Every Saturday on the Utah Divas International blog Carol Marbach puts up a sketch challenge and I've finally decided to play along! This last Saturday was a simple one - but it was perfect. I needed an idea for my niece's birthday card, and quick, because I'm already 3 weeks late sending it. Ahhh! So here's the sketch:
And here's what I came up with:
My watercolor technique seems to be a little rusty, but I like how it turned out anyway. Honestly, when I first saw this set (Beary Best Friends) in the holiday mini catalog I didn't think I'd buy it. Cute, but I'm past my bear phase. Then...I went to convention. Oh my word, they did so many cute things with the Build-a-Bear line that I just had to have it.
I used the paper piecing techinique on this card - I wanted the dress to stand out from the watercoloring, so I first I stamped my image on Whisper White cardstock and then again on my Designer Series Paper. I cut out the dress and flower in her hair and used a glue stick to adhere them over the original image. Cute!
I also have to share a pic of my very own Stampin' Up! Build-a-Bear that I got at Convention. You wanna hear a room of Stampin' Up Demonstrators go wild? You should have been there when they showed us this bear! Seriously, the line into the Momento Mall was nuts - everyone had to get their hands on one of them. But can you blame us? Look - she has her very own Stampin' Apron and stamp, plus an In Color Ribbon! And you can't tell in the picture, but her fur is glittery. Soooo Stinkin' Cute!