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"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney









Saturday, June 9, 2012

A PHOTO INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AT BUGABOO'S 'CATCH THE BUG' BLOG


Welcome to another challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Blog.  This week we have a photo inspiration challenge for you and this is your inspiration:

 
I used the colour blue, the clouds, the word "summer" and the washline of swimsuits. To start with I created a cloudy sky background by cutting a template and sponging on the blue sky around the billowing clouds:




The two Bugaboo images I used are :
Beach Border
Swimsuits

which I coloured using alcohol markers, and a white gel pen for highlights.  The "Beach" word image was stuck to the bottom of the background, and I used a black fineliner to draw the washline.

I fussy cut the swimsuits and attached them to the washline by sewing on two 2mm seed beads to act as the pegs.  To finish I inked around the edge of the card, and attached it to the base card.


You really needn't interpret the inspiration photograph as literally as I did.  You can use the beach theme, or the colors, or even use that lovely layout - it's up to you how you interpret the inspiration.  And when you have completed your card, please link it HERE to the challenge ... you just may be the winner of one of these :
a pack of 10 digi images from Bugaboo
or
a pack of 7 digi images from Bugaboo
or 
a pack of 4 digi images from Bugaboo

Now isn't that a fabulous set of prizes.  You agree?  Well, off you go and create something WONDERFUL!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
 



14 comments:

  1. Wow, what a gorgeous take on the photo inspiration and thanks for the handy tutorial on creating clouds.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Doing Life

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  2. Great use of the color palette...I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/06/52-card-pickup-week-23.html

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  3. Hi Jen
    A fabulous and wonderful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

    DT Member

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  4. How bright and fun! Looks like a perfect day at the beach.

    Thanks for playing with us at The CAfe this week!

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  5. This is such a beautiful summer card! I love your sky, and the washline makes such a great image! And you even remembered to include pegs - love your great attention to detail!

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  6. You've created a gorgeous scene and I love the clouds!
    TFS with us this week :)
    Andrea

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  7. Fabulous card Jen, really love it, if only I could hang my washing out...lol...rain, rain, rain here....
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  8. Fabulous card and great use of the inspiration photo! Love that washing line. Thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week for our Summer Fun Challenge hugs Susan x

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  9. Such a great card. I love how you have put it together.
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Just Inspirational challenges. Hope you stop by and join us next week too ;O)
    Choccy x

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  10. What a fabulous card, i love how you biuld it all up. :))
    Thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

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  11. Too cute! Love how you worked with the inspirational photo and it fits our AnnaBelle Stamps challenge too! Thanks for joining in!

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  12. Lovely bright card, great clouds.

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  13. What a beautiful and fun card, the clouds are truly amazing!
    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at AnnaBelle Stamps! :)

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