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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

No Bears Here

Sabrina, aka Cook22, is our fabulous Teapot Tuesday hostess today, and I just know we are going to have some scrumpdillyicious food to feast on at today's tea party because Sabrina loves to cook! We're having honey-glazed ham with honeycomb ice cream and even some mead for those who want something stronger to sip on than tea.

We have to be real careful with our food today, though, because we're talkin' bears. Not teddy bears either....we're talkin' the kind that live and hunt in the forest.

Since I don't have any bear images (except for the cute, cuddly teddy bears), I decided to build a log cabin for our tea party today, nestled snuggly in the pretty pine trees.



Oh, you should also know that Bertie is on the loose and JoJot guessed right: she's flinging pine cones today and man, oh, man can that sap create some mighty sticky situations. I think she's just planning to fling the pinecones at the bears, but ya never really know with Bertie around. She gets to influencing Maxie (marilynprestonn), too, and those two can.....well, let's just say really liven up a party. So, you might want to wear your hats made for the woods today because you certainly do not want sap in your hair!!

I also made this card for a challenge issued by Francie G of my Doubledog Dare Challenge (DDC) group to make a card/project that is something we'd enjoy doing....especially after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Of course, I'd love to be stamping and to me there's no better place for inspiration than snuggled all cozy like in a cabin in the woods inspired by nature!

My scene was colored with Copic markers. The sky was sponged. After I cut out my square rectangle frame in my Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the pinecone images in versamark and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then used sponge daubers to wipe on Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Sahara Sand, and River Rock ink to reflect the inspiration teapot. I wiped off the excess Chocolate Chip from the clear embossed pinecones. I matted More Mustard behind the cut out rectangle and adhered my colored scene.

I hope you'll join us at the tea party and the DDC challenges today. You can find them in the challenge forums at Splitcoaststampers!


9 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card, Charlene! Love all the wonderful details.

Dawn B. said...

This is stunning Charlene.. I just love the image and the wonderfully rich colors.. Really nice job. Reminds me of back home where we have a cabin in Wisconsin.. Super job.

Traci M said...

Funny, I was just commenting to DH how I wished I had everything I needed to make a card while we are at our condo in the woods. It is so pretty here and even tho while snowshoeing yesterday DH and DD discovered lots of animal tracks, we are hoping the bears are hibernating and not just hiding out!!
Charlene, this is so pretty, I love your sky background and embossed pine cones. I need a shower anyways, so you can fire away with those pine cones~hee!!
Maybe I can join the teaparty when I get back home! Have fun!!

Lynnor Goodwin said...

Love that cozy looking cabin, Charlene!! This would be an incredible masculine card!!

Connie M. said...

Oh this is just so beautiful, Charlene!! Love the wonderful scene image, and the fabulous stamped border you created!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

CharChar....you gotta watch out for that Bertie...she is a trouble maker....hope she doesn't find out about the sap that comes with the cones or we are all in trouble.....

this is so serene, lovely, and yep...with a fire going could be the perfect relaxation spot for some stamping......actually....my guess is that Traci is enjoying a bit of this type of life while she is up in Steamboat....she has the snow, the mountains, the trees, the bears, but apparantly not enough stamps....too bad...she could be living your 'scene' for you

LottieTabb said...

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Joan Ervin said...

Well now, isn't that just the perfect setting for a little get together...your little cabin in the woods is wonderful, Charlene!!! Now, I sure hope the doors are strong because once Sabrina starts cooking that ham, we are going to have every pesky bear in the forest banging on the doors!!! I know, we will perch Bertie on the roof and she can fling those pinecones to her hearts content!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Charlene!! Love the scene and your background is incredible. YOu are blessed with some talent!!