Monday, June 23, 2014

{SS} #175: Summer

Morning sweeties!
Happy Summer!!!
Today at SweetStamps, our theme this week is:
I am using the new and adorable Suntan Bear stamp set. I am really loving these new cuties!!!  I did some fun paper piecing and fussy cutting.  Love the bright and summer colors, which are from Echo Park: Summer Days.  Very appropriate, don't ya think!!  :) 
Colored the image with Copic makers, which I am still learning how to use them.  I've had them for awhile, but I am learning to do coloring outside of my comfort zone.  Trying new techniques.  My little bear was colored using small flicking strokes.  It's taking a lot of practice, but I think I am getting the hang of it ok.   Love the fuzzy look! :) 

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Next week's challenge #176 is:
Dreaming of Snow
Our monthly challenge, can be found HERE
Theme is:
Painter's Tape Technique
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  1. Sweet design, love the bright colors, paper piecing on the blanket and the way you colored the bear. Awesome!!

  2. Oh my goodness what a sweet image! Love how you have given so much texture to the fur and those beautiful papers match him so perfectly! A wonderful lazy summer feel!
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

  3. It looks to me as if you have the hang of the copic pens, Calypso! Your bear is just adorable...wonderful, bright, summer colors on your creation. Beautiful work.

  4. Fun, colorful card! Love this Suntan Bear Stamp set. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ June Challenge!

  5. Such happy summer colors with your cute beach bear, very cute card!

  6. So colourfull this little bear. I think he enjoys the summer:)
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  7. Super cute Beach card! So glad you could join The 2 Cute Ink Challenge, good luck!

  8. Loving your great coloring of the bear- wonderful summer colors. Love the DP!