Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ladybug Love Card

I made this card for The Pixie Cottage's Challenge # 53!
The challenge this time was a sketch and / or "who do you love?" theme.  I chose mostly the sketch, but combined it a little with the theme too, except I didn't include any sentiments as to who the card is for.
This is a very red and very hearty card. :D

I smudged the whole background of the card (as well as the circle that I cut out from white card stock, as well as the tiny square on the bottom right corner and the hearts on the top left corner), with red pencil shavings.  I inked ALL the edges with red ink too.
The ladybug image is a freebie that I got somewhere on the net providing free 3D decoupage images.  You can see the 3D here:
I cut out 3 little hearts with my Fiskar's shape cutter goodie - I smudged them all, inked the edges of 2 of them and added glitter to the edges of the third one which I 3D mounted:
I also added glitter around the hearts of the main image:
I 3D mounted a small soft blingy heart at the bottom of the card. Underneath I layered red textured paper (the same that I used for the square under the main image), and glued a smaller square of white card stock over that after inking the edges and smudging it too.
Lastly I added some red sequins around the card - I don't have any red blings in my stash...yet.
And that's that. :D

LINKY PARTIES entered into:
I Heart Nap Time                                           Vicky's Attempts At Decorating
Making The World Cuter                                It's A Blog Party
C.R.A.F.T.                                                     Craft-O-Maniac
Keeping It Simple                                           . 

The Pixie Cottage                                            Crafts & Me Challenges (Challenge #22)
Crafty Card Makers (Pencils Spotlight)           Freshly Brewed Challenges (Ch. #31)
Paper Issues (Valentine's Day Party)                             .


Crafty Creations said...

Great job!! Definitely a terrific valentine's day card! At first I thought the heart in the lower right hand corner was a Dove chocolate! Yum!
Maybe b/c I was eating chocolate while looking at your post!
Love the sketch too!!
I'm away this weekend, so I won't check in again until Monday!

Sadilla said...

Very pretty card... I love ladybugs... and all the details of your card are great! =)
Thanks for playing at The pixie Cottage

Cheryl said...

love the detail on this ,great take on the sketch too,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Tanya R said...

Love the bling and all the red. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge this week.

marissa said...

super cute, I guess I should think about starting some valentines day cards too

Rach said...

What a fab little lady bird card. xx

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How cute! Love the hearts. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

Teresa said...

This is cute, thank you for joining crafts and me this week.
Teresa x

Anne said...

A lovely card and a great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Katie said...

Super cute card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

P K Glitz said...

How cute. Love the sequins and the glitter!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card. It is beautifully put together.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage Challenge,
Sharon xx

Judie aka Craftymess said...

Gorjuss card there hun, love your ladybird

thank you for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

Judie xx

Lin said...

What a gloriously unusual way of using pencils on a card. Very clever :-)

Thanks so much for joining our Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx