Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Flower Ant

     I don't normally like finding ants in my spring garden but this one is just too cute to dislike.  :-D  The image is from Sasayaki Glitter and it's the freebie for their latest Progressive challenge on their Facebook page.

I started by using the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2,
although I took a bit of liberty with the shapes.

     The image is hand colored with ProMarkers and I played around with my newest set of border dies from Spellbinders.  I love the amazing shapes I got and the delicate embossing that was possible on each piece.  I layered all the pieces onto a kraft card base (which is actually recycled from a cracker box insert!) after I added the ribbon.  The sentiment was printed and hand cut, and I added a tiny gem to each of the four corners.  Complex looking but very simple in design.


     Here we are on the second day of Spring and I'm suffering all the symptoms of a severe winter cold.  Stuffy sinuses, runny nose, cough, chest congestion ...Yuck!  Colds shouldn't be allowed during spring or summer.  I think I'll talk to someone about passing a law!  Who's with me?  We'll get a petition going.  In the meantime, Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Heide said...

He is a very cute ant. Such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us this sketch. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty your green pot is, Connie - You're dreaming of a green spring, right? Darling card, and such a sweet image! Your shading is always so pretty - wonderful card! hugs, de

Stamp Smiles said...

You're right about that ant! Such an adorable image and what a fabulous Spring style card!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

jimlynn said...

I'll vote for that law! Hope you feel better soon as you're right....nothing worse.
Love your cute card and that's a great take on the sketch. VERY pretty coloring and even love the cute little ant - but don't want him in the garden either. Guess they have to eat too though.

Linda Simpson said...

Aw Connie, so sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather. I will sign the petition to get a law against spring and summer colds. In the meantime your card is gorgeous and love your interpretation of the sketch.
Linda xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the ant, I now have the ant song in my head!!!!!!!! Fabulous colouring and design.

Forget about apologising for no comments, we are all in the same boat, can and then can't do. NO problem

Donna Hanley said...

I usually put some Cayanne pepper in the gardens to keep them and other little creatures away but I'd let this one in. this is a cutie. I do hope you feel better and yes I will sign that petition. Hope you feel better soon but for now hope you can get some rest and relaxation.

Joanna Moore said...

What a darling image and card. Love your die-cuts and all your fun papers. Thanks for sharing your work with us.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Elena Orsi said...

Sweet image and love the layout card.
Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Brown Sugar DT

Kristyn Mcinnes said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "Aussie Digital Artists Challenge" and best of luck with your entry.

Kristyn DT Admin/Owner of  https://aussiedigitalartistschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/...

Ardyth said...

Fantastic spring-themed card! Love your sweet images! So glad you joined us at SugarPea Designs!

katieo said...

I hope you are feeling better. I would certainly agree that a law is in order. I suffered from a fever, cold and cough for over 5 weeks. Your card is adorable I love the HUGE ant. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Linky Challenge

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DTx

Sharon Caudle said...

Super cute card!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Art Impressions!