It is time for a new challenge. Isn't this little bear cute. This is the FREE digital image from Nina May this week at TMITA/PCC. He looks like he has arrived to bring someone good luck. I had so much fun working on this card. Nilla Berglie is our design team hostess this week and she wanted to see some distressing on our cards. Here are the instructions she gave us: "Use any technique for distressing, roughing up your paper with your scissors, distressing with inks, sanding, scraping, pounding (hehe - do this method if your are mad at someone with your meat tenderizer ;o) ~ any technique you would consider a method to distress! "
The image was printed off then colored with Copic markers. I sponged on clouds behind the bear but they do not show up very well in the photo. It was backed with dark green card stock. The design paper behind the image was also backed with the same green cs. I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of both green pieces of cs. This is such a cool look and I seldom think of doing it. My card is 5"x7". The background piece is a lighter green textured card stock. A strip of designer paper with shamrocks was added vertically to match the shamrock balloon. A gingham ribbon was tied along the edge of that paper. One of the things I seem to have a hard time using is buttons. However when I looked at my finished card it just needed something else and I immediately thought "buttons" because they seemed to go with the dp. I then added a little green bow at the top to balance it out.
This was another very fun challenge and I hope you will go over and download your free "Lucky Bear" and join us this week at TMITA/PCC. While you are there, be sure to check out all the talented designer's blogs for a lot more ideas.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THIS CARD? If so, just leave me a comment below letting me know. I will draw a random name from everyone leaving a comment . You will be eligible if you are also signed up as a Follower of my blog. I will announce the winner next Sunday. GOOD LUCK!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK.