Friday, 7 June 2013

OLW143 - Lady Bugaloos


Susan's hosting OLW this week and the challenge is to use bugs. She referred to an old kids TV program called Bugaloos, so I followed the childhood theme.

This card came from a Discovery Kids online game that my kids used to play when they were little. (I took a quick look but I couldn't find it there).  It was like Classic Bubble Breaker (on my phone), but with bugs. They fell in rows and you had to group them together in groups of the same bugs. The larger the group you got of same bugs together before you cleared it, the more points you got. And the bugs wiggled! I tried to capture that movement by stamping this little ladybug in all orientations. The ladybug stamp is an OLD one from Walmart and the sentiment is from Ditto.


23 comments:

Geri said...

Okay, so your shadows are so realistic that at first glance I honestly thought these sweet wee red ladies were cut out and popped up with some foam tape...or on second glance....maybe they are!

Fabulous! There is something so darn cute about ladybugs!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fun game idea! Your little lady bugs are amazing, Ardy! That is a lot of precision stamping and whole lot of precision coloring. Dang. It's a fun OLW idea, too! I'll try hard to make it this week.

Kelly Griglione said...

Huh, I've never heard of that game. LOVE that you used a stamp from WAL-MART! So not glamorous, which makes your card even more charming. You work wonders, Ardyth!

Someday, when I decide to really clean my craft room, I'm going to send you my worst stamp ever and ask if you'd make a card with it. I'd be so excited to see what magic you do.

shirley-bee said...

You've definitely captured the movement of these little bugs! I've not heard of this game, but isn't bubble breaker so addictive!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Love these Ladybugs! I too thought you had paper pieced them-you have really made them pop Ardyth :)Fabulous card.
Nessa xx

Sue - said...

Just love those bugs but we call them ladybirds in the UK - makes them sound so much nicer don't you think?

Lynn said...

ah...love this! The ladybugs are awesome!

Mrs Harry said...

Wow! Are these really not raised up on your card? The shading is amazing. What a cute card.

Kylie said...

The ladybirds are so very cute! Love this!

Bobby said...

I have a hard time stamping one thing correctly and you stamped 30 ladybugs perfectly. I'd do better at playing the game.

Happy Dance said...

This is so darn much fun! I'd never seen the game, and can only imagine how much fun the kids had with it. Your card is a blast! It's just happy, and would bring a smile to anyone's face! Love it. Bev

Tanis Scott said...

Wow, your shading is fantastic. At first I thought you were breaking the number one rule of the OLW! I need to remember to add shading more often.

Such a cute card. Just goes to show that any stamp can look like a million bucks, just depends on how you use it!

mypapercraftworld said...

Not heard of the game but these ladybirds are so wiggly and cute ... I'm amazed at how much movement you've created with the orientation changes (33 of them!)and shading! Anita :)

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Barb Murphy said...

So sweet...I love that lady bug image! Awesome design yet again :)

Joyce said...

This is a fabulous design. Those lady bugs are really very cute.

Julene Matthews said...

If you get in quick before Tuesday Lollipop Ladies are also featuring bugs.You could use the same card.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

SO PERFECT!!!! I love this!!

Kim Heggins said...

What a sweet card...so many fabulous and adorable little lady bugs! So cute.

Gabby said...

Ladybugs are sooo cute, even though they do make me flinch when they bite! :) Your card is adorable.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE all the ladybugs! So fun!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Seriously! Amazing shadowing effect I really thought you had fussy cute these little guys! WTG - You ROCKED OUT this challenge!!

Hannelie said...

I agree with all the above! Awesome effect with the shading!