Welcome to the February edition of the RemARKable Blog tour. I hope you can BEAR what I have to share today – (groan)
I love these bears. They’re round and they have whimsical faces and then there are those honkin’ claws. Stampin’ Up! keeps it honest there.
The Bear Hugs stamp set has a matching set of framelits, but I didn’t have them available when I created these cards and chose to trim them out with my snips. This guy is inked in Soft Suede, and then I used a damp Aquapainter to blur the color and add Blushing Bride highlights to his nose and ears. The fish are sparkled with clear Wink of Stella, and they’re hanging from a linen thread rope.
I brought the whole Bear Family together for the second card – same color scheme, same Woodlands TIEF but a different scene altogether. (Note that the Woodlands TIEF will be available in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog but is not currently available to order.)
I used the same technique for the ink on the trees, but I used a much lighter hand on the first card. The daubers allow you a lot of flexibility that way, and these two cards really illustrate the difference.
I LOVE THESE FACES!!!
Click on the image to see what Heather Mathieson has created for your crafting inspiration. The tour links are listed below if you’re looking for a particular artist. Thanks for visiting!