Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bear Hug

I'll let you in on a little secret...I have always longed to have a window seat. Ideally, it would be in a bedroom complete with a turret in an old Victorian home. Picture it...a beautiful area off to the side of a bedroom with a window seat covered in big, soft pillows. A perfect spot to curl up with a novel, a sketchbook...or even a place to sit and daydream. Sigh...as much as I adore Victorian homes, I'm not about to take on the financial commitment of renovating and restoring one! Perhaps someday. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE my house and feel very blessed to have it! We can all have dreams though, right?

Well, this is just one of the reasons I fell in love with this image from Sweet 'n Sassy Digital Stamps. Just look at that window seat!! This is called "Bear Hug" by Deedee Anderson, and it is just absolutely adorable.



As always, I printed the image on Neenah cardstock and coloured with my Copics. I sponged all the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink...actually, I inked the American Crafts ribbon with it as well. The sentiment is part of the "Bear Sentiments" set. Finally, I added some Star Dust Stickles to the image and to the Prima Hydrangeas.



By now you know the drill! Thursdays are Digi Day on the Sweet 'n Sassy SNR group. Korin has something very exciting planned for the challenge today! She will be giving away a freebie for joining us (you must play along by 10pm EST tonight for the freebie), PLUS she'll be drawing one lucky winner who plays along by Monday morning to win a $10 digi credit to the store!! It all begins around 10:00 am EST. There is bound to be some great conversation and some gorgeous cards posted, so don't miss out on the fun!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Stamps, "Bear Hug" and "Bear Sentiments"
Paper: Neenah Cardstock, My Mind's Eye, SU
Ink: Copic markers, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles, Prima Hydrangeas, Dew Drops, American Crafts Ribbon

9 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh Melanie,
This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
Your coloring is perfect. I can almost feel the fur on the bears,
Hugs!

Donna said...

Mel...I think every little girl...Or grown woman, for that matter would love to have a window seat in their house so they could curl up and read a good book...I know I would! So don't think your alone there hun, LOL! This card is just so cute and your colouring looks flawless...Beautiful work! Xx

Kim said...

this card is gorgeous! I love, love, LOVE the way you made those bears look so life-like! I just want to give them a squeeze! Fantastic job!!!
I've left some sunshine for you on my blog!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Kim said...

This is such a great card! And your coloring...goodness, it's amazing!!

Leah said...

SO sweet! I love your coloring and colors. I've always wanted a window seat too...lovely to dream about:)

Crafty Dawn said...

Hi Hun loving your colouring I am a follower now love looking at your colouring for inspiration so much so I am doing a post where i have given you a mention & link back to your blog! and thanx for the e-mail with the copic colours I have used them well for this weeks KK challenge.

Love Dawn xx

Mary Lou said...

OM Goodness~~your bears are colored so beautifully!! I eyes can see fur(lol) Again you amaze me!!
Blessings

Krista said...

I've always wanted a window seat too...This card is adorable, with a capital A!!!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, the shading on the curtain where the folds gently fall is just great! And the fur! I love how you do fur! Fantastic!