Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's a hoppy birthday

I made this birthday card for a new friend who is also a fellow stamper. I hope I can deliver it to her before she reads this post!

I love the Penny Black whimsical images and this frog was being neglected. I stamped several images that I had yet to see ink and brought them upstate with me when we went up for the long weekend before Labor day. One day after we hiked and were too tired to do anything else, my son Joey and I sat and colored. As much as I like dimension and thought about paper piecing this, I was really happy with the way the coloring with my Copics came out and decided I liked it as a one dimensional image. I used some new Shimmerz paint to liven up the flower center, the frogs cheeks (do they have cheeks?) and the corners of the image panel. The gorgeous dp is Eva from Basic Grey. The ribbon and the sentiment is from PTI, Pond Life set.

This frog just makes me smile! Hope you do to!

18 comments:

Shelly said...

So cute Danielle!

Beate said...

That's so cute! I love your coloring!
Hugs and smiles

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee so cute, love y our coloring, awesome job.

Joan said...

Oh my gosh I feel I've been away so long......this little frog is fantastic and I love the little saying too!!! Joan

Julia Aston said...

How cute is that hopping frog with his pretty daisy! very fun B'day card Danielle!

Tori Wild said...

Adorable image and great coloring. I don't have any shimmerz paints, but I love the look-- May need to pick some up! Very cute card!

Lauri said...

Great job! Love Penny Black stamps!!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...how CUTE!! Your coloring is wonderful as always, Danielle!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Absolutely 180% adorable! I love frogs and this is really sweet! I have not seen this stamp before, and you did a wonderful coloring job! Best, Curt

chelemom said...

He totally makes me smile!!! What a cutie pie image!

Carolyn Bounds said...

He is adorable, and makes me smile too:o) This card is total sweetness!!! Your friend is going to love it.

shel9999 said...

Danielle, this is ADORABLE! And you chose the PERFECT paper to go along with it! Your friend is sure to love this!

Carolyn King said...

SUPER cute card--i am sure your friend will treasure this!

Candy said...

So cute!!

Linsey said...

OH gosh, Danielle, this card is so adorable! Your new friend is sure to love it! I agree, sometimes just a good ol single stamped and colored image is the best--and your coloring is truly amazing--I hope to get as good as you some day (just got 12 more copics, yay!) And if frogs don't have rosey little cheeks, they certainly should because this little guy is about the cutest thing I've ever seen! Superb work! Have a great day!

Oh, and ps- CONGRATS on winning the Starving Artistamps set-you're so lucky! :) hugs!

In My Minds Eye said...

this is ADORABLE! I have to get this stamp now! what a great card!

Sharon in NE said...

Great coloring and choice of DP!

broni (waterchild12) said...

That is the cutest frog I believe I've ever seen! Except for the one in your photo with the purple flowers, of course! This is an adorable card!