The current challenge by the Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge is Anything Goes. Hop over to enter your project for a chance to win TWO cling stamps (or FOUR if you use a Ladybug Crafts image!). You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.
There is also a new release of 16 sweet Billie Bear images, designed by Jan White exclusively for Ladybug Crafts Ink. You've got to hop over to the challenge blog to see how the Lovely Ladybugs have shown their use of several of the newly released images!
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I've used the recently released Window Seat Billie as designed by Jan White to create a set of four seasonal cards. I had tons of fun playing with this all-purpose image and my head is still spinning with ideas on more ways to use it. You'll have to visit again soon to see how I've used Window Seat Billie for my Spring, Summer and Autumn cards. This post contains the info on my Winter card.
I printed the image onto the smooth side of a sheet of Bo Bunny's Snowfall "Snowfall Hot Chocolate" then fussy cut and carefully placed the new drapes to carry out my winter-theme.
I used three different masks to add color and texture to my image.
1. I cut out just the window glass areas to stamp a winter tree scene from an old Stampin' Up! A Tree for All Seasons set. I also used this mask to airbrush the ground, sky and a bit of sun light.
2. I cut out just the bear to add texture using the nasty rag technique by pouncing Copic colored fibers of a piece of wash cloth over the Copic-filled bear.
3. I cut out the full image to airbrush the wall areas and floor.
This view shows my Copic-filled image for a winter-themed card. Glossy Accents covers the hearts and Inkssentials Enamel Accents black provides shiny, dimensional eyes.
Layers of Bazzill cardstock with Bo Bunny's Snowfall "Snowfall Wintertime" glitter paper form my side open card and faux stitching adds a contrasting border. Satin Sensations 5/8" Island Blue ribbon provides a border and bow. A safety pin through the bow holds a metal gold snowflake with a jump ring through the pin's loop. A Spellbinders Medallion Four adds a circular element behind my image. A Technique Tuesday Borderline: Same Time Next Year set adds my stamped winter words.
A My Favorite Things Die-namics Fancy Flourish provides movement behind my flower cluster made of a Recollections Mulberry Paper Flower and a Petaloo Flora Doodles Mini Florettes For the Guy set.
Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Window Seat Billie that includes a popped up hello sentiment from a Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Simple Messages set . . .
The inside is decorated similar to the front and includes a blank sheet to include a handwritten note . . .
Looking for fabulous inspiration using Ladybug Crafts Ink images? You'll find more designs by the Lovely Ladybugs at the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog (here).
I'm entering this card into the following challenges . . .
Charisma Cardz "Die Cuts" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Decoupage" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Ribbon or Lace" (here)
Cupcake Craft "Cool Men" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "It's a Man Thing" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Masculine" (here)
Christmas Cards All Year Long "Sparkle and Bling" (here)
bear - BG70, BG72, BG75 (nasty rag technique BG78)
tree - E42, E44
curtain rod, window frame - E31, E35, E47
seat, pillow - E51, E55, E57
mittens, scarf, hearts - E04, E07
curtain shading - W3, W5
airbrushed wall - E42; floor BG72; outside ground BG000; sky Y000, B000
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I'm including this pic to show you other ways that I've filled this amazing image for all four seasons. The possibilities are ENDLESS! Make sure you stop by through the next week to see how I've used them! Can you imagine how perfect this image could be for holiday cards too?!?!? Paper-pieced holiday curtains with a coordinating scene in the window and a hat on Billie surrounded by holiday die cuts?!?!?! OH MY . . .
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As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!