Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Bug

Happy Monday! I stamped this bug from Unity while visiting with my sister last week and finally got a chance to make it into a card. I also managed to fit it into a few of the Dare To Get Dirty challenges over at SCS. Wowza, what a challenge frenzy there is over there right now. This card meets Jeanne's color challenge (yellow, green, red - I used red on the brake lights) and  Julie's Just Faux You (no embellies, ribbon or DP).

To color the bug, I started with my Y000 Copic and filled in all over the body of the bug.

Then I filled in most of the way with Y21, leaving a few areas in the center for highlights.

Then I added Y17, working it into the seams & edges and blending out from there.

Next I used YR07 where I wanted the deepest coloring.

Used C3 on the bumper.

Then added C1.

I used C1 and B00 on the window and mirror. Used R24 and Y17 on the brake lights. After coloring, I cut out the image.


Next I created my faux DP background, first by sponging Memento New Sprout.

Then sponged a bit of Memento Bamboo Leaves just along the edges.

I used the cute flowers from Melanie's Fun Year Round set and stamped with Memento Tangelo, stamp some of the images off once for a varied look. I love all the accessory images in that set and think they make a great retro look for the bug.

The sentiment is also from Fun Year Round and layered with Pure Luxury Sweet Mango which was cut using Nestabilities. I layered the background with Black Onyx and used a Dandelion card base.

Thanks for the visit. I hope your day is happy!!!

9 comments:

Tammylee said...

Oh so very cute! Love the colors that you chose too!

catdidit said...

Oh that bug is too cute! Reminds me of mine from years ago, but mine was ugly orange, lol!

AGohl said...

Super cute card!

Lori said...

Sweet, Theresa!!! Love the coloring and colors you chose.

Vicki Dutcher said...

To awesome!!

Melanie said...

love the trippy hippy background you made! fun!! :)

buggin2stamp said...

This is totally groovy! I have that stamp set and couldn't really do it justice. But you've inspired me. Thanks for showing me how to color it. I need to make a blue one to match my own Beetle. My favorite car in the universe! :O)

Casmiles said...

This card takes me back to high school - my best friend had a bug, and did we go places!!! What a fun card, and fun memories too.

Linda W. said...

Just found your blog, Theresa! Awesome tutorials! Keep them coming, pleeeeeeease? And I love Pebbles! Guess I'll have to try the box trick on my puppy!