Here comes Valentine's day yet it seems like Christmas is still here. Maybe that's because I've been delinquent in getting the decorations stowed away. I enjoy them so much I hate to put them away. I think I finally got it all but I think that every year and then discover something somewhere. Last year it was a mini quilt and by the time I realized it was still out I decided to just leave it there and there it remained till I packed it up when we moved. I do know the wreath is still on the front door but that bad boy is so dang large I don't know what to do with it. Oh well...
So onto the real reason you're here. It's Sunday and it's time for the Pile It On challenge #3. The theme is Fuzzy Friends, sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads.
I chose to use a couple of bears, or a bear couple depending on how you look at it, for my image. I think they're perfect for Valentine's Day. It's not a pink or red card but lots of hearts on it do the trick and it's fun to be non-conventional once in awhile.
Here's some info (tips) about making the card:
The scarf is paper pieced. I prefer to use a paper that will be used in the card layers. To get this look I stamped the scarf several times on the paper and cut out six pieces. I think it looks more realistic if the design on the paper is broken up in the image. The pieces are laid down with the furthest away pieces down first. These things may seem picky but in the end they make the card look better. The heart the bears are holding is not pieced but that would have made a nice touch.
Mistakes can end up helping your card. After all the coloring of the image was done I noticed there was a small smudge on the background. To cover it Ranger Shabby Shutter ink sponged around the image. I wasn't planning on sponging but as it turns out I think it looks better than it would have if left plain.
Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Polar Love"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Shabby Shutters
paper Bazzill "Beesxax" cs; Jillibean Soup "Dutch Mustard Soup" dp
miscellaneous - copics; ribbon; baker's twine; heart charm; Crystazzi bling; stickles
Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #3 - Fuzzy Friends
My Favorite Things MFTWSC54 - sketch
2 Sisters #74 - Use Metal
Delightful Inspirations - Include a Heart
Tuesday Throwdown #80- Baby It's Cold Outside
Top Tip Tuesday- Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
For Fun - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let It Snow/Winter
My Time To Craft #170 - XOXO Hugs and Kisses
the Pink Elephant TPE130- Hearts
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll visit often. I also hope you'll play along with us at Pile It On and create a Fuzzy Friends project.