Hello friends! I hope you are all well and happy on this first Saturday of July! Hard to believe that 2021 is halfway over already. With the start of a new month, that means a new Anything Goes challenge at the Catch the Bug blog. This month also starts another change to the challenges at the blog. We will now only have 2 challenges a month; the Anything Goes starting on the first Saturday, and Stella Says Sketch, staring on the first Sunday. These challenges will both run for the duration of each month. The freebie Fridays will continue as normal.
Saturday, July 3, 2021
BUGABOO ANYTHING GOES -- SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021
So now that the housekeeping is out of the way, let me show you my card:
I chose to use this cute Chubby Butterfly 2 image. Isn't it sweet? I think I need to get the other Chubby Butterfly image now too...hehe! I embossed a cardstock panel with the Large Petal embossing folder by Darice, and then used Oxide inks in the colors Carved Pumpkin, Kitsch Flamingo, and Squeezed Lemonade to ink the embossed panel. To do this, I used my Taylored Expressions blender brushes. I love the look that this gives! To take it a bit further, I splattered Carved Pumpkin and Kitsch Flamingo all over the panel...and the area AROUND the panel, if I'm being honest! 😒 Once the panel had dried, I used strong double sided tape to adhere it to a black panel, and then did the same to adhere that to the A2 card base. I love the small border of the black cardstock between the white card base and the colorful embossed panel; it really sets off those colors!
My image was printed out on Accent Opaque 120lb cardstock, and then die cut with a Spellbinders Classic circle. I chose alcohol markers that matched the inks I had used for blending, and very simply colored the butterfly. I added some white gel pen dots to the eyes and on the cheeks. Clear Wink of Stella was added to the hearts on the wings, and to the yellow portions as well. For the sentiment, I used the Honey Bee Stamps Bitty Buzzwords stamp set and die set. I know I am going to get A LOT of use out of these! Here are a couple more pics:
Crafty Calendar: ATG (1/3)
Love to Craft #60: ATG (2/5)
Mix it Up #51: ATG (2/5)
The Creative Crafters #41: ATG (3/3)
Word Art Wednesday #497 -#498: ATG (2/5)
Lemon Shortbread #149: ATG (2/3)
Through the Craft Room Door: ATG (2/2)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #604: ATG (2/2)
Polkadoodles #27: ATG (2/2)
Digi Choosday #26: ATG (2/2)
Gem of a Challenge #14: ATG (1/2)
Penny's Paper Crafty #499: ATG (2/3)
Colour Crazy #26: ATG with coloring (1/2)
Besties International: ATG (2/3)
Color It, Create It, Show It Off: ATG with coloring (2/3)
Crafty Catz #558: ATG (1/3)
Crafty Animals #52: ATG using animals
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday: ATG (2/2)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hop on over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what the rest of the DT has created with their chosen images (you are gonna love it, I promise!) Don't forget, you have the whole month of July to join in the fun, and we love to see what you make, so please join us! Until next time my friends,
Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 😀💗
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