A Teddy and a PresentPosted: August 22, 2019 Filed under: a present, Penny Black | Tags: Alexandra Renke cardstock, Penny Black stamps 4 Comments
Can you believe there is a teddy bear card on my blog? I am having trouble believing it myself. Not that I have anything against teddy bears, in fact I have a soft spot for Winnie the Pooh in particular, but I have never done any teddy bear stamping and colouring before!
I kept things simple with this sweet stamp from Penny Black, it’s called ‘a present’ and I’ve paired it with a sentiment from the PB ‘peaceful time’ set. I worked on hot pressed watercolour paper and did the initial stamping with antique linen distress ink. I decided to keep my colour scheme simple; it could almost be called a primary colour scheme except that the ‘yellow’ component is more of a brown. I smooshed rusty hinge, blueprint sketch and candied apple distress inks onto my glass mat and diluted them as needed with a paintbrush and water. To paint the image I worked on one section at a time and never on adjacent sections one after the other, that way I let each section dry before painting beside it.
I didn’t do anything too fancy on this, my first teddy bear panel. The whole bear is painted with rusty hinge ink, I just use undiluted ink in places where I wanted shadow or definition. I used markers at the end to add detail that had faded with the painting.
The little bit of string peeping out the side I went over with a gold gel pen and the sentiment is stamped in versafine red satin ink. To complete the card I matted in red cardstock and attached it to an Alexandra Renke polka dot paper. Then, because I thought it would be cute, I used my 3-in-1 punch board to make a matching polka dot envelope.
Don’t look too closely at teddy, he seems to have tanned one arm way more than the other!
Really cute card. I have a teddy bear stamp that I haven’t used lately. Maybe it’s time to get it out.
This is so sweet!
This bear and gift box has been coloured beautifully Heather and love the colours you have used, and a lovely red sentiment to finish. x
Really cute. I love the matching card and envelope.