Saturday, 15 April 2017

Seven Hills Crafts Monthly Card Challenge April + CASology Week 244

I'm here to share a card I made for two challenges, one is a Sketch over at Seven Hills Crafts


and the other is CASology, where the cue card this week is Strong

 
Here's my card...


I like to be as inventive as I can when it comes to making cards for challenges, so I bypassed my new Stay Strong stamp from Sugar Pea and instead found this older set called Teddybears Picnic and made this rather quirky scene. Hope it doesn't make you too scared to get your blanket out, but I rather think the ants are being friendly and wanting to join in :)

I started by marking out where the three diagonal lines would be for the Sketch in pencil onto a white card base. I then took one of the ants and inked him up with Memento Tuxedo Black and repeatedly marched him up the three lines. I spaced them out so that I could then take the picnic elements and make it look like they were being carried by the ants.


I then stamped the other images on some Neenah card stock and coloured them with Copic markers, before stamping the blanket onto some scrap patterned paper and fussy cutting them all.

I glued the picnic blanket into place, and placed the little girl and the teddies on top with foam pads. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom corner and my card is complete.



Did you know that ants can carry up to 50 times their own bodyweight? I think that makes them pretty strong indeed!

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Thank you for popping along and I hope you all feel strong - especially if you're having a good Easter weekend :)

10 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Love your inventivness and this brilliant scene. So clever, perfect for the sketch and certainly strong and so clever. I LOVE this card.

Skye said...

A fun card. I like the cute little girl and the great sentiment.

Cara said...

Fab card, totally why I don't do picnics! Have a great Easter. Cara x

Esther said...

What an awesome card, Ruth! I love your inventive take on the "strong" theme, and what a great way of pairing challenges! The lines of helpful ants are so cute and funny... I can just imagine them fetching and carrying away the picnic. Very creative and cool! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seven Hills Crafts :)

Kim B. said...

Ruth, this is such a fun card!!!! Awesome job!!!

Jen W. said...

So much cuteness! Those industrious little ants make me giggle and I love the plaid picnic blanket! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Well, I did not know that fact about ants...and, yes, that does make them pretty strong! This card is so CUTE!! Love that sweet girl and the pops of color...such a great card! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Lisa Tilson said...

This is such a fun card Ruth, and a perfect card for both challenges - really creative! Love how you made this scene, who would have thought ants could be cute. And I have to say as cute as they area, I still don't like them near my food haha. Love that splash of patterned paper too - perfect! Lisa x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, I don't know how I managed to miss this little sweetie! Poor her, she's had an invasion . . . little beggers (they ruined our lawn!!) Beautifully coloured Ruth and I LOVE the diagonal design! Have a great day my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That is one awesome take on that cue word - hilarious interpretation!

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