Well, the day you have all been waiting for has finally arrived.
To celebrate the launch I created this fun scene with a Ski-Jumping Bear!
The adorable little bear is from the new Ski-sons Greetings stamp set and Die-Namics. I opted to stamp him in Hybrid Cement Grey ink, enabling me to use the no-lines technique, giving a softer look to the image. As you can see, I gave him a stripy scarf and added texture to his sweater as well as giving him fuzzy fur (my students will recognise these techniques)
Colouring the background was so much fun. I first cut out a piece of Copic suitable card with a Stitched Square die. Then, having Googled for images of snow scenes, I picked one that inspired me to draw and colour my own upon which to have my bear flying down the slopes. I used a Picket Fence Distress Marker to add the snow to the pine trees, ensuring that I had finished my Copic colouring first.
To add dimension and a little comedy to my card I attached my die cut bear to the card with a mini wobble spring.
Fur: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, W1, E11
Nose/Snout: E40, E41, E43, W1, W5, W7
Eyes: E97, E99, W8
Scarf: YG61, YG63, YG67, C0, C2, C3, C5
Sweater: BG72, BG75, BG78
Skis: W1, W2, W3, W4, W5
Trees: BG90, BG93, BG95, BG99, C1, C2
Snow/Mountains: BG0000, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, BV0000, B41, V20
Sky: B000, B91, B32