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.
Amazing cards, Joyce! Your watercoloring is always so inspiring!ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards, such fabulous coloring skill! I love the Making Memories stamp, so sad it isn't available now.ReplyDelete
I really love how organic these cards are. Seems Pooh cards are often cartoonish and that's fine and really cute, but I like this look a little more. Love that little pine tree next to him.ReplyDelete
I am in love with your first card and the cool blue green tree setting. I love your stylistic quality and it puts an entirely unique spin on the the image. The embellishments and cork is just absolutely fabulous! The second card is the most beautiful sky and again I love the cool green border.ReplyDelete
Always looking forward to viewing your creations. You never disappoint...Pooh never looked so good 🤣🐻ReplyDelete
Thanks for adding to my new memories.
I LOVE your pooh scenes!ReplyDelete
Both of your cards are fantastic! I like how you put together the woodland scene on the first one. Your choice of colors and techniques give both of these cards such a special and genuine look.ReplyDelete
Lovely cards andReplyDelete
I love the layout
of the second one.
Carla from Arizona
I just love the classic look to these cards. The muted tones. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
Just adorable - love everything to do with Pooh (& friends!). Your cards are beautifully colored.ReplyDelete
The second one is especially amazing. I LOVE this little scene, and the sentiment. The little things can be big things.....ReplyDelete
Great cards!! I especially love the background trees on the 1st card!!ReplyDelete
Love the way you colored these sweet images! Beautiful cards!ReplyDelete
Your cards are amazing-great coloring! I really love the second card because I am not good at creating scenes, but this stamp looks like it does nearly everything for you.ReplyDelete
Wow--love the watercolored scenes you created for Pooh and friends.ReplyDelete
Amazing cards. Such detail! I love hem!ReplyDelete
Such pretty cards. Your coloring is great! Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyDelete
Your cards are fabulous Joyce!ReplyDelete