Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Angel's Landing-Let's Party!

Reminder: Blog candy on Monday's post! ends on Sunday, Aug. 2

Hello and Happy Wednesday! It's my regular Wednesday blog post for Angel's Landing digital images! This week Judi asked us to make something that could be used for a party! I made this little gable box which could be for a small gift or gift card, but could also be used to put little party favors in. The card, which is 4 1/4 " square is simple enough to make as invitations or it could be the birthday card with your gift. I'm loving the bright, primary colors with my brown bear and I think this could be for a boy or a girl. Do parents still have Teddy Bear Picnics to go with the book, " The Teddy's Bear's Picnic? Each guest brings their own teddy bear or stuffed animal for an outside party. This would be perfect for that type of party.

Okay, a few links:

store. The link to her blog is there, too. Be sure to check out the fabulous creations of the rest of the design team!

The Gable box directions are on Splitcoast Stampers under resources. Here are the directions, but you can also look there for tons of ideas on these little boxes that take one sheet of card stock.

Now, did you notice the textured look to Judi's adorable bear (from Mini Bears and Birds). It's an easy technique we learned from Marianne at our Copic Training class in March.

She calls it "Nasty Rag". I looked for her directions on her blog I Like Markers, but couldn't find it. You're stuck with me! She takes a rag (hers was nasty, mine was clean!) and a refill bottle of blender solution. I used a white face cloth from a package I got at WalMart. Color your image the way you normally would. Then put some of the blender solution on your rag and tap it on your image. The solution works fairly quickly to remove some of the ink. The terry cloth loops of the face cloth work really well in leaving this mottled, textured appearance. go lightly at first until you see what it is going to look like. That's it! Easy!

I used Poppy Red paper, an itty bitty star background from an old SU set and burgundy ink to dress up the top part. My bear is raised on dimensionals.

I guess I've gone on long enough! Thanks for visiting today. If you haven't left a comment for the blog candy I posted on Monday, I hope you will!

Have a terrific day!



dolcreations said...

This set is just simply adorable! Wow...your colouring and your ideas just are wonderful and fill me full of inspiration!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous colors and coloring on this delightful party set!! Love your fabulous treat box!!

Michelle said...

This is so cute, Cheryl!! I was noticing how textured your bear was & was glad that you shared how to do it. I do remember now reading in on Marianne's blog some time ago....thanks for reminding me of it!! Will have to give it a try, I just love the effect!

Riet said...

What a beautiful creaties Cheryl,i love the images and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Cheryl Walker said...

Super cute box and card!!! I love the box, and just did one myself and they are sooo fun!!!!

Love your colors and of course these Darling images!!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Great creations, so lovely! Wonderful image.
Hugs Jacqueline

Sparkle said...

This is just so cute!

Lauri said...

Your coloring is so perfect and what a great technique!! That is a great box too..what a beautiful set!

Lisa (lakind) said...

Awww...what a darling little set! Love that technique! I think I used it once or twice. Thanks for sharing that!

Judi M said...

Your fur texture worked out beautifully for this teddy bear image. It was interesting to read your explanation. Great choice of designer papers to go along with it, too. You've got wonderful color sense.

Nancy said...

Hi Cheryl,
This is too cute! My little grandson is turning 2 next week - bet you can't guess what this Grandma is off to her scraproom to make. Thanks for all your great ideas. Nancy Parker

Stamping Mutt said...

Cheryl, great work! I am such a big fan of your coloring and how you can make these images just POP!!! Love the texture and technique you used on the bear! Great gift set. I haven't tried making one of these yet so thanks for the inspiration and tutorial. Hope to own some copics someday!

Alma =)

marijke said...

what a cute teddy, I love it


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