Monday, March 31, 2014
You Can Bug Me Anytime ~ CYP Challenge 207
Big happy hellos to everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. It's Monday and that means that it's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Our theme this week is Any Shaped Project but Square which I love because I fall into the rut of making the traditional square or rectangular shape all the time and it's good to shake it up every now and again. Our wonderful sponsor is Doodle Pantry and when I chose my image, of course, I came away with a BIG wishlist as usual. I chose to play with Ant Masquerade, colouring it with my Prismacolor pencils. I love that the ants are in disguise as other bugs...so cute. I chose bright colours to remind me that although it snowed again on the weekend, spring will eventually arrive (fingers crossed).
To create the shape of the card, I traced around the image using a kitchen plate as a template...very high tech and complicated! Then I cut a black folded piece of cardstock as a mat. Before layering the image onto the background, I applied Broken China Distress ink to the sky and Vintage Photo DI to the ground area using a blending tool. Faux stitching was doodled around the edges.
The fun sentiment also came with the image...love how Doodle Pantry does that and also gives you several choices. I punched an arch above and below the words and matted it with black before popping it up with foam squares. Some dotty ribbon was adhered to the top left of the card and a stacked flower with a button center to the right side. Three little gem flowers with white half pearl centers were added to the ground both to bring some purple down to the base and to add some sparkle.
And that's it for this simple but whimsical card. Love these ants...not the real ones because I am allergic to their bites. These don't bite so we get along fine :) Actually, I overheard them saying the same about me..lol. Thanks for visiting today. I appreciate your fine company. If you get a chance, pop by the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to gather more inspiration from my talented teamies. I'm hoping you'll join us this week in our Any Shaped Project but Square challenge.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #65 Anything Goes
Come & Get It ~ In the Garden
Dragonfly Dreams ~ #3 Up in the Air
Lacy Sunshine ~ #30 Add flowers
One Stitch at a Time ~ #200 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays ~ #200 Add a doodle to it
Di's Digi Designs ~ Welcome Spring
The Doodle Garden ~ March Anything Goes
Life is good; so is art.