Sunday, May 20, 2007

ladybug day......

I was going to take a break from posting today, but...uh...here I am anyway...! Had a couple of ladybug cards evolve and had to share.


The first one is another collision of ideas - Kirsten's big bold flower card that made me think "hm, I can make that with my circle punch!"...and Beate's sketch challenge. I stretched the layout to a 4"x8-1/2" card. The petals of the flower are 5 circle punches - they were a bit of a pain to position, but I made it work somehow by laying the center over my Coluzzle template. Thinking of You is from Hero Arts, and the ladybug and trail are smART stamps. I stamped the ladybug directly on the flower and colored that one in black, then stamped on a scrap of red cardstock, and trimmed and popped the wings with mounting tape. If I could do it over, I'd make the trail doodle more over the 'stem' rather than falling down into the white there - little distracting. Oh well! Thanks for the layout idea, Beate!

Card number 2 goes back to my favorite standby technique (scrap strips (instructions to the right under 'tutorials')) and easy layout. I was thinking I needed one more thank you card for volunteers...turned out I didn't but now I have an extra 'just in case'. Same ladybugs from smARTworks, and 'thanks' from Purple Onion Designs. The ladybugs and trails have a little shadow which I sketched in with a watercolor pencil and blended with my Dove blender pen.

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

  1. beautiful card, I may need to case that flower one some day.

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  2. Dini I love both cards! I love how you made the flower and that you made this into a BIG card. On your second one I love the scrap strips!
    I will need to check out Smart stamps now. Thanks for participating in the challenge! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Saw your post at the STAMP SHACK and had to check out your blog! WOW! YOU GO GIRL! These ladybug cards are too cute! Can't wait to see your other creations. Smiles, Pam :) "Stamping with Serendipity"

    p.s. I plan to add your blog to my favorites! :)

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  4. Donna-Mrs.C-rubyslippers5/20/2007 12:26 PM

    These are nothing short of wonderful!!

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  5. Very pretty ladybug cards! TFS!

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  6. Love these lady bugs! You've made some really cute cards with them - especially for Beate's challenge.

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  7. LOVE the long one ~ another simple, gorgeous card!!

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  8. Such fun cards! I love the ingenious way you made the flower on the sketch card and absolutely adore the shadow on the ladybug trails and the scrap strips! Awesome cards!

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  9. What a wonderful card, love the flower and ladybug

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  10. these are great also...I really love that scrap strip technique....very fun!

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  11. These ladybugs and the cards are perfect!

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  12. Girl!!! These are just fantastic! How darling!!! I love that large flower that you created and those bottom scraps are such a great combo!
    ~Angie

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