This week on Lili's Little Fairies we have a sketch designed by Jacque for the challenge. I've used the cute little teddy bear carrying balloons that spell Mum - why not send Mum a Valentine? I've coloured with Copics: teddy and beige tones with E50, 51, 52, 53 & 55; blues with B91 & 93; pinks with RV00, 63, 17 & 66.
To keep to the sketch I've cut out teddy with a Nellie's Choice fancy circle then hand cut around the balloons to add them outside the rose embossed heart (another Nellie's Choice die). To link them back to the image I've used embroidery floss and threaded it behind and below teddy's paw to make it look like he's holding them. My papers are more from my freebie magazine stash and I've inked the edges before matting with kraft card. I picked up on the little flowers in teddy's bouquet and punched out little blue flowers then added kraft sprays cut with a Marianne die. To finish I've added gems, pearls made with my pearl maker pen and a stamped text cut out with the smaller Nellie heart die, then finally a pretty pink bow.
There's lots of Valentine/Love challenges around, and I've chosen these to link up my card: Addicted to Stamps, Stamp with Fun, Sweet Stampin', Party Time Tuesdays and The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.
I've not had much time for the computer this week, and my craft stash is now back in the cold conservatory whilst I get stripping - and that wallpaper has been stuck on with some very sticky glue! It's taking me a good 3/4 washes with bleach and soapy water to get the wall glue free and will need more than a couple of coats of paint to even things out. I hope to get it finished over the weekend so I can get back to a little crafting again next week. In the mean time, sorry for not stopping by my friends. I've scheduled this post and my card for tomorrow (and next week's too, just in case) and will try to get back to do the links and catch up with everyone who has left me a comment, but now it is getting rather late so I'll say night, night!