Monday, December 28, 2009

D2D Artist's Challenge #2 Be Mine Bear Entry

Here is my latest creation using a digi stamp called 'Be Mine Bear' from Faith Skrdla's Designed2Delight Digital Stamp Shop! This image is so pretty! I really had a great time water coloring and designing this card for her!
The patterned paper and sentiment circle are from MME Be Loved paper kit, and the cardstock's are SU's Sage Shadow, Cameo Coral, and Real Red.This time, I printed the image on watercolor paper several times. I watercolored it with my aqua pen and dye inks after heat setting the black printer ink. It worked fairly well as long as I kept hitting it with heat between each color. I think she looks a little more 'surprised' than happy, now that I painted her face!! :) I used Caramel, Curry, Sage Shadow, Real Red, Bashful Blue, and Cameo Coral inks.
I cut out the heart and paws and popped them up with foam dots!

The shiny red brads are awesome, huh?? I found those on ebay! The ribbon was added in hind-sight! I had already adhered everything to the card front with out thinking of ribbon, when it hit me!! Where's the ribbon, Sherrie?? So I crafted this 'half bow' and stitched it to the card front under the scalloped circle, with a couple of small stitches. It will never fall off! And, no one knows I goofed! :)

Here is the inside! All finished here!
So, things I learned making my second digital stamp card:
1. Heat set the ink! (thank you Faith!)
2. Go easy on the water when watercoloring printed images, less is more!
3. Digital stamps ROCK! So easy and fun!
I love this bear, so much so, that I have another card in the works! I hope Faith is creating more Valentine images, because I am lovin' the hearts today!
Thanks for peeking in at my work today!
Have a good one!


  1. Adorable!! Love your layout! What a fabulous way to use ribbon--I am going to have to try that!!

  2. wow, this is adorable....super cute....Happy New Year!

    enjoy *~*


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