When I saw the current challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers:
W is for WOW It's Cold, I knew exactly what I'd make. Unless you're in Australia or Chile right now, it's pretty frigid in most of the world these days, so I was all over this one.
At my recent crafty weekend, I stamped a bunch of bears from the MFT BB Cool Day set, and they were perfect for me to make this:
Please notice that I colored his sweater. That's because I don't have the stamp, and I can't stamp onto patterned paper. I tried to trace the sweater onto paper by holding it up to the light, and I thought I could pull it off, when I remembered I have a light box. I DO! So I was on a mission to find the packing box with the light box in it. I found the light box, and it even turned on, but the batteries are so old (how old are they?) that there was more light available if I held the paper up to a window than there was from the light box. I suppose I should be grateful the batteries hadn't leaked in all these years. And do you know what? I don't have any C batteries. #FAIL
So that's why I colored the sweater and mug. To make up for all the streaks, I went over the sweater with my colorless blender to make it look like dots. Well, I tried to, anyway.
Hopefully it at least it distracts you from the not-so-great coloring job.
Before I added the bear to the white panel, I remembered the current Just Us Girls challenge:
and I applied white embossing paste through my Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil to make him look even colder.
The weird color on the edge of the ice floe is the result of me starting with B000, then realizing it didn't go with the blue-green sweater, so I went over it with a C0 marker, several times. I'm fairly certain that color doesn't exist in nature.
The sweater and mug colors were chosen based on the current Paper Players color challenge:
but I was so focused on coloring the sweater that I forgot the Sahara Sand color, so #FAIL2. I'll try again.
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