30 June 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Week 29


Hi everyone, another sweltering day predicted, I think I almost melted yesterday it was so humid which I really don't like, hope you're all surviving if your weather is the same. A card today for 2 Sketches 4 You and a great sketch by Laura which I really enjoyed. As usual if I don't print out the sketch and try to do it from memory I usually get it wrong and in this case I've realised afterwards that I should have had a scallop edged strip and mine is plain! Hopefully it'll be ok.

I've stamped a BasicGrey ladybird from the dragonfly set by inking with distress ink directly onto the stamp with a brush and then going over it a bit afterwards, it's also been glittered with Stickles. After the stamping I embossed a frame around it using a square nestie and mounted mustard bazzil bling and black bazzil card. These layers were repeated adding some lovely red spotted paper from BG June Bug collection. The sentiment is from an Elzybells set and I've added a paper bow made from more of the June Bug paper. Everything is layered onto a white Papermania card blank and the image panel is raised with dimension tape. TFL. Chris x

23 comments:

clouds shadler said...

cute! a lady bird card! what fun bold colors and lady bug! Very fun!

Clouds :D

Karen said...

Gorjus card Chris. Love the colours.

Love Karen x

Wendy said...

Lovely card and what great colours
Wendy x

Fern said...

Hi Chris,
Beautiful card, i loev the gorgeous spotty paper and glittery little ladybug.
The scalloped card looks great too.

Fern xx

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is just so gorgeous!
Love that ladybird and your paper and detail are fabulous!
hugs
kim x

Nannieflash said...

Fantastic card Chris, I love the card its really stunning the colours are gorgeous and image is lovely. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

June Houck said...

I LOVE ladybugs! So cute :)

Di said...

OH Chris this is just wonderful and i just love the wood copic effect on the other card, off to find the tutorial, although i havent got many copics.

just lovely!!!

hugs Di xxxx

TeresaW said...

Oooh that spotty dotty is just perfect for that ladybird. I love it.

Laura Davis said...

Super cute card! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

Kathy said...

Well your scallops around your card make up for it I think!! (LOL) Adorable card Chris!!! Love the colors and your ladybug is fabulous!! Brilliant paper ribbon as well!! It all blends so nicely!!
I hope you had a fun time in NY! Do you know that I live just under 2 hours away from there in PA!! I could have stopped by to say hello ~ that would have been so cool!!
Anyways I hope you don't melt in your weather. Usually it is that way here but it has been pretty mild. I will take it though!
Have a great day! :)Kathy

Randee E said...

Sooo cute!! Love how you made the ribbon out of the paper!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

cheryln said...

so cute! love those colors and the fabulous lady bug!

Nixe07 said...

Such a beautiful card, Chris. Love the fab colours and the cute ladybug.
Hugs
Moni

simplyfairies said...

Bold Bright and fabulous, Hope you enjoyed your trip......


just let me know when you want punches!!

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card sweetie what a brilliant colour scheme and great little image
Hugs Jacqui x

Emma said...

Hi Chris
Gorgeous card, love the ladybird and the spotty paper.
Suffering with the weather too...far too hot to be working!!
Emma x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Oh what a fun card! I love all the polka dots and scallops..great combination. The ladybird looks brilliant with all her sparkle..i assume it is a she??? Gorgeous as always, Hugs Judy xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love this card Chris - the colour scheme is fabulous, and so vibrant. It just goes to show - you don't always need lots of colours to achieve the WOW factor!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour scheme and that ladybird looks amazing. Hugs Jillix

Dolly said...

Brilliant fun card Chris, love that ladybird. :)xx

Dawn said...

Awww this is stunning again Chris - love the dotty paper and that ladybird is perfection...