Monday, July 6, 2009

Birthday Bear





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My project of the day features a stamp line that I have been seeing around Blog Land and have finally gotten my inky little hands on. Meet "Gruffies" Party Preparation Bear by Stampabilities. If you are new to Copic coloring then these little cuties would be a great place to start. The image measures 5"x3" and notice how the areas to be shadowed have little dots to indicate darker coloring. One of these days maybe I will be skilled enough in my Copic Coloring to photograph the stacked up markers that I have used, however, most of the time I use just about every color that I own in an attempt to shade correctly. Not the case with this image, Yippee!!! Here are the colors I used (BEAR = E37, E35, E33 & E53), (PARTY HAT = YG67, YG63 YG11), (BLUE HORN = B97 & 0 blender), (YELLOW HORN = YR23, YR20) and I shadowed using W-1 along with the blender pen...... Rather than color his balloon, I found a fun little chipboard by ATD (does anyone know what that stands for??) ........... "Wish Big" sentiment is from the Penny Black "Micey Day" stamp set.

EVERYTHING at ABC Toys & Crafts is on SALE at 15% OFF until July 18. What a great opportunity to get COPICS, NESTABILITIES, PUNCHES and so much more at a discount.....
...........Supplies I used...............
Stamps: Stampabilities (Gruffies Party Preparation Bear), Penny Black (Micey Day)
Paper: Crate Paper (zoom collection), Stampin' Up! (certainly celery), Gina K Designs (pure luxury 120lb white)
Ribbon: Stampin' Up! (certainly celery)
Ink: Copic markers, Momento (tuxedo black)
Chipboard: ATD ( a family affair)

13 comments:

Delana said...

Awwhhh... It's great! Can I buy this card from you? Jayce has a birthday coming up and we have a surprise gift for him, something he has been wanting for awhile!

Jaspere said...

Justine this is fabulous. Your coloring looks awesome.

Erin Smetak said...

Fabulous card, Justine!!! That bear is SO cute! Seriously! And your coloring is awesome as well!

Great job!!!!

Erin Smetak said...

PS: I'm loving the new blog look!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

he is fabulous and your coloring is awesome. i'm taking the blinkie too. you didn't think i'd pass up good sales now did ya????

hugs,

Lori said...

Hey Justine- thanks for visiting my blog! I love the name of your blog. Your card is adorable. I need to check out the image because I'm Copic-ly impaired...anything that can help me learn how to get the shading right is right up my alley! Great job on your coloring-the card looks great.

ABC Toys and Crafts said...

Justine, Love what you did with that stamp, the colors together are awesome. Luv it!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Amazing coloring, Justine. Love your adorable birthday card!

Ann said...

TOO cute!

Cindy Haffner said...

I LOVE YOUR SWEET BEAR!!

Carla said...

Oh my word is that stamp ever cute!! Also, you colored him perfectly!

BTW-NO you did not offend or say too much on my son's blog! I don't generally read his comments, so I had to go check it out to see what you said-looks like good, supportive advice, to me!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is such a "happy" creation!! And, your coloring is awesome! Great job!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is adorable! I just love that balloon and your coloring is amazing!