Friday, August 16, 2013


an oversize wine bottle holding about 16 times the volume of a normal bottle

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly challenge - #47 Up, Up, and Away
Paper SmoochesAugust 12-18 Designer Drafts challenge

OK, so I messed up, but sometimes I get too excited about an element and skip a step I had planned to do! :( In this case I meant to run my sky pattern paper through the printer for the sentiment but just got too darn happy over the bear and the balloons and next thing you know they were adhered to the paper!! I really hate it when I do that, but I persevered onward anyway, I simply wasn't going to waste the paper or the time I had put into the making of the bear.

 I masked off the "s" in hugs and used the stamped sentiment from the set.

I love to paper piece so I had a lot of fun withe bear. ( As I can attest with the above confession ) He has 3 layers, the original dark brown polka dot, then his lighter dot muzzle and then another layer for the body which I snipped off parts ( the back ear, the tail and the back leg ) so that I could get a little dimension into him. Added some glossy accents to his nose and tied the balloons around him and set him free to fly!

Reminisce - cloud pattern paper
Paper Smooches - Happy Camper stamp set
Helmar - Liquid Scrapdots
Ranger - Glossy Accent, stickles
Sakura - Glaze pens
Faber Castell - PITT pens
everything else - stash and scraps


Francesca said...

Love the bear, so cute. Hugs Francesca

Jean said...

I think it is so cute!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love that bear! too cute

Nana said...

Too cute. Love ow the balloons are translucent. They looks so real The bear is adorable.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Craftychris said...

Loving your bear! He is so cute flying high there and the sentiment is perfect xx

Katie said...

I love how it came out! You would never have known that the sentiment like that wasn't part of your plan, it fits perfectly!

Chris D. said...

I think your card looks fabulous with the cut out sentiments! That paper pieced bear is so cute! Love the big balloons and how he's tied to them!

Pam said...

Love your sweet little bear and those pretty big balloons!

MaryH said...

Loved your adorable paper pieced bear. He looked so huggable. Especially admired the translucency of your balloons. Hard effect to achieve (at least for me!) Great card, and TFS

Jenny said...

Oh my what a fun card, I'd love a bear hug sent this way.... Love how you used the sketch :0)
Thanks for playing along at PS Sparks this week :0)
Jenny x

OttawaMom said...

This is a fabulous and fun birthday card. Love that the bear is being carried away by the balloons! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOOOOODNESS! I love that you tied that bear to those balloons! What a fun take on this sketch! YOU nailed it:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts challenge <3

Tracey Boley said...

Wow I love this card.

Your bear is so cute and the balloons are just great.

Glad Im not the only one who gets carried away!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles.

Good luck.

Tracey DTxx

Jo said...

Oh, wow, that's fabulous....LOVE that bear! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Jodene said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)