This will be a short post today as I have Christmas decoration boxes all over my livingroom and need to get busy. I created this fun little bear card combining challenge requirements for the SCS's Inspiration challenge using holiday wrapping sheets for inspiration and the PCP's 12 Days of Christmas challenge requiring the use of a bird on the project. I can't pass up a chance to win the free stamps being offered over at PCP.
I wrote in my post yesterday that I have many retired SU sets that I will always keep in my collection. Favorite Teddy Bear is another adorable image with a host of darling accessory images to work with. I stamped the bear, bird(on the bear's right arm…it's a little hard to see) and wagon images and then masked to add the fits and trees. I watercolored all the images with a brush and reinker and sponged in the sky area. I heat dried all the ink on the project and then brushed on white craft ink for the ground area and stamped falling snow with the white craft and embossed with white embossing powder. I wanted to create a little more piled up snow in areas of the scene so I usedLiquid Applique' in a few places, dabbed it with my finger to spread it out and heated. I covered it with white embossing powder and reheated to form a white finish over the cream colored applique'. I left a few brown spots on the ground for a realistic look to the ground….but I do think it is funny as I haven't seen any realistic bears pulling wagons around in the snow.
Stamps: SU Favorite Teddy Bear, Loads of Love, Itty Bitty Background, Perfect Ending
Paper: Buckaroo Blue, Real Red, Arches Watercolor
Ink: Black Craft, White Craft, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Grosgrain, Liquid Applique', Brushes, Sponges, Circle Punches