Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Friends, The Winston Collection

Its time to share my creation for the Polkadoodle Digi Queens.  This time I used this sweet little bear from the Winston Collection, this image is called Friends.  I have been doing a lot of fall cards lately so I decided to mix it up a little bit this time.  The striped paper is from the Pretty Sweet CD and the sentiment is from Polkadoodles also.  It's from Dolly Daydream, the Girl Talk Collection which you can find HERE.  I love these sentiments, they go with anything and work with a standard circle punch.  It is so great the way you can mix and match from all the collections.

I used an Embossalicious embossing folder for the back mat.  The sentiment is punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch and matted on a 1 1/2" punch and then a scallop circle punch.  The flower is a Sizzix die and the brads and bling are from my stash.  The dark pink "paper" has been in my stash forever and I don't remember where it came from.  Here is a closer look at the image...

Friends, The Winston Collection by Polkadoodles
I colored her using my Graph'it Markers.  I used the stippling technique for her fur to give her some texture.  I am still practicing this...  This is my first attempt at those gorgeous clouds I keep seeing and this was a learning experience.  I am so sick right now and I did it backwards, I didn't mask over the ones I had already done- I went in the wrong direction I mean.  Ugh, I will have to try again when I am well.  I made the mask with different sized circle punches though and I like the way that part worked out at least.  - except that they are upside down, ha!  Here are my color combos used:
Fur: 4110, 3210, 3245, 3255
Light Pink- 5115, 5120, 5125
Dark Pink- 5125, 5160, 5180, 6160
Mushrooms- 3210, 3245, 4110, 4125
I flicked in the grass with, 8290, 8280, 8120, 8110

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Be sure to click HERE to check out the projects by the other Queens!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoes Crafts- animals
Crafting from the Heart- ATG
Artistic Inspiration- ATG
Sentimental Sundays- bling it up
Zuri Artsy Crafty- ATG
Digitally Sweet- lot of flowers
Crafters Cafe- punches and/or die cuts
Try it on Tuesday- animals


  1. This is so gorgeous i love it!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  2. Beautiful love this little bear xxxx

  3. SO CUTE! Love that sweet little bear and color combo!
    Thank You for joining us at AI this week!
    Hope you will join us again soon!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  4. This is just adorable! I want to adopt your little bear! Love the pink and brown together and your big flower is such a wonderful embellie!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Animal' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  5. love the cute image,embossing and flourish die-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  6. Hi Lizzy! This is such a lovely card. Love the colour choice and the combination of patterned papers with plain embossed ones. And the image is very cute, but the colouring is amazing. Thank you for playing with us in the first challenge at Zuri Artsy Craftsy Challenge blog.

  7. Aww, this is adorable! Love the vibrant pink color and cute image!Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  8. So very cute lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges !

  9. Hi Lizzy, I do love your card it is gorgeous, loving the beautiful colouring and embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  10. This is such a sweet image and beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

  11. Lovely image. Thanks for sharing at CFTH challenge

  12. Fantastic job with making it look like real fur. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Zuri Artsy and hope to see you in many more challenges.

  13. This is soooo cute! Totally love the great embossing you have used in the background!!!!

    Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Zuri Artsy Craftsy challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.


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