Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer ANTics

When I found out that this week's challenge at For Fun Challenges was watermelon, I was so excited to pull out this image. I don't use it enough. It's Stamping Up's Ladybug Picnic (retired). Actually, I'd had it for years and had never used it until this summer. But it was just perfect, especially when I saw this framed image from our sponsor at Meljen's. Don't they go perfectly? I did print the frame a bit smaller than the standard 4.25 * 5.5 inches but decided to run with it since it was such a nice size for the stamps. I wanted the stars in the corners to really look like buttons so I put a very thick layer of Diamond Glaze on top and left it to dry overnight with markers across the paper to try and prevent it from curling up. That seemed to work.

The winner this week will receive 4 images of their choice from Meljen's. There is a freebie from Meljen's if you don't have a watermelon image and you want to play that you can find here.

Hope you'll join us.


  1. Christine, your card is brilliant x
    Just love the ant border.

    hugs sally x

  2. This is awesome! Thanks for doing such a great job this week.