Welcome to the Teddy Bears in Oz Blog Hop.. You should have arrived here from Maria at Stamp, Cut, Create. Today, we are featuring teddy bears created from the Cricut Lite cartridge "Teddy Bear Parade" dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz.
Fun, right? 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 is the (not so) Cowardly Lion.
This Lion was created in Cricut Craft Room using only images from the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge. That is the only cart you will need to cut everything used for this little guy.
2. The lion has two layers of manes. These manes were created by welding together the turkey's tail feathers. I used natural colored Paper Crinkle that I found at Michael's (it's the paper stuff you put in Easter baskets) to create the curly mane. If you don't have Paper Crinkle, the mane would look just as cute if you embossed the layers or used flocking to cover them and then popped the layers with foam tape.
3. The medal was made using the mermaid's scalloped seashell bikini top. I welded four of these together and then welded on another piece that looked like it would work for a ribbon. I cut this piece in white and colored in the red stripes with a marker. Then I cut the medal (without the ribbon) from a piece of kraft paper that I embossed and inked with gold and brown inks. I then cut the blue swatch that goes over the ribbon. It is too small to write "courage" on, but I tried....lol...I smeared the result a little with my finger before the ink dried (on purpose) to get this look.
4. I then covered the four small pieces of fur trim that adhere to the lion's legs and the larger piece that adheres to the tip of the lion's tail with Paper Crinkle. Again, if you don't have that, they would be just as cute embossed or flocked, inked, and popped.
5. Now back to those ears you didn't lose.....glue the teddy bear ears to the bunny ears. Flip the piece so that you can see the bear ears and use scissors to trim around them. This will leave you bear shaped ears covered with the same paper as the lion's body. Position and glue each ear to the biggest layer of the lion's mane. This will give you cute little pieces of teddy bear ears sticking our from behind your lion's mane.
6. You are now ready to assemble your Lion Bear. I used glossy accents on his eyes and nose after he was assembled for some extra shine. Then I added a red bows to the mane and tail. Finished off with a few dots from my white pen, and then sat back and declared him too cute and cuddly to be "The King of the Forest."
Thank you for joining us today. In celebration of the Bears in Oz Blog Hop, I will be sending one lucky person who comments (just in time for Valentine's Day) some delicious Sweenor's Chocolates, handmade right here in Wakefield, Rhode Island and a few crafting goodies. All you have to do to be in the random drawing is leave a comment on this post by Friday, January 18th. I will draw the name of the winner on the 19th. Please make sure I have a way to get in touch with you if you are the name I draw.
The complete file to recreate The Wizard of Oz character bears can be found at the beginning blog. Your next visit down the yellow brick road is at Brenda at Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker.
Here is the complete blog list in case you follow the wrong path:
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
9. Paper, Craft & Scissors