Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Ants Have Returned!

Happy Tuesday friends! The ants are back in town at Doodle Pantry and having a bunch of fun with their hot chocolate and marshmallows!  This adorable set "Cocoa Ants" was just released last week and is one of my new favorites at Doodle Pantry.  The best thing about this set is that it's FREE!  All you have to do is....

play along with us in this month's Doodle Pantry Challenge!  Yes that's all!  Just enter a card using a Doodle Pantry image in our challenge on the Doodle Pantry Blog and you'll get this Cocoa Ants image sent to you free as our token of appreciation for being one of our Doodle Pantry fans.

These cute ants are perfect for a guy card which I've created for your inspiration today.  I had a blast coloring this image with Copic markers - they just bring a smile when I look at them enjoying themselves with those marshmallows! The papers are from My Mind's Eye "All Spice" collection in the perfect guy colors.

I followed this sketch from The Sweet Stop in creating my card, except that I rotated the sketch 90 degrees clockwise.  The sentiment I wanted to use from the Cocoa Ants set and the marshmallow embellishments I created seemed to work better with the sketch rotated like this.

I hope you'll join in the Doodle Pantry Challenge to get this set.  The challenge is open through February 24th. We love our challenge participants and the inspiration their creations bring us. I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Sharon, I just Love the image, so much fun, great colouring, and perfect for a male card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

AllisonG said...

Great job coloring! You turned out a perfectly masculine card. :-)

Glenda Atkins said...

fabulous card, love the blue mug and the colouring on the ants. It is a wonderful masculine card,love the use of the marshmallows as an embellishment. Cool!

Emma F said...

Oh my word, how cute are they? Esp. the little guy on the ground stuffing his face with the marshmallow. CUTE! Love the colouring, this is one fabulous card :)

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh wow - that brown and blue combination are so perfect for this card. Fabulous work!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Sharon, this is so adorable! Love the stamp set with this layout! Perfect. Love the colors and that sentiment is just too happy! Love it!~
Hugs, Sarah

Amy Johnson said...

Oh wow! I absolutely love what you did with this image! The colors are fabulous!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Sharon,
Your coloring of this image is spectacular! I love the shading on that cocoa cup!
Hugs,
Georgia

Joanna said...

Love the ants. What a great card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Sharon. Love the image and the amazing coloring. The blue looks great with brown. Love the cout out marshmallow pieces. Thank you for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop this week. :o)

Patti P. said...

This is fabulous....your coloring is always beautiful, but this is stunning!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a wow, Sharon -- Amazing coloring, love the colors and gorgeous design.

Kathy W. said...

Great coloring on this Sharon! Love the papers and the sketch is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Frost said...

Sharon your ants are gorgeous! The sketch and background paper makes them pop!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Lot all your coloring and color choices...and everything comes together so well with the sketch.. LOVE IT!!!