Saturday, 25 February 2012

Just a Punchy little Doodlebug...


I had a little play at the craft desk (that is, those bits of the craft desk that weren't covered by an avalanche of stuff) last night for the Just Add Ink 106 - Sketch Challenge...


This is what I made...
 Pretty happy with how it turned out. I may have gone a bit overboard on distressing the fence palings. That fence looks like it'll keel over in the next light breeze (if the giant bug doesn't knock it over first ;-).

Which brings me to the bug. Obviously it is mean't to be a ladybug, not a doodlebug, but it was the most appropriate sentiment that I could find, and who knows what a doodlebug really looks like anyway? Not me, that's for sure. Wikipedia says that 'doodlebug' may refer to: Armadillidiidae, the pill bug family in the woodlouse suborder...WT? Armadillidiidae?? Perhaps they happen to look a bit like ladybugs too! Gonna argue with me on this? Go right ahead :-).

We ventured out to the Canberra Show bright and early this morning, and the kids had a lovely time...
Notice the shiner? My dear little boy tried to fly out of his car seat at the library yesterday, and landed with a big splat on the asphalt...face first! He can still manage to ham it up for the camera though, bless his little heart.


11 comments:

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Sam, this is absolutely BRILLIANT!
I love it! The background is great and so is the bug, but my favourite bit is that fence! I don't think it's too distressed at all it's just wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week and making such a fun card with the sketch.

Christine Blain said...

Oh, Sam, this is about THE cutest thing I have seen in a long time! The distressed fence palings were the first part of the card to catch my eye - perfection! Love this, a LOT!!

Kim Score said...

this made me laugh out loud! how incredibly cute! This will be on my punch inspiration blog post today. TFS!

Melissa said...

You totally rocked this Sam, its amazing, Love the fence with all its detail, and the ladybug is just far too cute, very clever xx

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is absolutely adorable. Love the fence posts and that cute doodle bug. What a fantastic take on the sketch.

Jodene said...

This is so fantastic Sam! I love all of the different textures and patterns and your bug is adorable!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow - this is truly gorgeous! I've trawled thru you blog and found you are the queen of punch art! Thanks for playing at JAI this week.

Mae Collins said...

Sam I love how you have interpreted the sketch at Just Add Ink this week, a great take on it! Your fence posts are fine and that bug so cute. Thanks for joining in with us this week.

Jo said...

Hey Sam, I see you've been back on dry land for a little while now. You all looked to have a fabulous time in Lucey Blue. And I see that you have lost none of your crafting genius whilst you were at see. This card is absolutely fantastic. An amazing take on the sketch Love the fence pailings and the little ladybug.

KimB said...

What a fabulous take on the sketch Sam! The fence is wonderfully decrepit and distressed and the doodlebug very cute indeed :)
Kim x

H2 :) said...

Brilliant take on the sketch Sam - absolutely adorable! :)