Saturday, April 10, 2010

Catch the Bug Challenge - Bugs

Today BugABoo Stamps is introducing it's new Design Team.  I am honored to be one of the newest members.  So in addition to their Catch the Bug challenge for today, they are hosting a blog hop.  Visit all the members blogs, collect the letters (not all blogs will have letters), unscramble the phrase and email it to Rae Anne for a chance to win your choice of 3 BugABoo images.  You should have arrived here from Paul Ford's blog.  If not, hop over to Jodie Mackrell's blog and start at the beginning.


The challenge for this week is to use a bug somewhere on your card.  I chose to use this adorable image called Butterfly Bear 7.  Isn't he just precious?  I began by measuring my Spellbinders Blossom 2 die and then sizing and printing the image onto Cryogen paper with my inkjet printer.
Copics used:
Bear - E41, E42, R20, R22, W3
Butterfly outfit - YG63, YR23

I airbrushed YR23 around the image before removing it from the die.  I also airbrushed the flowers to match.  I computer generated the saying and die cut it with my Spellbinders Fancy Tags die, again airbrushing YR23 before removing it from the die.  I hand cut both dark green panels behind the die cuts.  Finished size is 6" square.

So before you continue on the hop, here is my letter for you...

Leave a comment here on my blog for a chance to win a BugABoo image of your choice.  Next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented Cheryl Joshua  We hope you have fun on the blog hop and please enter the challenge for a chance to win even more images from BugABoo stamps.

57 comments:

Leslie C said...

He is adorable! I love how you added the green behind your tag.

Anonymous said...

very cute - loved the bear hugs & butterfly kisses - cute card. Elaine W

Melissa S. said...

Sandy, this is a great, fun card. I love the colors and the airbrushing is fantastic.

Tami said...

Lovely card I need that stamp and that blossom 2 nestie

Jacki Randolph said...

Sandy - your card is fabulous!! I love the air brush effect. I need to get mine out and use it.!!!

Viv said...

This is the cutest bug you ever did see Sandy. Smashing card!
Hugs Viv xxx

Kim said...

Beautiful card, love that airbrushing and you lovely coloring!

Bonnie Brown said...

He is very cute!! I love your design on the challenge. Awesome job!!

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous Sandy,I just love the colours and papers.....and the airbrushing looks fabulous!!!
xx

April said...

Love it - the airbrushing around the die is wonderful!

Grace said...

Sandy
Your cards are awesome. The airbrushing makes your cards look so finished and professional. THanks.

Jenny said...

Darling card!! Coloring job is great! I also love how you sponged the edges. Nice touch!!

Elizabeth said...

Love your card. So gorgeous.

Marilyn said...

Awwwwww... how cute!

Min @ Kaymin Kreations said...

What a terrific card Sandy!! The flower cut you made around the bear is just way too cute!!
Hugs & Happy Days from your Michigan 'neighbor'.
Min

Patty (LaLatty) said...

What a lovely card! I really like the Blossom die you used and your green panels, it really makes your image stand out! Lovely charm too!

Jenn Borjeson said...

What a great card, good job!!!

Legojenta said...

So creative to put the image inside the blossom-diecut! Thanks for sharing =)

Jodie Mackrell said...

I love your card! the colors are wonderful! love the embellishments and sentiment!

Tammy Miller said...

Sandy I love your card you did such a wonderful Job I am so glad you decided to work with us at Bugaboo!

Sue said...

This is adorable Sandy. love what you have done just sooo cute!
hugs
Sue x

Paul said...

I like the shape and air brushing around the image. Really stunning.
TFS
Paul

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job as usual. No I am not a new follower, been here many times before. TY for the great job and the great instructions

Kay said...

Someday I would like to try air-brushing. Great job.

Stephanie said...

Very cute!

Cammy said...

So pretty, Sandy. The muted colors are so pretty.

Rae Anne said...

Sandy, I literally came and left, and came and left again because I was so in awe of your project It's rare that I'm speechless, but I'm simply too amazed and astounded to say anything. All I can do is smile and sigh. . .MWAH!

BlueInks said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors you chose to work with!

Michele L. said...

Sandy,
I just love everything about this card!
awesome job

Mary Ski said...

Great card. The butterfly charm adds a lot of class. I like the color choice too.

Cheryl said...

I loved the shading-awesome job and thank you form a newbie for the hint of shading with the nestie still in place -i know it says on the pkg. u can do this but this is the first ive seen it done-now thats inspiring!!

Gina said...

Wow! Stunning card! Love the colour scheme and the background paper!
love as always Gina x x x

Jan Scholl said...

I will be adding that Spellbinder die to my wish list for sure. Love how you always take a square card and make it worth looking at. I won't be doing the hop, but your A is the correct grade. I add a plus to it. Bee the best and this is.

deesdesigns said...

Everything about your card works - from the colors, to the layout, to the wonderful sentiment. Very, Very Nice!

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Janell said...

Pretty card and nice sentiment too.

ultraroyale said...

Love the card and the earings. I still do jewelry, but do more cards. I like the airbrushed effect, I use mine all of the time. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.
www.happycardmaker.blogspot.com

Jeanie said...

Oooooh Sandy, I LOVE this and that color scheme is GORGEOUS! Beautifully done!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Sandy, this is AMAZING!! I LOVE all the colors you gave chosen, you DP is FABULOUS and I love how you've colored the image. Your embellishments provide a great touch as well. So glad you are part of Bugaboo DT!!:)

Katie said...

Sandy,
Love your card and your amazing use of color! You really gave me the "Bug" at the Copics class! Congratulations on your selection as a designer for BugABoo stamps - obviously very smart ladies!

Shauna said...

I love the colors. this card is so adorable!

scrappintlc said...

Sandy I positively LOVE everything you make and color. This card is so adorable and I love the blossom spellbinders you used on him. Simply adorable.

Jean Peters said...

Love this adorable card and the colours are perfect.

kimmie_35 said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours!
Hugs
Kim
x

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Sandy!! This is simply stunning!!!

Thank you SO much for your lovely and kind words on my blog regarding my Mo's challenge this week! I LOVE playing along!!

I'm now a follower!!!

Hope you have a great Sunday!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

DQ said...

What a great card! love the layout, embellishment and the color

lilscrappers said...

I love it. I have not learned how to center my sentiment so perfectly to cut it, hahaa, but you make it look so nice, I must try again!

Spyder said...

Fabulous card, love your buggy bear, brilliantly coloured! (Lyn)

jilanne said...

I love this card and the airbrushing technique you used thanks for sharing your work with us !!

michele hileman said...

I just love the bug a boo stamps. I also love your card, thank you for sharing

Ramona said...

Sandy~
This card is amazing!! I always look forward to seeing your work!! The colors on this card T
ROCKS!!!!!!

Hugs~
Ramona

Claire said...

Wow, I love your card. I wish I could airbrush, it makes everything looks so soft. Nice card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy, Beautiful card. I love the airbrushing. You are one talented gal. See you next month.
Cheryl

Tammy L said...

this is a gorgeous card! I love the little charm. it just sets it off.

Chaosmaus said...

Your card is amaising, great colour combo .
Kerstin

Angie Cortes said...

WOW Sandy!! This card ROCKS!! I love the colors and the charm is just perfect!! Just a beautiful card!! :-)

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Sandy - WOW! What a gorgeous card, I love everything about it. Fantastic!