Darling Butterfly



A get well card tooo

     Hello again my crafty friend : ) This card is for my DT challenge. I am on the Wednesday sketch challenge design team over at The Outlawz. This is a very fun and friendly site with a new challenge every day running for one week each. There is also a digital freebie challenge that runs two - three weeks, the images are supplied to you, all you have to do is make at least one card using one of the images to receive the next set of images for the next challenge. Very fun site, wonderfully friendly atmosphere, you would love it so pop over and check us out, we'd love to have you. There are awesome prizes as well :)
     I decided I would make my cards on the wkend and have them ready for the challenges a head of time. I needed several cards for various reasons and I find it is faster to make a card if you already have a sketch, you know where everything goes, just figure out what to put there. LOL
     There is a bit of a story behind my thinking on this card. You see, when my aunt got married to my uncle, his sister, my brother and I had a blast hanging out all night, singing, dancing and laughing, just having tons of fun. After the reception she came back to my house and we continued having fun into the wee hrs of the morn. I was joking around with her and saying well now that we are related I guess that kind of makes you our aunt, and your very friendly and sociable so I think I'll call you Auntie Social, LOL. This nick name has been a running joke for almost 27 yrs now, and she always gets a big kick out of it....LOL!
     When I decided to make her a card to wish her well I thought about the auntie social pun and thought hmmmmm I should make a card with an ant on it, ohhh and how about it is upside down  cause she isn't on her feet very much these days. I was even going to add a cast to one of the ant's legs but just remembered that now, too late, lol my aunt took the card over to her when they were down visiting for the long wkend.  Anyway, this is the card I made for her and she got a good laugh over it. They say laugher is the best medicine so I hope she is up and around really soon :)
The sketch

My interpretation :)
     I used paper I have had in my stash for about 4 yrs, it came in a big kit with a scrapbooking album, cards, stickers, everything all co ordinating but I didn't keep track of things like that back then so I don't know who made it. I used spellbinders classic ovals to cut the ant's body parts, then used classic circles to change the shape of the ends of two of the ovals. glued them together and pop dotted off  the leaf (from the larger of the two sunflower die sets).
     I used a piece of coloured wire for the antenae that I put through two holes I made with a poker, and curled the ends around the poker. The bottom leaves are from the spellbinders foliage set. The stamped ants are from a set of See D's stamps called Cute as a Bug. I used a stamp from PK-750 Animal Faces Small  for the face but I am looking and can't remember which one I used. I stamped the face a few times till I got the look I wanted and I am pretty sure I used the camel's face, but drew my own mouth line because the mouth looked funny on an upside down ant, LOL.
     Thank you so much for coming by and checking out my card, I hope you leave me a comment so I can come by and check out what you have been up to lately :) Have a scrap happy day, see you soon!

Cindy   :)

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