Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Inspired By #191

Inspired By has really been inspiring me lately.  Today I have two cards for their challenge, one based on the regular photo and one for the Christmas one.  I'll start with the Christmas one first.

I was taken by the red shoes in the photo (see below) so I started there with the Bear from EbyE.  Then pulling out some ancient patterned paper I made the scarf, his present and the ones beside him.  They were stamped with another EbyE set and fussy cut.  Can you see the words on the packages? They are the same as the sentiment. I also used some of the paper for a panel behind what was supposed to be a gray background for the bear.  I had him all glued down when I saw the gray piece on my desk that I planned to use.  Oops.

I couldn't leave out his cousin brown bear so I made another card with him, stamping him in brown and adding a little shading with colored pencil and black glaze on his eyes and nose.

Michele sent me the wagon that she colored with Copics and the contents uncolored quite a while ago when they first came out from EH.  I colored the pumpkins and gourds with Distress Ink and place them on a white panel stamped with a sentiment from CB. The border is an experimentation with smooshing Oxide inks that didn't come out very well but I didn't want to waste it. 

I'm glad you dropped by to see what I've been up to.

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  1. Both fantastic cards, hugs, Lori m

  2. I love the way you've captured our Christmas photo, Bobby! Your bear's little red boots are adorable and that background paper is super sweet. He's cousin is a cutie patootie too. Two delightful cards. Thanks so much for joining us at IB... with both cards!

  3. Both cards are awesome Bobby! I love that you incorporated the red shoes and the packages behind him look great too! As for cousin Brown Bear...he looks great toting his orange filled wagon! Great job with the challenge! Have a great day!

  4. You have captured both bears perfectly, Bobby! Love that first one right down to the red boots! And the brown bear looks so handsome with his cart of pumpkins!

  5. Good grief, these are ADORABLE! I love both bears so much, the bear with the boots is absolutely the cutest, and brown bear with the smooshed inks is so FUN, love all the colors! Thank you for inspiring us @IB this week!

  6. Bobby you can 'clutter up' my inbox all you want with darlings like these!! TWO cards just for little old us?? We couldn't feel more honored... still love that EBE bear, in any fur color at all!
    But today, my friend, you've stolen my heart with Mr. Bears red boots!! Ta DA!! I've been waiting for them!

  7. I think they're adorable, and I happen to LOVE your oops paper! I think the pattern works perfectly. As for you DI bg, try Distress Glaze -- sometimes it really brings to life something that I think isn't work using!

  8. Both cards are adorable. You really captured the Christmas/Winter bear perfectly. Love the red boots and the words on the gifts.