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Friday, April 15, 2016

Scribbles Designs Wants to Bug You

As the weather warms up in the northern hemisphere, the bugs start to wake up. So, Scribbles Designs challenge blog wants you to BUG them. Create with the theme of BUGS on your project (p.s. there are a couple of free images on the blog you can use).
I created my DT card using two digi images from Scribbles Designs - Mason Jar - Fireflies, and a freebie called Firefly! After coloring my Mason jar with Copics, I fussy-cut it and put it aside. Then I used Copics to create a backyard scene. I popped my jar onto the grass and extended a few strands of grass onto the jar. I added the border on top and a metal star, along with a few strips of jewels.
Then I went to Photoshop where I added the freebie Firefly, creating a couple free-flying flies escaping the jar. I remember spending weekends with my grandmother. Her son, my uncle, was just four years older than I. Between the two of us and my sister, we spent many a summer evening catching fireflies (we called them lightning bugs) and naming each one before putting them in jars. Of course, we released them all before going in to bed. Back then, the front yard was SO BIG, with evergreen trees and bushes creating our own personal forest. After we all grew up and the house was sold, I revisited the house. That "forest" was no bigger nor smaller than everyone else's front yards on the block! Still, lots of carefree memories were made there at Gram's house. She's been gone a year now, rejoining her husband at the ripe old age of 104 (and a half, she'd always remind us). God bless her for giving me the kind of childhood I can cherish and look back on with love.
The Bug Us challenge at Scribbles Designs lasts a month, so have fun and craft your heart out! Then link up for your chance to win prizes. Happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Color Throwdown - Inspiration photo
Let's Color Linky Party - Anything Goes w/something colored

6 comments:

ike said...

That's a lovely card and such a fabulous story.... fancy getting to 104 and a half !!!! :-D We get fireflies here to in about September :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxx

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining in with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful coloring on that jar and grass!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a unique and fun summertime card! So glad you were able to join us at Color Throwdown this week!

applejack cards by sue said...

This is fantastic and such lovely memories. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT

Ellibelle said...

What a great design!
Thanks so much for sharing!!
xEllie - Critters & Creatures and Let's Color Linky Parties