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 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 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 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.


Planetsusie said...

This is the cutest card ever Bonnie - I love your colouring and everything looks so crisp and beautiful. Just brilliant.

Thank you so much for playing along with the OSAAT challenge this week, lots of luck.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

Edie said...

What a beautifully designed and colorful card. It's adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Laurian said...

This is wonderful Bonnie!
Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you'll join us again soon!

Tracy said...

Those ants look like they're having way to much fun. I really like you semi circle shape Bonnie. Wonderful card! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Super stunning card.Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams with our Up in the air challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Bonnie, I love your card. The shape is fantastic and inspires me to try one like this. I didn't realize when I first looked at it, that the ants were in clever !! I love it...and as always your colours and colouring are stunning. I too came away with a big wishlist from Doodle Pantry after this challenge was posted !!

Lynn CYP DT Teamie

* Shell B.* said...

Beautiful card, cute image…. love the shape & design!
Thanks for joining us for the In the Garden challenge at Come And Get It, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

CG said...

This is such a fun fold, and it frames this great image perfectly! Love how you've placed the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT! Best, <a href=">CG</a>

verybellemakes said...

Beautifully coloured card! Great shape too - love that you used a plate for the template :)

Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie,
this is so fabulous. I like your coloring and the shape.
xxx Michelle (DT Sister)

Anonymous said...

What an adorable image and you colored it masterfully - I am in awe, you are a true artist. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Di's Digi Stamps and our Spring Challenge! Dee

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card you've created with your 'high tech' equipment.LOL.You've really brought these little guys to life with your vibrant colouring.
Lisa x