15 November 2016

Teddy bears, balloons & presents

Guess that means someone must be having a birthday!! I have a dear friend who always hand draws big bunches of balloons on her cards, so I knew what stamp I wanted to use for her birthday card this year plus I wanted to do some more colouring for the 30 day coloring challenge.

My first challenge was how do you actually colour a teddy bear with Copics, lots of people post really cute cards but they don't say what colours they used. So I looked at the E markers I had & worked out 3 brown combos I could do, then coloured up the wee teddy.

I thought the red-brown combo (E11, E13, E17) would probably work best on reindeer, the other 2 combos I liked & I thought the yellow brown was the most teddy bear-like. FYI in case you can't read my scribbles yellow-brown combo was E31, E55, E57 and gray-brown combos was E41, E42, E43 & E44.

I made my background by white embossing a wee star stamp. Then blended 2 distress inks  to make the stars pop. I then spritzed with water, then sprayed with shimmer spray.

I stamped my Happy Birthday saying then die cut out the circle using the 2nd biggest stitched circle die.

I think the rest of the card is self-explanatory but leave me a comment if it isn't.

Stamp sets: Beary Special Birthday (MFT), Circle Sayings (SSS), Starring You (SU!)
Ink: Versamark, Memento Black, Intense Black (SSS), Worn Lipstick distress ink, Squeezed Lemonade distress ink
Paper: X-press It blending card stock, Whisper White (SU!), Cotton Candy (SSS)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Stitched Circles (SSS), co-ordinating Beary Special die (MFT)
Other: white embossing powder, Ranger mini ink blending tool, sheer Shimmer spritz (Imagine Crafts), clear Wink of Stella pen, dimensionals

Copics used:
Bear: E31, E55, E57
Muzzle & inside ears: E30
Nose: E59
Balloon: Y11, Y15, Y19
Present: R32, R35, YG13, YG17

Does anyone have any fav colour combos they would like to share for teddy bears for Copics, please comment below if you do!!

Well the 30 day coloring challenge is ongoing for the whole of November & Mindy Baxter AKA My Creative Scoop has also started a Monday challenge to post any hand coloured images for a chance to win a free class from her.

✿ Karen ✿

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