Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop {Cheerful Critters}

By Teneale Williams | Stampin Up!  Artisan Blog Hop | Cheerful Critters

I did warn you a few weeks ago that will be making LOTS of baby cards for all my friends who pregnant, so far only little boys have arrived but I have placed a receive for a little girl soon {wink, wink} girls are much more fun to make cards for.  Pretty much I was told to go away by one {but not quite using those words} and another said they just want a happy and healthy baby which really… how can I disagree with that.

This time around for little Cody I have used Cheerful Critters which is in the Occasions catalogue and TOTALLY CUTE. I used the other images in the set {bunny and chick} for Easter project which you will see in a very soon but I love stamp sets that I can use in different ways for many occasions, my nieces love this set also and they have added to their growing wish list of stamps {No really the youngest has a written wish list and Catalogue’s marked with what she owns already}

By Teneale Williams | Stampin Up!  Artisan Blog Hop | Cheerful Critters

I felt that the bear needed a little more height so I stamped a extra image using only  from under the arms and down. I stamped the image on Crumb Cake cardstock in Jet Black StazOn and coloured the image with a blender pen in Whisper White and Island Indigo re-inker for the shirt, Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar for the fur and a little Blushing Bride on the ears. I really like the look of the watercolouring on the Crumb Cake cardstock.

I created the background by brushing Island Indigo re-inker with a aqua painter down Crumb Cake cardstock, the piece I coloured was larger then I needed so I could trim the edges giving me a full flow of colour.

Creating a watercolor background by brushing Aqua Painter Crumb Cake cardstock with Island Indigo re-inker
I added the pattern using the circle mask, attached to my work surface with washi tape. I traced the circle outline with a Lost Lagoon marker then did a little scribble through the center.

Creating background | Lay circle mask over the top , use  Stampin' Marker to trace circle out line then scribble

This blog post is linked into the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop, 16 designers from around the world, next up is the AMAZING Vicky from the UK.

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10 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop {Cheerful Critters}

  1. Holly says:

    LOVE THIS!! gosh, those critters keep saying buy me! I might give in!

  2. Wow, what an amazing card and technique Teneale! Will give it a try!

  3. Such a sweet card for a baby boy, and I really like your scribble spots Teneale.

  4. Billie Moan says:

    Teneale…this is so stinkin’ cute. I have followed you for a long time and love your creative spirit!…B

  5. Wendie says:

    Love your technique, the card, the darling image!

  6. Mercedes says:

    So sweet! Love those critters!

  7. Tanya H says:

    I really like the techniques you shared! 🙂

  8. Love this ! Such a clever background – thank you for giving me a new way to use my supplies!

  9. Danielle says:

    Oh Teneale the more I see these little bears the more I want to buy them and I think you have just pushed me over the edge. Gorgeous work as usual and thanks for sharing

  10. oh how funny 🙂 i need to try to doodle with the masks 🙂