Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . .
I've added layers of KaiserCraft These Days Collection Ancestry double-sided patterned paper to Bazzill Straw (cream) and Java (dark brown) cardstock to form my side open card. A Cheery Lynn Designs Waltzing Matilda Lace Doily die cut adds a delicate edge. A sentiment from a Hero Arts Clear Woodland Creatures set is stamped directly over the airbrushed background of my image. A Basic Grey button tied with bakers twine lies in the center of a pretty bow formed by a strip of an Offray 7/8" French Block Brown and Blue ribbon. A few more Basic Grey small buttons knotted with bakers twine adorn the other corner.
When my card is nearly complete and I'm ready to embellish, I like to use my card scraps for forming coordinating handmade flowers using Punch Bunch and other punches. Here I've used Punch Bunch daisies in large, medium and small; suns in mini and small; small birch leaf; medium dusty miller leaf and large oak leaf. This photo shows how I begin to prepare my flower elements for layering . . .
Here's a view of my card front that includes my layered flowers lightly painted with Star Dust Stickles for sparkle . . . How lucky was I to attend the 7th anniversary of my favorite local scrapbook store, The Scrappers Cove in Milltown, New Jersey, and find this fabulous Elizabeth Dies Lady Bug die! Can you spot the one with open wings that is the perfect size for adding to this Ladybug Crafts Ink card art?
This view shows the inside that includes a wonderful and cheerful sentiment from a Stampin' Up! Happy Hour set. I've lightly embellished with a QuicKutz martini glass die cut and another less poofy layered daisy to have the other Elizabeth Dies closed wing lady bug peek out from.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:Papertake Weekly "Sketch #75 by Dawny P" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Buttons and Bows" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "Bling It On" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Girly/Female" (here)
Divas by Design "Colors: Blue, Brown, Cream" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Make Your Own Embellishments" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "A Different Corner" (here)
One Stop Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
poodle - E40, E42, E44, 0
pants, couch base - E84, E87, E89
couch, dog bed - BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99
top - E30, E31, E34
airbrushed background - Y02, E42, BG93, speckles E44, BG99
As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!