Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bear Hugs - Retro Sketch #107

Hi there, I'm back with another post today. It's a two for! Lucky you! LOL! (joking. sort of. wink!) Anyhooo, I based this card using the sketch from Retro Sketches #107:

Here's the inside:

and the sketch:

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I bought a handful of wood mount rubber stamps from a clearance bin at a big box craft store. Along with a black ink pad, I thought I'd try my hand at stamping. Fast forward to today, I finally inked up one of the stamps! Yay me! Glad I waited the, oh, 7 years to ink and color Pooh Bear, because back then my mad coloring skilz weren't so mad. (Not to say they are mad now, just better.) Anyway, I mirrored the sketch to have my negative die cut on the other side. The paper used to die cut the heart has a bit of shimmer to it, and therefore, it was a bit hard to photograph. Just when I was about to snap pictures, I had an epiphany: This needs a bee! Back up to the craft cave I went in search of this bee stamp. (I knew I had it, I used it before) I had to do the stamp kissing thing as it's actually buzzing in the opposite direction (I used the solid circle stamp from PS - Hullabaloo for the kiss. That's why it's in my supplies list) I traced the image with a black marker as it doesn't come out very dark, then colored with white and yellow Prismacolor pencils. I hand drew it's flighty flight path. There. THAT'S better! LOL!

Well, that's it for today. I think. I hear my wine bottle calling me, so I must go comfort it. (wink!) Have a great evening and stay crafty my friends!

Stamps: All Night Media - Pooh Bear; Paper Smooches - Chubby Chum Pals, Spring Fling, Hullabaloo, Cosmos
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Recollections (kraft, white); DCWV (reds)
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Slice die cut machine & Basics 1 cartridge; white & yellow Prismacolor pencils; AC Slick Writer pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


  1. Super cute Pooh card, love the sketch.

  2. OMGosh, I just adore this, Chris! I have been a life-long fan of Pooh bear, so this really makes me happy, happy! Love the negative heart cut out! And your addition of the little bee could not bee more perfect! ;)

  3. Pooh is so cute!! Great take on the sketch!!

  4. What a fun card! And get way to get the bee to go the direction you want to. I never remember that technique. I remember back in the early days of stamping that Pooh and Mary Engelbright were about all there were. From Hallmark!

  5. Oh em gee, this is adorable - and the BEE! Totally makes the card. I love it :) And you HAVE mad colouring skillz, silly :)