I have been wanting to do a layout about Little Ted for ages and so when I saw two LOs recently one here and one in the Pagemaps 2 book, I decided it was time to have a photo shoot.
He now belongs to my son but was once my husbands, so he is forty odd years old now. Time hasn't been good to Little Ted, all that hugging has caused his seams to fray and his stuffing to come out. I would really like to send him off to a bear hospital but he may cry if he was away on his own (and so may his present owner even though he is 15). Now don't get me wrong I love Little Ted as much as his owners have......but he has another problem.......he smells. Apparently it is only me that can smell him.
I chose a blue dotty bazzil paper and aged it by dry brushing gesso over it, emphasising the embossed dots. The same range of paper in beige was used for matting and the journalling and a few red embellishments brought it all together to give a shaker style to it.