Friday, May 18, 2012

Flowers for you?

Hi folks,
Welcome to another Friday post with Steph. As you may have noticed, Crafter's Companion has had weekly new stamp releases for a couple of months now. I've been looking forward to working with some very cute existing Crafter's Companion stamps and this week I'm showcasing my timeless favorite - Popcorn the Bear.


I've colored Popcorn using Spectrum Noir Markers (GB8, EB7, TN7) - I usually play it safe by blending my furry animal and texturing it with colorless blender. Today I wanted to try just giving him "rougher" uncombed fur and just flicked the colors (without blending) in the direction of hair grown - at least what I thought the direction of hair growth on a bear should be. That unique ribbon is from May Arts and my "grass" is just trimmed using Martha Stewart fringe scissors.
I quite like how the rougher fur looks although I think I need more practice. This image is so versatile - you could also use it for a Mother's Day card. That's what I thought when I made it yesterday but I'd already sent out my Mother's Day cards so it became a Thank You Card instead.  It could also be used in our May Flower Challenge that is going on this month on our Challenge Blog.  We would love to see your projects entered to win the awesome prize this month!

Please remember to join in on all of the many giveaways that we have going on this month.  You can find a link to our current giveaway on the right sidebar.

How about our weekly stamp set giveaway now??  This week we are going to give away the SWALK- Friendship stamp!!  You must be a US Resident to enter to win.  Leave a comment on this post and make sure you follow our blog.  This will enter you to win!  See...so many ways to win at Crafter's Companion!!
Try something new!

Steph

27 comments:

Paula Huiras said...

I like this image too. I love what you did to the bottom of the card.It really adds to the whole card.
PH

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the coloring and grass, and the little girls on the swings are just adorable!

Carolyn L. said...

Super cute and you did a great job doing the fur!

Kelly Massman said...

Popcorn card is so cute! I love the girls on the swings--I'll be 47 tomorrow and still love to swing!!!! TFS!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

So darn cute, love his rough fur look!!!

Riette Bornman said...

What a lovely stamp! I would love to have him in my I have always been a BEAR fan ! Had the Bear class all my life while teaching for GR 1. Keep up the crafts! We all enjoy it.....FOOD FOR THE SOUL!!!

Nitasha said...

This is adorable! I would love to send out cards to my besties with this cute image on it! Thanks so much for the chance!

Anonymous said...

lovely card,im a big fan of all crafter companion stuff there all great.x

madebyKarla said...

Popcorn is so cute! Love the card :)

Suba said...

So cute! I love it! Thanks for the chance.

Pat said...

I love coloring SWALK stamped images, and the new ones are so adorable! Love the girls on the swings, thanks for a chance to win it!!

sharon g said...

I like how you shaded Popcorn. Great job. I also really like the fringy grass. What a cute card.

Bhawana said...

Really popcorn bear image is super cool. Lovely coloring.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love this card, and the cute images! Thanks for a chance to win too

Kathy said...

Adorable!!

altermyworld said...

OH this is adorably cutez! I would love to win. Please contact me

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Jingle said...

Very cute card and SUCH a cute set!

SmokieBlueRose said...

He is just so fuzzy and look so soft. You did an excellent job!!

KellyG said...

So cute! Love this stamp!

Emily H said...

I love Popcorn! He is so cute! Tha k you for a chance to win!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Awesome and I love the coloring and the ribbon you used.Thanks for the chance to win. TFS AJ~

Rufus said...

Love your Popcorn. I also like how you did the rough fur. Very cool ribbon on the bottom.
R/

Amy E said...

I am in love with that particular Popcorn the Bear stamp!! I just love what you did with it...beautiful card!

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Kathy S. said...

I just love that little bear and you really brought him to life with your beautiful coloring!

Rach1fun said...

That Popcorn stamp is adorable!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so sweet, love that ribbon!