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Last week there was a new release of 16 super cute Billie Bear images, designed by Jan White exclusively for Ladybug Crafts Ink. You've got to hop over to the challenge blog to see how the Lovely Ladybugs have shown their use of several of these newly released images!
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I've used Window Seat Billie to create a set of four seasonal cards. I had so much fun playing with this lovely image and my head is still spinning with ideas on more ways to use it. This post contains the info on my Autumn card. You can find my use of this image for a winter-themed card here, my spring-themed card here and my summer-themed card here.
I printed the image onto the back of a My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Tiny Dancer "Ballet" Dancing Circles paper then fussy cut and carefully placed the new brown drapes to carry out my Autumn theme.
I used three different masks to add color and texture to my image.
1. I cut out just the window glass areas to stamp an autumn tree scene from an old Stampin' Up! A Tree for All Seasons set. I also used this mask to airbrush the ground, sky and a bit of sun light.
2. I cut out just the bear to add texture using the nasty rag technique by pouncing Copic colored fibers of a piece of wash cloth over the Copic-filled bear.
3. I cut out the full image to airbrush the wall areas and floor.
This view shows my Copic-filled image for an autumn-themed card. Glossy Accents covers the hearts and Inkssentials Enamel Accents black provides shiny, dimensional eyes.
Layers of Bazzill cardstock with My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody "Happy" Decorate patterned paper form my side open card and faux stitching adds a contrasting border. Satin Sensations 5/8" Antique Gold ribbon provides a border and bow. A piece of My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks "Lucky" twine holds a golden leaf charm. A Spellbinders Medallion Four adds a circular element behind my image. A Technique Tuesday Borderline: Same Time Next Year set adds my stamped autumn words.
A My Favorite Things Die-namics Fancy Flourish provides movement on one side of my image. The other side contains a flower cluster made of a Recollections Mulberry Paper Flower and Prima Sugar Plum Roses Banana.
Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Window Seat Billie that includes a popped up hello sentiment from a Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Elementary Elegance set . . .
I'm entering this card into the following challenges . . .
Totally Paper Crafts "Metal" (here) - leaf charm
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Brass in Pocket" (here) - metal leaf charm
A&T/Emerald Faerie "Recipe - 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments" (here)
Southern Girls "The Kids Are Alright" (here)
A&T "Hearts" (here)
Simon Says Stamp and Show "Absolutely Anything Goes" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
bear - Y21, Y23, Y26 (nasty rag technique Y28)
tree - E42, E44
leaves - YR12, YR16, R12, R17, Y21, Y28
hearts - E04, E07
ground grass - BG93
curtain rod, window frame - E31, E35, E47
seat, pillow - E51, E55, E57
curtain shading - W3, W5
airbrushed wall - E42; floor Y23; outside ground BG93 speckled Y28; sky Y000, B000
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I'm including this pic to show you other ways that I've filled this wonderful image for all four seasons. Make sure you link where indicated to see how I've used them! This image can be easily used for holiday cards with paper-pieced holiday curtains, a coordinating scene in the window, a hat on Billie and the image surrounded by holiday die cuts! The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!
I've shown my use of this image for a winter-themed card here, my spring-themed card here and my summer-themed card here.
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As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!