Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hey!... You're Cute as a Bug


First up toady is a card combining this rather literal interpretation of this cool CAS(E) this Sketch with the gorgeous colours in this weeks Color Q (some of my favourites!)  I had started off using a peacock feather, but I just couldn't get it to work, so I broke out my feather dies from My Favorite Things, combined these with a range of chevron papers from Echo Park and My Minds Eye and this cute wooden speech bubble from Basic Grey, together with this fab stitched rectangle mat from Lil Inkers.

Next up I dug deep into my stash of chipboard to find inspiration from this tag, flourish and three leaves to play along with this weeks Use What You Have over at the Sweet Stamp Shop (photo of my stash below).  I glued the chipboard pieces together before covering them all with Gesso.  Once the Gesso had dried, I oversprayed with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise and Fresh Lime.  I stamped the Sweet Stamp Shops You're Cute as a Bug! then decided it needed some extra shimmer so I oversprayed with Heuys Calico Shine.  (Note to self - stamp last as the added liquid tends to make the sentiment run LOL).  I went a bit overboard with the Calico Shine, so once it had dried off I grabbed my Distressed Ink Mowed Grass, and highlighted my flourish branch and leaves, before adding extra shine with Dimensional Magic.  The cute as a bug Sweet Stamp Shops ladybird was stamped in black over red cardstock before adding Dimensional Magic to its wings.  I attached my tag to some black cardstock to make the colours pop - and to play along with this weeks Keep It Simple Black Background Challenge, and Shopping Our Stash No Patterned Paper too!
Chipboard Stash


  1. Love the cards! The way you used the colors are wonderful. Love both the literal and the looser interpretation.

  2. Oh I LOVE this....thanks for letting me know where you picked up those great them.

  3. Fab card Lyndal, great chevron feathers and you know that I am quite partial to wood veneer, LoVe it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

  4. oh, love the feathers...need those dies, too!

  5. Love your literal take on the sketch--I almost did the same thing! I like the texture from the chevron pattern!

  6. Wonderful card! Love the background you made!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica

  7. Cute colourQ card, Lyndal! Love your feathers and design! Thanks for playing with us!


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