Saturday, February 12, 2011

Two-Too Cute St Patrick's Day images from Sassy Cheryl

I know I don't usually post too much on the week-end but I couldn't wait to show you guys these two awesome new images from Sassy Cheryl's.  I actually sent Cheryl (Sassy Boss Lady) an email asking for either a Snowman or Bear for St. Patrick's Day.  Well, my contact list in Gmail had Cheryl's email address listed but the email went to another Design Team :0, so I called her to request the images and she had these two ready the next day!!!  Here is The Saint Bear,  What do you think?

I collect bears and snowmen and so this was right up my alley.  My good friend and DT teamie Judy also loves Bears so she was as happy as I to see this image. I love to color fur, dog, bear, or rabbit, they are pretty much done the same.  I make the shading a bit darker than I want the final result and then when you have the image colored the way you want it you take the Copic Blender Pen and lightly pounce the tip straight up and down all over the image.  Be careful not to do it too much, as once the color is removed, you will not be able to put it back easily.,  You can always go back and repeat the pouncing step.  Give it a minute or two to dry before doing it again.
I-Rock gems and a sentiment and my sweet The Saint Bear is complete.

Here is the other card I made using Grumpy Clover, isn't she fun!!!:

I don't have too much St. Patrick's Day dp so these two have the same one,   Grumpy Clover Girl was colored with copic markers. I think due to the size of the Shamrock next time I may paper piece it, but I like the way it turned out.  The sentiment in the upper right corner was created using a MS heart punch and a purchased Kiss Me I'm Irish sentiment.  I punched the heart punch 4 times using white cs and then sponged around the outside edge peeled paint distress ink  I then cut one heart to be the stem and glued the other three to the back of the sentiment circle. I almost forgot that I got the dimension of hte shamrock leaves by using the same techninque I use to make distressed flowers.  On the backside of the punched item use a stylus or the rounded end of a paint brush to break down the cs by working in a circular motion starting from the outside and working in which causes the paper to curl.  Jak Heath has a wonderful tutorial on her blog of how to do this too.

Well, I need to go to Michael's again as I am trying to get my copics all in like containers. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the cards. 



Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

Well they're both AMAZING!!!! I just can't get over that fur! Love them both. You owe me! ☺

Candy said...

LOVE both your cards, Cathy.
But the bear wins my heart I am afraid :o)
Love the way you make the fur and many thanks for the lesson!
Hugs, Candy

Shirley said...

Cathy, these are both awesome. Thanks for the explanation on the fur. Your technique is superb as it looks so real. Hope I can be half as successful.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Great cards Cathy! Being 1/2 Irish I love St. Patty's Day!! ~jeni :)

Linda C said...

The cards are fab as usual. Thanks, so much for the detailed instructions on the Shamrock. I have used the heart punch to make them before, but the curling effect is awesome! Lovin it!

Ann English said...

Adorable-big fan of the bear!!!