Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bearing Gifts

Such a cute little bear carrying all those gifts! As my luck would have it, if it were me, I would trip and all those gifts would be on the floor...

Playing along with the My Favorite Things Color Challenge 39. (I see my pink is a bit more coral, but you gotta play with what you have!) I stamped the bear from Bear Birthdays onto watercolored paper and then washed the background, to the outline of the bear with blue and then colored the bear and presents with Copics. Then I stamped the sentiment. I wrapped the bear panel with May Arts Pink Burlap String and then mounted the panel onto a red paper background with foam squares and that was mounted to an acetate panel embossed with a bit of dots.

So I am still struggling to find a good place to photograph my cards, I greatly admire the bright, sunny photos of some of the greatest's a work in progress, and like I mentioned above, you gotta play with what you have!

I am on Instragram now too, will you come check it out? I'm hoping to post more "work in progress" and sneak peeks on there. My link is on the sidebar!

Supplies Used:
MFT Birthday Bears Stamp Set
Prima Watercolor Paper
Simon Says Stamp Grey Cardstock
Lil' Inker Designs Love You Paper Pack
Memento Ink in London Fog  
Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Hot off the Press Acetate Sheets 
Best Creations 3-D Foam Small Squares 
Elizabeth Craft Small Dots Embossing Folder
Copic Marker Strong Red R46 
Copic Marker Tender  Pink RV13
Copic Marker Cool Gray 1
Broken China Distress Ink
Peacock Feather Distress Ink
May Arts Pink Burlap String

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  1. I love the softness of this, Karen, you really colored the bear and gifts beautifully!!

  2. This is absolutely precious! What a darling image, and that acetate panel adds such interest!

  3. Another darling card Karen!!. Love the way you colored the bear!

  4. Could this be any cuter? Love your coloring.

  5. Such a cute bear card. Love the subtle coloring. TFS!

  6. aww how cute.. i love that adorable image and great coloring..

  7. Love the pink/coral combo!! This is so sweet! well done, Karen!