Thursday, October 14, 2021

Inspired By #191 - I'd Fall for You!

Hello again, my friends!  Glad you dropped by today!  We have this
adorable little Fall inspiration for Inspired By #191
I've fallen - and we hope you will, too!

The colors of Fall, and that sweet bear were my inspiration - I had
just the inks, and furry guy for the job...


SSS Fall Foliage embossing folder, Sugar Pea Hey Winter stamps and dies
Pigment Craft Co. Sweater Season stamps, and dies.  Coloring on the bear done with Zigs.

Would you believe this base started as a simple white sheet of cardstock?
The embossing on the folder is so deep, and intricate - a fine mist of water
pre-embossing hinders cracking, btw.  I then went to town with those
Oxides inks and foam blending tools, ending the process with a bit
of Distress Glaze to bring the browns to life.
Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake was used for this sweet sentiment, adding a bit of clear heat embossing powder makes it pop!  It's Fall so you'll be seeing even more
of that desert storm [kraft] card stock.

As much as I love that bear, I kinda wish he'd move out of the way 
for just a second - ha!  But he does look quite dashing in his sweater, right?

Okay, now it's your turn!  How will you bring IB191 to life?  I'm pretty sure
we'll fall for it!  See you in the gallery!
=]  Michele

23 comments:

Lin said...

I LOVE this, Michele! An adorable card for the season!

Bobby said...

That bear looks so cozy in his sweater, Michele, and the background is fabulous. Yes, move away bear so we can see it all. I bet it was hard not to use last week's bear again. I don't know how you could decide between them.

Mac Mable said...

You had me at 'bear' Michele and I vote he stays put...lol x.
The embossing folder sure is deep and looks amazing with your wonderful colours. Thanks for the tip about misting x.
I love how you picked up the one leaf from the inspiration photo, from the bears head and popped it in his hand on your fabulous card. Super adorable and love that sentiment too Michele x. Tons of inspiration, thank you x.

Maureen Morton said...

Dashing is an understatement - this sweet guy has my heart. That background is also to die (or, emboss!) for - what great texture and color blend. Another winner, by golly!

blaze said...

Your card certainly fits the theme - and I AM inspired by your design! That background is perfect, and who can resist that bear! This photo prompt was meant especially for you!

conil said...

You know I love that bear so it's no surprise that I love him dressed up in his cuddly sweater. To me, though, that once white background really caught my eye. Rich, warm and gorgeous, just like Autumn.

Nora Noll said...

Oh how CUTE!!! I adore how created that background!!

Lisa Elton said...

He's striking quite the dapper pose sporting his cozy sweater! You've given him a lovely autumn background for his photo shoot!

LeAnne said...

This is amazing! That embossing folder is fabulous, especially the way you colored it! (I might have to go look that one up!) And your sweet little bear is darling....as ever!

JulieP said...

This is a perfect interpretation of the sketch! I love those deep browns and oranges. (Send some fall my way please!) Cute, cute, cute!

Jeanne said...

Wonderful card, Michele. Fall perfection. Love how you ink blended the background and your bear just makes me smile. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

Marcia Hill said...

This is just too CUTE my friend!! So cute in fact that I've already pulled out some stamps of my own to play along...we'll see if it actually happens!! But anyway, your background is fabulous with all that deep color, and of course that ef is one of my favorites too! And you know I'm loving that bear in his dapper sweater...I'm ready for some cooler sweater weather too! Cute, CUTE card Michele!! Hugs. :0)

Danni Reid said...

Oh my how absolutely adorable, he is a star and so is your background, amazing card as always my friend!

Cat Craig said...

wow, love this so much.

Karen Dunbrook said...

love how this turned out..you are so talented.
xx Karen

lostinpaper said...

He is as dashing as a bear can be, what a fun card Michele!

Ros Crawford said...

There he is!! Oh I love this guy...I love the background and the clever way you blended to emphasis the big guy. Terrific card!

Leslie Miller said...

You can really see the 3D in this folder with your rich inking of it, and the bear looks right at home. Each element complements the other. I just love the stamped and die cut sentiment. You have such cool toys!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your favorite bear looks so cozy in the sweater, Michele! Love the depth of your fall leaf background. Your ink blending is so beautiful with the embossed leaves, and a bit of the Distress Glaze is a wonderful touch!
Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

You have the cutest bears, Michele! I love how this one is warmly dressed in his sweater and holding a sweet leaf! A super gorgeous background! You have the perfect touch for coloring the embossing!

Stephanie L said...

This is a quintessential fall card - I LOVE it. Love the embossed background and the rich colors you used. The bear is the cutest with his little sweater, and that sentiment is sooooo perfect. I love everything about it!

TK said...

Fall colors, warm sweater and sweet honey bear -- awesome card, Michele!

Caro said...

Great Fall card. Love the blending and the watercolor on the bear.