Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools!



Today, I am on Bitten By the Bug 2, where I have been asked to do a project with the clown bear from Teddy Bear Parade!

Since it is April Fools Day, I used the image to pull a prank on my kiddo!  I cut the bear from vinyl and applied it to glasses that I filled with Jell-O and a straw and allowed it to set-up.  This looks like a drink and she was so interested in the clown image that she didn't seem to notice the tell-tale jiggle! This bear was cut at 2-1/2".


I found that it is best to take short-cuts with the layers when putting images onto cups; it just makes it easier with fewer things to line up!  Using just the head and hands in brown, for instance, makes more sense than lining up the whole body when it will be covered up with the clothing layers.



I had this idea that it would be funny to see the word "GOTCHA" in the bottom of the cup as she tried to drink it!  I cut the letters mirror-image at 1/2" and placed them on the outside of the glass so that it reads correctly when you look into the glass.



And what is an April Fools prank without yelling out "April Fools" so I made a little card with that inside.  I used the same bear, juxtaposed and cropped.  I used embossing folders and a dry brush with white acrylic paint to add pattern to the clothing.  I added a button and mini pom for dimension on the hat.  I used UTEE to make a shiny clown nose.  This bear was cut at 7"; the letters were cut at 1" with shadow for this 5" x 6" card.



My sweet daughter, who is big Jello fan, didn't seem to mind this little joke at all and was happy to pose with her card.  She's a good sport, especially considering my little joke came a tad early.

If you are looking for a challenge using a clown image, head on over to BBTB2 and check out today's post!  I look forward to seeing what you make!

To see more of my paper projects, check out My Project Gallery (click here).

16 comments:

Jayne said...

Hi Nadia,so pleased to have you design with us!Love your April Fool's joke.
Jayne x

Brenda said...

Hi Nadia, it was so fun to have you be our guest designer today!! I loved your April Fool's joke, so clever and cute!! Your daughter is a great sport! Hugs, Brenda

Sara Andrews said...

You are too much Nadia!!!

I love this and especially the GOTCHA on the bottom of the glass.

Just beware of what Piper comes back with. ;)

cdm317 said...

What a fun idea! The "gotcha" at the bottom of the cup is hysterical! Cute card too!

scootingranny said...

What a great idea..so cute!

Carole Beath said...

Welcome as the BBTB2 guest designer. I loved your project.
Carole

Stephanie said...

Nadia, I'm a long time follower and you always amaze me. So glad to have you as a guest on BBRB2. This was an adorable joke. Loved everything about it.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Hahaha! Great project and put a smile on my face this morning ;) You do realize she's gonna try to get you sometime today, right?! Have a good one!

Tanya/Nonna said...

Oh my gosh, this is just too much fun! What a fun prank - I Love it! And the best part is you get to keep that adorable little cup to remember this April Fool's joke!

Sharon said...

What a fun April Fools joke!! I love the glass. The gotcha on the bottom is great! Love the card, too. It's so wonderful having you as our Guest Designer at BBTB2!!!! :)

Sis Patterson said...

It's so much fun - as usual I received a terrific crafting lesson. The added bonus is FUN! Love the clever use of the "gotcha" and all of the great techniques for a fun and memorable April Fool's Day!

Threadbear said...

This is so cute -- and so beary much fun!! Love it all, especially the "gotcha"!!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

What an adorable idea! You always amaze me. Thanks for being a guest designer at BBTB2.

Susan said...

Nadia, thank you so much for taking this Guest Design gig and for making such great projects. I love the acrylic cup you used for the "drink". The bear and the "gotcha" are fabulous. And you know that I love the card - I would never have thought of using only the head and upper body only of the bear. You are so wonderfully creative!!
xxSusan

DonnaMundinger said...

Adorable idea, Nadia! I can see your daughter got a real kick out of it. Congrats on your DT gig Wonderful project! xxD

Maricar Gomez said...

Wonderful idea.. You are totally artistic..



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