Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lady Bugs!

When I saw the current CAS(E) This Sketch! challenge:

I knew I needed to play, and I was NOT going to use circles. Too obvious.

I was at a friend's house looking through her stamps, and found the Paper Smooches Bee Mine set, which is one I actually don't own. I thought it would be fun to use bees at the top and upside-down lady bugs at the bottom, but my pal thought I should make them all lady bugs, and this is what came out:

I think she was right - I love it!  I thought about adding Glossy Accents to the lady bugs, but I'm still undecided.

To get the images straight (!) I put a piece of washi tape across the white panel, then stamped the lady bugs. I went back and added strips of black washi tape for some delineation. The sentiment is from the Birthday Buddies set. I like that it has the words separate so I didn't have to cut up her stamps; I might not have been invited back. Actually, I would have waited until I got home and used my own stamps for that. :)

She had the perfect red card stock in her "every color red" collection, and I mounted it all on a white card base.

I made another version, but I'll post it separately so I can link both to the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: Miscellaneous washi tape and red card stock, and the following:


  1. AH - Washi tape ruler! Brilliant!

    That is adorable. Wonder where my ladybug stamps are?

  2. Bee Mine is high on my wish list and someday it will indeed Bee Mine. I love what you did in lieu of Target logos... much nicer looking than logos. Your friend was right to make them all lady bugs. Too much fun!

  3. Oh, this is adorable Leslie! Sweet take on the sketch and so unique. I may have to case! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comments!

  4. Oh my, i so love this one! Screams summer to me.

  5. Your ladybug card is absolutely adorable.
    Did you know,A ladybug symbolizes good luck. It is said that if a ladybug lands on you, then you are blessed with good luck.
    Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week

  6. Oh, this is adorable! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  7. Leslie, your take on the sketch is so unusual, just love your humor!

  8. Very, very cute !! Love ladybugs and this is just such a fun card!!

  9. Such a cute take on the sketch--love those ladybugs!


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