Thursday, June 2, 2011

{MFT Teasers- Day1} Fred Bear

Hey my stampy friends! I am trying to keep this an upbeat post, as I sit here with a horrible sinus cold, earache, sore throat and fever:( And just as hubby came home (which is good, because I am not feeling the 'parenting' vibe today! But we had lots of yardwork planned, tree panting, flower beds, etc. I am supposed to be supervising a grade one feild trip to the Children's Festival, so hopefully by the time you are reading this I am feeling good and hanging out with my big boy and 20 of his little posse;) If not, I am laying in bed, doped up on dayquil.
Are you pumped to see all the brand new goodies that My Favorite Things has to offer in their release?? You should be cuz it's a gooder! And I was lucky enough to be chosen as this month's Guest DT member- just by playing along..do it! You never know when it might be your lucky month! Today the DT and myself are previewing a few new sets, Fred Bear- Well Done and First Place Award Ribbon.
I am working with Freddy (we are tight, so I can call him that;)....this is going to be my DH's Father's Day card. Craig loves BBQ'ing and is really good at it! I, on the other hand tend to burn overcook everything. I think he'll like it!

Everything is pretty straightforward. Coloured with copics, brads added here and there. Some cute little fishtail banner dies with the sentiment on one, and some stacking stars dienamics layered in various colours as the main embellishment. I tied a brown button with SU's linen thread and attached a cool metal flipper charm to the twine. It's fastened down with a mini glue dot to keep the charm from flopping around. Fred Bear's apron pocket and hat are paper-pieced and he is standing atop double layers of fresh cut grass (cut with another dienamic)...one positive and the other the negative side.


You can see from this picture that I applied some glaze to his nose and eyes, and spica clear glitter pen to the BBQ tools, BBQ, and burger edges. You can also see a close up of the sparkly steel BBQ and little metal flipper- isn't it sweet!

I left the inside blank so that the kids have room to sign their names (you know how they like to make 'em big!!). A few brads and some more stacking stars tie in the design from the front.


Now head on over to Kim's blog to see a list of all the designers previewing one, or both of the teaser sets today!
Stop by again tomorrow for another preview! I went a little out of my bold and bright comfort zone into the world of shabby-chic...stop by and tell me if I should stick to what I know;)

22 comments:

Noelle said...

Jenny, this is too stinkin' ADORABLE! I LOOOOVE him:) i love the plaid paper, the colors and the way you used the banners along the side, too cute! Thanks for the comment yesterday, yeah, I did a little "house keeping" regarding those negative and damaging people in my life. It's all good, definitely the right move for me. I think I got my link fixed, thanks a million and have a stellar weekend! xoxox

Melody said...

So cute! The papers are perfect! I love how you used the banner dies!

Lisa H. said...

hope you are feeling better SOON! BUT....this is flippin' fantastic! looove it, everything.

JessicaK said...

Cute paper piecing and return to that grass die! Loving my Fred Bear.

Kelli said...

SO sorry about the snot attack... still got mine 2 weeks later.. HANG IN THERE!!!! :( Now... on to the card ;) This ROCKS!!! I LOVE how you made me smile with your dialog, YES! they DO write B I G !!!! LOL

Love the sketches you've done and this first sneek peek! :)

Cathy P in AZ said...

What a FABULOUS Fred card! Love all of the layers, the banners and the embellies - TOO CUTE.

Inge said...

Hi Jenny, you've done such a fab job with this Fred card! Love the little metal flipper you've added:-D

Susan said...

Don't know where you found the charm, but it's perfect for this card.

Karen Motz said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVE how dark you coloured him and the paper piecing is fabulous!!!!

Barbara said...

Love this, Jennie! What a great Fred card!

wendy said...

this is such a cute card LOVE IT

Nancy Thomas said...

I love the layout of this card featuring that oh so cute Fred Bear. Hope you feel better soon Jenny.

Scrappychick said...

Fred is so cute and love the embellishment grouping!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh my WORD Jenny! This is DA BOMB! Your coloring is OUT of control on Fred, and I ADORE your layout and PERFECT embellies! GORGEOUS!

Michele Boyer said...

Oh my GOSH, Jenny! I LOVE this! Those stars! The sentiment flags! The grass! Your coloring! Love it ALL!! Seriously! :)

Hope you're feeling better!

Liz said...

So stinking adorable I want it all.

Erin Smetak said...

Beautiful work! Love that spatula charm! Perfect addition! Congrats on the guest dt spot!!!!

Dawn said...

Adorable card Jenny! Fred Bear is so cute!

jodylynn said...

So cute, I love Fred the Bear! The spatula charm is perfect.

Jodylynn
jharvey85@cox.net

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so cute

Eva said...

Oh my goodness, this is just adorable!!! Your coloring is amazing...love his nose...hehehe...cute!

texasjodylynn said...

GORGEOUS card! I love your coloring, all the dies you used, and everything else... right down to Fred's shiny nose. ;)