This month we have been asked to use our favourite IndigoBlu stamp, which is of course a very difficult task! I am a huge Teddy Bear fan, so I just had to pick the famous Aloysius from Brideshead Revisited. The tv series and the film were set at Castle Howard, which became Brideshead. I searched google for some pictures of the castle, and drew a very rough sketch.
The castle is for the background so all that is needed is just a few lines to give the general idea. Aloysius is the star!
I used watercolours to add washes of colours to the castle, and added in a long path and some bushes. I used Butterscotch, Hazel, and Espresso inkpads to add some colour around the edge of the picture.
Aloysius is famous for wearing a certain plaid scarf. Luckily I was able to find a small sample of this fabric on a well known auction site. I cut a length and added some fray stop to the edges, but I frayed out the ends. When he was dry I cut slits around his neck...... oh I am so sorry bear.
I then slotted the scarf into the cuts around his poor neck and adhered it. I used strips of coordinating colours of Damaged Dots card, underneath the bottom edge of the picture.
Aloysius could be used in many different ways, he could be peeping out of the top of a gift box, sitting in a meadow of flowers and lots more. If he is sitting in your stamp stash why not pull the little bear out and have a play.
Hugs from myself and Aloysius xx