Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

You can tell I'm a mom of a toddler when the titles of my blog entries often reflect children's book titles (like this one) or lines from children's songs.

Anyway, when this bear was first released by cc Designs, I have to admit the first thing I thought was, "he's really cute, but that's a lot of coloring I'd have to do."  So I didn't buy it.  But recently, I learned how to color an image with Distress Inks and a blending tool.  That's when I bought this stamp and can now color him quickly.   I love the effect this technique gives to the image and of course, I love how fast it can be done.  I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink here to make him a brown bear, but I've also tried using Antique Linen and it makes a really cute dirty polar bear (since polar bears aren't really pure white, right?).


  1. Hey, I thought of that brown bear book too when I saw this card at the store! hee hee. I gotta try out this technique, never thought to use my distress inks for that!

  2. Wow Debi, I really love the look of that technique. Have you thought about posting a tutorial for it?? :-) This card is too cute!!!

  3. That card is sooo cute. I love how you colored him, great job. Thanks for inspiring!!!