Friday, December 26, 2014

Final JUGS Challenge for 2014

Hi Everyone!

Are you recovering from Christmas?  Or maybe you are recovering from standing in return lines today! I hope you had a wonderful, joyous Christmas, no matter how you celebrated!
Are you ready to get back to your craft room for a little unwinding?  Just Us Girls has a wonderful Inspiration Photo for us, this, the final week of 2014~

There are so many elements to love and to be inspired by here.  I was inspired by both the colors and the circles.

I was in need of a special Thank You card for a special little guy at school.  The inspiration photo, combined with the fun new stamp set from MFT was the perfect fit. 

I am linking this card up to Christmas Card Challenges #3- Inspiration Photo Penguin.  Yes, I am aware that this is not a penguin!  It does not have to be for their challenge, but the design of the inspiration photo inspired me and a polar bear is still an arctic critter! 

I stamped the darling image and then masked it.  Masked off the lower portion of the panel and sponged in the grey sky.  Then masked off the sky and sponged in the water.  Next, I used a home made circle template and added circles using white craft ink.  I started large and worked my way down in size.  The last circles were made just by pressing with an inked sponge dauber onto the background. 
There is a bitty snowflake stamp in the MFT set- I stamped it a few times with a glue pad and then added glitter to the snowflakes. 
The bear was stamped a second time, colored and then fussy cut out.  He is popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white. 
Simon Says Stamp's final challenge of the year is 'Anything Goes', so I am linking up there as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed weekend! 

Lee Ann  :)


  1. I love how you used these colors to make them masculine! Genius. That polar bear is so cute standing on the ice with that great background. Thanks for being our Guest Designer here at JUGS and sharing your talent with us.

  2. Those bokeh dots are TOTALLY AWESOME! Thanks so much for being our Guestie this month - your cards were amazing!

  3. Cutest polar bear ever! And I LOVE your bokeh background! Fabulous!

  4. Adorable polar bear image and loved the Bokeh effect you have going on in the background! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us this month at Just Us Girls! We have enjoyed having you as our Guest Designer!

  5. Super cute card Lee Ann! Loved the background...looks frigid and perfect for the polar bear image! We have really enjoyed having you as a guest designer with us at JUGS and Happy New Year too!

  6. Lovely card Lee Ann - love the bokeh effect.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  7. I love this card Lee Ann! That bokeh effect you created is fabulous!

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