Friday, 3 June 2011

Teddy Bo goes Fishing - Alphabet Challenge E for Easel Cards

Good morning, I can't believe how fast this week has gone! I've had a lovely time this week! Pottering about been out for a few walks with the dogs over the last few days as the weather has been glorious! My daughter and a few friends even christen the pool! 
Over on 
this week our theme is 
E for Easel Cards 
This challenge was right up my alley : 0) as you know how I love easel cards!

Well on to my card for this week 
I chose a Teddy Bo image for a change, I so love these cute and cuddly bears! and they are so much fun to colour..  The card is for my Father in Law's Birthday next week, not that he goes fishing or anything I just fell in love with the image..  lol  

I tried out a new colouring technique, using polychromos pencils and sandor to add some deeper shading.  I'm so pleased with the result I think my daughter may have lost her stash of Poly's.. lol but sshh don't tell her ;0)  I couldn't tell you the colours I used as I was just trying it out and didn't bother to write the shades down, so sorry about that. 

I have used chipboard letters and shapes, distressed them using bundle sage ink and crackle paint over the top.  I get so impatient waiting for these to dry.  I use to put them on top of the radiator to dry in the winter and they took no time as all.  But I have found another way and use the top of my crafting lamp as this can get pretty hot!  so no more waiting for hours!  Around the letter I have knotted some satin ribbon and stamped a sentiment on the accent at the bottom.

Copic Colours 
E79, 77, 74, 71
Waist coat
B29, 26, 24, 21
YG 67, 63, 61 (new color) same for the Welly boots 
Y32, 21, 
a mixture of the above colours YG's and Y's 
G82, 24, 21, 40, 20 
I used various Polychromos pencils to achieve a deeper shading effect. 

Crafty Supplies 
Teddy Bo Digital Stamp - Teddy Bo gone Fishing 
Chipboard letter and shapes from Stash
Distress ink - Bundle Sage
Rock Candy Crackle paint - Craft Den 
My Minds Eye 6x6 paper stack - Hattie  - Sir Stamp ALot 
Spellbinders labels 
Martha Stewart Border punch 
Copic's and Polychromos pencils
Ribbon and card stock from stash 


Card Challenges I would like to enter 
Teddy Bo ~ Shaped Cards (Hope I can enter with my easel shaped card)
Scrapalicious USA - for a Man 

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