Whimsy Wednesday ~ Sympathy Bugs

Hey there lovelies. I hope your week is going well. I'm currently up North on holibobs with my mummy and kiddos. Fingers crossed the weather improves from what's forecast as I'm writing this, it's due to be rain the whole time we're away! Sigh, Murphy's Law eh. My Whimsy Wednesday post for you today, is a sweet creation I made using the Sympathy Bugs from Whimsy Stamps illustrator Sylvia Zet. I love her sweet and wistful illustrations. I think these lil' bugs are the absolute cutest bugs! I loved colouring them in a very muted palette. Quite Autumnal really now I look at it!

I coloured them with my Promarkers and I was intending this to be a single layer card initially, so coloured directly on the cardstock, which I realise now is a little less forgiving with extra ink. So it's bled in a couple of places. I thought it was too plain when I'd finished, so I chomped a couple of the corners and added some chalk ink around the image. I added a sentiment and a couple of little postmark stamps for interest and some glittery enamel dots. Then I mounted the whole thing onto a bigger kraft card base with a doily behind for texture and interest and finished with a gold and white bakers twine.

Such a simple wee card, but I just love it. The Sympathy Bugs image you can find in the Whimsy Stamps store along with an extensive range of Sylvia Zet's gorgeous images. I really do love her sweet characters. I'd love one of each! I didn't use any digital paper tonight, which is a departure from the norm for me, but watch this space for my next Whimsy Wednesday Inspiration post as I totally will next time! I hope you enjoyed my wee creation and I'll see you again really soon with my next Whimsy Digital Design Divas creation. Hugs to you all xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Gals Corner: #157 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #3 ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #428 ~ Lots of Layers
613 Avenue Create: #205 ~ Something New (new twine and new glitter enamel dots)
Creative Inspirations: January ~ Something New (new twine and new glitter enamel dots)
Allsorts Challenge: #451 ~ Butterflies (I think this is one of the cutest butterfly & ladybug's ever!)


Chris said…
It's lovely Wends. The little bugs are so sweet, beautiful colouring and palette! Enjoy your holiday...hope the weather improves for you!
Sarah said…
First off I hope the weather improves for you on your holly hollies!! I love this cute couple and they look amazing in those autumnal shades xx
Judith said…
Awthis is really cute Wends - i love the colour combo - hope you enjoy your hollies hugs Judith xx
Cara said…
Aww, this is so sweet and I love your muted colours. I bet you could turn them into happy bugs if you drew on a smile and used bright colours x
Fikreta said…
gorgeous card!
Wendy L said…
So sweet, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx
Wendy L said…
And thanks for joining us at Allsorts too, xxxx
Linda Mc Enery said…
What a beautifully unique way to colour this gorgeous image! I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Passion for Promarkers! Linda
Nat said…
I just love your cute bugs! fab image, fab colouring, fab card! Thank you for joining in at PFP
Jo Nevill said…
Love your fun and cute card

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x
Rene said…
This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!
Elaine Stark said…
A sweet card. Lovely image. Hope your holiday is good. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine
Wendy said…
Adorable and so gorgeous Wends.... enjoy your holiday.
Wendy xx
Maxine D said…
Aww Wends this is so sweet - love how you have coloured the image and then mounted it - it's perfect
~ginny said…
Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Wends! You are right - she has really cute images - and you have done them justice! Soft, warm colors and a simple design to allow focus on the critters.
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
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mixamatoasties said…
That's so sweet Wends! Fab card.

Hope you've enjoyed your holidays :)

Marilyn said…
So very pretty! I love the Wee Stamps images and these little bugs are adorable! I also like your layout and the doily behind the image. Great card Wendy!
Super cute card Wends....just love the sweet image and colours...great make....Joolsx
The Crafty Den said…
Super cute card Wendy. I love the adorable image and your colouring is perfect. Great colour scheme and love the doily. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x
Aunty Sue said…
This is such a sweet card love the cute stamp and thanks for sharing at passion for promarkers this week
Jane Savage said…
So gorgeous! Love the sepia tones!
Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx

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