So, what's on our work desk this week? Well, I am! Wilbear to be pawcise, with a new friend to meet you all
This is Alfred, but we think he's so dinky we may call him Alf for short.
He came wrapped like this, how cute.
Why are we on the work desk? Because we look kinda cute sitting up here, that and the fact that Alf wanted to help me with my latest project, and he's far too small to reach the desk from our swivelly chair.
Along with a few dear friends, we decided to take part in a monthly swap. Each person chooses a project, gathers the supplies for said project, and sends them along to the next person on the list.
My stash came from our friend Linda, and she had gathered a veritable mountain of stash for us to play with.
Embellishments and sentiments, along with card blanks, to enable us to make collage cards.
I started off by inking one of the blank cards in Worn Lipstick distress ink.
And layered up some of the elements Linda had sent onto my inked card.
To produce this.
I've never made collage cards before but I had a sneak peek at Linda's work, and it seems the idea is to build layers from many elements. Being a bit of a neat freak I don't think I embraced the layering technique very well,but my brain just wouldn't allow me to add more.
Next, Alfred had a go, supervised by me, well he only has teeny tiny paws. He decided to try a green themed card.
and got busy with Shabby Shutters distress ink on one of the elements Linda had sent us.
Next he glued the flower layers together, goodness, the glue stick is almost as big as him!
This is the first card he made.
He then cut and inked two hearts from a Sizzix die with one of the printed card pieces Linda had included in the stash.
We made our 4 cards, well, I made one, Alfred kind of took over and I didn't want to upset him by reminding him it was my turn, what with him being new and everything.
This is Alfred's favourite card
Here's the one card I managed to produce
Alf's first attempt
And the final card.
Posing with our cards
We were left with all this stash. So I think we may have failed slightly on the layering effect of collage cards, but we had fun anyway.
Thank you Linda for our first swap goods, I hope we didn't do too bad a job :)
Don't forget, if you like challenges, the bears are hosting their own, just for fun, literary challenges, the latest can be found If you press your paw here . Plenty of time to join in the fun with us.
With love from the bears.