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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Egypt - Teddy CJ

I have finally gotten around to doing an entry for a teddy bear journal CJ that I am in.  I know it is safe to post, as my friend doesn't read my blog. 

I thought I would take photos and post straight away, otherwise I get a bit disorganised. 

We are supposed to have taken photos with the bear at the place we've chosen to go, but my entry today is a bit of a cheat.  I did intend to go, but didn't get there thus far, and really needed to send the bear on its way. 

I love the drama and mystery of Egypt, so I decided to have this bear, Bliss, go to the British Museum.  She is a very ladylike bear, in her crochet dress and pearls, so I thought a trip to Ancient Egypt was a nice break from afternoon tea parties and visiting with friends!

I just used scraps for the background, also printing on to patterned paper.  I've had some Jolie's Egypt stickers for ages and they came in very handy here.  I used my Graphicus stamps that I've had for years and years - the etching is extremely fine, and I was never happy with the way they stamped.  Until I tried stamping onto Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' Up - it made a world's worth of difference.  I coloured in the images with my Promarkers and Copics, using mainly the skin tones.  

I think my favourite part of my entry is the tag - I think my CJ entry is a bit messy as I didn't plan it very well, but  I was able to have more control with the tag. 

Tag front.  Scraps of K and Co, and a PaperArtsy stamp, coloured in with Ranger Distress Inks. 

Finished off with one of those Jolie's images.  Here's the back of the tag -

The tag was green, which I altered with Adirondack ink, and dried off with my heat gun.  Before I did, I added some gold embossing powder in a few judicious places, before stamping over the top with a Clarity stamp and another Paperartsy journalling stamp.  Finally, some chalk ink around the borders for a bit more definition.  A gold ribbon finishes off, with some Glossy Accents to stop the ribbon fraying.  That's all for now, folks!  :)


  1. Alison, you are truly an artist!!! such gorgeous work on a cj!


  2. I love your pages and the tag is just gorgeous! :)

  3. this is just beautiful, she'll love the cj.

  4. Beautiful CJ entry, I am sure she will love it.