Thursday, September 13, 2012

Great Impressions Release Week - Couldn't 'Bear' to Miss It!

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Don't you just love Release Week? I know I do! I've got another suh-weet stamp for you and if you like to color...this was made for you! This is Garden Bear (G467):

Garden Bear is all colored up with Copics (see below) and then die cut using the "Out of the Box" technique and a Spellbinders oval.

And, of course, there's a matching sentiment! TLC (B226)

This week I decided to participate in a sketch challenge from Sassy Cheryl. I turned this design on its side. I think I'll use this one a few more times...

Did you see that tag with the chevrons...behind the bear? Don't let it fool's a 4th generation tag! I knew what I wanted. It just took a little longer getting there than I thought.

First it was a white tag with Broken China Distress Ink.
*decided I didn't like the contrast of the white tag*

Then it was Picket Fence Distress Stain through the Studio Calico mask.
*they didn't even look like chevrons, just splotches*

Then I flipped the mask over and tried using the ink on the mask.
*nope. almost the same results as above*

Finally, I decided to use the white Mister Huey spray...and like magic the chevrons appeared!

One day I will be weeks ahead of schedule and I will do a bloopers post and show you how some of my ideas started out...ya know...before they were lovely! lol

Now don't be shy! Leave a comment here, on the Great Impressions Stamps blog or any of the DT's posts from this week to win your very own stamps, just like these!

Inky hugs,

Lately, I haven't kept track of what Copics I use when I color, but this must be your lucky day!
Bear: E33, E37, E42, E89; R20
Flowerpot: E00, E99; YR27
Flower: G14, YG03, Y06, YR16, YR61
Can: C1, N2, N4
Tools: E84, E87
Grass: G94, YG61, YG63
Sky: 0, BG000, BG10

Challenges I'm playing along with, found through Feline Playful:
Divas By Design - #52 'For a Child'
Tuesday Throwdown  - #115 'You're a Gem'
Simon Says Stamps - Neon | Hexagon | Chevron
Sassy Cheryl's - #132 (sketch)


  1. Cute card! I love the layered patterns! And the bear is adorable :)

    Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!

  2. cute card love your bear colouring I have trouble with animls lol and your tag looks brilliant worth the hassle -thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week
    Carol DT x

  3. A great card I love the image it is so cute and all the bright colours
    Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge and good luck

  4. oh lol what a cute image and fab papers
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

  5. Angi, thanks for admitting that you have bloopers, too! I just adore this card, can't wait to give it a try!!

  6. What a sweet little bear and I LOVE the way you've colored the 'scene'. It's a beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing in the Sketch challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  7. Oh My Goodness, this image couldn't be any cuter and your coloring has brought it to life! I love everything!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl sketch challenge this week!

  8. how cute is that! and love the sketch flipped too!

  9. Positively adorable-love the way what you did with the sketch!

    Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!


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