Today's card features this little cutie, 'Seaside Ted' from Chocolate Baroque. I don't often use teddy stamps but I couldn't resist this little chap, I love his outfit and the background stamps with him are fab too.
I stamped Teddy with memento ink and masked him before I stamped the background and coloured the image with promarkers. The top bp is made with shell stamps, again from Chocolate Baroque and the buttons are from my stash.
I wanted a vintage 'deck chairish' bp but didn't have anything in the right colours so I had a bit of a brainwave and used the side of my acrylic block to stamp the blue stripes (using tumbled glass distress ink) and the edge of an acrylic block to stamp the fine red stripes (fired brick distress ink). I used my clear ruler to space the blue lines and just guessed the spacing of the red lines. I used part of the bp at the bottom of the card and used the scraps, crumpled and pleated to create the border and the 'pelmet' at the top of the image. I'm really pleased with this idea as i can have stripey bps to match any ink pads I'm using now :-)
I'm entering Seaside Ted in the following challenges
Allsorts: Free and easy
Cardmaking Mama's : summertime
Crazy 4 Challenges: Summer
Lexi's Creations: At the beach
Pollycraft: The Great Outdoors
Sentimental Sundays: Inky fingers
Sweet Stampin: Cute and Cuddly
Totally Papercrafts: on the beach
thanks for visiting today