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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bugs

Saturday! The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is here with a brand new challenge... and Edna has picked what could, perhaps, be a controversial one... 


Ugliness, as with beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What makes me say ew may make someone else swoon. What you turn up your nose at may be my favourite thing ever. Preferred colours, patterns, styles... so personal. Luckily the Snarky Sisters love to court controversy. 
My goal was to take something I deemed fugly and turn it into something... less so. ;) Much recycling occurred for the first couple of days, as fugly stayed fugly. Then I ran across a stamp set I won years ago and have never used. I decided that must mean it qualifies as fugly! I also brought out a paper pad I bought on clearance right after I discovered how much fun patterned paper could be. It was such a good price, I totally overlooked how much I didn't like the colours and patterns. And finally, I found a panel I'd made once that I didn't like because the embossing hadn't worked on one part of the panel. Did I throw it out because of that? Of course not. (Sheesh.) Put it all together, and this is the result: 


So the stamp set... bugs. This one, another beetle-y one and a centipede. The small flowers I used are essentially the same as the ones on the bug I used. There's also a ginormous flower. I find the bug's eye kinda creepy. Rather than try to ink the little flowers in two colours, I just inked them in green and layered the sequins over the (ugly!) blossoms. (Sincere apologies to the illustrators of this set! It's just not my style.) The sun is die-cut from the colour closest to yellow in the paper pad. I used up a little more of the paper with the strip along the back. Oh, and the kraft card base? Contrary to popular belief that kraft is the go-to for masculine cards, my husband thinks it's fugly, so I used it as a nod to him. 
For more transports of ugliness, head over to our challenge blog! Our latest Queen of Snark, Creepy Glowbugg, was up for the challenge, too! How about you? 

Supplies: Stampin' Up kraft cardstock, Strathmore watercolour paper, Cosmo Cricket Clementine patterned paper, Unity/Ippity A Little Buggy & Hero Arts envelop pattern background stamps, Versafine onyx black, Colorbox frost white, Brilliance gamma green & tumbled glass & peeled paint distress inks, clear & white embossing powders, Lil' Inkers small sunshine die, Creative Memories corner-rounding punch, Darice sequins, pop-dot tape

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7 comments:

Chris Dring said...

I'm still not seeing where the fugly is, but like you said, ugliness is in the eye of the beer holder, I mean, beholder. (wink)

Dotty Jo x said...

Come on and crawl to fugliness ball and a happy time we'll have there one and all at the fugliness ball! (Hope you know the tune to that song), Jo x

Barbara Godden said...

I think that is a super fugly bug but it is one darned cute card. fab.

Peggy Oliver said...

Cute card!!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

One person's fugly is another person's cutesy. Mission accomplished. It does feel good to finally ink up a stamp set and use some unloved papers at the same time, doesn't it?

Donna said...

OKAY, so I totally see where you were going with the fugly, but I kinda like the bug :)

Jane Willis said...

I was thinking "that bug is cute, not fugly" until you mentioned the creepy eye. Now I can't stop looking at that eye, it's like something out of a zombie horror movie!
Jane