Ya know, sometimes I get an idea stuck in my head and I just have to make it as soon as possible. And sometimes that idea turns into a bear hanging out on a card. Like this.
I don't hardly ever do punch art, but I got the idea for this bear and it just wouldn't leave me alone, and when I saw this week's color challenge at Create With Connie and Mary, I couldn't resist making a black Baylor bear card.
Well, it doesn't have green, but I think Hello Honey is close enough to gold :) Basically I pulled out every single SU! circle punch I have and just experimented with different sizes for my bear. The black part of the eyes is actually a Word Window punch cut in pieces to fit on the smallest circle punch I have, and then the toes are made with a little hole punch. I'm kind of in love with the hearts for the nose and feets. I wanted to use Hardwood for the background, but I didn't want it to be overpowering, so I used a sponge to ink up the stamp and that worked out way better than I even thought it would so yay.
The sketch at Fab Friday was actually what gave me the idea for the bear, but I'm too late to link up over there:
And my bear is a bit of a stretch on the sketch anyway, but I do still have elements above and below the horizontal strip. Ah well, I love how my bear turned out and I hope you liked her too :)
Supplies, all SU!
Stamps: Hello, Botanicals for You, Hardwood
Ink: Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Whisper White
Paper: Thick Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Basic Black
Accessories: multiple circle punches, Word Window punch, hole punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack heart