Saturday, 22 March 2014

It's Photo Time at Bugaboo!

Hi everyone, hope you're alright?

First day of Spring on Thursday so I'm hoping the weather's going to get a bit better because I really want to get some gardening done; I bought some lovely new perennials yesterday so I'm hoping to get them in this weekend!

Anywho, it's time for a photo challenge over at Bugaboo Stamps and this week the inspiration is...


...and here's the card I made...


Isn't this little guy so adorable?! He's called 'Lion Topper' and he is so gorgeous you just want to scratch his ears!
I decided to keep it quite simple and use three different papers from a Lily Bee Design 'Memorandum' pad and popped them on foam pads with the middle strip slightly lower than the other two.
I fussy cut the lion (almost losing a few whiskers along the way!) and mounted him on to more foam pads to make him extra dimensional.


I coloured him with Promarkers in Caramel, Cocktail Pink, Mustard, Raw Sienna and Sandstone.
I made the sentiment in Word using the 'Chalkboard' font which I think is a standard font on the Mac and popped the lion on top so he was peaking over the edge!

Hope you like him and don't forget to check out the fabulous DT inspiration over at Bugaboo!

Erica

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Friday, 21 March 2014

A Little Bit 'Supernatural'

Hi everyone! Hope you're alright?

I realised the other day that I'd completely forgotten to show you the Christmas present I made for my sister.

Now, we're both a weeny bit obsessed quite like a programme called Supernatural, my favourite character is called Dean played by the gorgeous Jensen Ackles and my sister's favourite character is Cas (pronounced 'Cass' not 'Caz'!) played by the equally gorgeous Misha Collins so I decided I'd make her a mini Cas doll for Chrimble.

I'd never made anything like this before so it took a while to figure out how I was going to make both Cas and then his clothes but I think I managed to pull it off quite well.
On the plus side, it did mean that I got to stare at this lovely man for quite a while to figure it all out!

From: http://www.supernaturalwiki.com/index.php?title=File:Castiel.jpg
And here's the little guy himself!

Isn't he so cute! I'm so pleased with the way he came out and I didn't think his hair was too far off.

I decided to leave out his suit jacket this time as I didn't know if the trench coat would go on over the top.

showing off his coat tie and collar...

...his cute little tie...

...he even has little cuff buttons!

I didn't think to sew his hair down all the way round before sewing him together and turning him inside out so it ended up a bit ruffled and sticks out at the back.

I did really enjoy making him so I'll definitely be doing others like this but I think, as this wasn't as horribly boring or time consuming as I thought, I'll be including more little details next time.


Hope you like him!

Erica

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