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Thursday, July 19, 2012

OWH Sketch #124 with Doodle Pantry Snowball Ants

Here we are in the middle of July, the anticipated temp today in Mid-Michigan will be a record high 99 degrees, and I am making WINTER cards for Operation Write Home!  At first I found this really odd but once I started rolling with it I was suprised that it really did help to take my mind off the July heat and thinking about cooler temps and snow showers (not such a bad thought today but very discouraging in January and February I must say!)

My card today was inspired by a combination of  OWH Sketch #124 (see below) and one of the July new releases from Doodle Pantry called Snowball Ants.  I must admit that I am not a computer geru by any stretch of the imagination but I did find it very easy to manipulate the .pgn files (with Microsoft Word) in this adorable set to come up with my own unique focal image.

The ants and the shading around the snowballs were precolored digitally by the creator (Laurie Wilson) but the blue sponging around the edges was added by me.  The snowflake embossing was done with a Cuttlebug folder.  I did pop the focal image with dimensional tape but it is difficult to see in this photo.

Here is the OWH Sketch #124 I used:

Thanks for stopping by!  Your comments are appreciated!

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  1. Lisa this great! Each element compliments the next. I really like the yellow accents and you did a great job on the sponging. I'm not too good at sponging just yet but this inspires me to keep trying. TFS!

  2. what a cool fun card! awesome and very clever!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Really Cute card! Thanks for playing along at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

  4. The blue sponging really makes this card - love it!!

  5. Wonderful fun winter card Lisa, love the ants and your fab take on the sketch!

  6. Fabulous card
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Cute Animal * challenge
    Hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x

  7. Super adorable Lisa!!! Love those adorable ants and all the antics they get into!!! Great sketch too.


  8. Cute card! I love these ants!

  9. Great take on the sketch! Wonderful coloring for the ant scene! I just love those guys! TFS!

  10. Hi Lisa,
    Oh My goodness 99 degrees!!! I would just melt LOL...not used to those kind of temps. Oh this is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love those cute little ants lol, the dp and the embossed panel, the colour scheme is just perfect. Love the layout. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx