Friday, September 08, 2017

The Wisdom of Winnie the Pooh

Happy Friday - I hope you've had a great week.  I'm actually not too sure where the week went, because I seem to have achieved very little, I blinked and pretty much missed it!
Congratulations to Sylvia who won the Spellbinders Gilded Ornaments die set  I was offering as Blog Candy earlier in the week. I hope it arrives through her letterbox in the next day or two - I'm hoping to have another give-away soon.

It's Joanne's turn to set the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers this week
According to UNESCO. today is International Literacy Day a I've always been a reader and can't imagine life without a book on the go.  So, let's celebrate the joy of the written word - your card could feature images of books, a favourite literary character or quotation, a portrait of an author, you could acknowledge a special teacher... where will your imagination take you?
Click HERE to be inspired by what the design team came up with!
I thought about this one most of the week, watching as the rest of the team came up with god idea after good idea and still without a clue for my own card.
I quite liked the idea of using some kind of literary quotation.... then i got to   thinking about one of my own favourite literary characters....and I remembered the perfect quotation. from the brilliant, clever, astute and inspirational Winnie the Pooh, of course!

It pleases me that a character from a book comes up with a quotation about words, and the picture that goes with it is Pooh in the action of writing.
Oh, Mr Milne and Mr Shepard, what wonderful books you created!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I made a new template in Paint Shop Pro for cutting on the Silhouette Cameo. This one has several layers, which once cut out were inked and adhered to the base Pooh shape.  My drawing and colouring skills are non existent, but I can  ink around the edges of different shapes and get definition and dimension that way! 
Once I'd made the bear, and worked out where he'd fit on the card, I created the quotation panel also in Paint Shop Pro, printed it out and matted onto turquoise card
On the card blank I stencilled a background of clouds (there was too much white space) before adding the quotation panel, then glued a piece of chipboard to the back of the bear before gluing him in place too.
The lower edge looked a bit bare so I added the grass and flowers cut using Flower Field by Spellbinders

That's it for today, Thank you for visiting!
Have a great weekend



Angelnorth said...

The perfect literary character for the challenge and a great quote too - love the card Kathy!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so sweet and beautiful Kathy
Gr Karin

Laine said...

So cute and nostaligic Kathy. Must be that kind of day! My girls loved WTP and I spent hours with them snuggled up on each side of me exploring the fabulous adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood! Happy Days!

Andree said...

A delightful card Kathy and a fabulous sentiment. Pooh bear has long been a favourite in our family xx

Karen Whittaker said...

Aww love your interpretation of the theme. Beautiful xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Fabulous Pooh card! I just love it

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a wonderful card Pooh bear looks so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Brawny said...

Very cute card Kathy. X

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Fab card Kathy, I love Pooh bear too x

Kate M said...

Who doesn't love Pooh Bear!! A great choice for your card and a super sentiment, love your design,

Cathy Clowes said...

I just love this Kathy. Pooh is fabulous of course and the sentiment is really lovely. Great idea. Cathy x

Tracy Welham said...

I love this so much!! Winnie the Pooh is my favourite bear, I'm a huge fan. Your card is just wonderful, this is one of my favourite quotes and your Pooh Bear is just perfect. Thanks for making me smile. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Shabneez said...

Such a cutie Kathy - this card is so well made it doesn't look handmade and that's a compliment! Shabneez x