Today's TLC was sponging. Apparently it had never been a TLC before! Well, I use it all the time, and hope it was ok to deck my bag instead of a card. I finished knitting this little bear today while we were out and sewed him together when we got home, all ready to go to his new home tomorrow, so I had been planning to make a Bagalope to send him off in. Tutorial in Resources.
I used a white envelope (took me a lot of looking to find a local source for white rather than manilla ones!). Stamped the Hero Arts dogwood on the front and coloured it with re-inkers. Masked it and sponged the blue. Masked that and sponged the green. Punched a branch and used that to create a stencil for more sponging. Added a butterfly to cover up a black smudge :D. I reinforced behind the eyelets with punched circles of card, and then used grosgrain ribbon for the handles.
And truly, the bear came as a Bear in a Bag kit, so it only seems fitting to keep him that way, although DH wants him to go in another bigger bag to keep him hidden.
Date: Monday, December 13, 2010 GMT Views: 937