When I saw the sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches 141, I immediately thought of the Koala hanging on a pole.  It didn't work exactly as I envisioned but it was fun to create.

Freshly Made Sketches 141 rt

The sketch dictated the panels and rather than go with a quilt theme, I decided to use the Hardwood Stamp hoping to make it look like bamboo.  The idea was good, but it isn't bamboo!.  The panels were defined by thin strips of Early Espresso cardstock.  I stamped the Kind Koala stamp  with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored it with the Blendabilities and fussy cut it. Check out his shiny nose!  I applied Crystal Effects in order to give it a shiny & wet look.

Freshly Made Sketches 141 left

Notice the Linen Thread tied in a bow around the Koala's neck.  In addition, I tied the Tangerine Tango button with the same thread and wrapped a bit around my Wooden Essentials Element.  To add some more color, I adhered a Tangerine Tango Candy Dot to the center of the flower.  The sentiment from Honeycomb Hello is stamped on the Essentials Wooden Element with Tangerine Tango Ink.


FMS Final 141-001

Every house needs one of these Koalas.  They are so cute that they are guaranteed to bring a smile to any face!  To get yours, just click on the picture of the bear below to be taken to my On Line store.

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