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!
Winston's birthday stamp set (Newton's Nook)
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
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
Wood veneer shapes (Close to My Heart-retired)
Missing--sentiment stamp (CTMH-retired)
Signo-Uniball white pen