Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ladybug Rescue at the Tea Party!!!

The weather is warm on this estate in New York, but at least not as warm as Africa was last week! Whew!

The ladybugs are performing their own rescue from the Bug Thug as you can see, they have a net ready to spring on him as he is getting ready for our tea par-teee! As though anyone would invite a bug! They just bust into any outdoor gathering, you know how pushy they are.

Actually this is a very nice bug as you can see from his smile in the mirror and he probably is a good conversationalist too, so once the ladybugs realize their error and apologize and let him go, I think I'll chat with him as we sip our tea and eat our gluten free cookies.

I was pretty excited when I saw Mothermark's teapot challenge and Priscilla Styles' Midnight Madness sketch for this week because the idea for this card popped into my head right away. The layout for the sketch was perfect for the rescuing ladybugs!

The individual ladybugs are from an SU wheel, I rolled the wheel and then cut them individually. I wanted the ladybugs to look like buttons, so I colored them with copics and then added Crystal Effects glaze four times, drying inbetween, to give them a lot of dimension. The central image and the required side pieces for the sketch are both images from a Crafty Secrets set. I just love the images, they remind me of drawings from old books my mother had when she was a girl, or the illustrations from the original copies of the Wizard of Oz books. The other bugs I painted with reinkers, I have no idea whose paper I used and the rest is . . . there. :)

Also, if you click on the link for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge, you'll see my name there, I won some goodies from Seven Kids College Fund from last week's sketch. Thank you so much! I appreciate it greatly. Random draw, anyone can win who plays the sketch, so think about it!

Thanks for looking.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a creative take on the sketch!! I love your image and all those ladybugs!!! What a beautiful creation!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week and inspiring us with your talent!!

Mothermark said...

OMG! Snort! What a fun fun card! You put so much work into this! And its so worth it, easy for ME to say huh! Giggle!

That Bug Thug is perfect! I honestly think that is what he looks like! But he's a little intimidating to sweet little lady bugs and before you start getting all freindly dear one, remember he did do a kidnapping!!! Hee!

Your card rocks! A pefect teaparty card. Who'd a thunk you would have a bug thug and those cute lady bugs!! Who you gonna send this to girlfriend???? Hee!

Carol said...

What an intriguing and fabulous take on the challenge. So cute and playful with all the ladybugs...not to mention the story going on with this!!! Simply outstanding. Thank you for playing the MMSC challenge this week. We sure appreciate it.


Priscilla said...

What a great take on the sketch. it totally put a smile on my face I like how you did the ladybug on the top and bottom..too cute :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. If you find the time, please stop back by and check out the Mid Week Midnight Madness Tutorial :)
MMSC Hostess

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Very cute card, very funny too. You did a lot of work on that card, it really does show. Love the gloss on the ladybugs and - what is better than a Tea Par-tee.

Thanks for playing and Midnight Madness, I enjoyed viewing your card.


BethH said...

How fun...something is really BUGGING me about this card though.....hehehehe....Really, though, it's totally adorable! Love all the ladybugs and a great card for MotherDork's teapot challenge!

Traci M said...

PS, that's so cool that you had all your bugs in a row for this card...hee!!
What a dork, but ya know this is so fun and I know Cindy will love it too!! Very creative take on the sketch challenge!

Karen Lynn said...

How cool that you won!
I need to go back now and see the sketches.
Good job on your very creative card.

Joanne (jojot) said... surely increased the population of ladybugs with this cutie

Carolyn said...

Wonderful card. I love the dp. Great coloring and all those little ladybugs. Lots of work in that. Thanks for playing with us this week. Hope you will continue to play.

Carolyn MMSC DT

Belinda said...

Heehee, what a funny card! :) Love all the stories that go with your cards!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute & fun card! Love the ladybugs! Great job on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for sharing your artwork with us at MMSC this week. I hope to see more of your artwork next week too!

Kay said...

I love the Crafty Secrets stamps and own a couple of their sets but I never can get them to look right in a card so I am very jealous of this one! And I also jealous of the 7Kids win - I order from them far too often :)

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Very Creative take on the sketch, PeggySue! Those bugs look like their are ready to the jitterbug dance :) Bright colors and all the details makes this card so perfect. Thanks for playing with us this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT