It was my turn to post my lo for the Round Robin challenge at Swirlydoos. This is still my favorite challenge. This time I followed Tammy and she gave me a great lo to "lift"! I have had these pictures of my "littles" for over ten years now. Grandma Ali gave them these teddy bears and took these pictures of them because she thought they were so cute just sitting there cuddling with their new teddies.
The busy background has always made me put these pictures back in the stack. Nothing ever seemed to really look good with that background. Kwim? And, to make matters worse, I used my Creative Memories oval cutter to cut these pictures in oval shapes. ***gasp*** Yes, at one time I thought that would be really cool. Now? Not so much. Luckily I was able to "re-crop" them back to squares and use them on this lo.
All the paper is from the July Swirlydoos kit as well as the largest Prima flowers. The bling and stamp are Prima. The flowers are from my stash. I altered the DA with paint and TH distressed embossing powder. I used the TH alcohol ink pens that were included in the July kit to alter the color of the pearls added to the flowers and stamped image. And, of course, used my Zutter Distrezz It All to distress the edges of everything.
The chipboard letters were inked, smeared with TH Rocky Candy and then dipped in Diamond Dust to get the "sugared" effect. This is a technique that my Swirly sister, Lisa, shared on her blog. Go check it out.