Friday, September 5, 2014

Bear with me!

This week's challenge at Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenges is Teddy Bears because September 9th is Teddy Bear Day! Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenges is now a coloring challenge! You can use alcohol markers, other markers, colored pencils, and any other coloring medium. The only requirement is that you color an open line image!

September's sponsor for the Outlawz Friday's Coloring Challenges is Vera Lane Studios!

You should definitely enter this challenge and should also visit my Outlawz Coloring Challenge Teamies' blogs for inspiration! Carla, Dawn, and Penny are seriously talented!

Here's my card, featuring Bear'n Gifts, a new addition to SCACD's line of digital stamps

Bear'n Gifts was resized in PhotoElements and printed out onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer. He was colored with Copic markers. A fine mist of rubbing alcohol was sprayed onto a clean Swiffers Sweeper dusting sheet, which was then pressed onto the image. The alcohol removed the marker in a random manner and gave the bear's fur a fuzzy look. I enhanced this look further by coloring tiny rings with three different colors of marker. Bear'n Gifts was then fussy-cut, edged with a black marker, and set aside to wait for his new home to be created. BTW, Bear'n Gifts comes with a "Happy Birthday" sentiment, but I didn't feel like using it.

I followed this sketch from Creative Craft Cottage Challenges, though I made the oval into a circle so that Bear'n Gifts would fit!

The patterned papers are from the Origins 6x6 pad by Basic Grey. The circle die-cuts are Nestabilities Circles by Spellbinders. The other die-cuts (the Fishtails and Scallop) are by Die-namics. Since I didn't want Bear'n Gifts to be floating in space, Washi tape was added to the patterned paper prior to die-cutting the circle. All edges were sponged with Distress ink or Copic marker as I can't abide white edges.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #27
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #51: Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can Challenge #77: Borrow A Sketch


  1. Hi hun fabulous make great design love it and thanks so much for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week hugs Judith DT x

  2. Adorable teddy bear! Great coloring! Love the take on the sketch, the die cuts, your pretty papers, and color palette! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Very cool way to get bear fuzz!! Such a sweet little face - fab work :)

  4. Fantastic card, Kathi! Love the papers and layout! Terrific coloring!

  5. I really like your card! That sketch is awesome...I have it saved for future use!!! The colors in that paper really sets off your image...great choice!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Crafting When We Can & hope to see you back again for our upcoming *Christmas Comes Early* challenge!!!!!

  6. Fab card, love the image. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Craft Cottage.

  7. Awww, that is sooo cute! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Craft Cottage!