I’ve always loved the illustrations of Big Bear & Bird and am delighted that Waffle Flower continue to release new designs in the series such as this cute Therefore I Am set. I think these cuties would bring a smile to anyone’s face! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
I stamped a range of the images from the Therefore I Am set in Gina K Whisper ink and die cut with their matching dies. I then set about watercolouring. My favourite colour combination for critters is to mix Ultramarine Blue with Burnt Sienna to give a lovely complex grey perfect for the fur of critters. For the chef’s apron, I went with Indrathrone Blue with a touch of Indigo to deepen the colour. The leaves were Undersea Green, the berries Rose Of Ultramarine, Bird was Quinacridone Gold and the ‘made with love’ banner and ‘thank you’ speech bubble were a mix of Quinacridone Coral and Quinacridone Gold. I also used Quinacridone Coral for the rosy cheeks and the hearts too.
For the background, I loosely watercoloured and splattered with Cerulean Blue Chromium and added white gouache splatter too and then when dry used the Lacy Layers dies to cut the panel. I used the same die set to cut a Fog panel also. I stamped sentiments from the Therefore I Am set onto the banner and speech bubble with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Then it was just a case of mounting all the elements onto an Ivory card base with foam adhesive.
To create more definition, I finished this card by adding details with Faber Castell pencils.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D