Jul 11, 2008

BC Wk. 55 - Going BUGGY!

This week the Blogger's Challenge group has, "Gone Buggy" with their challenge.  Our assignment was to use (Bugs or Insects) on our project.  This week I actually had time to make TWO cards for this challenge.




The inspiration for my first card came from two sources.  The layout (or sketch) is from Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2008/07/mojo-monday-week-45-mojo-madness.html



The other part of my inspiration came from a scrap piece of Vellum that I've been saving for some time now.  I'm not even sure who makes/or made this particular printed piece of vellum.  It was printed in white and I brayered on the color using my Caribbean Sea Kaleidacolor Rainbow pad.

I layered the Vellum onto a piece of Gable Green card stock that I had embossed using my new Eyelet Lace Embossing Punch (Fiskars).  I added a strip of Green Galore to the top and pierced it using my Crafter's Tool kit.  Then I embossed the sentiment (Hero Arts) using my VersaMark pad and Bold Black EP. This was layered onto some textured Green Galore card stock and my card base of Basic Black.

 I stamped the Dragonfly (Close To My Heart) twice with the Kaleidacolor pad on Whisper White card stock and highlighted it with a Clear Spica Glitter Pen for some subtle shimmer.  I cut out all of the 2nd dragonfly except the antennae and glued it down over the first image.  The wings were raised slightly by using a small piece of foam mounting tape tucked under the wings. Green rickrack (JoAnn Essentials) was added to the corners and 3 green brads (Queen and Company)to complete the card.




Card #2 features absolutely NO stamping at all! - I found this adorable bug dimensional sticker (Debbie Mumm for JoAnn) and fell in love with them and just had to make a card using one of the stickers.  I chose the Grasshopper and paired it with some patterned paper (also Debbie Mumm) that already had shimmery highlights in the stripes. 

My card base is Only Orange layered with Green Galore and the Designer Paper.  I added a strip of Only Orange that I cut using some zigzag scissor (SU-retired).  Then I added some piercing and a strip of Brilliant Blue with a row of brads (Queen and Company).  The sentiment was computer generated using (SU Journaling Font 1 - PittyPat).  I also added a Prima flower with a center of Green Galore and a small orange brad.  This just makes me feel good and I hope it does you as well.



Don't forget to go a little "buggy" yourself and check out all the other projects by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge icon on my side bar.

17 comments:

Marcia said...

Great cards Ida, l love the work you put into the first one and with second, wow, who says it had to be stamped. I love that sticker, very cute. I had a blast with this challenge and can't wait to see everyone's efforts.

Elena said...

Ida, I love your cards! The first one with a dragonfly is so delicate! I like the colors and the way how you made your dragonfly look like real! Love the idea of using the Railnbow stamping pad.

Your next card is so cute!I don't know but this grasshopper reminds me my son. Jumping, smiling, cute and fun!!!

Thank for sharing! And thank you for giving a detiled description on how you made it! It helps people like me to learn a lot!!! Thank you!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Both of these are fabulous. Such great colors and I love your layout designs. Way to go!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful buggy cards Ida. Love the dimention in the first one and the details and colors in the second one.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are delightful! The rainbow pad worked beautifully on the first card, and that little bug on the second card is just too darn cute!!! :D

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! Great cards Ida! I love the first one and the colors/background of it!

Barb Hardeman said...

Ida I love both your cards, but your Cricket is just exceptional. Love the dimension, color and the little brads lined up so straight across the bottom. Well, well done.

Connie said...

Both of these are adorable! Great job!

Lorie said...

Absolutely fantastic card!

Nikki Bond said...

So pretty! I love your color choices! Very rich and vibrant! {SMILES}

Tara Kieninger said...

Love them both, especially the lace punch & jagged edge trim!

Claudia said...

Let me try again - it didn't go through yesterday.
Both of your cards are WAY CUTE - I would not be able to pick a favorite, the colors are awesome. The cards make me smile!

Sheryl said...

Both cards are great! I really like the little grasshopper in the second one!

rozie640 said...

LOVE both BUG cards! I absolutely love the colors of the dragonfly. And I absolutely love your little cricket with NINE brads!!! Oh my gosh, I have to case this layout!!!! Both excellent cards!!!

Kathie Bailey said...

Ida, these are wonderful! I just love the way you used the brads in the second card.

Love your new banner...very elegant!

Julee from Verve said...

Beautiful cards. I just love the color and dimension on your mojo card. Thanks for playing! :)

Claudia of CardsbyClaudia@aol.com said...

IOut of all the ones Julee highlighted, ours stood out the most for me. I'm not a big fan of butterflies (I know...odd bal) so your cards really hit the mark with me.
Rock (or Buzz) on!!
cbyc