Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Father's Day Papa Bear!

3 Clovers Thursday Challenge Team are honoring fathers this week. The challenge is to make a Father's Day card with a little hardware. I had a whole 'nother card planned, but Papa Bear sort of took over my thoughts, so I just had to go with him instead!

I had been playing with this Gruffie image, practicing a techinque I learned in the copic class I took a while back...(yes, pictures still to come...) Marianne showed us how to make the pretty blue "halo" (that's what I call it anyway) that some stampers like to add around their image to make things "pop". It took me a while to get, but this is my first try and I really like it, reminds me somewhat of a watercolor look.

I am going to add a computer generated sentiment inside. Something like It's Your Day to Relax Papa Bear! If any of you have any better idea's I would love to hear them...I am never very good at coming up with catchy phrases!

I used the weekend sketch challenge from Lori Craig's blog HERE. This is a large image, so this card ended up being a 5 x 7 card.

Come join us this week at 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge. I would love to see some REAL hardware...mine was a little weak with just 3 little brads...but hey, it is hardware all the same!

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Stamps: Hammock Hibernation PR1026 (Gruffie stamp purchase at RK stamps-link on the side of my blog)

Cardstock: DP by Basic Grey(striped DP) and Snips and Snails by 3 Bugs in a Rug (polka dots), Summer Sun and Choc Chip for SU!

Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Misc: SU Choc Chip ribbon, misc brads

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18 comments:

Curt in Carmel said...

Sue, this is awesome!!!! Your coloring is perfection, and I think you did a great job with the "halo" effect. Looks perfect. Super card! Best, Curt

Jovita said...

Adorable, I just love the image and wonderful coloring. I use to make a blue halo using chalk... and if I missed up I would just erase and start over.

Cindy Haffner said...

So darling, super coloring.

theneon said...

Yuppers -- three brads = hardware. This is a great card and you've done a spectacular job of coloring Papa.

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Sue! Awesome! It worked, and just in time for me to leave a comment on this ultra cute Father' Day card! What an adorable image and colored up so perfectly. Love the soft halo. It really adds a lot of "feel" to the image. Have a great day and a super weekend coming up!

Ida P. Krause said...

Fantastic and Fun card. The image is so adorable and your coloring and the "halo effect" are spot on. I so need lessons on how to use Copic markers.

PaperAddictJenn said...

I'm just now catching up on blog reading after being on vacation. You've did some beautiful cards while I was gone! I would never guess you were still learning with the Copics.

PaperAddictJenn said...

I'm just now catching up on blog reading after being on vacation. You've did some beautiful cards while I was gone! I would never guess you were still learning with the Copics.

~MudpieMouse said...

Wonderful papa bear card! I love your coloring and that's a great layout. Your card is so A-dorable! Keep on stampin' on!

Jenny Gropp said...

How many times can I say CUTE? Your cards are always so darn CUTE! Fun image too!

Elena said...

You did an awesome job coloring, Sue! Love the Papa Bear stamp!

Crafting with Sue said...

Beautiful card Sue! I love your coloring and use of patterned paper. Everything just go perfectly together. I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your wonderful creations! I have given you an award. Please go to my blog to get your award.

Sue

Kristen said...

Sue, this is a fantastic card. Perfect man card. Love it!

Allison said...

You always do such a great job coloring these...mine always look like a blob!

Lori Craig said...

This is so sweet. That image is adorable. :)

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Great pairing of DP to the colors and feel of your main image! Lovely!

Maria said...

Wow, your coloring is beautiful Sue! That image is so darn cute. I feel like kicking back like Gruffie. . .you did a beautiful job with the halo effect around the image! I sometimes do that when I remember to! LOL!

Maria

MJ said...

Too cute! Love this image, great coloring.

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