Monday, July 25, 2011

Just to Bug you

Isn't it fun sometimes just to bug someone?!

I've made a card just for that purpose........kind of.
I was sent a digital image by Hambo Stamps (for FREE) called "Mosquito".  I received the image just for playing along in their weekly challenge at Hambo Hoedown.

I decided one mosquito was just not enough to really bug anyone, so....
I turned the single mosquito into a swarm!  Yuck!!!

That crazy background is 'Acrylic Embossing' that I learned of through the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  All I can tell you is that it uses acrylic paint, an embossing folder and ink.  After embossing and inking and more inking, I finished with Stazon White ink which I think perked it right up!

Yes, I KNOW that brad is a dragonfly, not a mosquito.  It IS a bug for heaven's sake. And that is going to have to be good enough.  I don't think anyone makes mosquito brads.

Here is the list of challenges entered:
Hambo Hoedown - use image with a monochromatic theme
2 Sisters - anything goes
Phindy's Place - doubling up
Stamp Something - something embellished
Crafty Creations - seeing double
The Stamping Boutique - cool colors
Tuesday Throwdown - something metallic
CES - humor, funny
Catch the Bug - heavy metal
The Crafty Pad - embossing
Paper Playtime - summer (nothing says summer like mosquitoes!)
Simon Says Stamp & Show - anything goes
Clear it Out - anything goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - going around in circles

Thanks for stopping by!


Martha said...

oh this is just too cute!, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

Beverly said...

Awesome job with the monochromatic mosquito card!!! Very cool the way you added all of the mosquitoes.. and that background is amazing!!!

Monica Hunter said...

This is just awesome Peggysue! The swirled background adds to the "swarm" idea perfectly. Great job with this challenge! :)

email: said...

I love the green background with the swirls and marbled paper!! Beautiful work : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Glenda said...

Very cute! Yes, we have mosquitoes in Summer!Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!

papertrails leaver said...

Peggy this is adorable! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime! :-) Amy

Anonymous said...

This is terrific, PeggySue! I really like how you created a whole swarm of mosquitos for this, and the terrific colors scheme. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

sasa said...

great texture and colour - just love those zany bugs! Thank you so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Marlene said...

Oh Em GEE!!! I LOVE this!! SQUEEE!!!!! That mosquito image is fan-freaking-tastic! (And if anyone made a mosquito brad, I'm not sure they'd be big sellers! LOL!)

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

Tracey Brossart said...

Awesome card! Love those dragonflies and the great sentiment to match!

Thanks for playing with us at "Paper Playtime" for our summer challenge and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

Michele said...

this is great fun! thank you for joining our "going around in circles" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad!

Nancy Wethington said...

Like the embossing! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Tammy said...

OM Gosh this is so cute! I love the monochromatic colors and your fabulous bg! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
Tammy :)

Dawn said...

Great card! You got me itching all over! lol!
Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Embossing Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Jodie Mackrell said...

cute card! thanks for joining our Bugaboo challenge at Catch the Bug!

Jennifer said...

Fabulous! Thanks so much for playing at CES challs this week! xx Jenny xx

La Papera Gialla said...

I love these mosquitos! they are soo cute!! And your card is lovely! Thanks for playing with us at paper playtime Digi Monday Challenge!

Trish said...

So cute! Love the background!

Hetty said...

This is a FAB card and the backround is done beautifil. Bug me anytime! Thanks for your comment on my blog, cannot find your email.

Mona E said...

Cool card. Love that background. Thanks for sharing with us at Pindy`s Place. Hugs...Mona

Anonymous said...

What a fun card and love all the mosquitos. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in EMBOSSING challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Your creation is beautiful!:)

So happy you've joined us!


Miranda said...

wow gorgeous card PeggySue, love it, it's a very unusual image but it turns out so lovely
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

Vicky said...

Fabulous card love the bugs.

Thanks for playing along at CES Challenges, good luck.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Ohh! I had to come and have a peak at this! This is really fab! I just love your background! and I love your bugging someone lol! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Peggy, great card! Love your use of metal! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug for our Heavy Metal challenge!

Becky G

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