Whewie! Thank you, Taylor, for the awesome sketch today! It was so fun and totally got me out of my slump. Yahoo! Love all those fun circles!
I haven't been able to make a card all week...well, any that I was really happy with. On top of that, I was NOT *feeling the love* for these in colors one bit yesterday (ask Michelle!) and I was about to throw them out the window. Today though, I got them to work so I like them a little better now....a little. I think they still need to grow on me.
Anyway, the base of the card is Textured Riding Hood Red. The gingham print is from the new Bella Rosa DP. The textured Brilliant Blue and So Saffron designer prints circles were cut with the smallest Nestie circle dies on my Cuttlebug. The Riding Hood Red hearts were punched from my Creative Memories punch.
I stamped the Whipper Snapper Ants in a Picnic Basket in Versafine Black Onyx on white CS. The basket, hearts, and table cloth were colored with prisma pencils and then I blended with gamsol and stumps. The ants were colored with my Warm Grey #3 Copic marker, and the halo effect was done with my Warm Grey #1 Copic marker. I got the shading on the ants by going over certain areas a couple times with the same Warm Grey #3 Copic marker (thanks for the tip, Jodi!!). The red mat behind the main image is up on dimensionals.
The sentiment was stamped in Brilliant Blue on white CS and then punched with the 1-1/4" circle punch, with a Brilliant Blue mat behind it using the 1-3/8" circle punch.
I glued down a white panel on the inside of the card with a thin strip of the Bella Rosa DP along the left side. I thought running it vertically along the left side would mirror the layout on the front of the card.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Ants in a Picnic Basket, MFT Essential Sentiments
Paper: Textured and regular Riding Hood Red, White, Textured Brilliant Blue, So Saffron Designer Prints, Bella Rosa DP
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Brilliant Blue, Warm Grey #1 Copic, Warm Grey #3 Copic
Accesories: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Creative Memories Heart Punch, Blue Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol and Stumps
Technique: Gamsol Magic
Thank you all for the nice comments yesterday when I was feeling blah...and special thanks to Michelle and Silke for listening to my whining, LOL!