Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bearing Birthday Wishes

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This card started as an experiment with some watercolour paper and paints, followed by a couple of sprays of glimmer mist.  I sponged the edges of it with blue ink, and then matched it up to the canary yellow card, and got stuck.


I was rifling through my 'yet to use' pile when I came across a set of stamps from a magazine, and decided to use this image.  He was stamped and embossed, then coloured with  Prisma colour pencils and blended with baby oil.  My first try at blending, and I was quite happy with it.


The sentiment was stamped and embossed and cut into a banner shape and  the edges sponged.


After mounting the banner and image on foam dots the card looked bare, so I raided the 'butterfly jar' and found these gorgeous ones cut from glitter card scraps, and had them flitting across the card and landed on the bear and flowers.


This shot shows the glimmer and gleam.  To finish the card I added the bling, The strip had a few rhinestones over, so those were added to the sentiment banner.

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19 comments:

Lori said...

Love that watercolor background and your bear is really cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!!
Lori - UYSDT

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant. Love the cute design and image along with the fab colour tones used. I have my water colour paper, pencils etc but need time just to play as well.x.xx
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Becky said...

What a fabulous card Max! Adorable bear and love how you used the bling.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh- you did a knock up job with your first blending- your coloring is wonderful! And, I love the background, lov the added butterflies and the hill of bling! Delightful!

MiamiKel said...

This is soooooooo cute, Maxine! What a charming card! I love your blending and the beautiful look to this - very 'watercolor-y' :) Such a thoughtful and sweet, sweet card! Blessings!

kel Acopan said...

this is just adorable! and you and your techniques... i'm so jealous!!! absolutely love it!!

lovies, =o) kel

Dee's Craft Room said...

Aww, such a cute card. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Shirl said...

What a "beary" cute card! Love your background and that stamped image is just perfect so cute! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff - DT Shirl

Dawn Turley said...

delightful Maxine. Great watercolouring and also blending of your pencils.

Jo Ann said...

You did a wonderful job on this card and your blending is great. I just bought the magazine with that image too and I must admit, I only got the magazine because of the stamps..LOL I can't wait to use in th future. We are so blessed that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday last week. We started a new Challenge today and will be delighted for you to come back and link up once more. Leaving you with this encouraging Word of God in Romans 15:4 and it says, "For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." Have a great week.

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Oh, so adorable!! That little bear is so cute and that background is made looks great! Thanks for playing with LTSCB's Anything Goes challenge.

Amanda said...

This is adorable! Fabulous job on your background! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

Ellie said...

Super sweet card Maxine. Love the image and nice card design!

Kelly Deal said...

Adorable card Maxine!

Judy McKay said...

Pretty birthday card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Marilyn said...

Adorable and there's so many things I love about this! First off, James Bear is one of my all time faves, I really like those sparkly butterflies and gems too. And what a fab background you've created... it's a great card!

scrapfantazje said...

Your Card is beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge we hope to see you again soon:)

Marzena DT

kenli said...

This is simply wonderful! I love this project and the colors you’ve used. Fabulous idea and details. Thanks for sharing your art work with us at Card Mania Challendges.

Julie S said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog. Hugs, Julie