Wednesday, May 13, 2009

GingerSnaps Bugg A Boos Ladybug

Yesterday, while looking at the All That Scraps blog, this little image was displayed; isn't it precious looking? Sweet hubs was walking by while I was on the computer and spotted it; he mentioned that he thinks it's cute, so I looked into purchasing it, not knowing it's a digi image! I wasn't quite sure if a digi image would work for me because our printer isn't one of those fancy schmancy ones. It printed out beautifully and the Copic markers didn't bleed, which made this woman very happy :-D What caught hubby's eye were the ribbons and he asked if there was a match in the stash. There was a very little piece left over; was very careful cutting. The body is colored with Twinkling H2O pewter since there was only one grey marker to use and it's not that pretty :-D Went to Michael's, after making the card and bought a couple of "grey" Prismacolor markers to use for future "bugg bodies." The main image was sponged to tone down the stark white paper. I've been trying to find ladybugs to use as embellishments and wasn't lucky at the local Mike's store. Found some black spongy paper and am not sure what you call it, but it cuts beautifully with Spellbinder dies. Had some spongy red paper in the stash stack. Bought some fine gauge black wire to use for antennas. Point being: The ladybug didn't quite turn out well enough to add to the front of the card, but cute enough to put inside of the card. Used the wire to embellish the paper flowers. If you're not familiar with wire curling, simply cut a piece of wire long enough to wrap around a small dowel or anything that is round. The larger the roundness, the larger the wire curls. Mine were wrapped around a paper piercer for small curls. Paper flowers were added, one colored with a black Copic marker. A red button was added for the center and has white floss tied to it. Corner punch outs for a "framed" look. Remember the big paper pad I bought a couple of weeks ago? This paper pad has so much in it and I'm trying my hardest to use it; there isn't even a dent made in this pad. If you want inexpensive, good quality paper, buy this paper stack from Me and My Big Ideas. What's really neat about it is that if something glued has been attached to it and you need to "unattach", the paper doesn't tear! You don't find that quality with a lot of inexpensive papers, especially card stock. Enough blabbering for now. Geez, it seems as if I can't quit typing :-D

Thanks for taking a look; I appreciate your visit today!


Stamps: Digi Image from C.C. Designs Bugg A Boos Ladybug

Ink: None

Paper: Select White, True Black (PTI), dp (Me and My Big Ideas)

Accessories: Paper flowers, Copic markers, Spellbinder dies (Doodle parts and ovals), ribbon, corner punch (Fiskars), Twinkling H2O paint pot, wire, button, floss, white gel pen

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