Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Bug Hammock

We recently planted two sugar maple trees in our back yard. It'll be several years before they're full grown, but maybe in a decade we'll be able to mimic the little guy at the bottom of 10986MC Hanging Out Buggies Clear Set (drawn by artist Tammy DeYoung):

I'll just have to wait, because a couple of pencils sure aren't going to support me like our 0807J Bug Hammock friend:

IMy simple card above uses bold, cheery colors and was quick to put together. But if you really want to go "all out" in a fancy design, check out Dina Kowal's absoutely gorgeous creation using these stamps:

Dina used Derwent watercolors and a wet brush to fill in an outdoor scene behind him:

The rest of the scene (the grass border and tiny flowers from the hydrangea set) was made with die cuts from Impression Obsession. Each flower was dotted in the center with a dab of Viva pearl paint:

The bow is also an I.O. die, with a small pearl center. How do you get your own custom pearl colors? It's easy...just swipe over it with a Touch Twin marker like Dina did!

The pearl and bow are sitting atop a Sizzix tag die:

Wishing you a relaxing day, Inky friends!


Katie said...

Super cute set, I will have to ask my lss to get it! I just love Dina's card! Great stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Sue D said...

Great cards with this cute bug in a hammock!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

super sweet cards!

Sue from Oregon said...

Super cute---I have this one colored up and ready to finish in to a card...thanks for the inspiration!