Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bug A Boo Stamps Jar Bugs


Oops I think I deleted the photo where my watermark said "for Bug A Boo Stamps" after all that playing with it to get it just right!  

My card today is for the Bug A Boo Stamps Catch The Bug "Get Well" challenge that starts today.  When I saw the theme all that came to my mind was, "caught a bug?" so I went with it!  I colored my cute bug in a jar image with Copic markers R22, R24, R27, T5, T3, T1, G0000, C00, YR09, YR07, YR04.  

My layout is a sketch that I thought was pretty neat that I've had saved for quite some time now.  I believe it's from Taylored Expressions, I included a photo for you.


I flipped the sketch on it's side and then as I was putting my card together rearranged some of the elements so they'd be better balanced on my particular card.  I'm happy with how my card turned out and thought it would be fun to show you where my inspiration came from.

The papers I used on this card are Neenah Solar White, Basic Black by Papertrey Ink and Stampin' Up Only Orange.  The orange and black polka dotted paper was in my pile of scraps close to the top and I noticed that I'd put black polka dots on my orange butterfly, hmmm...  I put away the Basic Grey paper pad I had torn a few sheets of designer papers from.  The polka dotted paper is digital again, the same Jak Heath digital paper I've been using a lot lately, I just printed it on SU Only Orange cardstock.  My sentiment was made by me with the computer, I really need to learn how to make my lettering go in a circle.

There you have it, I hope you'll have time to join in our challenge at Catch The Bug this week!

Challenges:
Catch The Bug - Get Well
4 Crafty Chicks - Fairy/Angel/Butterfly

13 comments:

Tammy said...

Jan I LOVE this!! The colors are fabulous, as always! So bright & fun!! Have a great weekend!!

Rae Anne said...

Jan, Jan, Jan - Your little monarch butterfly is so precious - I don't even think I have to worlds to say how incredibly clever I think the card is! I just love how the theme is carried throughout your project! :D MWAH!

Bonnie Weiss said...

That card will cheer anyone up that HAS caught a bug. And the little red heart is the perfect finishing touch.

jimlynn said...

Love all that orange and black Jan!! So cute.
Lynn

Michele L. said...

Jan,
I had to LOL when I saw this card. Very cute and I love the pun!

Paige said...

This card is delightfully fun!

Carol L said...

How cute! Caught the bug - I love the play on words:) SO cute with all those polka dots and great colors!

Alissa said...

Great sketch, great image, and great technique. Love it Jan!

Marilyn said...

What a great card Jan!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty! Love that stamp and layout!

Carrie said...

This is great. What a cute image and perfect sentiment. Love the black and orange.

Tamie said...

Your image and sentiment just rock! I love, love, love the colors you used and that ribbon is just amazing! Thanks for making me smile and for sharing your cute card with us at 4 Crafty chicks. Have an amazing day!!

Leanne said...

What a fun card, love the saying, and the butterfly super cute. Thanks for playing with us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!