Friday, 3 June 2011

Gone Fishing!

This is the gorgeous TeddyBo and a stamp called 'Gone Fishing'. My friend Chrissy has done a lot of Teddy Bo cards and she colours them so beautifully with Prismacolor Pencils, so thanks Chrissy for introducing me to Teddy Bo and Prisma! I have seen this image on quite a few websites and thought my dad would love it, so when my daughter asked me to make a Father's Day card to give her grandfather I thought this would be just the ticket! It's perfect for Father's Day or male Birthday. 

The papers are from Papermania 'Verde Paper Pack'. Image is mounted on Nestabilities. Sentiment is from Lili of The Valley 'Dreamy Days' Set. Button, string, frog, gems are from stash. Little leaves are done with Papermania leaf Punch. 

I think I got a bit carried away with my shading and was a tad heavy with the French Grey Prisma and so he looks quite a weathered old bear now, bless LOL !! 


Bear Skin: Promarker Vanilla
Hat, Jacket and Boots: Copic G85, Promarker Pear Green
Rod: Promarker Tan
Tackle Box: Promarkers Cool Grey 1, 3 & 4
Fish: Promarkers Cool Grey 1, 2 and 3 and Stickle (Stickleback rofl ....)
Grass: Meadow Green

Shading with Prismacolour Pencils: 
Bear: 1074 and 925
Hat, Jacket and Boots: 911
Rod: 948
Grass: 912
  Touch of Sky: 904

The trouble I had photographing this card! Ah well, think this is as good as I can get it. Going to get some sunshine in garden now as I need Vitamin D!!! I was severely deficient in it and have to take really strong doses of it!!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 82 - 'Strings the Thing' (ends 3rd June 2011) 
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge 96 - 'Nature' (ends 5th June 2011)  
Pollycraft - Challenge 95 - 'Be My Teddy Bear' (ends 5th June 2011)  
Polka Doodles - Challenge 21 - 'Male Theme' (ends 5th June 2011) 
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 114 - 'Cute Bears/Animals Only!' (ends 7th June 2011) 
Simon Says - 'Father's Day/For a Male' (ends 7th June 2011)
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge 21 - 'Father's Day/Special Man' (ends 9th June 2011) 
Fussy & Fancy 'Card for a Man or Boy' (ends 16th June 2011) 
Crafty Calendar - 'Teddy Bears'  May Challenge


chrissy xx said...

Fabulous Sue! One cute bear and Brilliant colouring! He as to look a tad weathered lol He is outside! Gorgeous papers and I just LOve that frog.......Your card is Perfect for Father's Day.

Audrey said...

What an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Vicky said...

Totally cute...and gorgeous colours too Sue! great dp's and layout..and I love your embellies hun..!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant colouring and a fabulous card Sue.
Enjoy the lovely weather.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Tracy said...

This is fabulous, I love it Sue. Great design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cheryl said...

oh this is one cute bear love the colors on this and the detail and coloring is amazing hugs cheryl xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

Fab card Sue - love the green shades
Lisa x

coops said...

fantastic card sue.i love the fab teddy bo and your colours and design are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Delphine said...

Your card is simply fantastic, Sue! I love those Teddy Bo images and you have coloured yours beautifully! Gorgeous papers and layout and I love the button with twine! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

chris said...

Hi Sue, thankyou for popping over to my blog you are very kiind as I have been a very bad blogger of late.
love your little fisherman, he is so sweet love his shiny wellies. your colouring is amazing too.
hope you have a great week hugs chris xx

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

shell said...

Fabulous card i love the image, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous love the bear image you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Fliss said...

Really cute card and a gorgeous image. Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles Male theme challenge and good luck!

Sandra Mathis said...

Wonderful job with the oh so hard male cards, Sue.

Vintage Milly said...

What a fab card,thanks for joining in with our challenge at Polkadoodles,

Tip Top said...

So sweet! Thanks for joining in with the Polkadoodle challenge - hope to see you again next time!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Great card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous Sue! I find mens cards so difficult and you have it down to a tee! I love green its my favourite colour and its never used enough on cards and your colouring is FANTASTIC I think the shading is perfect - I'm so impressed LOVE IT
Hugs Laurie x

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card! Great image and colours! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx