Friday Fun Day Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack

Good Morning. Today's Friday Fun Day Challenge #24 over at Jo's Scrap Shack is being sponsored by Limited Runs Digital Stamps for Team A.  I chose this Flower with Lady bug image to make a card following the sketch provided to the Design Team.

- Printed the Limited Runs digi on Copic Xpress paper, colored with copics; die cut with a S/Binder circle and used DI Peeled Paint to sponge around the edges while still in the die. The background had been colored with Copic G0000.

- Background created with Orange Zest, Pure Sunshine & Dry Martini Dylusions sprays. The Dry Martini spray was a dilution of water with White Linen added. Sprayed some gold Tattered Angels over the Dylusions spray and let dry naturally, after tilting the w/c paper to allow the puddles to marble. Different pieces created this way were used for the S/B Lacey Circle mat, and circle trims were created with different punches, in order to follow the sketch. I rearranged the position of the circles to fit horizontal card design. Some of the pieces were snippets from other projects (the banner & the smaller circles). The scalloped circle & lacey mat were created during this session using sprays listed.

- The blue paper (snippet) on the right side of the card is some DP that matched the mottling of the yellowed background. The sketch called for this kind of placement, and my Dylusions backgrounds didn't create enough of a contrast to show up well, so into the stash for something with more contrast.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment (snippet). added rhinestones on the circles and head of the ladybug, and called this done.

Hope you will find time to join us over at Jo's Scrap Shack today, because we'd love to see your creations. Maybe you have a Limited Runs Digi to use, but if not, you can still play along. The rules are simple and are posted at Jo's Blog.

Thanks for joining me today. If you celebrated Halloween yesterday, I hope you had a grand time. Hugs


  1. beautiful card Mary, the image is beautiful and the background colours really bring it to the fore x Susan x

  2. I love seeing lady bugs on flowers. This came out lovely,Mary. Great fall colors on your background and I really like your two circles with the different punches. Have a fun day.

  3. Such a beautiful background to make this flower pop. Sweet ladybug on there. Gorgeous card!!!

    I saw a little ladybug last night trick or treating. It finally quit raining last night and hubby and I went out around 8:00 and for the next hour, got rid of all the candy. Yea!!! Gave it out to each in large amounts. GONE!!!

  4. Beautiful card Mary, I like the flower and the wonderful background.
    Kevin xx

  5. Oh gosh I love this card Momma Mary!! First off I love the daisy with the ladybug and of course you have colored it so pretty!! One of my favorite flowers! Secondly the background paper done with your sprays is just amazing, you are getting so good at these sprays!!! Love this! Hugs!

  6. Hi Mary,
    what a super card. Love all those beautiful colours you have created. The image is fabulously coloured in.
    It sounds like a lot of work to create this beauty, but definitely worth the work involved.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  7. Hi Mary what a beautiful card the colours are gorgeous huggles hun Sue xxx

  8. SO PRETTY! Those colors just pop off the page! Love the look of that background - sensational! It's so unique and just awesome.
    Love it!

  9. Beautiful flower and background! Love this card, Mary!

  10. Very eye catching. The background is a master piece. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. Oh wow, I so love the orange and the fabulous flower, a brilliant card.

    Kath x

  12. Hi Mary. Beautiful image ... and your coloring is perfect as always. Love the depth you've create with the ladybug! But nothing can match your creative use of the Dylusions Sprays. That background colors are AMAZING! Loll xx

  13. Hi Mary aww thank you for your lovely comment and for following me you have a new follower too :)

    Beautiful card and I just adore the scalloped die cut, look forward to seeing more of your lovely work :)


    Vic xx

  14. Mary this card is just beautiful! I love that background full of gorgeous color. Pretty colors too! The flower is so pretty and I just love your take on the sketch so much. Great job!

  15. Mary I love all you do with your delusions sprays. I just used them for the first time yesterday in a class I took - such gorgeous rich bright colours. You really have an eye for colour love the background tones really picking up the colour of your digi. Just beautiful. TFS

  16. Hello Mary, I do like your backgrounds with the sprays - something I'm not too good at. The flower is a lovely image, and the colouring is just beautiful. Lynn x

  17. Gorgeous Mary :)
    I love those background colours-you did a great job.
    Beautiful flower image too :)
    Have a lovely day,Hugs,Nessa xxx