After two cards with realistic coloring and shading HERE and HERE, I decided to create a clean and simple one with the adorable girl from the BB Every Day is a Picnic stamp set. Her large size makes her extra fun to color and I even did some paper piecing on her blouse, although nothing as elaborate as THIS work of art by my talented teammate Debbie.
I diecut a panel of Copic friendly card stock with the second largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics and stamped the girl, the picnic basket, the ants and the sentiment with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink.
Then I masked the legs and the basket, so that I could lightly ink the grass with some Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink and the Grassy Edges Stencil. I love the cute little ants, but when I tried out my first idea, which was to create a frame with them, it turned out a little bit creepy. I guess when it comes to bugs, less is more.
As you can see in the close up above, I even added some Glossy Accents, to make them come alive.
After I was done with the coloring (Copic markers; E11, E21, E000, R20, E04, E55, E53, E51, RV34, RV32, RV11, C2, G46, G43, G40, Y17 and Y15) I adhered the panel to a top fold card base covered with patterned paper from the Spring Whimsy Paper Pad and that’s it.
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List of MFT supplies used for the picnic card
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