the sequins, coloring....well just everything! Hugs, Geri N

Jane Savage said...

Unbelievably cute and so well done! Love those amazing dies and the dimension you've achieved! Gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xxx

Pauline said...

You surely know how to create such a cute card! Your tag is gorgeous, love all the detail on this. And that little bear - so sweet. I have some of the purple onion stamps as well, they are so adorable. Wonderful card Tracy, thanks for the inspiration once again.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely cute card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's.Sue x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tracy! You've done it again!! Love this darling bear and the amazing tag with the dies!! Stunning in every way! Warm hugs and a blessed Thanksgiving!

JayBe said...

He's definitely a little cutie and I love the die-cut trees in the background. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx
http://jaybescraftybitz.blogspot.co.uk

Nora N. said...

Oh my word!! This is just darling!! I LOVE how you created the background of the tag and the little image is just adorable!!! Totally, totally fabulous design!!

debbi taylor said...

this is lovely!
I love the texture that you have added
thank you for joining in the challenge at fantasy stampers
hug
Debbi DT

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh this is just the cutest Tracy. I love the image and the woodland scene is beautiful. Hugs, joann