Saturday, January 16, 2016

Polar Bears Again

Happy Saturday. Its a dark and snowy one right now. A while back it was freezing rain. Oh well. Its a good morning to be SLOW and LAZY! I'm OK with that.
Its all suppose to move out before too long. We're heading out to my mother-in-laws birthday lunch today- she turned 82 the other day and we're all going down into Portsmouth to eat and do our Christmas Yankee Swap since somehow Christmas came and went.
Should be fun. 
The only other thing on my agenda today is to watch the big football game between the Pats and the Kansas City Chiefs this evening on tv. Its a playoff game and not a certain win for the Pats in any way shape or form. It is also a good time for me to knit-my favorite thing to do while I watch sports on tv with the hubby.  I'm working on another Christmas stocking with my scrap yarn-this one I am making specifically for the hubby.
So here's another polar bear today. I am linking this to Art Journal Journey. This month is hosted by Chrissie and the theme is Winter Wonderland. 
Sorry for the shadows in the photo. There doesn't seem to be enough available daylight for me to snap photos since it is dark when I leave in the morning and usually dusky when I get home. One of these days I should invest in a white box to take indoor photos.
The bear is one of the practice die cuts from my daughter's quilt project. She was sizing the bear on paper to see which size worked best on her quilt squares. This Gelli printed background is on some plain dark blue paper, and I think it really looks  frosty. I stamped some small white snowflakes all over the page and added the winter die cut word. The words all together say "Winter- a polar bear's favorite season."
This close up of the upper left corner had to be digitally lightened enough to see the details, and that of course made the stamp so light you can't see anything.

Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit!


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely journal page, and a great way to use up a spare bears! Love the blues and whites, nakes it cold and frosty. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

A terrific page America with the amazing background and great use of the die cuts.

Thank you for joining in again at Art Journal Journey

Love Chrissie xxx

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous wintery bear and cool background!

I know what you mean about lack of light and wanting a photo box - although I thought your photos were really good. I keep wondering if I could make a photo box, but for now I try and adjust my photos to what the project really looks like.

Sounds like you've a busy and fun weekend - hope you have a lovely time.... Gill xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A beautiful frosty page . Great that you could use the template from the bear in such a artsy project. Thank you for joining in another time at Art Journal Journey Erika! Hope the birthday dinner was yummie. Have funwith the tv sports! We have the same weather here.oxo Susi.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I keep looking for my polar bears, but can't seem to find them. The problem when you have more stuff than storage areas. This is really adorable, and I love the background, too.

Hope you are having fun with your MIL today. Sounds interesting, and I hope you come back loaded with lots of photos.

Don't worry. I won't be rooting for your Pats, because I'll be rooting for KC, even though I won't bother watching the game. My friend Sally is a big football fan, so I'll know the outcome when we talk at lunch tomorrow. Now if it was basketball, you wouldn't be able to keep me away.

Have a super rest of the weekend and think "Go Chiefs."

Cindy Saul said...

I don't think I've seen a polar bear journal before. Love it!

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

I have never seen snow n polar bears
Wish to see one day
Hugs !

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

I have never seen snow or polar bears
Nice post

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The background really looks frosty Erika, it's an amazing journal page with the wonderful polar bear. I've been scrolling your posts to check for gelli print inspiration. I got one for Christmas and haven't used it yet. You do get so many lovely layers of colours and shapes in your prints. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Love and hugs

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh this is wonderful! Polar bears are my mother's favorite and I have a soft spot for them. Fantastic background too!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the contrast in this Erika! Your Gelli background is fabulous! The tickets are part of the same set - it is a film themed set and I will be using it again soon! Hugs, Chrisx

Corrine at said...

Weird day yesterday, we got snow, bet you did too. Icy round here and lots of accidents in the morning I think. We needed to ride on a polar bears back. xox

sheila 77 said...

This is great with all the snowflakes fitting together like a jigsaw puzzle, and the polar bear, all white gives the perfect finishing touch. Winter is my favourite season, too, just now anyway.

~*~Patty S said...

Wonderful polar bear page you created Erika.
That background is really special too!