Hi blogging friends
Please excuse my absence of blogging. I became sick again during November (just when I thought I was almost back to being reasonably OK) so my cardmaking has been non-existent until just before Christmas. I only made a couple of cards this year and will share them over the next week or so.
In the meantime, I thought I would share a teddy bear ornament that I painted for my brother and his family a while ago:
The original design is by Debbie Mitchell from one of her Cozy Cubby decorative painting books. The craftwood cutout was sealed using Jo Sonja Clear Sealer then painted using Jo Sonja acrylic gouache. I used a deer's foot brush to make the teddy bear's fur look fluffy and remainder of the design was painted using round, flat and liner brushes in various sizes. The ornament is all one layer so I had to be careful to adding plenty of shading and highlighting to make the various elements look 3-dimensional. The gold on the right foot is actually reflection from a candle which was lit close by. The heart was splattered with gold paint which you can just see a little of on the RHS. Once the painting had cured (around 2 weeks), the item was sealed using Jo Sonja waterbased varnish. All I had to do then was add some gold cord for hanging up the ornament.
And just because I love my cat, I thought I would share a couple of pictures of Ruby enjoying the morning sun coming through our Dining Room window next to her scratching post:
And lastly, I wanted to share a video that I made of Ruby playing with her Catnip sausage which Santa gave to her last Christmas and that she still (surprisingly!) playing with. If you want to see a larger picture, click through to the You-Tube link on the bottom RHS of the video.
For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope that this Christmas season will be everything that you would wish it to be - and may all your dreams come true in 2016. Thank you for supporting my blog during 2015.