Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Color Throwdown #31

This weeks Color Throwdown colors were a lovely choice by the lovely Tammy!
How cute is this frog?! Designed by none other than Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper. Although he looks just like the frog from from the new Fish Friends set he is a single image and much larger than the one in the set. I have the set too, btw...I thought the big guy would be a great companion!




Continuing with my hiatus from Copic marker I watercolored this image. I went a little more freestyle on the watercoloring on this image unlike the Magnolia image here . Freestyle...like that? Not sloppy, no sir, freestyle. Yeah, that's it. I used Marvy dye ink pads to watercolor on watercolor paper which the image was stamped in black Versafine ink. I can't believe how many years I have had these Marvy ink pads and they are still inky and in great shape...and I let my 5 year old use them all the time!


I think the ribbon is from Michaels, but once I chose this sentiment and to make it circular, the "blue ribbon" look was born. The pattered paper is a Chatterbox scrap. A few dew drops to fill in the blank space and done.


Don't forget to check out all the wonderful creations by the design team! Have a great day!


LeAnne Pugliesi - Wee Inklings


Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits


Broni Holcomb - Splashes of Watercolor


Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy


Cathy Indelicato - Crafty Thoughts

20 comments:

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Ribbet... ribbet...rub it...love it....my attempt at a (very) little bit of humour. Your sweet little bigger froggie is a cutie! (word verification "defluec" - I am doh duffed up wiff de fluec....sorry, best I could do....)

Cathy Indelicato said...

Sooo cute! Love the frog!!! Great card!

Poppy said...

aww lovely card.
poppy

Julia Aston said...

Love your 'free style' coloring on this Danielle! (you crack me up!) It's so soft and watercolory!! the frog is so CUTE! fun color combo - hope to get to play with it later!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is SO ADORABLE! I love how you watercolored this funny little guy and the blue ribbon idea is wonderful!!

Tricia said...

Love your blue ribbon effect!! Just wonderful!!

Carol Dee said...

Great way to use the ribbon. Fun little/big frog. He is so cute sitting under his Daisy.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Your watercoloring is AMAZING!! Love this little frog too...he's so cute!

Rose Ann said...

This is colored beautifully, and so SO cute, Danielle!! Love your ribbon, stitching, and Dew Drops too!!

Tonya said...

Very nice & very cute!

Barbara said...

Love the froggie! and the blue ribbon was a stroke of genius! Great card, Danielle!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Aww this little frog is tooo cute! Love the award and perfect for those special times!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Awwww, how FUN!!

noble pig said...

Definitely a prince among the world of frogs...just adorable!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I just love your froggie, and the watercoloring is fabulous! Great stiching too, and love the "blue ribbon!" Too cute! Thanks!

Ila said...

This is just the Cutest!! I love your water coloring and the way you did the sentiment looks fabulous!!

LeAnne said...

Love this little guy and your "freestyle!" By the way, the word verification today is "INGRAT"--can you imagine? Quite the opposite, I might say!
Hugs,
LeAnne

Tammi said...

Toooo cute!! Nice stitching, freestylin' :) and layout...might try this one! I just got that stamp, it's so fun!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is fantastic!

Candy said...

Sooo very cute, wonderful coloring!!