Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Explore Tilda Gone Buggy Challenge!

Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Tuesday to each of you! It's been so quiet here over the past week with my sweet husband gone. He'll be home in a couple of days. The two felines must miss him because I wake up with one between my legs and the other up against my back, LOL. They must think I need to snuggle, LOL. Both of these girls will be happy when my hubby gets home. Of course, they will ignore him for a couple of days - just to let him know how miffed they are that he left! LOL I'll be the one who is the happiest to have him home! LOL

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! The theme for this new challenge is

Super Buggy Fun!

For this challenge, we would like you to include bugs on your card. It could be in the image, the papers, the embellishments. Just make sure that the bugs are obviously there! You will have two weeks to complete this challenge.

Here is my inspiration card:

I had never used this stamp before! She scared me! LOL I decided to put on my "Big Girl Heels" and just DO IT! It turned out better than I had planned! I love when I surprise myself! Here are some specifics about my card. It is finished inside and out. I've used fun papers from Prima. I'm not sure of the name, but the top says "Yuki for Ruby Violet." I used a Martha Stewart Border Punch, Flowers from my flower bucket. I used the Magnolia Butterfly Die along with some Frantage, a Tim Holtz pen nib, and a tiny Prima Flower. The pearls are from Recollections. The ladybug stamp is a Magnolia Stamp. I have elevated it, along with the butterfly on pop dots. To the stamped image, I added some adorable little ants that are also from two Magnolia stamps. The Tilda image is called Explore Tilda. On her magnifying lens, I added a clear acrylic dome which I think is from Making Memories. I've had them for years, though. I used machine stitching and inking to add some depth and additional texture. Of course, the cardstock is Bazzill.

These are two detailed images.

Here are shots of the interiors:

I may add some additional elements to the interior panels. I'm just not sure right now. I sort of like the clean look it has. Corners maybe? A flower here and there? Time will tell!

Thank you so very much for stopping by! I love that you have come to visit. I hope you like my creation.

Have a wonderful week!




Anonymous said...

Such a sweet image with delightful colours, so pretty Chris
Hugs Julie P

Candy said...

Very interesting card, Chris!
Lots of lovely paper and your embellishments are great! I think you did a great job colouring the image :o)
Big Hugs, Candy

NPurdum56 said...

Oh so cute Chris! I love the colors! :) Nancee

EnblogSail said...

Very adorable n nice colors!

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Shelly G said...

Cats sure let you know when they've disappointed you've been away! You did a great job with this image. I love your coloring and all the fun details on the card.

Karen said...

So very sweet! I love this image. Beautiful job with your design.


Barb Hardeman said...

Chrissy, this is just so adorable! When I heard what the challenge was, this image the first that came to mind. Beautiful job not just with the coloring but all your imbellies too! Soooooo cute! Hugs, Barb