Saturday, April 5, 2008

I finally did a challenge!



I really love Rubbernecker stamps so when I saw the first challenge posted on Jeanne Streiff's blog a few weeks ago I was really excited! But then I got busy and I never got around to actually doing any of them. So this most recent one I decided that I must do. There is no sketch just a color combo and at least one Rubbernecker image. I love these frog images! The first one I colored the frog and the flower stem and leaves green but I didn't have much of a color variation between them so the frog was really camoflauged (think I have an idea for that though!) so I tried again with a different color. I really love how this turned out! At first the frog was really dark but I blended well with the Copic colorless blender until I achieved a shade I liked. I really went over this image many times and this is where the Papertrey Ink white cardstock really makes a difference. It is so heavy and smooth...it really takes a lot of wear and tear! All of the cardstock is Bazzill except the light pink which has a tiny white floral design on it from Lasting Impressions. This paper and some of the solid pink cs also was used to make the flower which I added a small rhinestone to. The image was stamped with Palette Noir and colored with Copics. I added purple Stickles to the frogs spots and icicle Stickles to the flower petals. The flower center I used Stickles in cinnamon and yellow. I went over the frogs eyelids and some detail in the leaves and stems with the Sakura stardust pen too. The green cardstock is stamped with a swirl from Autumn Leaves in Tea Leaves from Versa Magic. The great ribbon I found last night at my LSS Your Happy Place. It's so textural and gorgeous! There's just a touch of purple hydrangea Versa Magic stippled around the frog as well, but it doesn't show up really well in the photo. The image was stamped again and I used pieces of it to pop up on the original. You might see this is the photo, I popped up the flower petals, the frogs back feet, and a leaf and stem. The flower I made using a tear drop shaped punch ( I think it's marvy) that my enabling friend gave me. See, she has the dreaded disease CRS, so she buys a lot of doubles...which I end up with, so I am hoping we don't find a cure anytime soon. Anyway, I punched 5 teardrops out of each of the pink papers and curled them a bit around a paint brush handle and stuck them down on a glue dot. I added a little but of Pearlescent Orchid Brilliance ink around the edges of the petals and photo corner punches. Hope you like him! Or her!

7 comments:

Joan and Amy said...

Oh my word...I love this frog. My e-mail address is froglady_jj.....my license plate is RIBITT....I really don't need to explain why I like this little guy....Actually I love the daisy too. LOL Joan

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful fun card Danielle! you come out of hiding and produce this lovely froggie! Great coloring on this and love the layering - just super!

Jukie said...

What an amazing card! Your colouring,layout and the general look of the card is wonderful. tfs

Ila said...

Wow!! this is Fabulous!! and that froggie is Super Cute!!..lvoe your coloring, layout and accents!!

Carolyn King said...

oh my--this is adorable. you did a fantastic job with the image! Wow! love how you colored it!

Velta said...

I love this little guy! Your coloring is perfect! I gotta go check out these stamps :)

Lesa said...

This is absolutely adorable! What a cute card. I love his flower he is sitting on and your coloring is fabulous. Gotta get me some copics. TFS!