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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Shu Fly don't Buggmee...

"Sue Shu Fly Buggmee" provided by Lacy Sunshine
Do you know that song?
"Shoo, Fly, Don't Bother Me!" is a song that was reportedly written by T. Brigham Bishop and first published in 1869 according to Wikipedia.  The song remained popular over the decades, and was commonly sung by soldiers during the Spanish-American War of 1898, when flies and the yellow fever mosquito were a serious enemy.  The lyrics have been altered over the years to remove content from the original song now considered offensive - but to this day is still found on Disney children's records and the tune can be recalled by many.  [At least of my age!]

I've created this design for the new 613 Ave C challenge - 'Use Metal'. The image I chose to use is one in a series done by Heather Valentin entitled "Buggmee Digis" at the Lacy Sunshine Shop. They are sooo fun to color and use!  

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]

  • I used a "Paper Sculpting Technique" that consists of:  printing the focal image three times, coloring with Copics, fussy cutting different layers, sculpting the individual pieces and layering with foam tape to maintain the dimension. 
  • I used Varigated Gilding [gold leaf] on her wings, her cheek, the chains & her hair ribbons.
  • Coordinating papers [DP & Vellum] were collected from my stash, some matted with black or 'stitched'.  These were layered on a 5.5 x 6" base card with a top fold.
  • A metal letter 'A' charm was attached with waxed linen around her neck and three metal dragonfly brads were attached.
  • The image panel was then attached with foam tape to elevate it.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Clear It Out –Favorites/ Stash: ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Crafting from the Heart #19 – ATG
Papertake Weekly – Oh So Cute
Crafty Sentiments – Inspired by a Song [Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me]
Sweet Stamps #170 – ATG
Top Tip Tues – Here Comes Summer [Shoo Flies of Summer]
Paper Shelter #159 – Charming [charm - letter 'A' around her neck]
Art by MiRan Challenge #6 – ATG
Sweet Stampin' – Sparkle and Shine [gilding on wings & hair ribbons]
Sweet Pea Stampers – Things with Wings
Open-Minded Crafting  #11 – Fairy Tale or fantasy DESIGNER FAVORITE
OSAAT #214 – ATG
Pile it On #21– Metal [gold gilding on wings, metal dragonflies & metal charm]
Sentimental Sunday #208 – Things with Wings


IMAGES:  The focal image is "Sue Shu Fly Buggmee" from Lacy Sunshine; Sentiment on the inside is by SU
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: SU punch used for the sentiment and the mat; metal Dragonfly brads and the 'A' charm are from stash; Designa Leaf Varigated Red Leaf Gilding used on the wings and hair bands; Copic Opaque White used for highlights; black Micron 01 pen used for faux stitching.
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Wow fantastic creation love the colour combo, image is beautifully coloured.
    ~ Denise ~
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  2. so fun, love the combo
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  3. OMG!!! I LOVE how you colored her.. gorgeous!! And I absolutely ADORE your decoupage!!! Just beautiful!!!! So perfect!!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  4. woooow this is soooo fabulous! Just adore the colors you have used and the paper sculpting is just awesome. Well worth all the extra time that it must have taken to make this fabulous card.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  5. A cute image love the way youve coloured her. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  6. Hi Teamie, so cute, just love the colors and composition.

  7. What a really fun card! Your title even made me smile. Thanks for sharing this sweetie with us at Sweet Stamps. com this week!

  8. I love your coloring Ginny. Great Card! Happy Memorial Day!

  9. Fabby Image and colouring, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  10. What a fun technique. :D I like the coloring you did on your image and she looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge Anything Goes.
    Deborah OSAAT DT

  11. Stunning colour work on this great card. Smashing use of the charm too, a very clever idea
    Thanks for joining us this week on the Paper Shelter
    Anne x

  12. Love the alternative colours sooo creepy cool! <3
    Thank's for joining us at art by Mi Ran.

  13. Great colouring and layout ! Thanks for playing along with our sparkle and shine challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

  14. Love the colors! Her skin is just incredible; must try that. :) Thank you so much for joining us at Pile It On. :) -Alycia

  15. Adorable card!!! Love the colors and the dimension!!! Thanks for joining us this time at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!!

  16. Your card is so creative with the fun image and fabulous design.

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge!

  17. Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Come and join us again next week.
    Pia xx

  18. Ooooh! I just LOVE that image!! You have coloured her beautifully! Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck. Hugs

    Nikki DT

  19. She is about the cutest thing ever! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  20. Wow, you made a lot of detailng job. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Sentimental Sundays and Artistic Inspirations this week, good luck with the challenge and return next week too. Hugs Maja, DT

  21. Great card. Love the colouring. specially her hair. Cheers, Aurora

  22. Fabulous Card Ginny! Love the image, which is colored beautifully! Love the gilding and sculpted layers. Thank you for playing along with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  23. Lovely card. Cute image. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers

  24. Wonderful card! Great layout and colours, and the image is coloured really beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT

  25. Beautiful and fantastic card!! So glad you're joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We're having new challenge with "Things with Wings" theme. Wish to see you there :)
    xoxo, Mikha-DT

  26. Great card thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  27. Wow what an amazing card! Wonderfully done!
    Thanks for playing along at "A Year to Remember" Challenge at Clear It Out!

    -Clear it Out DT
    Designs by Sammy


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