Monday, 24 October 2011

Happy Bear-thday ...

Thought I would colour a Teddy Bo  image the other night and this is the end result, this little cutie it called 'On his tod'    Another card with the image being the largest part of the card which is a style I really like (can't you tell)!  
It doesn't really show well on the picture but the right hand side of Ted has been raised using foam pads in different depths right across to the left foot being just glued flat.
Some ribbon for his bow tie, a few gems, glossy accents for his nose, TH tumbled glass distress ink for the background. Computer generated sentiment and little hand stitching.  
I have been asked which Prismacolors I use to color these gorgeous little bears, so here goes;
I start with a base of Ginger Root followed by Light Umber, Burnt Ochre and then Dark Brown.
Once these colours have been applied I go lightly over the image with the Ginger Root again but without using the blending solution.  In the darkest areas I use a little black.
This is just my choice of colours but I found it works for me.  Just a matter of playing around to see what suits your technique/style best.
I am going to enter this in the Teddy Bo Challenge which is this time round is Clean and Simple
Happy crafting fellow craft addicts, take care Jane x


  1. Oh babes, this is super. totally loving it. Bo is standing out so well. Thank-you for joining us at Teddy Bo. hugs Tammy x

  2. SOOOO Cute with his little bow tie!! =) Love your card and the big bear on it!! ;)

    Thanks for playing along at the TeddyBo challange!
    Hugs Maritha

  3. Fabulous card Jane and I just love the BIG Teddy Bo image. Fantastic CAS card
    Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo!
    Hugs, Jill

  4. This is incredable gorgeous such an adorable image and your colouring is stunning:) Sandra H

  5. I love that you've made the CAS all your own, the bow tie and the gem stone are exactly you adding to Teddy the way only you can! Terrific CAS card thanks so much for joining us at Teddy Bo this time and good luck! Hope to see you again next time too!
    Tammy Louise

  6. your blog is gorgeous, I love every card!

    (I'm following you!!!!!)

  7. this is really cute with its little bo tie

  8. Love him - and specially his bow tie - thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Bo
    Debbie xx

  9. Gorgeous card Jane, I like the bear, the fab stitching and the addition of the bow tie.
    Kevin xx

  10. Fantastic the size of your bear with his dicky bow tie soooo cute :D
    hugs and xxx

  11. so stunning jane,i love the gorgeous bear and your colouring is fantastic ;D

    xx coops xx

  12. so cute , love this image and greeting is fab too
    Lindsay xx

  13. Absolutely gorgeous, adorable image,love it.
    Wendy xx

  14. This is gorgeous Jane, I love the simplicity it just works with that stunning little imagex

  15. Oooh this is fabulous! love the bear so large it looks amazing! You asked about the cardstock for the pinecones on my blog - I used kraft cardstock and distress inks although I have to say that my kraft cardstock was a little too thick and wasn't curving nicely so will be trying something else next time I use it! have fun! hugs, Jane x

  16. Thank you for playing wiyh us at Teddy Bo this time with your CAC card!
    Good luck..

  17. Jane this is a smashing card. Love the size of Bo too and all the wee details.
    Thank you for joining us at Teddybo.

    Edna x

  18. Totally fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at the Teddy Bo challenge
    Nela xx

  19. looks simply fantastic :0)))

    Thanks for playing with us at the Teddy Bo Challenge ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  20. gorgeous!!! Love his little bow tie! hugs Juls


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