Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Lightning Bugs Card

Hello!  Hope you had a great weekend!  I love having long weekends- isn't it nice to wake up on Monday and not have to get ready for school??  We took it easy for the most part- I scrapbooked with my friends on Saturday then spent Sunday and today with my family!  It was pretty much perfect! :)

I thought I'd pop on before bed and share a card I made recently for the current Lawnscaping Challenge:

The challenge was to make a clean and simple card and although there is a lot of patterned paper, the design is still pretty clean and simple, right?  Hee!  I had a white background at first but the jar really popped off of this fun calico print!

These little lightning bugs sure are cute!  We haven't seen any real ones yet this year- they are one of my favorite things about summer here in Virginia!  I'm hoping it will be warm enough in the next couple of weeks for them to come out!  I can't wait!

I used the Family Ties line by Pebbles, Inc. for this card- I've gotten quite a lot of use out of that 6x6 pad!  The prints are just country enough to go perfectly with the Summertime Charm set by Lawn Fawn.  I stamped the jar with Pool Party SU ink and then colored in around the edges with my Cool Shadow Copic marker.  The bugs are also colored with Copics and I added a little yellow Spica to their butts! :)  Glittery butts- something I never thought I'd color!  :)

Anyways, better wrap this up and start getting ready for bed!  Tomorrow we're back to an early morning!  Only one more month until school is out! :)


**edited to add**
Thank you for all your kind comments!  I'm excited to be an honorable gnome this time around! :)


Jocelyn Olson said...

That is so cute, Tessa! I love the lightning around the bugs. The mix of papers is super fun!

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet Tessa! I love the way you colored the bugs and I agree with Jocelyn, the little circles around them are perfect. This card is pure summer!

Tamara said...

Super sweet card!!
Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
xx Tamara

jenn shurkus said...

i just love these lightning bugs!! and i loved what you did with them- the mix of patterns, colors etc!!
thank you for playing a long with us at lawnscaping!

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