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Friday, 11 January 2013

Teddy Bears in Oz Blog Hop

Welcome to the Teddy Bears in Oz Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Paulette at Around the Block with Scrapalette

We are featuring teddy bears created from the Cricut Lite cartridge Teddy Bear Parade dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz. Fun, right?

I'm a little nervous because this is my first Blog Hop everrrrrrrr!!!

If you are just joining us, start your journey down the yellow brick road at RockinRenee's blog: I came, I saw, I created.

The character I am sharing with you today is Glinda the Good Witch of the North.

Here's my inspiration:

And here's my bear:

I cut the bear out at 4" and dug through my daughters Barbie doll clothes and found a ball gown I cut up for the top layer. (No trauma involved. When I asked her if it was OK if I sacrificed one of Barbie's ball gowns she just rolled her eyes...

Maybe because she's 16!!!!) :)

For the gown I used the Queen of Hearts costume on Teddy Bears Parade. It's the 5th key on the top row of the cartridge.

For the "puffy" sleeves I actually used the top layer of the dress which I rotated 180 degrees and welded it to the base layer of the dress. (I first used Hide Contour to hide the heart and the ruffle.)



I wanted Glinda to be all sparkly so as well as the sparkles that were already on Barbie's ball gown I also used glittered cardstock for the other layers of the dress. Here's a close up:


Instead of using the wand (or I guess it's a scepter) from the Queen of Hearts I created my own using a rectangle and star from Cricut Craft Room Basics.

Hope you like her!!!

Thank you for joining us today. The complete file to recreate The Wizard of Oz character bears can be found at the starting blog. Your next visit down the yellow brick road is at paper, craft & scissors

And here is the complete blog list in case you follow the wrong path:

1. I came, I saw, I created

2. Melody Lane Designs

3. Stamp, Cut, Create!

4. A Day in the Life of a Horse Bunny

5. Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker

6. Sara W. Andrews

7. Around the Block with Scrapalette

8. The Cricut Lover's guide to Design Studio  (that's me!)

9. paper, craft & scissors


32 comments:

Melody Lane Designs said...

So Pretty, Love the sparkles!

Sis Patterson said...

Love your Glinda and all of her fabulous glitz! Thanks for the wonderful tips to make her gown glittery, puffy-sleeved, and fabulous!!!

Sharon said...

Narelle, "Glinda, the Good Teddy Witch(!)" is so stink'n cute - I think she may be my favorite! Thanks for sharing.

Sara Andrews said...

Love, love, love her!! She looks fantastic with her sparkles and fancy dress.

Lisa B said...

She turned out fabulous! I love that you 'repurposed' the barbie dress.

Diane Hodrick said...

Your Glinda is so perfect...the Barbie dress did not die in vain. This is completely adorable. You nailed every detail. Absolutely love it!

Brenda said...

Love Glinda and how you made her shiny! Great idea to use a Barbie dress. I'm a new follower.

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

Patty Mc said...

Glinda the good witch is fabulous! The Barbie dress was a great idea!

Southern Gypsy

Maria said...

Wow, your Glinda is fabulous!

Diane said...

Lovely Glinda, and dressed to perfection!

Esther said...

Fantastic! Love your bear, and the story!
Great first hop!

Beth said...

I love your good witch. she's very sweet looking :)

Jodie R said...

Perfect match!! She is gorgeous! Loved that you used the Barbie clothes. A real knock out, Narelle!!

Sage said...

love it! she's so pretty!!

Michele said...

Beautiful and I love how you draped the fabric for her gown.

Hrvatica said...

Amazing job on this Glinda Good Witch Bear!

Cropalcoholic!! said...

Lovely!! I'm sure your daughter knew it was for a good cause :)!

Galdaria said...

What a cute little Glinda. She is all sparkly and pink just like she should be.

Nanci Linen said...

She is Wicked! She shines and sparkles.

Janis said...

Wow isn't she pretty? Love the pink & bling going on...Fun Blog Hop!

Thanks Janis

Arcadia FL Native said...

Oh, Narelle, she is so pretty!!!

Penny

Kim M. said...

She is very regal and pretty!

Kim M.

D- said...

Your Glinda is wonderful.
Super 1st blog hop project.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

Josie0602 said...

Oh how cute and what a great idea to use a Barbie outfit for her beautiful gown!!

Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

lighthouse said...

A wonderful Glinda, and a fantastic entry for your first blog hop. I can't wait to see others you're in.

Donna
bedard01240@gmail.com

pattyk said...

Very pretty Glinda--millierose651@aol.com

Sheri R said...

She turned out lovely!

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Tina H said...

Very cute, pink and sparkly! She turned out great:)

Lori said...

Awww, your Glinda is cuteness personified!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Oh, I love your version of Glinda! Perfect use of a Barbie dress. (glad there was no trauma!) :)

Sorry I am late to the party but so glad I didn't miss it all together! Such fun!!

Gramjak said...

GLinda is PERFECT!!! Sacrificing Barbie's ball gown was a wonderful idea!

Could we t order the entire set of bears? Would you all consider doing that, Narelle? Super cute and awesome creativity, as always!!!

city said...

thanks for share....

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