Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Little Ladybug

Hello there! It is time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge, and we have a super one for you this week.

Our sponsor this week is Imagine That! ...digis by KrisThe prize is 3 digi images or 2 digi images + 1 paper pack! Kris was kind enough to send some new releases for the DT to use. Thank you, Kris.

I realized today that I have colored my little ladybug all wrong. Can you spot what I've done? The really "funny" thing is that I was so concerned about coloring the tree trunk (something I've not done before) that I went outside in my yard and actually looked at the trees. I'm fortunate in that there are huge oak trees, pine trees, Magnolia trees, flowering cherry, redbud, dogwood, and various fruit trees in our yard. Plenty of different species to study. What I learned is that tree trunks are NOT brown. Not a single one of those mentioned species looked brown at all. They were more grays and taupe in color. So, I used my warm gray Copic markers to make my tree branch more realistic looking. Yuppers, I have a "realistic" tree branch but my ladybug is colored backwards -- he should be red where he is black and black where he is red!

I have started with a white 5.5 x 5.5 card base. The DPs are all from a free pack of paper that I got way last year when I purchased a UK stamp magazine. I am going to be sad when that pad is finally used up because I have so enjoyed the papers. I matted all the DP and my image with black card. The only embellishment I've used is the ecru lace on top of the green dotty strip and my sentiment. With the rich paper colors, the fab sketch, and the cute image, I didn't think this needed anything else. What do you think?

I do hope you will join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and I also hope you will take a few minutes to visit the blog and see the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have made in the hopes of inspiring you.

A Gem of a Challenge - Bring on the Sunshine (outdoors)
Digi Designs Challenge - Things with Wings
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A-musing Studios - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes


  1. Well first, how funny is that? I think that this little ladybug is adorable even reversed. And seriously, why do we persist in thinking that tree trunks are brown? You're right! At least both the ladygirl & the ladybug are coloured the same way :)
    I think it is an absolutely precious card, and those papers are perfect for it!

  2. Precious!!! Love lady bugs and love your card.

  3. Do you remember me doing exactly the same thing, way back, with a ladybird?....heehee...we invented a new species! Still looks adorable, and I'm with you on the paper pack...sneaky confession comin' up....I photocopied some because I couldn't find the pack to buy! Such a pretty card, Jenee, and the lace is the perfect finishing touch. x

  4. this is darlin, great coloring...hope you have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

  5. Jenee, this is wonderful! I love your colouring and how you did your research! I'd love to have all those different kinds of trees in my yard!

  6. Gorgeous card Jenee! Love the pretty papers and lace detail! I was admiring your lovely coloring, and didn't even notice the backwards ladybugs, until I read! Too funny!

  7. I love your card. What a cute image. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC this week.
    Debbie x

  8. Jenee, I love the colors of your card and your coloring is awesome

  9. I didn't notice your backwards bug until you mentioned it. Still very cute!! I love the gingham DP!! The lace is so pretty, too!

  10. Really pretty card Jenee'. Love everything about it. The design, the colors, the embellishments are all so pleasing to the eye. Thanks for choosing 613 Avenue create to share it with.

  11. Another great take on a neat sketch! Your cards never cease to amaze me!!!

  12. Fabulous card :D
    Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!