Sunday, August 25, 2013

hey there, friend

hey there, friend by eatzycath
hey there, friend, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

I love Popcorn the Bear stamps, but I must say that the images are a challenge to color.... especially the furry shades of brown, yellow and orange. 

This stamped image is actually a combination of 4 stamps, with some masking work done on the bear, to position the picture frame, table and teaset, and finally the lying dog just behind the bear - the positioning of the stamped images was made a little easier with the help of a stamp positioner - a nifty little gadget that is very useful especially when combining stamped images.

Coloring was done using Caran D'ache NeoColor II wax-based water-soluble pastels - love the vivid colors of the pigments.

* Bear with tray and dog with flowers : Crafter's Companion - Popcorn the Bear - Floral Delight stamp set
* table with tea set : Crafter's Companion - Mulberry Wood - Tea for Two stamp set
* Roses and leaves : die-cuts from CheeryLynn Designs - Large and Medium Rose and Stacker Flower 1 Leaf designs
* 'hey there friend' sentiment : Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler stamp set

Card was submitted for Crafter's Companion Challenge - August Challenge: Animals


  1. What an adorable card Catherine! Popcorn is such a fun guy to color and you really did a marvalous job! Thank you for joining us this month at Crafter's Companion for our animal challenge!

  2. Fabulous masking, and what great coloring ... I really like how you did his fur ... so glad you joined us at Crafter's Companion.