Tuesday 15 April 2014

Mulberry Bear

Hi Everyone!
Back today with a little project I made for the Crafter's Companion Challenge which this month is 'Floral'.

I decided to use a Mulberry Wood image of the little bear relaxing in the garden and coloured him with my Spectrum Noirs.

The box was made using the fab gable box pattern on one of the Sweet Treats boards from Crafter's Companion with papers printed from the matching CD. On the gable part of the box I used a pale green spotty patterned paper and debossed it with the honeycomb embossing folder for a bit of texture and to look like garden trellis. I then used a Martha Stewart border punch to give the effect of a wrought iron fence.

The flowers were created from the Die'sire quilling dies - small sunflower and bliss flower - inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink and sprayed with silver Spray and Sparkle.

Finally, I added some glittery gems for the centres of the flowers and matching gold coloured gems along the bottom.
Spectrum colours:
 GB8, GB10, TN7, TN2, FS2, 
DG3, CG2, CG1, EB1, EB2, DR1, DR3
TB2, IG2

I hope you like my take on the challenge. Why not pop over to the Facebook page and join in - you still have plenty of time to make your own floral creation!

Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Ps - I'd also like to enter my little box in the following challenges
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Profusion
Moving Along with the Times - Spring/Easter
Polkadoodles - Animal Magic
Penny Black at Allsorts - Blossoms and Blooms
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Animal Antics


  1. This is completely gorgeous. I love the colour palette, so fresh and zingy. The image is coloured beautifully, the debossed honeycomb looks amazing and your handmade flowers are gorgeous.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  2. Ah this is super, love the way you have coloured Little Bear in. Thanks for playing on our Easter themed challenge on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

  3. Absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  4. An adorable project, Karen. That cute little bear is perfect for our Animal challenge. Thanks for playing with us at PolkaDoodles.

  5. Hi Karen,
    I have just popped over from Penny Black and More to see your stunning creation - Wow!

  6. Fabulous creation ,thanks for taking part in Animal Magic challenge at http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Hugs Susan xx

  7. wonderful little box! Great image-love the flowers and your embossing! It's all really sweet.Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew Spring challenge. Irene DT. xx

  8. So cute, and love all the details! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Penny Black and More. Good luck!!

  9. What an awesome project. That image is super cute and beautifully coloured. Fabulous work.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  10. Fantastic project, really like the embossing and the colours are fantastic.
    Thank you for joining us this fortnight!
    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  11. What a beautiful project, I love all the little details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  12. Rather belatedly I am afraid just wanted to say hat your creation is lovely, perfect for our Blssoms and Blooms theme and thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x (Not sure if you entered my Grand Calibur candy here if not there is still time to do so)