9/13/10

Ladybug Crafts Ink - FIRST EVER BLOG HOP!

Thanks so much for popping in today; the new Ladybug Crafts Ink Design Team is having a BLAST. Talk about an incredibly talented group of girls, beyond that? They are hysterical to work with - they give me several good chuckles every single day! (Don't forget, you can click on any of the images to see it up close & personal - LOL)!

Today we're all posting creations made with Mermaid Nikki. I love Nikki & friends! Kerry (Queen Ladybug) has some AMAZING stamps. Don't miss a single creation along this journey, because there are three prizes to be won and L-O-T-S of fun along the way!

Here's what you need to do to win some fabby prizes:

1. The blog banner - do you already have it? If not, hurry, grab it & post it on your blog before Queen Ladybug peeks into your blog. If you need it - I've added it right here for you!

2. Visit each design team members blog and leave a comment along the way (we all love love!!). And keep your eyes peeled for a hidden ladybug on one of the Lovely Ladybug's blogs (design team member); it will be very apparent - you'll see why you need this information in just a moment!

3. After visiting each Ladybug and leaving a comment, then hop back over to Queen Ladybug's blog (http://ladybugcraftsink.blogspot.com/) and leave her a comment too!

4. Remember the Lovely Ladybug (design team member) that had the hidden "ladybug"? (BTW, the ladybug is visible in the picture right alongside the Design Team members card - it's not hard to spot). When you see it, e-mail Lisa at lisa.coe@btinternet.com letting her know where you found the ladybug! (yep, another chance to win)

WOW - look at all the ways you can win! Hopefully you've stumbled upon me from the beautiful Mary J Designs blog; if not, be sure to start at the beginning (HERE). As you can tell, I used some calming colors reminding me of water, mermaids and such. Miss Nikki is sporting a mermaid's fin like none other! The fin was created with a wax resist resist technique (nope, I didn't make it; it was a gift from a beautiful friend of mine), but I think it's stunning for this card! You can see I also added a small strip of it to the bottom of the card as well as the inside of the card.

I used lots and lots and lots of dimensionals - talk about 3D volume - kinda like my '80's hairstyle.

:D

Nikki was colored with Copics; you can't tell from the pictures but her two little fish are sparkly as is Nikki's hair. I also added Crystal Effects to her bubbles - so cool IRL.

We're glad you stopped by; hope you enjoy the blog hop. Your next stop is the Lovely Ladybug - Pinky.

Have a GREAT day and thanks for celebrating with us! Hugs, ~M.



WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Nikki Mermaid
Papers: PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Wax Resist DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: nesties, Copics, PTI Hawaiian Shores ribbon, cuttlebug background, 3 blue gems, dimensionals, Crystal Effects

39 comments:

Kerry said...

Gorgeous card Michele...that wax resist technique is beautiful (maybe a tutorial would be good!)Mermaid Nikki and her fishy friends have never looked so good :-D The colours are perfect for the image as are the embellies. Thank you for you fabulous card :-D xx

pinky said...

Oh wow totally gorgeous, those papers are absolutey yummy.
Pinky

Rusty said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! xxx agree with kerry a tutorial would be fab! xxx

Mary J said...

Oh soooo gorgeous! I love that embossing and the colours and the ribbon - just everything!!!

Addams said...

Great card, love the embossed effect

Crafty Chris said...

Just Perfect love the colour.
Chris x

Pami said...

I LOVE the colours on this card, really wonderful. The wax resist looks amazing. Pami x

theCook said...

WOW! I love your lizzard skin like background!

Alison said...

Fantastic card, love that wax resist technique.

Anonymous said...

WOW, I love Nikki! Beautiful card and all the different textures/techniques......love it! Love ya, BFF

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

WOW!!! We definately need a tutorial please!! Your card is FABULOUS! I love the colours and that ribbon... mmmmmmmmmm gorgeous!!! :)
Beautiful card Michele, well done Mermaid Nikki looks amazing xx

Amanda R said...

Great card and that embossed background is just about perfect. Good luck with the blog hop and enjoy!

Gail said...

This is one of my favourite colours ,love the textured effect,I guess you have a cuttlebug.

Purpleali said...

Lovely card - that wax resist pattern is fantastic for the tail. Really enjoying the blog hop but my computer is playing up :( Every time it tried to get here from Mary's blog I ended up back at Kerries blog but got here eventually!!

Julye said...

Totally stunning is definitely the way to describe your card thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

Very Glamourous Mermaid. I love the colours you have used Michelle, it just suits the whole image. Love It. Hugs Rita xxxx

Anita said...

Beautiful card Michele. I love the technique you used on her tail and she's colored perfectly. Really love the embossing folder you used too.

dragonllew said...

gorgeous card the embossing looks fab.

orit said...

Beautiful card,great embossing .

Scrappy Scatty said...

Wow this is super - love the embossing
xx

snailzpace said...

adorable! love all the blue and the texture.

Linby said...

It's so pretty, love the embossing it goes so well.

Alison said...

Lovely card. The embossing gives it a great effect x x

a chick named Toni... said...

Look at your popularity sister! You go girl! Love the card and yes you have given me yet another web site to spend my dough at! *wink*

Sue Upson said...

LOL, great minds think alike about that embossing folder :-) Love the wax resist paper, never seen that done before, Nikki is beautifully coloured and your card is fabulous! hugs, Sue xx

Helen-Ann said...

how gorgeous is this card, really pretty paper effects. Hel x

Fifi Folle said...

Gorgeous card, the colours are fab. x

Julie said...

Wow,wow,wow! how great is that embossing folder used with this fab image! such stunning colours! TFS Julie.x

Lisa Jane said...

I left a comment first thing this morning... but its not there! I cant believe it. Your card is stunning. I just love the embossed scales on the background paper - and that turquoise is amazing ... a real work of art
Great work
Lisa ;)

Julie said...

I love the texture on this card. Well done.

Julie (elysia2003) xxx

Sew-Ink said...

Very beautiful! Love the embossing and the colors are fabulous!

Shelly said...

wicked cool!!!!!

Kathy said...

wow I so love this :)

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the texture.

Jennifer

Lindsey said...

Oh this is brilliant. That embossong is perfect for the image. Love the colours!
Linds x

bunbun2 said...

gorgeous card, I love the colours!

Lyndi said...

Wow! I love this very blue card - I love blue. Her tail is fantastic, as is the whole card.

Lxx

A New Crafter said...

Lovely colours and the mermaid is gorgeous, love the background....

Annette said...

Wow beautiful card Michelle love love love it, wax resist technique? must hear more, keep up the great work Annette