31 March 2009

Alota Bug - Friday Sketchers

Hi everyone, a card today for Friday Sketchers and a lovely sketch to follow by Emily. I've used my cute Alota Rubber Stamps bug in present which is watercoloured with Distress Inks and then cut out. The papers are from the WRMK Nonense pad and are glittered, beautifully sparkly and such rich colours and bold patterns, so this is probably the busiest looking card I've ever made, not too sure about it on the whole! All the paper edges have been distressed and I've added lots of buttons over the ribbon, a little cut out frame which came with the paper pack as the tag element of the sketch and a sentiment by Woodware. TFL, Chris x

36 comments:

Mada said...

This is gorgeous! I love the bold colours and all the elements "crowded" on the card. :) I should use buttons more often, they make lovely embellishments. [well...if you know where to add them - lol]
The stamp is sooo adorable and your colouring is again perfect. The little scalloped frame is a gem and a great finishing touch.

Hugs,
Mada

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Looks wonderful! I love the bright zingy colours and the buttons are a perfect embellishment! The image is so fun and your colouring is as always..stunning! have a great day,
Judy xx

Tab said...

Ooooh er Mrs! Super fab card Chris! Just love the bright colour combo! Your image is adorable and brought to life by your gorge colouring! Tis ab-fab, sweetie!
Hugs Tab xxx

Mandi said...

OH this is so FABULOUS Chris I love it


mandi xx

cats whiskers said...

What a stunning creation Chris I love the collage look and the papers are all so yummy. Just a truly wonderful card
Hugs Jacqui x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris this is such a busy beautiful card, I love the rich colours and its so very much alive. WEll done love and hugs Shirleyx

CraftyC said...

A fantastic card Chris, love the bold colours and fab colouring!
Clairex

Michele said...

Oh wow Chris, this is BEE-U-TIFUL. Love the image and the colouring is stunning. Hugs Michele x

pinky said...

This is brilliant, so much going on to catch the eye yet it all blends so well together. Love it.
Pinky

Poppy said...

wow love the colours.
poppy

Kim Dellow said...

Absolutely adore it Chris. Kim

megastamper said...

wow chris, your card is so lovely and pretty. i love such colourful cards, they give such a funny feeling.
big hugs, bea

fishlips said...

OMG Chris this is just Fantasic...Everything thing on this card is just 2 cute and 2 fun...Wow it's Amazing!!!!

Michelle said...

Wow, really hits you in the face but it really does work! Smashing card Chris.
x Michelle

COCO said...

Gorgeous card, loving the colours
Hugs COCO

Tara said...

Stunning! I love the colours, the way your image has outgrown the nestie shapes (if you know what I mean, lol) and the Alota bug is just too cute! xx

All Pink girl said...

Wow Chris this card is a real stunner ,fabulous colours and detail ,hugs Dawnxxx

Sandra said...

Great card Chris. So fresh and fun. Looks like it could be a snapshot from a cartoon. brilliant!
Hugs
Sandra xx

Deb M. said...

This card is a definite WOW!! The bold colors really pop...beautiful!!
Love it!!

TFS...

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Chris.

hugs Riet.x

Karen said...

Fantastulistic card Chris. Love the bright colours and the buttons ! buttons are my favourite.

Love Karen xxx

Steph said...

Never managed to get the hang of colouring with ditress inks, but you my dear, have quite obviously mastered it - another fab, original & 'arty' card - especially loving the buttons *hugs* steph xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Chris how fabulous!
So love your cute image and your colouring is just brilliant!
hugs
kim x

Crafting Joanne said...

This is so bright and cheery Chris, wonderful work.

Joanne x

Donna said...

A lovely, bright, lively card Chris and so much to look at, the buttons have caught my eye though, I just lurve buttons lol! :) Donna x

Georgia said...

As I was scrolling down my list of blogs I'm following on my dashboard, I noticed this card and thought: 'wow, this is gonna be good!'. It's AMAZING! So striking and colourful, I love it.
Love, Georgia xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, this is fabulous Chris, Such great colours and love all the buttons, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Sandra said...

WOW...what a fab fun card Chris,love the Alota bug and what you've done with him.Brilliant work as always,
Take care
San x

Nixe07 said...

What a stunning card Chris!! I love the great colours and papers. The image is so super cute and your colouring is brilliant. Love your creations!!
Hugs
Moni

Steph said...

Wow, the colours in this are just stunning!!

SmilynStef said...

What gorgeous watercoloring and great buttons ... love it.

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love the water coloring on this - the colors are amazing!! And all those buttons are so fun!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

This is absolutely stunning Chris. I have that stamp too but could never colour it like that! I wish! It is amazing. Hugs, Lainy xxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

What a fantastic, colourful, fun card, I love it !

Hugs,

Jo x

Stacey said...

Such a brilliant and fun card. I love all of the gorgeous bright colours! ~♥~

Beth Norman said...

I'm trying to pull myself away so I can make a card to post tomorrow but OMG your work is knocking me over. You are so hugely talented!!