This cute image called "Bearly a Headache", comes from Sandra Caldwell on Etsy. She made this image specially for her good friend, Holley, who has been seizure free for 6 years after brain surgery.
Holley is having a bookmarker challenge on her blog using this image. I thought this would be a great opportunity to try something new to me. I used a Dove Blender Pen with Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color the bear. I squished some ink down on my craft sheet to work with. Then, I thought, why waste the leftovers, so I sprayed them with water and dunked the bookmarker into it. After it dried, I added a real bandaid for the bear to sit on, some white Neon Amplify and some shading with a Pitt pen. Finally, I added an epoxy sticker from Colorbok that said smile. Sometimes we have to smile when we least feel like it.