Sunday, August 19, 2012

SSS170 and SNSDC65 Challenges with Rhubarb Bear

Yes, a Christmas card in August!  I made this card to cover 2 challenges from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps.  The Aug 3rd Friday Digi Challenge SNSDC65 was "Beary Special", to use bear image or elements, and digi stamps.  Below is the Aug 4th Saturday sketch SSS170 that I used.

The image is Rhubarb's Gingerbread Man, one of  Rhubarb the Teddy Bear images available as a stamp and as the digi image I downloaded from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps.  He's colored with Tombow markers with alittle glaze pen touch on his nose & on the cookie's decorations.  The bow is made from white seam binding that I dyed with Ranger TH Distress Ink pads.  I started with Peeled Paint, it was too yellow so I added Pine Needles but that was too dark & bluish.  I dabbed some of it off with a damp paper towel and it didn't look too bad wet, at 12:30 at night under a spotlight, in an otherwise dark room.  But this is the shade I awoke to when it had dried.  Back to the yellowish tinge yet edged with the darker green.  Kinda cool yet not quite the shade I wanted here.  It's looking a bit brighter in the picture above then it looks in real life, I think....  It was fun, and it took a little more than a day of washing my hands to get the green off my skin.  Next time maybe I'll remember to use plastic baggies on my hands or something. : )

Stamps: SNSS Rhubarb's Gingerbread Man digi, ODBD - sentiment
Paper: DCWV
Ink: VersaFine-Sepia, TH Distress Ink-Peeled Paint & Pine Needles to dye seam binding, Tombow Markers
Accessories: White Seam Binding, Glaze pens, brads, Spellbinders Oval, CB EF Distressed stripes

1 comment:

  1. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO me likey cute bear. Cute, cute. I think the color ribbon you ended up with is pretty close to the green in your plaid paper (which I also like). And the red in the plaid looks like it is the same as the card. Great job matching colors.


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