Saturday, December 18, 2010

Polar Bear Christmas

Please bear with me as I add a few of the Christmas cards that I made this year to my blog.   I made a total of 14 cards, each one is different, but I won't post all of them today....

This first card is my favorite one that I made this year.  The card is made using a digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps called "Warm Winter Wishes" created by Crissy Armstrong.  This stamp can be found here .  I really LOVE this image and how it colored up real easy with my Copic markers.

I did a bit of experimenting with colors on the polar bear as in real life they really aren't plain white.  I did alot of shading and then took my white Inksentials pen and drew in fur lines on the polar bear.  I'll have to try and crop the picture so you can see the bear up close. (Look for another picture tomorrow).   This card will be going to my neighbor, the one that got me started in scrapbooking. Hope she doesn't look at my blog and see it before I get it to her, but if she does, I hope she likes it.....


I am entering this card into a challenge or two.  My 2nd and 3rd challenges to date....  So keep your fingers and toes crossed for me..... 

One challenge is at "The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges". 

The challenge is  Christmas Something or An-Otter!!
This can be a card, a tag, a gift bag that you make, a scrapbook layout with animals on it, a decorated tin; let your imagination run wild and see just how fun this challenge might be!! And no, it doesn't have to be an otter image that you use, lol!

The other challenge is at "Sundays With Crissy" . It is Challenge #12 Christmas is Coming! or Winter is Here!.
I'm trying for that last push to get my Christmas cards done on time this year (you too?) so this theme will help us all do that.  If you're done your Christmas stash (or if you don't do Christmas cards) then a winter card will be fine for this challenge. Follow the link above to go to the post on Crissy's blog to post your card.

Wish me luck in these 2 challenges....  I've sure got my fingers and toes crossed......

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Whimsy digital stamp Warm Winter Wishes , LOTV Christmas circular digital sentiments
Paper:  AC Cardstock, Cryogen irridescent white cardstock
Accessories:  Dies Direct Scalloped Coved Rectangle dies, Martha Stewart snowflake punches, Circle punch for the sentiment and mat, ribbon, brads and bead findings,  Copic markers (will list colors used later)

Thanks for stopping by,



scrapperjulia said...

No wonder that this is one of your favorites, it is beautiful! I love the colors that you chose, your neighbor will love it! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge and hope to see you next month too!

Little K Smith said...

Beautiful card, adorable image and love the bright colours too!
Thanks for joining us at Fuzzy Wuzzy :)

Sue said...

Beautiful colors, delightful card. They are going to love receiving this one. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge.


Melanie said...

Oh, I think you did a wonderful job with your shading on the polar bear's fur! I am loving all the scalloped edges on your card...and that bow is beautiful!! Thanks for joining in at Sundays With Crissy...and wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Louise said...

This is just fab, love that image and you´ve inked it up so nicely :) The borderdie is beautiful you´ve used around the image .)
Thank´s for joining us at TFWC :)

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, this is really great!! I love your colouring, love your amazingly gorgeous bow, and the scalloped edges. Wow, its just spectacular!! Im also really tickled that its your favourite cuz it feels like a collaboration somehow! Thanks for joining in on my challenge at Sundays With Crissy!!

Michelle said...

Totally Gorgeous card!! I love the shape and the image is adorable. Your colouring is superb.

Thank you for playing along at Mad For Markers.

Michelle :-)

Melissa Barnicoat said...

Yes I think this is one of my favourites too. I just love it. May have to get my hands on it too. Thanks for joining us at M4M.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo and that ribbon is just wow. Thanks for sharing with us at Mad For Markers. Suzanne x

Sammi said...

This is gorgeous!!

Thanks for entering in our Mad for Markers Anything Goes challenge!!