This week our cards are headed off the Florida, to MaryLou. Lover of Teddy bears, purple and blue. I think I did fine in all areas, though you could say I went more towards the periwinkle (my all time favorite) side of those colors.
This sweet little bear chose to dress only in a fine ribbon and bow. I was thinking of the DGS's book "Bear in Underwear", but a bear in just skivvies wasn't really what this challenge was all about. I even found a great digi of a bear in underwear, but he was mad, so that didn't work.
This little sweetie fits the bill nicely for MaryLou. It took 4 hours to embroider this bear, my thumb and first finger tips are sore. I used a 140lb watercolor paper for the base. Should have pierced my holes with the bigger tool.
I threaded the ribbon through the Resplendant Rectangle and made the mulberry flowers with the center of the aster dies, and the smaller 2 of the poinsettia dies. There's 4 layers for each size of the poinsettia. Add in some olive branch leaves and you have completion.
I had thoughts of using chalks to fill in the color, but after 4 hours of work, I didn't want to muck it up!
Date: Monday, November 12, 2012 GMT Views: 1055
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Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 10:04 PM
Jennifer, what a sweet little bear and an awesome card! Love that threaded ribbon and the stitched bear!!
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Tue, Nov 13, 2012 @ 5:26 AM
Jennifer your embroidered bear is outstanding. I just love it. The colors are so soft and beautiful and those flowers are exquisite. You put a lot of thought and effort into this beautiful card and it shows. What a beauty-sure to be appreciated by our bear lover!
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Tue, Nov 13, 2012 @ 6:21 AM
You are AMAZING Jennifer!!!! I LOVE this adorable embroidered bear! I think he looks PERFECT and no additional color is needed. Then we can focus on the amazing details of your hard work! The flowers are phenominal! Truy fantastic card for MaryLou!!!