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Monday, 19 August 2019

CCM #239 It’s A Bugs Life

We’ve had a nice break at Crafty Cardmakers for the Summer, which looks as if it’s disappeared into the sunset in the UK! We are back today with a new challenge ‘It’s A Bug’s Life’.

My bug is a mechanical grasshopper. I have had this stamp for ages and not gotten around to stamping it yet! Mind you that’s not unusual!! The stamp is by Carmen Medlin.

I made my art journal background with Decoart fluid acrylics. and then stamped a few stamps from Art by Marlene over the background. A few of them I whited out the centres with Jane Davenport’s paint over pen in white. The sentiment, stamped and embossed in gold is also from the stamp set. I coloured my bug with Faber Castell Watercolours.

I fussy cut him out and stuck him down. He does stand out better than my photograph shows, but I think he might have looked better raised up from the background a little.

I am entering this into:-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #29 Anything Goes
A Inky Mess – #33 Anything Goes
Art Journal Journey – Anything With Eyes
Cardz for Galz – #103 Wings
Creative Artiste – #52 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – No Patterned Paper
Pearly Sparkles – Something Beginning with ‘B’ (Bug)
Scribbles Designs – #80 Include a Sentiment
Stampin’ Sensations – Aug: Things With Wings


  1. A superb journal page and I really like your inky background which is a perfect backdrop for that fabulous grasshopper. Thank you for joining us in our 'Things With Wings' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  2. What a fantastic page! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining AJJ!

  3. What a fabulous make Lin!! I love the background .. the colour is amazing .. and your mechanical grasshopper is simply awesome! Love this!! Have a great day! xx

  4. Beautiful background and colours - and thats a fab quirky/steampunk looking bug I love it!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at AJJ.
    Gill x

  5. What a fabulous bug, I love him. You find the coolest stamps Lin.
    Hope you have had a good 'summer' break.
    Hugs Kimx

  6. That's such an unusual stamp. I'm impressed with how you've made it work. The background is fabulous with this image. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

  7. What an amazing bug. I've never seen a stamp like that before and was really impressed. So glad you also chose to share it with us at Art Journal Journey, too.

  8. Beautiful page Lin. Love the sentiment, so true. Have a creative week Judy

  9. Very cool! Expressive eyes with a true saying!

  10. A fun and intriguing bug, great project. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge!

  11. Fabulous journal page and background-really love the mechanical grasshopper.Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
    Carol DT x

  12. Hi just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at A Inky Mess
    Carol DT x

  13. Love your Critter card!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
    Ine (DT)

  14. Very cool image and love the background too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  15. Love that gorgeous background; so perfect for that cute bug! I've never seen this stamp; how unique and FUN! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog! Hugs!

  16. What an unusual stamp - and fun, too - to use against that sweet background!

  17. Love the sentiment - so true! A great design. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams challenge.


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