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Monster and teddy


The last of my catch-up blog posts! Assuming that I haven’t made more cards than I’ve blogged between scheduling this post and it being published, I am completely caught up.

Ahem. This is the last of my catchup blog posts that I had intended completing before I started the 30-day colouring challenge in September. I had been keeping this card for when I was completely caught up as my expression would match his if I ever actually managed to do that 🙂 But if I wait until there are no more cards that need to be blogged then I will never ever post this.

I saved this monster and his little teddy until last because I really like the way it turned out.

The texture on the monster was nerve-wracking to do — basically using the chisel tip of a Copic 0 marker to lift tiny triangles of colour — but worked really well.

The teddy bear colours — YR24, YR27 and E37 — have become one of my go-to colour combinations. I don’t actually have that many standard blends — I tend to pick markers fresh for each image — though I do keep thinking I should create a Copic combination notebook for ones I really like.

The watercolour background panel was a complete fluke. I’d made a couple of other background panels and had some paint left over. I didn’t want to waste it so I just swiped stripes of it across a spare bit of paper and it turned into this. The darker frame edge was created by blending over a layer of Distress ink.

And the sentiment seems to echo his expression perfectly.

This is how cards from the “spares” box should turn out 🙂



  • stamps:
    Paper Makeup – Argus with teddy
    Tim Holtz – crazy talk
  • dies:
    Create A Smile – double stitched rectangles
  • inks:
    Distress ink pad – vintage photo
    Versafine – onyx black
  • colour:
    Daniel Smith watercolour paints
  • Copic markers:
    monster body – BV02, BV04, BV08
    monster eyes – Y15, Y26
    spots, mouth, horns – RV25, RV29
    teddy – YR24, YR27, E37
    teddy eyes – Y26
  • embellishments:
    glossy accents
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    watercolour paper
    Crafter’s Companion – kings blue pearl


Another catch-up post. This card was made on 1st September 2016 as part of a brief blitz on my PHD box.


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