Saturday, September 27, 2008

Whipper Snapper Polar Bear Christmas

Happy Saturday, Everyone!! You have to admit this polar bear is so darn cute. So cute you just want to hug him. His name is "Mike". . .:) The stamp is by Whipper Snapper " called "Bundle up Mike" that I bought from Jen of "Pieces of Me" online store "Little C's Stamp n' Things". I bought a few Whipper Snapper stamp from her store and I am so in love with them.

Do you ever wonder why I post so many photos of my card? No, it's not because I'm in love with my card. LOL!! I tend to write a lot on my posts and it sort of give my writing a flow and to keep things interesting, I post extra pictures rather than just have paragraphs of my rambling on. I mean who wants to see just a bunch of words, right? The photos also help you see the card in different angles.

Anyway. . .I colored the image with my Copic Markers and sort of shaded parts of the image using SU Pastels. Pastels are so under rated. I rarely see anyone using them now a days. It's actually a very good color medium and one of the most economical. I
It's a great medium to color parts of images, especially when you just want subtle coloring. It's also great when you want to transition a bold color to a lighter shade. It's great for back ground coloring too!

Well, I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend. Tomorrow will be a busy day again. Hopefully, I can fit some time to craft.
Card Details:
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Bundled Up Mike, Stampin Up Snowtime and Frosty
Paper: DCWV Christmas stack, SU Bliss Blue, Ballet Blue, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Copic Markers and SU Pastels
Accessories: Walmart Christmas ribbon, SU Ticket Corner Punch, CB Embossing Folder, Snowflake brad, SU Curly Label, Sakura Stardust gel pen


Lori said...

Great card! You're right, the Mike is very cute!

Tracy.H said...

Love this, Maria! I just bought this stamp from Jen too! Can't wait until he arrives. :0)

I use pastels sometimes too. Mostly for 'inking' the edges of my cardstock. I like it better than ink...much softer look. I will have to try doing backgrounds with it. I really like how you did the blue around Mike. :0)

AnnMarie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! My mom lives in Alaska and this card made me think of her right away! As usual, beautiful job, Maria! : )

Stephenie said...

Wow Maria what a cute card. I was trying to count how many layers you had and I couldn't. It is so cute!

Tonniece said...

Oh how adorable. I love that stamped image. Your card is beautiful as always maria.

Miss Crystal said...

Adorable Maria. I am a sucker for cute polar bears! Fantastic job. I love all the colors and layers.

Rita said...

So adorable Maria!

Sankari W. said...

Mike is the cutest polar bear that I have ever seen!!! awwww!! and your coloring is amazing! and then I read that you used pastels!!! WOW! i never knew that you can do that with pastels! (first yesterday you teach me about watercoloring with markers and pastels and now today this!! what a great way to learn!)

love your bright blues and your gorgeous ribbon!! and as for the writing - i LOVE your writing Maria - even if you didn't make a card or anything but just wrote a blog entry - i LOVE reading your writing - it is so from the heart and is honest and sweet and funny too! so write away....!!!

sending you smiles on this saturday!
best wishes,

Lisa said...

Hi Maria.. love this card its so cute. Love the colurs and the layout!!

Michelle said...

I love this stamp. I like how you show the different angles of the pictures. It show's all of the layering and dimension you work so hard at accomplishing.

2 Worlds said...

He is very charming MAria, beautiful card.

Elena said...

Very cute card! Mike is just the cutest bear I've seen! I love the pictures of your cards! Great sketch! The sentiment is very nice!

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