Friday, July 11, 2008

A Bug's Life

If only all bugs were this cute! This is my Blogger's Challenge card for week 55. The challenge was to create something with bugs and insects. I have had this adorable set called "U Bug Me" from Sunday International for years and have never inked them up. What a perfect challenge to put them to work. You really need to click on the photo to enlarge it to see the details in this card.

I decided to make a vignette so I could use several of the individual bugs. I was trying to think of a scenario where a bunch of bugs would all be hanging out together and then it hit me. They're all waiting in line for their turn to audition for the movie, "The Bug's Life". Corny, I know, but I had a lot of fun with it. The casting sign is computer generated using a font I found here and a leaf that is one of the custom shapes in Photoshop Elements. The images were all colored with Copic Markers and I drew in some grass and added some clouds by cutting out a cloud freehand from scrap paper and then sponging Bashful Blue ink around the edges.

Oh, I almost forgot, it's time to draw my Blog Candy Winner....and the lucky person is....

Christina - a.k.a. thecardpixie on Splitcoast Stampers












Congratulations !! Send me your address Christina and the goodies will be on their way.

Thanks for dropping by. I am so glad it's Friday!




It's all about the details:
Card stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: None
Stamps: Sunday International
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Bashful Blue
Accessories: Foam Squares, Ribbon, Metal Dots
Tools: Scor-pal, Nestabilities, Copic Markers

22 comments:

Marcia said...

This is such a fun card, love the colouring and the design. Sweet.

MJ said...

This is the cutest EVER! Just adorable. I love the little sign. You are brilliant!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my goodness, Kathie...this is the most adorable card. What creativity and humor. I love it!

Nikki Bond said...

This is sooo stinkin' cute! Love those lil bugs and y our coloring is gorgeous! {SMILES}

Claudia said...

oh wow - what a fun card - I am still giggling!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute! Love the bright colors and the addition of the Bug's Life Sign.

Connie said...

What an absolutely brilliant way to use that stamp set! I love it and your creativity! Great job with this challenge!!!

Robin Merriman said...

This is so cute! Wonderful job!

Beckie said...

This is so totally adorable! I love it! You did great on the coloring, layout, creativity...it is perfect!

Sheryl said...

This is too cute! Love the bugs and your coloring is just awesome!

Basement Stamper said...

What a great card, love the "scene" you set up for it!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Kathie! What a fun and creative design! This is just too cute! :D

Julia Aston said...

what a fun parade of bugs! great coloring on this!

Ida said...

Oh my goodness what a CUTE card! I'm so glad you inked those bugs up as this card just makes me smile!

Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness this is just too stinkin' cute!!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

This is so stinkin' adorable! What a clever lady you are!

amycara said...

This is more than a card, it's a story with ink and paper! AWESOME!!!

clhenry99 said...

Wow! I am always amazed at the detail you put into your cards! Way to go!

Chrissy D said...

BRAVO on this card! I just love it! FABULOUS!

Christina said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe I won!! Thanks so much! Also, your bug's life card is adorable!

Diane said...

Too stinkin' cute!!!
Congrats to the winner!!

Anita Van Hal said...

I love this! Very creative! Thanks for sharing, and for the smile your card gave me!