Monday, September 17, 2018

Bonsai in Art Nouveau Lotus pot for Bitten By the Bug 2 Anything Goes Challenge

Hello, today I am making my debut with Bitten By the Bug 2 design team.   I decided to mix up some carts for a fairly intricate card.  I just love it when all the little pieces cooperate.

I used the Art Nouveau cartridge for this lovely water lily bowl.  I thought it looked like a fine planter for a couple of Bonsai trees from the Pagoda cart.

All the papers are from DCWV Far East stack but the dark brown tree trunks.  It really added to the overall Asian feel of the card.  I inked all the edges generously with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks.

Cricut carts:  Pagoda and Art Nouveau
DCWV Far East papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Dusty Rose, Green with Envy, Midnight Confessions and Vanilla Cream

Don't forget to play along at Bitten By the Bug 2 this week where the theme is Anything Goes!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Congratulations on your new DT! This is just lovely! Every spring we go to see the cherry blossoms in Washington DC , this reminds me of that trip!



  2. Oh wow I love your Bonsai project, you did a magical job with this. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  3. I love how you put the bonsai trees with this pretty bowl. It works so well together. The inking really gives it nice dimension.

  4. This is such an exquisite card. The two images go beautifully together and the patterned paper is perfect!!


  5. I just love this and so happy to have you on the design team!

  6. Fabulous card and design! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for

  7. So pretty. I like how you used your papers and your cricut to cut out the planter. Your card is beautiful and so calm. love it. Thank you for joining our Nature Challenge at International Art & Soul.
    Debbie Adams DT

  8. welcome to the team at BBTB2. Oh that is so creative, I just love the art deco mixed with the Asian. Going to look at your blog now. I would love the real life version in my home.