Saturday, 29 June 2013

Bears Afloat

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I travelled to Stuffington to assist the bears there that had been stranded by the recent flooding. Most had got out safely, however there were still a few trapped within the village. I cast a water resistant spell on us before we loaded ourselves into a canoe to search for lost bears. It wasn’t long before we spotted one. The poor fellow was in the middle of the water, clinging to some debris, trying to stay afloat. The Lady Commander and I paddled over to him, helping the sopping bear into the canoe. 

This card was created for the Just Some Lines anything goes challenge that is happening now. It’s our last one until September, so make something using any JSL image and win yourself some digis!


I started by colouring this cute bear using Prismacolors and cutting him out. I needed something for him to peek over and chose the “Simple Hello My Friend” Unity set. I had a tiny 3x3 square left of the paper from this project and used it to mount the bear and sentiment.  I then decided there was too much empty space at the bottom and stamped that circle pattern using an unknown Unity stamp (it was added in free with my last order and was just in a clear baggie, so I don’t know the name of it). I kind of regret using that yellow crinkle ribbon, but I had these feelings after it was adhered and the bow was hot glued on...sooooo...not much could be done at that point.

It’s probably hard to tell from the first picture, but his paws are kind of curled up. This earned me +218 dimensional exp points.

On the inside I pulled a signature Crystal move and used up a strip of the patterned paper from the front. The sentiment was stamped using the Unity “I Miss Your Face” set (you will also notice the mysterious circle pattern stamp used again).

Alright...my new name for this set is “crop circles” because it is both interesting to look at and a mystery - lol. Until I find the actual name I will refer to this stamp as such. *Ahem*...so I stamped Unity’s “Crop Circles” onto the front of the envelope to tie it all in with the rest of the card.


This bear will take a quick peek into the following challenges:
Desert Islands Crafters Challenge #56 (used #3: patterned paper, #5: ribbon/cording, #9: teal & #10: Sentiment)

The bear sputtered his thanks, letting us know where some other bears were still stranded. We spent the rest of the day rescuing those we could find. It would be a long while before Stuffington was habitable again. Perhaps the Crafters Guild could find a way to raise some gold coins to assist the cute colony.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

10 comments:

soapHOUSEmama said...

So very sweet!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! - Ashli

Jenn Borjeson said...

hee hee He's so cute, good thing you saved him! Thanks for joining us at DICC. :)

Sharon said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at DICC!!

Dawny P said...

Gorgeous :) I love the colours you used and the lovely design. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Elaine Stark said...

A cute bear and a great little card. Thanks for joining Top Top Tuesday. Elaine

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a sweet bear, love the look on his face. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Adorable card, thanks for joining us at A gem of A challenge
Hugs Kelly

Bridie Payne said...

Ah he's so cute! The paper clips finish him off nicely

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Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card, such a sweet image and I love the colours.
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
Sue xx

Annette said...

Awwwwww, your bear is ADORABLE!!!
Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘office supplies’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
Annette
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

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