Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bug A Boo Stamps Ladybug Vase

There's a new challenge today at the Bug A Boo Stamps Catch The Bug challenge blog, we've been challenged to use lace and pearls.  I thought about this challenge quite some time before making my card.  You see, I don't have any lace...  A couple thousand yards of ribbon but no lace. 

I hope it was okay to be creative.  I have one old Stampin' Up! Victorian Lace background stamp that I LOVE and one Spellbinders Eyelet lace border die that I combined on my challenge card and the black half pearls were easy to use.  

I really like this Ladybug Vase image from Bug A Boo Stamps and have used it before.  I also used the little snail from the Spring Stuff collection and merged both images.  I used Copic markers to color the images YR68, YR65, Y15, Y11, T5, T3, T2, W5, W3, E29, E25, E99, E53,  BV0000, BV000, BV01.  For the flower petals I used YR68, YR65, Y15, Y11 and blended them for a two toned look.  I'm sorry I don't remember what the technique is called right now.  

I made my own patterned paper again using the Copic bleaching technique.  I've discovered a few things to make it a better technique for me too, I'll fill you in about that another day.  I outlined the Spellbinders Oval and rectangle dies with a Copic T9 marker.  Added a strip of black organdy ribbon to my white panel after embossing it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  My cardstock colors are Via Vellum Black, Discount Cardstock's Cobalt, Neenah Solar White.  The happy birthday sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set.  

I hope you'll join us for our Pearls & Lace challenge at Catch The Bug!

Thanks for visiting my blog today~

Catch The Bug - Pearls & Lace
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Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Lace
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Card Cupids - Layers
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - In The Garden
Divas By Design - Florals


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

ooooooo. I love the image but to be honest I love ALL of them...but this is a sweetie for this time of year and wow...I never would think of this combo...that's why I so enjoy following your blog and lead...haha

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Not familiar with the copic bleach technique...need to know more.

Lisa Jane said...

ooh gorgeous lace image and fab topper shape
Lisa x

Becky G said...

Love the colors you used here, Jan! This is so pretty!

Hugs, Becky

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..

Shannon White said...

Oh my Gosh Jan! this is just sooo Adorable! Love your Fabulous coloring and the great combo of colors you used too! Soo Sweet!


Anne said...

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing with us at OLL. Hugs x

Vicki Dutcher said...

I JUST found this coloring book sample pages you did back in April! OMGosh - too fabulous! What a terrific "real" book this would make! Ever thought about trying to get it published?? I would so buy this!

Meanwhile - your coloring on this current card is also fabulous... I wanna color like you! :)

Dana said...

Let's try this again. Blogger went awol on me when I tried to comment before, so if you get two from me, you know why : )
Your copic bleaching technique is so amazing and I cannot believe you created that paper yourself. I love it! Your whole card is just adorable!

Sue B said...

Ooh love this one too!! Gorgeous colours. Love the image and the orange die cut. Really beautiful!

Hugs Sue xx

HandmadebyTLC said...

This reminds me of a Mozart eclictic piece of artwork! the snail is adorable and the orange is terrific, thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design and good luck!
Tammy Louise

Carol L said...

Copic bleach technique? You've perked my curiosity and I'll stay tuned for more :)
This is really cute Jan, I love that orange panel behind this adorable image! That's a great way to add lace to your card too!!

Tammy said...

WOW Jan this is adorable!! I LOVE, LOVE how you created your lace background!! Gorgeous coloring as always!!
Hugs, Tammy

Lola said...

Wow, your coloring is AWESOME! Plus, that paper really is eye catching (I don't know that technique, but it sure is gorgeous)!

Anonymous said...

Such a great use of colors i appreciate your creative work...
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Natascha said...

Great card! Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha