Thursday, 13 January 2011

GC83 Polar animals Challenge




For the polar animals challenge I used a photo of Knut, a bear that was abandoned by its mother and brought up in the Berlin Zoo by zookeepers. He was a real cutie, and drew a lot of fans who queued for hours to see him. I have cut the top part of the photo away, inked the edges, and mounted it onto a tag which has been distressed with TH *faded jeans* and white embossing powder. I cut the pic of Knut a tad wider than the tag and just stuck down the edges, so that Knut seems to stand in front of the tag.
I stamped a circle with resist ink to make the moon. To finish it I inked the edges, and added a few stars and a snowman charm.
It was, as always, fun to make. Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

  1. oh val, he's so cute, I love the colours you've used, well done, lovely...

    maria xx

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  2. Thank Maria, he was such a cute little bear! I went all the way to Berlin to look at him!!

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  3. Awww he is a real cutie, no wonder so many people wanted to see him. Your tag looks fantastic, love how you've done the moon, and I like how you've wrapped the photo round the tag to make him stand out from the background. Lovely work! coB

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  4. Ohhh that is an absolute beauty. I love this tag fabulously crafted and so cute too
    hugs June xxx
    ps, i loved your comment about my dollar man hehe

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  5. Aw so pretty Valerie! I love the textured snow effect, thats rather clever!
    Sue x

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  6. Thanks a lot, Ladies! Sue, what do you mean by *rather clever*??!

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  7. lovely inky effect: wonderful submission for the Gingersnap Creations polar animals challenge. Helene

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  8. This is lovely, the kids love it, too, and the fairy! Hugs, Sarah

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  9. I'm loving this one, too! They are all sooooo pretty! Hugs, T

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  10. What an adorable tag! I love that you thought outside the box to grab the cutie from a photo! You inked him up so well he actually looks like a fabulous stamp too! Love the dimensional snow and trees too. ~Diane

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  11. Love that wonderful little polar bear ... thanks for joining our Polar Animal Party at Gingersnap Creations.

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  12. Wow, this is adorable, and oh-so-gorgeous!

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  13. Fabulous tag and I have to say (as so many have) that moon is gorgeous. xx

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