Friday, January 14, 2011

For the contest on Envys blog - Bugs

Hey, y'all, This card is for the Bug challenge over on Envys' Going Buggy blog.
Envys said Butterflies would qualify as bugs for the purpose of her contest. So I used these that were sent to me several months back in a swap. They are all so pretty, and have differing sizes. But this is the first time I've used them.

I have also been playing with some of Tim's Grundge board, Using several different mediums, just to see how it turned out. I used Distress Inks (of course), both ink pads and refill bottles. Each application goes on differently. I also used some Glimmer Mist, and wasn't real happy with how that turned out. I think the grundge board soaks up too much of it. But the prettiest by far was the new DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint that I won a couple of weeks back while playing along on Emma and Nikki's blog hop. I won two colors, Tiger Orange and Lemon Drop. This stuff is very thin and leave's a great shimmer. I've put it on paper, card stock, foam, and the Grundge board one inch squares. It all looks great and takes on a different look depending on the surface and the number of layers.
On my card, there's only 2 layers of it brushed on. The first layer went on very thin. So I put on a second coat. If you want a clear color, you need to apply it to a white surface. But it will leave a very thin layer of color and a lovely glimmer no matter what color you apply it to. I really like this stuff. But let me tell you... I got it all over the place! lol I had yellow glimmer on my fingernails for three days! Of course that's half the fun of it isn't it?
So here's the card! The sentiment on the lower left says "A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more." It's one I've had in my stash for at least a couple of years.I think it came from a dollar store. The little spots are like rain drops. I've left off the ribbon and flowers so that I could use it for a man or a woman. I could just add a little something extra to make it really girly. Or not! Either way you should head on over to Envy's Going Buggy blog. If you havne't already. You'll love her creativity! And she's got some great givaways this week!

Hugs to you all


Enfys said...

Hi Jess, oh my, grungeboard. I still haven't used have inspred me to dig it out, this looks great. Thanks so much for coming over to my party, good luck with this, and for the rest of the competitions this week,
big hugs
En xx

eiyiyi said...

Jess .... this is just flat-out gorgeous! You made that grungeboard looks so glamerous. I love it. Hope you win! hugs, eileen

ps. your thank you note wss beautiful. I keep it on my desk so I think about you each time I see it!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is so nifty! I love working with grunge papers and grunge board! So much fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica ! I'm Naush. An Indian mom to three young boys living in Dubai. Also a card maker. Just wanted you to know, that I love how you are so spirited and creative. Even at 60+ you are so strong willed !! Love you for all that and more.
Please keep those posts coming our way. You are an inspiration.

Beate said...

Jessica, your grungeboard background looks amazing!
Gorgeous card!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Jerri Jimenez said...

Totally adorable Jess, love the grungeboard and those butterflies are fabulouse!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Jess,

I love how you used the grungeboard here. What an awesome card.Becca at is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you. It was fun visiting you blog today. I'll be back. Have a wonderful night.

The Busy Bug said...

Love it! TFS. Stop by my blog for a chance to win a Cricut Cart! Ends Friday! Bug Hugs :D

Craftyanny said...

Hi Jessica
Love how you've used the grungboard, it's a smashing card.
Did you know that Becca at is sharing the somment wealth and I picked you. She want's us to randomly choose one of her commentors every day to spread the word of her candy.
take care
Anne x

Staying Crafty said...

Fantastic project!