10 June 2015

Ladybird / Ladybug

Hi Everyone, my second DT post for Deedee's Digis today, Deedee is sponsoring a challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and we had this great sketch to work with. I have been waiting to use this wonderful Ladybird (as we call her in the UK) image, it is the cutest isn't it? I used the outline image and coloured her to match the DP's I decided to use. I also used this kit Here who would have guessed they are from the same kit?
After watching a few TV craft shows about dies and them saying to look how else they could be used. I decided to take a "border" die and cut it up. I used one of the patterns in each corner and used 3 patterns to link them. I am pleased with the effect around the card and will now look at the other dies I have and, NOT used - hang head in shame! to see what else I can come up with. Keep a look out LOL.

The sketch was copied into Photoshop and I laid out my DP's as per the sketch. I added a double copy of the flower that the Ladybird holds, enlarging it slightly to add to the corner as per the sketch. I found a Ladybird "button" in my files and copied it 3 times, and some Ladybird scatters and added them to the main image. After printing it all, I cut them out and layered on top of the die cut edge with some ribbon from my stash. Added Stickles and 3D gloss.

Ladybug Deedee's Digis
Sketch 2-57 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
DP's Karen Lewis "Hello Sunshine" freebie kit
Ladybug brad by Snickerdoodles Designs "Fly Away Home" kit, add on.
Ladybug line by Kristin Aagard "Buggin Out" kit.
Die Spellbinders "Morrocan Accents"
Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder

http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/use-die-cuts.html Use Die cuts
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/challenge-6.html  Anything Goes


Squirrel x said...

Now that is one very sweet bug! Hugs xx

Pamellia said...

Beautiful Faith!! I love how you did the two opposing corners in blue and pink embossed panels, that really creates a great flow to the center piece where your fabulous lady bug is!! Fun!! hugs :)

Shirley Young said...

Love the cute bug and the lovely layout. Great idea for using the die xx

Pat K said...

Wonderful card Faith...lovin that cute "ladybird" and how you've used the die to create a frame...brilliant. hugs, Pat K xx

NanaConnie said...

I just have to get something made using this set. It's so precious and you've done a marvelous job designing this card. Loving your paper choices for all the layers. :-D

Sue said...

This is so gorgeous Faith love that ladybird huggles Sue xx

Kathie said...

Faith this is such a cute card, I love ladybirds and all your added embellishments and texture is perfect. Such a pretty card and lovely summery colours. We really appreciate Deedee's sponsorship over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and love working with her images.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Bonnie said...

What a sweet ladybug! Love that sentiment!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Yes! Totally cute! Love all the lovely papers you've used. That lady bug is too cute!

Heide said...

Faith, What a darling card, so glad that you could join us this week as a guest designer at SSW2! Love the ladybug and the little ladies that are trailing behind her! Such a happy cheerful card. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your ladybird is super adorable!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Glittertastic said...

What a cute ladybird - I love your bright card!

Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Papercraft Challenge