Friday, January 3, 2014

What a cute bear!!!

My A Creative Need Project for 2014 uses the Stuffed Bear with Bow image.  I just fell in love with it!  So cute!

First, I picked out one of my BasicGrey 6" paper pads.  I found 4 solids and 4 patterns I liked.  (You don't have to have a certain set of papers.  Just use whatever you like as far as solids and patterns that work together. Find them in your scrap pile!)  I cut a 2" square from each solid color paper.  I cut a 1 3/4" square from each patterned paper.  I used double-sided adhesive to attach the patterned paper to the center of the solid paper.  I then attached each of the solid squares onto a 5" square of background paper.  I attached each square 1/4" from a corner which left a 1/2" cross in the middle.

Next, I opened a Word document and inserted the Stuffed Bear with Bow image.  I locked the aspect ratio and sized the image to 2" wide. I copied and pasted the image an additional three times.  This resulted in 4 bears. I printed the bear images onto white card stock.   I used Prismacolor pencils to color the bear images.

PC 1082 for the eyes.  Then added a white highlight with a Pentel Sunburst White Gel Pen.
PC 935 for the nose.  Again, adding a highlight with white pen.
PC 1051 for shadows on the bears' bodies.
The color of the scarves will be up to you.  I colored one scarf to match each of the solid color squares under the patterned paper squares.

I fussy cut the bears from the card stock on which they were printed.

I then used double-sided foam adhesive to pop the bears up over the patterned paper squares.  I placed the bears on opposite corners from the solid square that matched the scarves.  Please refer to the picture for placement.

I have not added the completed piece to anything yet.  I could add it to a 5 1/2" square card base.  One that either opens with a left-hand fold or a top fold. I could also use a 6" card base.  This piece could be used on a larger background piece, framed, and used as an accent piece in a child's room.  What do you think about possibly using this as an invitation to a four-year-old's birthday party?

Do you have any other suggestions?  Just let me know.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!!

A Creative Need sponsors a monthly challenge.  And here's a suggestion for a really easy to keep resolution ...  resolve to check out the challenges on the join-in-the-monthly-challenge page.

Until next time, I am ever searching for inspiration.