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: 844
Registered: January 7, 2007 Location: Southern California Posts: 30168
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 @ 6:50 AM
Oh my goodness, I realized as I read this how you created this beautiful bear- IT'S STITCHED!! Your stitching is so perfect it looks stamped until I looked closer. What an awesome job you did with this, including those fluffy flowers. You really poured a lot of love into this one.
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