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Monday, June 17, 2013

Play Dress-up...

Cute little image - had a devil of a time figuring out why he had a mask on with it not being Halloween and all.  Got him all colored and then found others of my DT Sisterhood had not colored a mask, but instead colored the little skull cap on top of his head (the one that has the antenna attached to it!) black like the head of a lady bug... duh!  Oh well, in the eyes of this artist... she sees things differently.
Stamp Fairy provided "Lenny Lady Bug" for Craft Your Passion's latest Monday Challenge #167 - "Let's Play Dress-up".  I printed him out 3 times, colored with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted and mounted his different body parts with foam tape.  Half his background was cut away to allow him to step out of his surroundings into a field of Basic Grey flowers.  I punched four holes for the twine, attached the sentiment tag, tied a bow and finished with the "Candi" top right, colored with the same Copic colors used in my image.
Below is a peek at the inside and a close-up of the bear fur:

If you are so moved, go check out the inspiration cards at Craft Your Passion, and then join in the challenge by Sunday, June 23!

This card should be eligible for the following
ALBC - Something Sweet
Aud Sentiment -  Anything Goes w/ sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - For a male
Papertake Weekly - Hello Boys: male card
Thru the Craftroom DoorAnything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - masculine
Divas by Design - Happy Birthday
Sisterhood of Crafters - It's all about the Boys
Crafty Ribbons #48 - Anything Goes with ribbon
613 Ave C #24 - Anything Goes / Some special male
OSAAT #168 - Use a Digi

The Bear's fur is done with three shades of brown (E55, 57, & 59) Copics.  The lightest shade is used to lay down a base coat and then all three colors are dotted on to create the texture.
IMAGES:  The focal image is "Lenny Ladybug" by Stamp Fairy; sentiment is by Country Impressions
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from Basic Grey's "Sweet Threads" collection; base CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Tag is a Marvy punch; twine is from stash; and three "buttons" in upper right are "Candi" colored with Copics; right side corners are rounded with a 1/2 inch Corner Chomper.
INKS:  the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:
May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. LOL! Maybe he's the 'masked ladybug bandit' ... LOL! Either way, he's so darn cute and your card is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘One For The Boy’s’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Beautiful birthday the cute image....thanks for playing with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Aww Ginny he is so cute, I Love this card, well done .
    Thank you for joining us at Through The Craftroom Door Challenge this time and GOOD LUCK.
    Hugs Elaine

  4. Gorgeous card Ginny :-) the image is very cute and the colours and whole design are fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  5. This is adorable and I love that you colored the mask and not the top of the head! Love your sketch!
    DT Sister

  6. Ha ha, Ginny, I panicked when I saw your card and thought, "Oh no! Lenny had a mask-I colored him wrong!" Even now, I'm not sure it's a hat or a mask, but I love how you colored him. It's perfect for our dress up theme. I also like the green and orange colors you used. So bright and sunny.

  7. Great the image...thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  8. This is gorgeous Ginny, Such a cute little teddy.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Deign.
    Hugs Sharon x

  9. Awww how cute! I like the mask! Just adorable!

    Thank you for playing along with the Stitchy Bear Angels this week!

    Chriss - OSAAT-DT

  10. Hi Ginny, Love your Lenny Bear image. He's a cutie.
    Thanks for showcasing your Stampfairy image so beautifully, and also while I'm here, thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  11. absolutely love it...that bear is too cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  12. Love the way he turned out. I'm going to try to make fur like that on my next card. He is so cute!!!

  13. Like the whimsy LadyBug dressed Bear. The mask is sort of like making the Bear the Lone Ranger LadyBug Bear. Thank you for entering OSAAT Challenge #168 Use a Digi.
    "Sunshine Honeybee"

  14. Hi Ginny,
    Although you did the image different I like it totally. I think he looks like a little "zorro". His fur is so nice fuzzy.
    xxx Michelle

  15. How adorable! LOVE the way you colored this cutie up! Thank you so much for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope that you will play along with us again soon!

  16. Hi Ginny,
    This looks fab. Such a cute iamge & I love how you've coloured him & the 3D effect. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx

  17. This is just too cute! Love your treatment of the image. Nice work! Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  18. Great card, love that layout,
    Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  19. ~ginny, Lenny looks adorable with a mask. It totally works either way and the mask adds a hint of mystery and a whole other story to the image. Love it! His fur is textured and fuzzy. The twine detail is fabulous as is the way he is coming off the background. You are so creative and innovative!


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