Friday, September 9, 2016

Beary Happy Birthday...Inkspirational Challenge #117~Photo, Creative Corner Challenges~Woodland Creatures, Cute Card Thursday Challenge #442~ Animals, Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes, Happy Little Stampers~Anything Goes with Dies

Hello!

I 'survived' the first four all-in-a-row days back at work. Whew! Next week is a five-day'er...hope my stamina holds out! *grin* Seriously, the students I've met so far in my little corner of the school (which is a reflection of my little corner of the kitchen counter crafting area) are fantastic.  Hope that trend continues..

On this cool fall Saturday (yes, autumn has made a most grand entrance here...), it's time for Inkspirational Challenge #117, where we're sparking your mojo with this sweet (although somewhat sad...) photo.  Somebody's missing somebody (as I am missing my husband, who is away at bike races in Eastern Canada, and my niece and nephew, with their always-make-me-laugh shenanigans). ANYWAY, enough tear-inducing talk! The teddy is truly darling, isn't he!


Joining us with this challenge is our fabulous guest designer, Linda; her card will charm you immensely, as will those of my wonderful teamies: ShaunaSandieMarinaPiaKim

I've had the adorable MFT Birthday Bears for quite some time now, and aside from using one as a polar bear a ways back, they've been sitting idle (coluring issues!). The photo, however, meant they 'had' to come out for a playdate, as did my distress inks. Yep: I water-coloured myself a cutie-pie brown bear, toting a stack of gifts and a sparkly balloon. In my 'story', just beyond the stenciled brick wall is the door to the party he's joining.  He'll be belting out "Happy Birthday" with his buddies in no time flat. .As you can gather, I drew inspiration from the bear, the bricks and the colour of the suitcase...and went for a more cheerful mood!  My mood after being reasonably successful with the water-colouring was definitely cheerful; in fact, it came pretty close to ecstatic!


'Nuff from me!  Turning the stage over to you! Looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes


Creative Corner Challenges~Woodland Creatures





Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!

25 comments:

  1. The water colouring is fab and I am sure behind the brick wall is one wild party x

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  2. Awsomecard Carol love that bear. I am waiting on my stencils for brick walls love what you have done.

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  3. Oh sweet Carol, I can definitely see where you'd be missing your family and that inspiration photo would bring it to the forefront. So glad you survived your first week of school. I just completed a 3 day week that felt like a 5 dayer! Pretty intense, huh? But it's the weekend and I might, just might, be able to play a little. Anyway...back to card, Jeanne, sheesh. The card you created sure brought a happy smile to my face. I'm so glad you are getting over your coloring issues, because, quite frankly you are quite the colorist! Your bear bearing gifts and a balloon looks quite fabulous. I can imagine there's a magical party going on behind that brick wall, too. And he's only going to add to the fun. Thank you SO much for sharing and inspiring my sweet talented friend. Have a joyful weekend! Hugs! :)

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  4. Awe!! He is just as sweet as can be waiting for the party to begin! :) Love this set and what a precious inspirational photo too!! Happy weekend! HUGS

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  5. Your teddy is also absolutely adorable, Carol! And love the stack of presents he's bringing along ;)

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  6. So cute...just love your sweet bear! Simply fabulous card.

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  7. I have this same set but I have never achieved such a clean, beautifully coloured and happy scene.

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  8. Oh, this is so cute!
    Glad to hear everything is going good! ;) Hugs

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  9. Fun inspired card! Thanks for joining in at STB :)

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  10. You are in so much denial of your watercoloring skills, Carol. The bear is beautifully done and I love the brick and the back story.

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  11. Hi Carol : ) So glad to hear you survived your first week back to school and that you have a fantastic group this year! that will certainly help!

    Your card is darling. I love this, beautifully colored, MFT bear!! He looks so huggable : ) and GENEROUS!

    Your brick stencil is perfect too Well done Teach! : )

    Patti

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  12. Sweet bear!! I love the brick background!! Great take on the inspirations (even if it is a little sad!!)

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  13. Oh, how fun is this bear! I love how he's carrying all those cute gifts and your stenciled brick wall is really striking, Carol! LOVE this card!

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  14. This gift-bearing bear is ADORABLE! Perfectly colored and with a touch of stenciling - it is a truly delightful card!
    Glad to hear that the school year started out well and that you like your students (so far)!

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  15. Your watercoloring looks amazing and I'm actually almost glad I skipped this challenge -my card would have had a very similar look with a bear and a brick wall! I still have the supplies out and it might happen that I make the card some day this week... You've been warned! :)

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  16. Fabulous coloring on your adorable card. Love the brick background too. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

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  17. Oh, this is simply adorable. Love how you have colored that bear and the lightly stenciled background is perfect.

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  18. This is amazing, Carol! Love that brick wall background and your colouring looks great!

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  19. This is such a sweet card and a great choice of die. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with a Die.

    Emma - Design Team

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  20. So cute card <3
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges.
    Hugs from Therese, DT

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  21. Oh so sweet, and YAY you - watercoloring with DI! Beautiful job. I think our summery temps are finally disappearing. Let's see what fall brings...

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  22. Gorgeous watercolouring, Carol ... and such an adorable bear just waiting to join the party ... so fun! Hugs, Anita :)

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  23. Gorgeous take on the inspiration Carol! Your watercolouring is fantastic! Super cute card!

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  24. What an adorable card! Love how you colored the bear.
    Thank You for playing along with HLS - Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!

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