Beary Happy Birthay

Hi friends! Today I have another installment of my obsession with no-line pencil coloring, using the Friends Furever set from My Favorite Things.


I used the sketch from the MFT sketch challenge #376 (link at end) to create this card. I had  been coloring a bunch of bears with different coloring media, so I popped one of those bad boys onto my card.


About that coloring, I wanted to see the difference between Polychromos and Prismacolors, and then that naturally extended to Copics. The bottom left bear is colored with Polychromos, and the bear on the top right is colored with Prismacolor. Not too much difference between the two. The two pencils each have their strengths and weaknesses, and I love them both very much (although I might love the Polychromos just a wee bit more, I mean, they’re “shiny” and new.) I love the detail I can get with the Polychromos. I really had to adjust my style when I switched to the Prismacolors. The harder leads of the Polychromos are just great for fur, while the Prismacolors have such wonderful, vibrant colors.

I wanted to see if I could get similar detail with just Copics (bottom right bear). I was impressed with what I achieved, but it’s harsher than the pencils. I colored the last bear (and dog) with Copics for a base coverage, and then used pencil to add the fur details. A good compromise.


Anyway, for the background panels, I trimmed some kraft cardstock and stamped several fill-in images – small stamps from various MFT sets (see supply list) in grout gray ink for a subtle pattern. For the circle, I blended some Distress Oxide ink in Broken China over the mini cloud stencil, and then stamped my sentiment, forcing the stamp into a curved shape.


I hope you like this card beary much, haha! Thanks so much for stopping by!

I’m playing this card in the MFT Sketch Challenge #376MFT_WSC_376

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