Just a quick post today. Teddy Bear Birthday is a throw back stamp to celebrate 30 years of Close to My Heart. You may recognize it if you pair it with a wood block. That’s how it used to be sold.
It’s on its way back to the vault. Thursday is its last day in production again.
This was one of the workshop cards from last Friday’s Fun & Fabulous 4th Friday Card Workshop.
My friend was thinking of a Teddy Bear Picnic baby shower theme so I ordered this stamp a while back. In keeping with the picnic theme, I chose the red gingham plaid paper from the Jubilee papers for him to “sit” on.
Once again, I used the CTMH Watercolor pencils. I quickly and roughly colored over his fur except his muzzle. I used our handy blender pen (the water based one, not the Alcohol marker) and smoothed it out. I still had a bit of brown on the blender marker and it was enough to add a light coat of brown to his muzzle. I couldn’t color it that lightly if I had tried!
These colored pencils are sticking around! They’re a great, soft alternative to the blend-able alcohol markers.
Check back, this is one of my final posts of artwork for the Spring & Summer 2014 Idea Book. I’ll be featuring artwork from the Annual Inspirations in the next few days!
I'm linking this post up with the Color My Heart Color Dare #103. Hop on over there to see more artwork inspired by the colors in Jubilee.