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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Coffee with a Cuddly Bear

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Today is a brand new challenge over at IldiCo. and my first challenge as a Guest DT member! woooo hooooooo! So of course I had to use the cutie coffee bear (1 of 2 of them ..... maybe you will see the other in days to come?!?! hmmmmmmmm....... gotta check back! grins!) I mean how else would I start my inaugural adventure with them than with a coffee card?! :)

Kept the card fairly simple, but modified the sketch a tad - flipped it over on its side and scooched the circle elements closer together. The papers I used are from the Jenni Bowlin mini pack, Red/Black Line Extension. used my stitching stamp across the edge where they join. The Starbucks' circles actually come from the bags they use to hold cookies, scones, etc. I punched them out and saved them for a future project - TA DA!!! the trim is one of my remnant finds, the mat of the main image is distressed, and the buttons were added right below a cute sentiment I use ALL the time 'cause I love it so!

wanted to fill you in a bit about how I colored our bear friend - did my usual watercoloring, but then took 2 different shades of ink and a dry watercolor brush to stipple ink over the bear. this helps to give him a furry look with more dimension. just a little tip for something fun to do! The card base is more of my coffee paper. I think it is my last sheet, so it's time to make some more! :) Dave really likes this card so I think it's heading with him to work........ :) gotta keep MY honey bear happy, too!

have a great day! love ya!


Stef H said...

how ya doing? this is fabulous. love the image. coffee & newspaper. warm fuzzy slippers. does it get any better than that?????

and those starbucks circles are GENIUS!!!! way to go!


Unknown said...

Simple??? this is awesome!
I love the sleepy look in the bear's eyes. Too cute!

JayLynn said...

Fabulous Jennifer! I'm so glad you could join us this month :)

Catherine said...

Such cute card! Love the SB touches! The image is genius because I can be a total bear before my first cuppa! LOL!
Congrats on your Guest DT spot!

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Melanie said...

LOVE IT!!! Overly adorable, love the Starbucks touch. ;-) Welcome to the DT.