Another month, another blog hop! This time we are focused on one of my favorite cartoon and story book characters, Winnie the Pooh. Read many Winnie the Pooh stories when my son was little! And, oh, my, Unity Stamps has outdone themselves with their whole Pooh bear collection! Must admit, I was intimidated by this theme, as I’ve infrequently tried creating this type of card.
As a reminder, various members of our group offer Unity giveaways every month (from our own stash)! This month, I’ll be doing a giveaway and will announce the winner in April’s blog hop. To be legible, all you need to do is enter a comment on every blog is the hop. Be sure to leave your name with the comment!
For my first card, I used the Honey Pooh kit. I also used foliage stamps from Change & Direction for the background. Both this card and the next were watercolored on Arches watercolor paper. I first stamped Pooh using a watercolor pen to get the outline. I then added a tree, ground and shrub just using watercolor techniques. To create more bark detail on the tree, I added pen marks. I also used stamps to give foliage impression. I then watercolored Pooh. I had decided to create the whole composition with more muted colors, using blue green on the tree. I found a piece of ephemera on cork-like paper (that happened to be laying around and, yes, my workspace is a mess right now) that I thought perfect to add. This way, I can be flexible in the use of the card… whether for a friend or grandchild, or for a birthday or just a hello card! I found paper I thought would match for backing, added Pooh bear colored sequins and called the card done.