Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bear'ing Gifts

Ho ho hello!  If I was going to get my monthly Christmas card done it had to be less involved than some of the cards I've been making lately, so I just watercolored and stitched onto a mat which was then adhered to a designer paper-covered card front.  This 2010 Whipper Snapper Bear'ing Gifts was next on my list.  Love him.  So cute and friendly... and generous!




Honestly, when I purged and redesigned my stamp room I had in mind to spend more time coloring in front of the big window and less time on the other side of the room designing the card, which takes as much time as coloring, yet old habits are hard to break.  And, let's face it, it can be a lot of fun.  Just depends upon my mood.  My options are open as I kept plenty of supplies for both coloring and designing.  But, I digress... rambling again.




I added glitter and some white gel pen accents and an old PSX sentiment which seemed right for my jolly fellow.  Tombow markers were used for watercoloring on Arches 140 lb hot press watercolor paper.

Hope he makes you smile.  Have a happy day!


Stamps:  Whipper Snapper Bear'ing Gifts, old PSX sentiment  Paper:  Arches 140 lb hot press watercolor, SU Riding Hood Red, white card base, Whimsy Stamps Winter Blues designer paper  Ink:  Palette Noir for outline, Versafine Onyx Black for sentiment, Tombow markers for watercoloring  Accessories:  Stickles Stardust and Goldenrod glitter glue, Signo uniball white gel pen

20 comments:

laurie said...

You "just" water colored and stitched? That would take me forever to achieve..your water coloring is so perfect!What a cute image..it does make me smile:)

Diane said...

Yep, he made me smile!!! What a fun character he is, these are the kind of images that happen to be my favorites, the more silly the better! Colored beautifully too, and sure is a perfect sentiment! I also like what an easy mailer he is!

Lynette said...

So adorable, Leslie! Everything about this card is so perfectly done. Your room sounds like an awesome place to create, for sure!

nancy littrell said...

Such a cheerful Christmas card, Leslie. Love how you colored your fun snowman and his colorful and glittery gifts. Your stitching is a wonderful simple addition to your thin Riding Hood Red CS frame. TFS and making me want to make a Christmas card. Hugs...

Yogi said...

another cute one. Have a great day

Darlene said...

OMG he is SO CUTE!! What a fabulous creation and you always astound me with your coloring! Well, there's ONE MORE holiday card ready for 2017~! Good for you! I'll start mine somewhere around December 1st! LOL Thanks for the smile ...

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Leslie, what an adorable and chummy-looking Christmas bear! I love him and love your watercoloring! He is just the sweetest, and I'm so glad he made the cut when you were weeding. He's too cute to part with. And I was tickled to see that you too have some Riding Hood Red card stock left! I was just looking through some of the pinks/reds and saw it. Yes, old habits do die hard, but you are making great progress, and I so admire your working on your Christmas cards. I still need to do more. Hugs! xoxo

Sherri said...

He is adorable with a capital A! This is a darling image & one I love a lot. I may have to rethink their angel policy & get it. Your coloring is just amazing to me! I have zero luck trying to watercolor. Yours look like a professional did them! I know I need to start some Christmas cards, but in this heat it has no appeal! ha ha

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Yes!! smiling here, from ear to ear with this adorable and sweet Christmas Bear with his arms full of gifts,
ready to celebrate.
Your water coloring is superb as always Leslie, love the sparkle on the bows and the stitching detail, I keep saying I'm going to do some stitching on my cards but I always forget, sheeesh!!
Gorgeous and sweet card, thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

KimCreate said...

Super card! I haven't made ANY holiday card this year. I'm going to be in sad shape soon! Love your bear.

Margaret said...

What a snap to create, but he's so adorable! Love the pop of sparkley to add some texture. So lovely.

pam said...

What a gorgeous bear image Leslie, beautiful colours you have used, love the sparkle and beautiful stitching.
Hugs Pam x

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a cutie! Of course your coloring is spot on as always ad I love the pretty stitching. I never stitch; just too lazy I guess.

Sue from Oregon said...

Ahh Leslie-this one made my heart smile :)

Donna Ellis said...

So so soooo cute, Leslie! Love the vibrant watercolors, stitching, and glitter of course! It's beautiful, and made me smile! xx

Ros Crawford said...

Yikes he is just so adorable!! Beautiful card and such amazing colouring leslie... You brought him to life!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

This little guy definitely made me smile!! He is sooo cute and looking at him is making me feel cooler!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh yes he put a bit smile on my face... I love your coloring of him, and such pretty details on the packages! I do like that sentiment with him, so fun!

Evelyn S. said...

As always, the coloring is out of this world, Leslie! Such a cute design, and your choice of colors makes everything pop.

Robyn Oliver said...

He's just a fabulous bear and so wonderfully coloured, great card Leslie

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