The news is that we are potentially getting some more snow here soon. It seemed appropriate to create a night sky scene with these fabulous bears from Lawn Fawn.
This stamp set is called Winter Skies and I elected to use a variety of ink mediums on this card. I’ve used distress oxide inks for the sky, Copics for the bears, versa mark and embossing powder for the snowflakes and sentiment, and finally a dash of gel pen for tiny snow flakes.
How cute are those little Lawn Fawn bears? The set also includes a pair of foxes and a single fox and single bear. There are Christmas trees, snowflakes, and you can see Santa and the reindeer in silhouette across the moon. There are many fantastic sentiments that you can combine to make your own message on the card as well. This set gives you quite a bang for your buck!
I decided to practice my Copic coloring on the bears and I added some soft dots in soft blue, lavender and gray beneath them to create the illusion that they are sitting on the snow. I used Altenew’s Translucent Pearl embossing powder for the snowflakes on the card base. I felt like tilting the sentiment added a little whimsy to the sweet scene. I topped it off with my favorite iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia.
I created several of the night skies using the distress oxides a couple of weeks ago and it was nice to be able to pull one out of my background stash. What a time saver. They were easy to mass produce and it was nice to have a ready made background. It allowed me some time to actually do some Copic coloring. I used Strathmore Marker paper today for the top piece. I’m not sure that it really made a difference over the Neenah Solar White that I’ve been using.
While my Copic coloring is not expert level, I have most certainly improved from where I started a few months ago. A little practice every day really does make a difference.
In the meantime, you know that I’ll be embracing the imperfections!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you find time to relax and enjoy the winter night skies.