Thursday, 1 September 2011

Ready-Teddy-Go CHALLENGE # 2 - Autumn Colours

The new challenge starts today at Ready-Teddy-Go.  

This month's theme is "Autumn Colours" - very fitting as we welcome in the new season and say goodbye to Summer (I think I blinked and missed the Summer!!!).

You can enter anything crafty into the challenge; as long as your main image is a teddy or bear of some sort, then you're in.  Any occasion, any sentiment . . . just use the colours of Autumn.

Why not have a go . . . our generous sponsor this month is Meiflower, and just look at the "Autumn Colours" goody bag up for grabs, several ladies on the DT want to win it (including myself, lol) but of course, that's not allowed ladies [shame].

The ladies of the DT have excelled again and have created some stunning work to inspire you.  I'm so lucky to have them, thank you everyone.

And of course the winner of the first challenge has been announced . . . please click HERE to see if you were the lucky winner !!!

Here's what I came up with for the DT inspiration

I took an 8"x8" white card blank and raided my scraps box for bits and pieces and basically the whole card is made out of just that . . . bits and pieces.

I did this to prove to my sister who throws all her scraps away (can you believe it???) that you can use them up to create other things.

The image is from Teddy Bo and Co, Teddy Bea . . . she was one of the first images that I bought from Gayle.  I love her!!!

I made the bunting without a template, I cut out rough diamond shapes, folded them in the centre and glued them around the string.   I just wanted a  homespun look, lol.  Again I used scraps to make the pennant centres.  Card Candi was used to spell out the word 'hugs'.  I wrote on them freehand with a black felt fineliner.

I used more Candi to pick out the checks in the gingham paper.

Teddy Bea was coloured with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils in Autumn shades.

The bunting string was stuck into Bea's hand on the reverse and then she was layered up using foam pads.

Just one more look at that bunting detail.  I was quite pleased with the way that it turned out and it cost pennies . . . my favourite price, lol !!

I hope that you will feel inspired enough to enter the Ready Teddy Go challenge, remember to have fun!!!!

Thanks for visiting,


PinksyDoodles said...

This is so gorgeous! Well done using up your scraps!
Hugs, Clare x

Claire said...

Lovely card hun - love the warm bright colours. Hugs, Claire x