Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Froggie and friends

I almost forgot to post on my blog today!LOL! Ooops! I made this card today for the sketch challenge and posted it on SCS. I had to run to a local farm to pick up some bushels of peas and while the peas were blanching my intentions were to post on my blog....then I started commenting on SCS and frogot!

Okay! Here we go!LOL! Madison is on a frog kick lately since she found a pet frog those of you who read my blog probably remeber the story about Madison finding the frog if not you can read the story on this post unfrogettable smile. The kids are in the Catch the reading bug program and Madison has been reading alot of the Froggy books by Jonathan London. As most of you know little froggy here is retiring (boo!hoo!) so I made this card for Madison. I kinda jumped around alot when making this card. I started by stamping the images onto pti white. I stamped each image 3 times. I punched them out with the 1 1/4" sq punch. I colored the images using prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I added an outline to the bottom of each of the images using copic cool gray no.1 marker. Then I colored my main image and outlined with the copic marker. I punched an apricot appeal mat for each image using the 1 3/8" sq punch. I used my grid paper to figure out what size to make my card. I used the lines on the grid paper to figure out my spacing, etc for my squares. With my 3 sqs across and down I needed at least a 5" card base. I used cool carribean for my 5" sq panel and layered my images. I added my cool carribean layer to a textured wild wasabi 5 1/4" sq card base. I matted my main image onto textured wasabi and punched a hole in the lower left side for my ribbon. For some reason it didnt look right to me so I added a guava layer also and that looked better. To finish off my card I had to add some sparkle! I used diamond stickles and added them to the frogs eyes, the wings of the dragonfly, the circles on the mushrooms, and the snails body.

I will be back later today to share what the kids made other day. For now Im off to bag up peas!LOL! Have a great day!


Neva said...

Shannon this is just too cute. love the images and they way you have them placed. Love it

peanutbee said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE how you did all the panels behind the frog...little mushrooms and snails and it!!

Heather said...

Ok, Shannon, SUPER cute card! LOVE the images and your colors/coloring! Just too cute!