I recently received some Our Craft Lounge stamps in the mail, including Bubs the Beaver. Not only is he the cutest beaver that you ever saw, but I also had the perfect papers to pair with him, Cosmo Cricket's Mr. Campy line. I have to confess that this card took a while--mostly due to machine [user] error.
I had stamped and colored Bubs with my Copic markers just the way I wanted him, and then tried to zig-zag stitch up the left side. The sewing machine messed up and left tons of ugly thread--ugh! If I'd been wise, I would simply have colored another image. But stubbornness trumped wisdom: I tried covering an edge and sewing again. Mess-up two. There wasn't enough margin on the left side to attempt a third cover-up.
Finally I resorted to cutting him out, airbrushing a background, and paper piecing the grass from some of my Mr. Campy scraps. Does anyone else do this--get so determined to rescue a card that you spend an inordinate amount of time effecting the rescue? (There's got to be an insurance code for this "condition"!)
In the end, however, I loved him; that makes it worth the time, I think. . . Thanks for visiting!
Copic Coloring Hint: For texture on the tree, I first colored the tree bark with the E41, E42, E43, and E44 markers, and then went back in after it was dry with my clear blender (o) and removed stripes of color here and there for some striated bark texture.
Stamps: Bubs the Beaver, butterfly from Love Bug (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Nature Walk, Skipping Stones (Mr. Campy, Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Black Memento (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Copic Markers: All pictured above--click on the picture to get it large enough to read the colors. Also, Clear and Melon Spica Glitter pens
Accessories: Mr. Campy ribbon
Tools: Copic Airbrush System, SU Notebook Edge punch and piercing template
Also, Don't forget--Spellbinders Blog Anniversary Reveal:
Jan. 7 Holly Craft
Jan. 8 Sherry Cheever