Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just Because


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Whimsical Wednesdays! This week the challenge is to make a "Just Because" project. Make something for someone to let them know that you are thinking of them and it must include a digital image or sentiment.
This week we are working with Bugaboo stamps. Can anyone say CUTE!!! Not only is the DT working with them this week, but the prize for this challenge is a Gift Card for $21 to Bugaboo Stamps for the equivilant of 7 DIGI STAMPS! How fun is that!
I chose this super cute turtle and ladybug image to work with. I don't usually work with digi's so it took me awhile to figure out my coloring. I only own like 10 Copics and didn't like how my colors worked so I chose to do mine with a combination of chalk, colored pencils, and a copic marker for the ladybugs face.
I started by sizing and printing my image from my computer. I used green chalk and chalked the entire turtle. I then went over it around the outside and lines with a darker green colored pencil and the used the chalk to blend it all back together. I did the same for the ladybug except for the face which I used the Copic marker on. To add my light  highlights, after it was all done I took an eraser and lighly erased away the light spots. I cut the scallop frame and mat from Straight From The Nest. The ladybugs on the side are rub-ons that I scattered and then using a black pen, I did the dotted line. The bottom of the card I punched a border strip and added a piece of co-ordinating paper to the center, punched the sentiment tag with Fiskars punches and stamped the sentiment.
I hope you all like my card and will play along this week at Whimsical Wednesdays! Please don't forget to check out the other fabulous designers work. Including in that we have 2 GUEST DESIGNERS from the Bugaboo DT!And for even more inspiration please check out the Bugaboo Blog, Catch The Bug Challenge Blog. I can't wait to see what you'll create!

17 comments:

Cathy said...

cute card!

Kate said...

Gigi your card is so Adorable. I love how you colored the image.

Hugs
Kate

Glora said...

Gigi, this is fabulous and you used some of my favorite patterned paper too. The soft colors on the turtle and ladybug are just right. Amazing job! Hugs- Glora

shelly said...

awww gigi how cute is this! i love the soft colors yet happy feel to this card. thanks for the tip on using an eraser for the highlight spots.. im not real patient or good with coloring with pencils so this is extra helpful :) super job with this weeks challenge :)

Cindy said...

Hi Gigi,Oh my your card is soooo SWEET!I LOVE the image you used,It is ADORABLE!AWESOME job my friend!!:)

joni said...

What cute lil critters!! I love your coloring and shading...great job! Really cute!!!!
hugs,
joni

*Star said...

Your card turned out so super cute! I love your coloring and the papers are so pretty and fresh. :) Tfs and have a great day. :)

Min said...

Just adorable - love those extra little Lady Bugs!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

girlia said...

adorable

Angela said...

Very cute card! Love how you colored in the digi! I am also from Wisconsin, don't you just love the cool weather we have been having?
Hugs,
Angela
http://angelascrafty.blogspot.com

In Love with a Bug said...

Gigi, this is so adorable!!! I love the turtle with the ladybug on it's back and the ladybugs strolling along side of the card! I am impressed that you colored it so well with the materials you had. Great job! Melanie

Sherrie K. said...

This is adorable!! I love the cute little turtle with the ladybug on it's back. Great colors..great job!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Gigi, this is so sweet!!!
You did a fabulous job coloring!!!!

Stephanie said...

GiGi your card came out so adorable! I love the image you chose from Bugaboo. You did a fantastic job working with the digi,and I love the look of the chalks. Such fun paper too:) Great job wit the challenge. Hugs!

Karen H said...

Gigi, this is SO precious! I'm in love with the color scheme you chose.. it's like a burst of summery love on a super chilly night! :o) I love the sparkly ladybug border and you colored your sweet image so beautifully. Excellent work! :o)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Such a great job of the colouring. LOVE the ladybirds too! x

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! How adorable. Love the little bugs up the side. xxD