Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sweet Friends

I have to say... I'm not sure when the holidays started creeping up on me, but I'm floored that we're just a couple weeks from Thanksgiving.  Where does the time go?

I HAVE to start on my holiday cards.  I didn't send them out last year and really want to get to them this holiday season.  Honestly, isn't that why we stamp?  Haha... OK... some days I think it's to collect really amazing patterned paper and embellishments.  But, I'm bound and determined to get holiday cards mailed this year!

Sweet Friends

I fell in love with this Stampavie Bear and Robin image, which I bought at 7 Kids College Fund (doesn't that make you break out in a cold sweat... the thought of putting 7 kids through college?).  OK, I'm back...

The sweet pair of friends are just darling and the image was begging for me to color.  As a treat for myself, I sat down and enjoyed a few minutes with my paper, ink and copic markers.  I colored the image with Copics, added highlights with Atyou Spica glitter pens and then added a light blue sky with my airbrush.  To add a bit of texture to the soft, furry bear, I dampened a piece of muslin with the Copic blending solution and blotted over the colored bear.

The fuzzy bits to the hat and the snow bank were embellished with Polar White Flower Soft and a bit of shiny glitter.  Overall, it's a simple card that let's the image take center stage.

Thanks for visiting!
-Bear and Robin image by Stampavie (designed by Gillian Roberts)

-Tuxedo Black Memento ink by Tsukineko

-Classic Crest Solar White by Neenah

Patterned Paper:
-Eskimo Kiss by Basic Grey

-Nestabilities and Frameabilities by Spellbinder
-Copic markers, blending solution, Atyou Spica glitter pens and airbrush system
-paper flowers and leaves by Prima Marketing
-Polar White Flower Soft
-Glitter by EK Success / Martha Stewart


  1. Super sweet Lise! The texturing on the bear looks perfect!

  2. What a sweet little image and what a lovely card! Beautiful work, Lise!