Hello There, Bear

Hello Bear

Today’s title seems pretty appropriate given how long it has been since I’ve been around.  Life has been a little frantic lately – which does seem to happen pretty regularly round here.  Ahem.

Anyhoo!  This was one of those cards that kind of create themselves.  I started with white embossing a old SU stamp on watercolor paper.  I decided to start watercoloring in the middle to try and highlight the sentiment, starting with Tea Dye, then Brushed Corduroy and some Vintage Photo right at the edges.  I added some water drops and then let it try in the sun (yep – sunshine!  SO loving spring this year!)  Well pleased with how it all turned out!

The gorgeous wee bear, butterfly and sentiment are from WPlus9’s Happy Mail.  I stamped them in Distress Walnut Stain, then used a wet brush to drag color in from the edges of the bear to create some shading.  I just love how the Distress inks move so easily and make it so simple to create such beautiful shadows.  Especially for watercolor newbies like me.

I cut down the watercolor layer and mounted it on some black cardstock and then on a top-folded Crumb Cake card base that I dry embossed with the Weathered folder from Taylored Expressions.  Hello There, Bear!

I’m entering this in the Card Concept #41 “Autumn Neutrals”.

Have a fantastic week!



12 thoughts on “Hello There, Bear

    1. Thank you 1-L Michele! The blog name is all about family – LEMONISH contains two letters from each of our five kid’s names!

  1. I don’t know what my FAVE thing about this card is… I guess that means all of it is fabulous, all-together! I love the butterfly near the sentiment, love your watercolors, love the embossed background (it added just the right texture!)… Thanks for sharing with Blogland.

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