Monday, September 08, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #152 Challenge Card

FMS 152:

And here’s my take on this sketch:

FMS-152_Barb-Derksen

Designer Paper - “BOWTIES” by Basic Grey

Stamp - by Paper Smooches

Beetle Shape - Flaticon free shape (credit and attribution http://www.flaticon.com/free-icon/beetle-shape_47159)

Beetle Wings - Barb Derksen

I have been dying to use paper from this 6 x 6 DP pack from Basic Grey so when I decided to jump into this challenge it was not a question in my mind I would choose a paper from this fun pack.

I kind of switched the layout of the sketch so my “shape” appears on the left side rather than the right.  Such a rebel.

I hunted down the beetle shape and cut it with my Cameo and then fashioned a design for some wings.  I used vinyl for both the beetle body and the wings.  Often when I do a solid shaped item like this which requires some sturdiness, I actually fix the vinyl to cardstock before cutting and then cut using the cardstock setting. 

I stamped the sentiment onto roughly torn watercolor paper (stamps are SO much crisper for the good quality paper, worth every penny!)  I added a black ribbon and voila. 

Ok, not quite voila after taking this picture because my Mr. and I decided this beetle looks even more cool with some plastic “googly eyes” - but time is of the essence so I did not have time to process a new pic.

Thanks for visiting!

4 comments:

  1. EEK!!!! Where's the Raid!!!! That would be great for someone who "bugs" you. Hahahaha, just couldn't help my self. All bugs aside, it is a really neat card. I just can't keep from thinking "eek", though. hahaha hugs, Patty

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  2. Oh, so many bugs on this card, and all so adorable. They are cute when they are just paper, aren't they? Love your big bug, and what a fun layout.

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  3. Love the bug ....you always come up with neat ideas .

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  4. Hee...heee..just came by to BUG you my friend.:) Let me put a BUG in your ear...., snug as a BUG in a rug. LOVE your BUG!!! :)

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