Tuesday, 30 March 2010

It's a Bug's Life

Tuesday Taggers team have been hit by one nasty bug after the other recently with our lovely Janet coughing away for the last month, Avril with a tummy bug, and Teri feeling pretty grotty, and the rest of us ..........well we won't go there!

We thought we'd cheer them up with the most appropriate challenge we could muster, yes you've guessed it - BUGS!

This week your entry has to have some connection to Bugs of one sort or another. As always you can interepret it any way you like, making anything you want - the messier the better.

I've had to change my nail polish 3 times this week with getting acrylic paint on them so thought I'd be less messy and use shimmer misty things to create some nice paper to stamp on. Really loving them at the moment!

The bugs and the flowers were stamped on the shimmery card with brilliance ink and embossed and I also stamped them onto acetate with stayzon. After cutting the bugs out of the acetate and the card, I sculpted the bug shape and decoupaged it onto the acetate. A little bend in the feet made thes little critters look almost real.

The flowers and the ladybug are from the Inkadinkado Midscape set and are just gorgeous! The aperture card is from craftwork cards.

The Craft Barn have given us a wonderful £15 prize for the winner of this weeks challenge, and funnily enough have most of the stash in stock that you need to create this card! A prize well worth trying for!

Looking forward to hopping over to yours.
Have a great week
x Michelle


Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your appeture card is pretty, at first it kind of looked like the bugs had chewed the edges. Love the embossing and shimmer. Thanks for the comment you left for my altered B, I felt it was high praise coming from you.

Sally H said...

This is so beautiful, Michelle. I need those stamps! It's funny, they aren't the ones that catch the eye straight away ion that sheet, but on your card they are stunning!

craftimamma said...

Eeek! that bug in the bottom right corner looks a bit too realistic for me, Lol! Seriously though Michelle, this card is really lovely. I love the colours and subtle shimmer of the stamped pieces.

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

Hi Michelle. I know what you mean about Bugs, everyone seems to be suffering at the minute. Hope your team are soon feeling better.
I love your card, they really do look real with all that shimmer. I have those stamps and you have inspired me to get them out again and try something different, I only seem to stamp them in a plain colour, now where did I put them!!!!


Teri said...

Fabulous hun! Loving those bugs and the flowers and all the glimmeriness (is that a word - should be!)
Teri xx

Nicks said...

wow I love the colours !

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hi michelle
Your a winner!!!!!lol ive just seen yours on page 59!!!!!!!well done well done.Its fab they are lovely.
Thanks so much for your comments.Only got my copy this morning so i cant wait to show hubby!!
love debbie xxxx

Evelyn S. said...

All the dimension and shapes are amazing on this creation! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my bee-on-a-tag. Yes, the tag was embossed in a Cuttlebug folder, but I'm not sure where I got it. I have 48 of them, and this is one of their large ones.

georgina said...

absolutely wonderful Michelle,not that i expected anything less from you!!! by the way please may i have your autograph????????? luv Georginaxxxx

PatR said...

Great card Michelle, very life like. Love the shimmer.
Love Pat xx

Zoechaos said...

More amazing inspiring work, this card is just delectable.

Nicky said...

wow this is really stunning Michelle I love it great effect xx

Fiona said...

Very nice indeed Michelle, love the way you have shaped your critters and the flowers. Liking the shimmer too.

Fiona x

mommabear said...

What a stunning card I love every thing about it the colour texture the shimmer and the stamps just inspirational

Crafty Dawn said...

I really liked this card on TT it stud out as the white and the dark shimmers worked so well together

love Dawn xx

Yvonne said...

This is just stunning. Love the shimmer you have got on this card, and being able to show it too with your pic.. amazing work of art this.. just adore it.

chrissy o said...

wow lovely card
chrissy o

georgina said...

WOW!!!!! please can i come and live with you lol, i LOVE this one, luv georginaxx