Sunday, May 15, 2011

Teddy Bear picnic

Allsorts Challenge Blog has a teddy bear picnic theme going on and as soon as I saw it I decided to make a card using a stamp I have never used before.  I received it as a hand-me-down and tucked it away til now!  I laid in bed last night thinking about possible layouts and woke up knowing what I wanted to do.  I love when inspiration hits!  I wanted to make a one layer card that was like a painting.

After making this card, I checked in with some of my favorite blog challenges to see what was going on.  (I only follow 16 per my google reader and I can't believe that my card qualifies for a 3 other challenges!)

Stampin Sisters in Christ wants us to do a card with tea, coffee or a pot on it.  They have a GREAT devotion to go along with that theme that discusses the journey of a lump of clay to a beautiful tea cup and how our lives are like that.  Go take a read if you have a moment!
Gingerloft Challenge wants us to use a tree!  How lucky is that!  I used one tree stamp over and over on this card.
Sew Many Challenges said anything goes.  So voila!  Here is my card:

I started with white card stock and stamped the bears in Chocolate Chip ink from SU!.  I created a mask (stamped them again on scrap paper, cut them out, lay it over the original image) before stamping my trees.
Tree stamp is from SU!  (It's the same tree that I used in my previous post.)  I used Garden Green SU! ink.  I colored the trunk brown with Crayola colored pencils.
Next using a sponge rubbed in green chalk, I colored in the grass and the trees.
I rubbed a sponge in blue for the sky.
I colored the bears with colored pencils too.  Just regular ones, not water color.
I added the sentiment last after stamping it on blue paper that matched the sky.  Cut it out and glued it on.

I really love the way this card turned out.  It makes me happy to look at!
Thanks for swinging by.


  1. Oh this is just adorable!!! I have a Cherished Moments figurine that looks just like this! I love it and love the scene in the background with all those trees! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!! We appreciate your continued support!!!

  2. Great job and thanks for planting a tree at Gingerloft

  3. How cute! Love all those adorable bears and of course the gorgeous trees...
    Thanks so much for joining us GingerLoft Challenges:)
    Lynn xxx

  4. This is really cute. I really like how you have coloured your trees! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft.

  5. How cute!!! I love these little bears. The stamp that I have of them is the two of them playing with "teddy bears" I love how you have the scene set with those trees. Now I have "Teddy Bear Picnic" going through my head. Thanks for sharing your card with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ. I hope you have a blessed week.

  6. Aw!! I just love teddy bears!! Too cute!! Gorgeous scene and perfect for the SSIC challenge!! Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

  7. Awww Mary - this is just gorgeous! You have coloured the image so beautifully! Your details are perfect! This is a perfect take on this weeks challenge - love it! Thanks for joining us at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge, we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team