Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Bear with Blossoms

Hey y'all! Business at the restaurant last night was really slow, so I got to leave work early :) . . . which means less cash, but more time to create!!! *hee hee*

I got right to work on this cute bear image by Spiral Whispers. I've definitely caught a little Spring fever, so the brightly colored flowers, as well as the green of spring inspired my color scheme. Then when I chose this paper with the black accents, I knew my bear must be a panda . . .

I sponged the background with Martha Stewart inks and water-colored the image with my Zigs to blend a little. As I cut out the duplicate images to layer them, I decided to try something different with the bear. If you didn't know about my obsession with glitter, you do now! I'm mad about the stuff!!! *mwah hah hah* I can't seem to make a card without it :) Soooo instead of coloring the bear to transform him to panda, I used GLITTER! I used Martha Stewart Onyx on the bear parts and also on the surrounding black scalloped border (cut with my nestabilities, of course). Oh, he's sooo pretty and sparkly! The photos really don't do him justice.

Before I finished the rest of the card this morning, I hopped over to Splitcoast to take a peek at today's sketch challenge. It ended up being just the inspiration I needed to complete my creation. British designer paper and some textured cardstock (dry embossed w/a cuttlebug folder) are all stitched together with my sewing machine and some pretty rhinestones seemed to balance it all out for me. I decided on a gatefold card just for a little variety from the "norm" and I absolutely adore how it turned out.

Let me know what you think?!
Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya


  1. I love it Sonya, The colors are all so bright and happy! You clouds in the background look great too. :)

  2. fabulous card the bear is so sweet!
    Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge! Have a great day, Debx

  3. Wow, you have put so much work into your lovely card, brilliant x

  4. Lovely cute card,fab colours.

  5. Hi Sonya, thanks for popping by my blog and your lovely comments. You asked about the programme I use for the digital stuff, it is Photoshop CS2, but you can get equally good results from Photoshop Elements, which is considerably cheaper. I have been into digital art for many years now, and it is great to be able to combine it with my love of card making. Have fun x


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