Friday, July 5, 2013

Outlawz Friday's Alcohol Markers Challenge - The Ants' Picnic Parade

Did those of you who celebrate on July 4th have a fantastic day?!?  And are you ready for another Challenge at the Outlawz?!  Today's theme is Picnic/BBQ.  I went with the Picnic so that I could once again use some of the fabulous ants from Nikki at Melonheadz Illustrations.  As I mentioned in a previous post, these little guys were freebies on Nikki's blog last summer.  They are still available for purchase as a set called Ants on Parade in her Etsy shop here.  I didn't get the chance to color them up last year, so I'm pleased to use them now.

I kept the card simple (seem to be creating CAS cards more frequently...might be developing a style, lol).

Since the card is CAS, in addition to this being a DT card for the Outlawz Friday's Alcohol Markers Challenge, I am entering it into the Without Words Challenge, July - Summer Picnic with the colors of strawberries, cream, and cucumbers.  And if you are confused about the Challenge, as I first was, because my card has "words" on it, here is their definition of acceptable cards:

CLEAN AND SIMPLE - OUR DEFINITION: A very simple layout with the absolute minimum of embellishments (or none at all), allowing the focus of the card to be a well coloured image. Sentiments are fine. 

Now back to the Outlawz Challenge!  Please join Carla, Dawn, Jen, Linda, and me in this week's Challenge!  This month's Challenge Sponsor is Bombshell Stamps

Thank you for visiting my blog, and have a marvelous weekend everyone!


  1. When i look at this card, i think of holiday, to have good time, eating out if it's possible (with warm weather !we will have sun for the next days youpiii !)...
    Well, i love this card, superb colors, and yummy ;-)
    Have a nice week-end
    (i'm late with my e-mails oups :-))

  2. This is such a fun card. It is great card to celebrate any picnic or bbq. Love your coloring and love this card. You always surprise me with images that are new to me. Going to have to go shopping in your stores.

  3. Sorry if you found our title confusing hun - it's an extract from the fabulous quote in our header - but so glad you joined us at Without Words with your fabulous picnic card! Hugs Squirrel xx

  4. Loving this CAS design! The ants are so stinkin cute and love how you've used the gingham paper as the table cloth:) Great card


  5. HI Tress, this card is just awesome!! Talk about the perfect summer card! Love love how it could be for a birthday card, picnic card or just a come on over and have dinner with us card. lol...Super cute! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Lisa G

  6. Tress, what an adorable card. I love everything about it and it just screams "summer" to me :)

  7. OMGosh they are so super cute!!! They were worth the wait.

  8. Aww, This is So CUTE Tress! Love your sweet little ants! Definitely a Perfect summer card! Love it! 8-)

    Hope you had a Super 4th! 8-)


  9. Well you just know that I'm going to love a CAS card and this one is just too cute!! Perfect choice for our theme and I love those little guys ;)

  10. This card made me smile! as we have so many ants visiting our garden this year grrrrr. Thanks for joining us at without words. Joey xx