Sunday, 1 June 2014

Missing you... for Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #10

Playing along with Newton's Nook Inky Paws challenge!

This cute little guy is Winston (which happens to be one of my son's nick-name--its a long story!). He is drawn to be able to hold several little stamps that come in this set:
I made a "missing you" card and used the "grin and BEAR it" sentiment for the inside.

Using DIstress inks, I stamped some leaf images using onto a large wood veneer leaf shape to make it look like a tree. Then I layered the corresponding vein on top, having coloured that, too, to create a tree trunk.
Winston is stamped onto brown suede paper, and shaded with Copic markers. He's really soft to the touch!
He's holding onto an S-O-S/I-love-you balloon, floating above the forest. With a craft knife, I cut slits around his paw, and used the baker's twine that Jennifer Jackson sent with the stamp set, to anchor the balloon.

This challenge runs for another week--break out your Newton's Nook stamps and give it a try!

Happy crafting,

Winston's birthday stamp set (Newton's Nook)
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Copic Markers
Distress Markers
Paper SMooches Border Dies 1 (contour)
My Favorite Things grass die
Avery Elle's Alpha Dies
Paper Wishes: balloon die & suede paper
My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pack
Card-stock (CTMH)
Wood veneer shapes (Close to My Heart-retired)
Missing--sentiment stamp (CTMH-retired)
Signo-Uniball white pen


  1. Cute! What great dimension/depth you got with the coloring! I first though you had pieced/layered the bear!

  2. Very cute! I love how you created a fun little scene for Winston with die-cut shapes! I also love that your sons nickname is Winston! Thanks for playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs!

  3. I love this card - which son is Winston? This is something I am sad to say I did not know :(
    But as I said I love the card - layering, texture, cuteness - it is all there and then some!!

    xox, M

  4. oh my...this is just too darn cute! I love your sweet little bear and the adorable scene you created.


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