Saturday, August 27, 2011

Giddy Bug


She is such a tiny little peanut, arriving almost a month early. They weren't ready for her, but managed to scramble and find things at the last minute...including my babies' crib. It was kind of sad to see it being carted away, like a chapter closing in my life. But, I knew the new family desperately needed it and would put it to good use, rather than it collecting dust in a storage.

A new baby calls for a card, right? And I'm happy to say that this card will actually be given away, rather than collecting dust in storage, hah! The sketch is based off of Moxie Fab World's Square Sketch Challenge and the lovely and soft color palette comes from The Play Date Cafe. I started with a patterned paper panel that was misted with a light green, inked the edges and then stamped the sentiment (a mix of three different stamp sets!), wrapped it with twine and adhered it to another patterned paper panel and the card base. The cute little bug was stamped and colored with markers. I snipped off the wings and antennae and created some large whimsical ones with silk ribbon and craft wire.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Ivory Gold Fleck) The Paper Company, (Vintage Cream) PTI

Patterned Paper: (Lines from Dream Big) Pink Paislee, (Coral Polka Dot) Pebbles
Stamps: (Giddy Bugs, Falling For You, Vegtastic) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Chesnut Roan Chalk) ColorBox, (Sand Beige) VersaMagic, (Certainly Celery Pigment) SU
Markers: (Copic) (SU)
Fiber: (Ivory Silk Ribbon, Linen Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Wire) Making Memories, (HoneyDew Mist) Tattered Angels

64 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so adorable!!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

This is so so so so cute!

Aimes said...

Ack! That bug is so darn cute! Such a genius way to add the wings!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Laurel said...

Gosh this is so adorable!

Barb said...

the ribbon as wings...flawless

Lynn said...

Karen, I think I could sit and stare at this card for hours. I love the way you created the wings. So soft and sweet. And..how wonderful that your crib is still in use, but I'm sure very bitter sweet!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this and woo hoo for instant use and appreciation. And how clever to mix and match the sentiment.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this and woo hoo for instant use and appreciation. And how clever to mix and match the sentiment.

Be(e) said...

So sweet! Love how you made the wings! Perfect for a little girl!

Chari M. said...

This is adorably cute! I love your butterfly wings :)

~amy~ said...

Your card makes ME giddy:)

Wendy said...

This is pretty Karen!!! Congrats to you friends!!! I hope you have a super weekend!

Brandi said...

I love how you used the ribbon for the butterfly wings. How cute!

Christina said...

You are always so wonderfully clever! I love the ribbon wings for the butterfly! I'm sure your friends will adore this sweet card, too.

Virginia L. said...

Aw... how can this be-adorable and beautiful at the same time!!? Love this, Karen!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome awesome awesome!!!

Courtney K said...

omg - that butterfly is so dang cute - how clever!!

lin_ka1 said...

very very cool

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous Karen... love your background and the little bug is genius!

Fiona said...

What a lovely idea for the wings of your bug. Fab card Karen.

Alice Wertz said...

i adore this sketch and love love your fab take on it! those silk ribbon wings are genius! super card!

Kelly said...

So cute and completely adorable. Love the wire antennae and the ribbon wings!

Nancy said...

Adorable design! Perfect for a new baby! Love the creative ribbon wings!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely, stinkin' adorable, Karen! LOVE those butterfly wing bows! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

~Tammy~ said...

Speaking of giddy...that is what this card makes me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Oh my stars! Big smiles here!

Julie E said...

Ooooo, sooo sooo sweet!!! Just love that ribbon and of course the bug is so cute.

jen said...

ACK! I LOOOOVE the ribbon wings on the cutie bug!!! And adorable antenna too!! so sweet- and so sweet of you to share your crib...!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WINNNNNNNNER! I totally looooooove your take on this sketch and how you used that stamp image with the ribbon! OHHHHHH! Just gorgeous! And I love how you used our colors! FAB FAB FAB:) You rock:) Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh my goodness, Karen! THis is sooo amazing! The ribbon wings--brilliant! The wire antennae--brilliant! You always just blow me away. :)

Chunyuan said...

It is brilliant! Love the cute bug and her soft fluffy wings. Love the misted and stamped background panel too.

E.T. said...

WOWA!!! Adorable!!

lynn said...

you clever, clever girl! love this, karen!

Jenny said...

Ribbon Wings....how cute and creative is that? Just perfect for a new Baby card Karen and love the soft colours too :)
Jenny x

Laurie said...

Karen this is DARLING! I love the ribbons for wings! Sooo cute!!

yyam said...

Ooh..so pretty! Love the ribbon wings! :)

Jen W. said...

Those ribbon wings are a work of art! Gorgeous! and glad your giddy bug will be going to a good home. :)

SJ said...

I LOVE this card!

Marlena M. said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the bug. ;)

Dana said...

Oh my gosh, this is so absolutely adorable!! Clever and gorgeous!

lisa arana said...

how crazy cute and imaginative. I think you have won this one hands down girlie!

Lisa said...

I love the ribbon wings...ADORABLE!!!

Tracey said...

SO darn CUTE!!! LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The PLay Date CAfe :)

Trinh said...

Awww, this is so cute! Love the bow for the wings.

Michellem said...

LOVE how you used the silk ribbon for wings!! So stinkin' cute!!

Jess said...

You always come up with the most clever uses for things. I really love this one! Those butterfly wings are so puffy and cute!

Lindsay said...

Oh this is just perfect Karen! I love how you used the colors and that that big bow are the bugs wings, genious!

Becky said...

This card is so absolutely adorable! I know what you mean about how it is sad to see your baby stuff move on. I cried when we gave away my sons crib.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is adorable! I love how you used the ribbon as wings.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Karen. Love the ribbon wings. :o)

Aleksandra said...

wooow... what a cuuuute card for a baby! I absolutely love it. It is a great idea using the ribon as wings. Gorgeous!

Have a great day!
Aleksandra

kasia c. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this adorable card! Those ribbon wings are just too fabulous. That was so generous of you to give up your crib. I hope that the sweet little one is doing well. :)

Glenda J said...

So adorable! Love the wings and the antennae!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your PDC shout out.

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Square Sketch challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Laura Pryor said...

TOO cute for words, Karen!! I just love this!!

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE!!! LOVE those ribbon wings and the wire antennae!!! Perfect baby card!!!

Rae said...

This is too darn sweet!!! Love it!

Heather Innusa said...

HOW on Earth have I not seen this card!!?!?!? Did I miss you one day?!? This is utterly WONDERFUL Karen!!! Congrats on your Moxie Fabulousness!!!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I knew this card was a winner, but so glad you're getting the Moxie Fab pat on the back for it too!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop! Big congrats on your Moxie Fab win!! :)

Virginia L. said...

CONGRATS on your Moxie Fab sketch challenge win, Karen! You are the ROCK STAR!! WTG!

jintyoo7 said...

WOW - amazing use of ribbon - congratulations on your win :o)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Congrats on winning the square challenge!

Jess said...

CONGRATS for winning the square card challenge for Moxie Fab World!

You are FAB! :)