Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Swing Along with a Love Bug Challenge!

It's the second week the "Love Bug" Challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenges (#266). Here's the blurb about the challenge!
"Your project must be love themed and have a few bugs on it as well!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's my card with the new Swing (Arwen McCullen) and Dance (Linda Peterson).

Swing (Arwen McCullen) and Dance were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a black marker. Dance girl's legs were severed from the image, but thankfully she's a paper girl, so it didn't hurt her (I hope). They were set aside while I created a background for them.

140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock was painted with a wash of Cerulean Blue and Primary Magenta Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paints (DecoArt). Translucent White MFA paint was swiped across the background, then wiped back. The background was heat set, then sealed with a layer of Media Matte Medium (DecoArt), which was also used to adhere Swing Dance, and Dance girl's legs.

Cardstock was punched with a miniscule Dragonfly punch. The dragonflies were colored with copic markers and their bodies were enhanced with a touch of Clear Stardust Glitter pen (Sakura) to add a bit of glitter. The dragonflies were adhered to the scene to add that buggy touch required by the "Love Bug" challenge. The "Love" part of the challenge is open to your interpretation!

The image panel was die-cut with one of the dies from the 5x7 Card Creator die set (Spellbinders), lightly edged with Black Shimmer Delicata ink (Imagine Crafts) for additional sparkle, then matted with black cardstock. The card front was then added to a blue 5x7 card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:


  1. Lovely card!
    So glad that paper girl survived the leg detachment / reattachment and those teeny wee dragonflies are super cute!
    Thanks so much for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Winter Blues" challenge!
    SOS DT

  2. A super card. Lovely image and colours.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  3. A lovely card. The image and background are fabulous.
    Thank you for joining in with our February challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  4. Such a sweet card and image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Stacey (SOS DT)