Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Going Buggy Challenge Card

Have you heard, Enfys had a big party on her blog last week. Lots of fun things to do and prizes, too. It's not too late to join in ... just click on the link at the top of my sidebar.
On day one, Enfys challenged us to Go Buggy and create a card with a bug on it. This is what I came up with. For my card, I chose one of my all-time favorite cuts from the Wild Card cartridge. I cut four of the petal layers and four of the leaves, inked the edges with Distress Ink and curled the petals.  I attached all the layers using clear Zot Dots to add some dimension. For the center of my flower, I cut a circle from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, embossed it with my Cuttlebug and then inked it with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

Now, for my bugs, I chose the Ladybug cut from the 'Just Because' Cards cartridge. I inked the bodies with a bit of shimmer paint and embossed the wings with UTEE. I think that makes them look at a little more realistic and not so flat. I also added some self-adhesive pearls to the Ladybugs and the card base.

Here's a side view to show the dimension of the layers ...

and a peek at the inside. The sentiment is a stamp from My Pink Stamper's Fruit & Veggie Puns set and all the papers are from Stampin' Up. I had a lot of fun "Going Buggy" at Enfys' blog party ... hope you do, too!

Entered in the following challenges:
Going Buggy Blog Party - Add a Bug
2 Sisters - Flowers
Fairy Tale - Flowers
Stamp Insanity - Let it All Hang Out
MelJen's Designs - Square or Round
Pile it On - Anything Goes

13 comments:

Margie said...

Oh my goodness, Jo! I LOVE this! So bold! The colors, layers and embossing are beautiful!

Court said...

This is beautiful Jo!

Annette22 said...

a very special flower
great and beautiful


thanks for playing with us at the Fairy Tale


xxx Annette

Bianca said...

What a lovely new idea! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Chalenge! xx Bianca

Sheena said...

OMgosh!! This card is so adorable..I love flowers..this card turned out so cute..TFS


Hugs, Sheena

Enfys said...

Wow, and wow again. I LOVE this, all the detail, just gorgeous. Thank you so much for coming to my party, good luck when the voting starts, and with the rest of the competitions from the party week,
big hugs
Enfys

Dianna said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week!

~ Dianna
Meljen's Designs DT

flowerdisco said...

gorgeous flowers and ladybugs. good luck on those challenges :)

Scrappy said...

This is so freakin' cute! REALLY love it! Those tiny Ladybugs are PERFECT!

Thanks for playing along with PIO this week! We hope you will be back next week!

Daisylove Creations said...

Jo,
What a beautiful card, love the layering effect!! You are truly amazing!! I am awarding you with the stylish blogger award please stop by my blog and pick it up. Congratulations!!

PokSa said...

Your work is awesome. I love it. The sweet details are perfect.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Sandra

darling Ho said...

What a funny design! The ladybug is just perfect!
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge & 2 Sisters Challenge, hope to see you soon.
~Hugs ~darling Ho~

Tanya said...

What an amazing card! This is just beautiful...I love all the details and layering!
Tanya