The teddies here remind me of when my kids were born and each were given a teddy to cuddle till they eventually broke…boys just love their teddies, don’t they?

I loved putting this card together…I got some inspiration from blogworld with the cutout pieces of card (and apologies to the wonderful person who did this, I can’t remember your blog to give you the credit) and some from an ad on tv which showed a slash of colour being ripped across the screen…so I picked the colours that I like to work with (broken china, chipped sapphire and peeled paint) and put those two ideas into this card.

The techniques that I love to work with are used in this card…ripping, masking, embossing, working magic with ranger distress inks and spraying with perfect pearls mist!
 The bears are gorgeous, just a simple stamp (from Inkadinkado) that has been masked and stamped five times.  I have then coloured them with copics (E000, E00, E11, E35) and the bow ties are in BG05 and YG06 – I was experimenting and found that the two colours really worked well together.  The butterflies are clear embossed on black ink on rich blue papers, and I then added some YG06 in the upper bits to blend it in with the overall feel of the card.  Oh, and the background inking is oversprayed with perfect pearls
I am entering this card in the following challenges…