20 January 2009

Bearing Love

Hi everyone, I'd just like to thank you all for the lovely comments and good wishes yesterday for my new venture with the digi-stamps, it's very much appreciated. Special big thank you to Sally-Ann and Janet for their support. My list isn't endless unlike Kate Winslets' so I'll stop here!

I intended to have this card posted yesterday but time ran away, it's for the SCSC where the challenge this week is hearts. I've used my Bearing Love digi-stamp (link at top of sidebar) and coloured with promarkers then sponged with distress ink. The layers are chocolate brown coredinations card which is distressed on the edges and Doodlebug sparkly hearts paper (it hurt to cut it, but I did and it's beautifully sparkly IRL), they're mounted with dimension tape. To decorate I added brown satin ribbon, punched three hearts from the Doodlebug paper and sponged round the edges of the white card blank with distress ink.

Image: Sketching Stamper Digi-stamp 'Bearing Love'
Paper: Coredinations Chocolate, Doodlebug Cinnamon hearts, white card
Colouring: Promarkers in red, ruby, apricot, spice, terracotta, cocoa, sandstone, raw sienna, gold, ice grey 2, ice grey 4, black. Ranger distress ink in vintage photo
Embellishment: Brown satin ribbon, heart punch, dimension tape, sponge, distressing tool


Sue said...

This is a WOW card...very dramatic coloring...love it!

Carolyn Bounds said...

How adorably lovely!!! I just purchased this image, but I will not be able to do it the same kind of justice that you do. I love the sweet look on the bear's face; he is just too cute!! I love your layout, your coloring, and the fabulous paper!!! Another spectacular creation!!!

Love and Hugs!

Sandra said...

Morning Chris.....Well thats one gorgeous card,fantastic image Chris,and sooooo beautifully coloured,brilliant work.....love the paper too,
Take care
San x

marja said...

This is wonderful card!

Donna said...

This is such an adorable card Chris and your bear is beautifully coloured as always. Be warned though that I have downloaded this teddy from you and he will 'bear' no resemblance to the one on this card when I have coloured him in lol! I love the heart paper its very striking. Thanks for playing along with us this week at SCSC :) Donna x

Wendy said...

Lovely card Chris and I love your teddy
Wendy x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Chris this bear is so adorable! You have coloured him beautifully. Love that sweet paper and detail.
So happy that your digi shop is up and running and I wish you every success your images look just fabulous!
kim x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Many congrats on opening your new store ! This bear is soo cute and I love all the cards you have made from your drawings - you are so talented.

Hope all goes well !


Jo x

Karin said...

what a very sweet card Chris.
I love the pretty papers and this cute bear is coloured so beautifully.

Have a nice day,
xoxo karin

Tab said...

Oh Chris he is adorable! Do you know what I love most about your work, well, its all the diff colouring techniques that you use and how you mix them togeher. The results are always amazing and leave me speakless. Your so talented.

Congrats on the digi stamp site, I wish you well and look forward to seeing more fabby designs!
Hugs Tab xxx

joey said...

Hi Chris, I am loving this teddy! love your layout and bold vivid hearts. joey xxx

Love to Doodle! said...

Thank you Chris....lovely to read, and no need to say it, but thank you....I'm always here and it was a pleasure to feel useful! lol

Now this card is superbly stunning....love your mixed mediums, and your teddy is very cute...fabulous colours and yum paper.....xx

Bubbles said...

Oh Chris this card is 'gorgeous' what a wonderful image and the sparkly heart paper is scrumptious!
I wish you all the luck in the world with your new venture I am sure it will be a big success.
Joanne x

Sharon said...

This bear is so cute Chris. As usual you've coloured him beautifully and the papers are fab.

Steph said...

How amazing is your colouring Chris? This is a delightful card & I just adore it - can't blieve you took the time to comment on my humble blog! Thank you x

Martine said...

aww he is such a cutie, and again your coloring is amazing :), congrats on the opening of your venture, i am sure it will do brilliantly



jacque4u2c said...

I just love everything about it - just beautiful! Love your new store - what a wonderful thing!

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card so stunngly coloured ,brilliant work xxx
huge congrats on your new digi range xxx is there no end to your talents xxxx hugs Dawnxxx

Janet said...

Aww what a nice thing to say Chris!

I just love this card....the image is sooo cute! The layout, colours and the colouring is to die for.Fabulous peice of work but then your cards always are!Wish I lived near you as I would come round for painting lessons lol!

Tara said...

I so love this, it's vibrant and cute! The heart paper is perfect and your colouring is amazing as always! I'm off to play with the very same image right now, exciting!! xx

cats whiskers said...

Morning Chris wow my dreams have come true your digi images,thank you thank you thank you, I so love your work and now I can have some of your art for my own. Very best of luck with this enterprise dear< I for one will follow you avidly,
Now down to todays card, he is so cuddly and squeezable he can share my bed anyday, (thats not something I offer very often at all!!!!). The papers colouring and layout are fabulous thanks for sharing with us dear
Big Hugs
Jacqui x

Rach said...

whoo hoo well done chris firstly on your new venture, (i wish you all the luck and best wishes in the world not that you need it )
and secondly on your gorgoeus card, i must of sounded like a right nutter when i first set eyes on it...
with all the awwwwww's . he is such a cutie pie of a bear..so so cute! and huggably soft and cuddly looking how you have coloured him!
hugs rachxxx

Georgia said...

Hi Chris,
This card is absolutely lovely! I love the image and you've coloured it brilliantly. Congrats on opening your Digi-Shop - my mum's already bought some images I think!
Love from,
Georgia xxxxx :-)

Donna said...

Such a cutie little bear Chris, this card is stunning, love everything about it. Congratulations on your new venture, I'm off to have a nosey now. Donna x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love the gorgeous bright papers Chris and the bear is just so sweet and beautifully coloured, love the little hearts, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Jane Carroll said...

simply spectacular

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Katy said...

Beautiful card Chris, love the colours and the bear is so cute :)



cats whiskers said...

Hi Chris I have got all the images now but I just have one question dear, is there anything I need to do with the printer ink, do I heat set it or use ghiant spray on it or is it Ok to just watercolour as it is, sorry to be a donut
Hugs Jacqui x

Mandi said...

Super card, he looks so furry lol Thans for what you said on my blog...you are very welcome, I shall await others eagerly! Hugs xx

Bev said...

Oh wow Chris, your talent knows no bounds!! Just when I think you can't get any better - you do! I just adore this teddy and am def going to be getting this digi stamp (amongst others!!)

Fabulous work sweetie.

hugs Bev x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I just love the warmth and amazing coloring!!
hugs, Jami


Oh Chris, ive fallen in love with this adorable bear! he is so cute, and those papers are simply stunning hun, what a delightful valentines card, who will you be sending this to, or is it a secret? hugs Linda x

Dawn said...

Awww this is too cute - gorgeous Chris!

Heike said...

Wow, wow wow Chris you are the coloring Queen. Love it......


mueppi said...

Wow.... Chris
your card is so lovely and your colouring fantastic!
Hugs Gisela

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute Valentine card! I love the hearts!