This week at Card Crafter's Circle we invite you to create cards on the theme of Teddybears. Our team were really lucky with sponsor images to showcase for you, because our sponsor STAMP ART DESIGN BY KATHRYNE has such a wonderful selection of bears that will delight! Kathryne creates images covering so many themes, and they are so very cute too! You can find SADK designs here in the Whimsy Shop...
My creation for you this week uses Beary Heart Angel and it was a winner for me .... another 'must have' image. But I'll tell you about my card first!
It is a CAS card (obviously) with simple layering and single colour matting to accentuate the image. Bear is coloured with Aqua Promarkers, and the hearts are filled with glitter pen. The hem of her robe is ClearStar glitter pen. The background of both the layer image and sentiment (How sweet is that sentiment! appropriate credit will be added when I confirm it's creator!) have been clouded with pearly chalk, in keeping with the angel's robe and wings. Finally, champagne rhinestones have been added at top and bottom.
I wanted the colour scheme of this card to be pale, almost calico-like, but found that the markers I had in that colour weren't right for the cardstock. So things are leaning towards the apricot and terracotta spectrum.
My whole inspiration for this card, and using this image, was because the Beary Heart Angel image reminds me so dearly of this wee angel bear that my beloved aunt Celia made. Over a number of years, my aunt Celia hand-crafted the most beautiful bears and angels (and then angel-bears) to give as gifts at Christmas. She started making only a few, for a select number of people (her precious treasures, she called us) but every year, the number of those creations grew! Sadly Aunt Celia passed late last year, after a long illness that did not win over her, she left on her terms when she was ready... and it was not before finishing her year's worth of angels for Christmas.
My collection of angels and bears (and angel-bears!) have pride of place on a wall near my piano, and collection of family photos.
Created With Love - #29 Things that Fly (23/2)
Forever Friends - #55 Anything Goes .... Yay! I won!
Cute Card Thursday - #257 Simplify (27/2)
Forever Friends - #14 Animals (27/2)
MilkCoffee - Make It Cute (28/2)
Lil Red Wagon - #173 Totally Teddies
Sweet Stamps - Sweet N Simple (26/2)
Cutie Pie - #38 Pretty Pastels (1/3)
Come visit with us at Card Crafter's Circle, and see our showcase of creations (they are awesome!). I hope we can inspire you to join in our challenge, and put your TEDDY BEARS ON PARADE! Thanks for peepin'!