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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Have a Cool Day


I don't know about you all, but I'm loving this short work week! It's Thursday afternoon already, so only one more day to go until the weekend.

Last night while looking through blog-land, I saw the colors for this week's Color Throwdown #400, and thought of Christmas. Since our current Paper Players Challenge is all about Christmas in July, I decided to make another card. This one turned out to be rather quick, which was great too. The layout is this week's Freshly Made Sketch by Jen T, and a super fun one it is.

I started by cutting the bear's images with the corresponding Die-namics dies from water color paper, then stamped them with SU black Archival ink. Using an aqua painter and Distress Inks, I quickly watercolored the images.

I found this nice red plaid pp in my stash and added the Stitched Oval Border die and small Fishtail Flag die per the sketch. Three SU green enamel dots for embellishment finishes it off.

There's still time to play with our Paper Players "Christmas In July" challenge. I see lots of awesome cards in the gallery so far.

Have yourself a great Thursday afternoon and evening.
As always, thanks for stopping in,

Stamps: Cool Day set by My Favorite Things
Paper: Water color paper, SU Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock, American Crafts Holiday pp
Ink: SU Archival Black and Tim Holtz Distress mini ink pads
Other: Cool Day, Stitched Oval Border, and Fishtail Flags Die-namics dies, SU enamel dots, the Big Shot, dimensional tape, Wink of Stella over the coffee cup


  1. What a great take on all 3 challenges! Love your delightful Christmas scene! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  2. Those bears are just too cute, Colleen! Thanks for making a second card for the challenge!

  3. Such a great Christmas card. I love the plaid background and the polar bears are too cute! Your coloring is fabbo! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. I love your sweet polar bears!

  5. Colleen, this is adorable. I love that image and you colored it wonderfully. Your polar bears made me smile

  6. These guys are just perfect!! How funny they are and I love that sentiment! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  7. What a cute Christmas scene! Love your bear duo. Thanks for joining us for the 400th Color Throwdown challenge!

  8. Oh this is awesome! What sweet images you've used and you've combined the challenges perfectly. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!


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