Monday, March 23, 2009

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Since all the Ink Girls are busily showing off some of our oldies but goodies (stamps), this month...I thought I'd share my take on one of the first sets I ever designed. This card uses the bear from the Stay Cool stamp set, which I originally saw as a brown bear. But most who saw it later thought he was a polar bear...so I went with it and added a penquin to the set, lol. However I did make this card to show my original vision.


The bear is colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol, cut out and placed on the circle of textured paper. The striped paper is by SU! as is the small scallop punch. The large punch is a uchida mega punch and the 1/8" ribbon is from Michaels. I also added a bit of crystal laquer to the eyes and nose for a more 'lifelike' look. Hope you like it and have a GREAT WEEK!

9 comments:

Barb said...

This is so nicely done, love that little bear's face, he resides with me so I get to smile at him daily.

Kerri said...

Awww, this is too cute, Kristin! Your coloring is of course fabulous, and I love the layout with the paw prints!

Cathy said...

This is really cute!! Love the papers!

Mary said...

Wow...Great job coloring this lovely card. I love him.

Velta said...

I am glad that you gave us your idea of a brown bear...I have this stamp and cannot wait to ink it up...your coloring is soo good. Love the paw prints you added!

Elena said...

Little Bear is so cute! I love how you created a layout, Kristin! Love your coloring too!

Joanne Travis said...

I love this, Kristen!! Such a super sweet image, Love how you used the paw prints.

toners said...

This is so cool! I love your coloring! :)

JediSergei said...

The bear is so cute! The layout is fabulous! The coloring is great too!