Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer, Flowers, and Bears, Oh, My!

     This delightful little "Tall Flower Bear" is a freebie I found last Friday at Bugaboo Stamps (Catch the Bug --Anything Goes.)  Isn't he just the most precious thing holding his big summer flower?  One look at him, and I decided it was time for another card done in my favorite color of purple.

My sketch is from Incy Wincy
and, as if I needed more inspiration to use purple, 
I took my colors from {Pin}spirational.


     The image is colored with a combination of markers, mostly ProMarkers.  The it's die cut and matted (dies from QuicKutz) and mounted on a black card base.  The inside has white paper for a hand written notation.

     The dp is from Recollections and is also used as the mat for the image.  I used sheer ribbon and purple ribbon with a sheen from my stash (could be Really Reasonable Ribbon) to make the dove tail strip, then I found a last scrap of purple gingham ribbon to tie that bow.  I added a pearl to the flower center and then added three more to the lower corner. Despite the patterned paper, the design is still pretty CAS with lots of open space.

C is for Challenge -- Flowers
Card Makin' Mamas -- Monochromatic
Colour Me Creative -- Anything goes
Cutie Pie -- Cute and Cuddly
Fairy Tale -- Favorite colors
Friends of Speedy TV -- Monochromatic
Graph'It Markers -- Bright and bold
Love to Create -- Ribbon & bling
No Matter Which Challenge -- Anything goes
Outlawz PAM -- Summer
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- Diecuts
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner -- Animals
The Ribbon Girl -- Add a bow
There She Goes -- Animals

     I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!  We're halfway to the weekend and that's fun time.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Fabulous card. Love the cute little bear ;o)

Janine said...

Love your little bear - had to pop over and get him! Thanks for playing with our Monochromatic challenge at FOSTV.

Vicki Parson said...

Oh what a cutie he is Connie! LOVE the purplish colors of course! :) Have a happy day friend!

Anna Jasiolek said...

LOL, this bear is so funny! Very joyful card. I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog 'C... is for Challenge'. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
Hugs from Poland,
Anna xxx

Benzi said...

Cute card, Connie. I love the bear and that big, tall flower.

jimlynn said...

You know my favorite color is blue....however, when I see your pretty cards in purple I just drool!! Love this cute image and a great sketch for it too.

Angela Boutiller said...

Adorable! Loving the purple; love the take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us here at SAS4K.

Lisa xx said...

oh what a sweetie, that really is a cute and cuddly image!

thank you for joining in with the cutie pies

Cheryl First said...

Great job with this cutie, Connie! Good sketch, and gorgeous purples (of course!).
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Jo said...

Aww, he's a real sweetie & you've coloured him just beautiful!
Hugs Jo x

Hillary Harris said...

Very sweet! Love the purple paisley paper! thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational challenges!

Amanda R said...

Purple is one of my fav colors too and it looks great with the richness of the black. Great little bear too!

Tracy said...

Purple wonderfulness! Adorable bear and a sweet card for our animal challenge at TSG. Thanks for playing!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Another sweet little card! Cutelittle bear & fantastic purple paper! Oooooooo!
Dawn xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Animal’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I grabbed this cutie and haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration from your adorable card.

Zella said...

Oh that little bear is so cute - glad I grabbed him too! :) Love how you colored him and the sketch you used is so fun! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges - good luck!!

Claire said...

Such fun card and that little bear is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Graph'It Colour Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Mei said...

Love the shadow you made for the bear! It looks great! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Creative Card Crew DT
Crazy Challenge DT
Anyone for Anya DT

Nikki said...

This is just adorable and fab colours thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week and creating something with our sketch :)
hugs Nikki & DT

Maxam Made said...

Sweet card, love the coloring!!Thanks for playing with our Monochromatic challenge at FOSTV.

Bianca said...

Your card is so very lovely! I love the image and your coloration plus the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Connie, I like the sweet image and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at Graph'It colour Challenge, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our July Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! I hope you can join us for our week long Christmas in July Celebration starting tomorrow!!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Awwwh the little bear is a darling isn't he! Love the purple and black colour combo.

SemSee said...

Love the bear and the purple!! Thanks so much for joining us at Graph’It Markers Challenge this week! x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous monochrome card! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas - Susan x

Uta said...

Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
Hugs, Uta

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Cute card and yes this little guy is a cutie...Love your coloring and the design...Hugz, joann

Karen C said...

Ahh, too cute!! So glad you played with us and used our fun sketch over at Incy Wincy Designs! :)

Karen C

tshupile said...

Nice card.
Thanks for playing with us this week at {Pin}spirational Challenges.
Anat (tshupile)

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and that image is sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at NMWC
Claire xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Ohhhhh gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Your image made me smile. And I love the rich colours too. Thanks for playing at the Graph'It Colour Challenge :)

karen said...

Too cute and such lovely colours, thanks for joining us at Graph It Marker challenge, Karenx

Shannon83k said...

Cute card, thanks for joining Color Me Creative Classroom challenge. -Shannon DT Member

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Beautiful card and image. Thank you for sharing and joining us at NMWC. Hugs, Velma