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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

You're Cute as a Bug

Happy Wednesday Peeps!!!

Today's  card was made using the challenge at 

This time is a fun color challenge:

I wanted to use the new Little Ladybug stamp set and even tho there wasn't a traditional "ladybug" red in the color challenge, I thought a Merry Merlot ladybug would be cute.

I stamped and colored the ladybug and flower with Black Stazon on thick whisper white.
I colored with my Aqua Painter and ink pads.
I used Merry Merlot, Melon Mambo and just a touch of Pear Pizzazz.

I made a cool water colored splashed background for my flower and ladybug to sit on.
I used Bermuda Bay on watercolor paper and brushed on getting lighter as I went down the paper for a nice ombre effect.
I then splattered white drops over the dried Bermuda Bay and then dabbed off with a paper towel.
I die cut it out using the stitched rectangle dies and then also cut out a whisper white frame for it to sit in.
I added the flower and ladybug to this piece with dimensionals.
I then added this to my Coastal Cabana base with more dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped  with Bermuda Bay ink and die cut using a stitched nested labels die.

I colored two epoxy hearts using a Melon Mambo Blend and added to the sentiment piece.

I finished ups with a few basic rhinestones and a whisper white twine bow.

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Wendy said...

Love this and the colors, Vicki! Your watercoloring is always perfect! :)

Amanda Mertz said...

I really like the frame and the splatter effect on the background. It really makes your sweet bug stand out. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

bonniemon said...

It's beautiful! I love the ladybug in this color combo!

Heather said...

This is so cute, Vicki! Great coloring, and use of our colors - so cheery and fresh! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

stampwithamyk said...

So cute!! Love your ladybug, perfectly shaded! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Lyn said...

This is gorgeous totally loving the colours <3

Lynne said...

Adorable card and wonderful colors Vicki. Well done

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Vicki this is gorgeous and that ladybug looks perfect in those colours! Love that background with the water droplet detail too - with the frame detail they highlight your sweet ladybug perfectly!