Monday, June 15, 2009

Special Friends

Happy Monday!

I'm still trying to work out of my mojo-less state. So I chose this adorable little bear from the Penny Black Teddy & Company clear stamp set. There are so many cute images in that set!!! I should warn you that you will be seeing them here soon. :-)

I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with detail clear embossing powder. The stamped image was colored with Tombow Markers and a damp paint brush.

I want to point out here that for the teddy bear I only used one marker (977 Saddle Brown) to get the different shades of brown. All of the greens are also one color (126 Light Olive). With a little practice you will also learn how to get different shades from one marker by applying more or less color from the marker, then using more or less water on your brush for blending.

The sentiment is also included in the Teddy & Company stamp set. I stamped it on Iced Pink Prismatics cardstock then cut and embossed with a Ribbon Tags Trio die cut. The ribbon is Rose Sheer by May Arts. The designer paper is My Mind's Eye Tiny Dancer . The flower centers have a little Yellow Stickles for a touch of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back soon, and hope you are too!

Until then...

8 comments:

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Michelle, what an adorable image! This is so cute. Love your coloring - excellent!
Got my goodies today - your service just amazes me so fast!
Thanks;-)

Our Little Inspirations said...

Cute as a button! I'm loving this little Teddy and the adorable card you made with him! Great coloring as always - I'm SO glad I learned to use Tombows to color images!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Michelle! What an adorable image and awesome card! Your coloring is spot on, those tombows are wonderful.
Love the layout, papers and ribbon, everything is perfection!

Heidi

Diane (djuseless) said...

This bear is just too cute! I love your coloring job with those markers! The shades of pink are just precious!

Kimberly Crawford said...

I know you say that you don't have any mojo, but seriously, Michelle, your cards are ALWAYS fantastic!!!!! And if I could color like you, I would NEVER stop, EVER!!!!!! :)
((((HUGS)))) and have a super day!!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - toooo darn cute - Michelle!!! The bear image is sweet and your coloring once again is fabulous :)!!!! Hugs ~S~

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Awwww, adorable!
--Hugs Becca

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh gosh, that bear is SOOOOOO SWEET! Your coloring totally rocks too!