Monday, August 9, 2010

Combined Challenges

Happy Monday everyone, I hope your weekend was a good one!
I made this card for two challenges. First is the Stars & Stamps #29 sketch challenge found here. Next up is the SCS Technique Tuesday challenge which is to use TT stamps. That challenge is here but it ends today. I picked up this cute TT stamp set called "Ribbit" at the Valley Forge Convention last week. I love the tiny, detailed fly image almost as much as the frog, so I made 3 little fly embellishments on the bottom of this card by stamping with versafine onyx black ink, coloring with a Tombow marker and adding some Glossy accents. I hate flies, but I like these little guys LOL! The frog was stamped with Versamark, and embossed with Hunter Green ep, while the leaves were stamped using Wild Wasabi. I added more color to the frog and background with Tombows and stickles, then added some Wasabi ribbon and a button with navy hemp. The vertical DP is from Basic Grey Two Scoops and the blue background is from the PTI bitty box collection. I used two different Cuttlebug embossing folders for the background and panel.
Next up is a card using the same sketch as above, only I flipped it and added a circle sentiment. This is a stamped image I received from Michelle last year. I colored it but never made a card until now. I used Tombows for coloring and added some silver deco pen accents to the ribbon and bow on the package. The sentiment is from G Studios, while the DP is all Figgy Pudding from BG (one of my all-time favs). I made a few faux brads to balance everything out.
It's going to be another hot one here in PA, so I've already run all my errands and I'm staying indoors and chilling for the day! Stay cool and have a good one!!

Carol

16 comments:

*CAFE said...

Oh my goodness....that frog is just darling! I am on a huge frog kick, lately (not sure why.....just lvong frogs! lol!) This one is adorable! Good job!

Diane Jaquay said...

It's always such a treat to open your blog in my reader Carol, I know I can count on a wonderful creation every time! I adore the frog card! You use embossing on your cards like nobody I've seen!

Joanne Travis said...

Carol, both of your cards are so adorable!! The first one would work great for Speedy's Friends challenge this week to create your own embellishments! These are fabulous :)

Louise Fox said...

Carol, Yes, I agree on the picture taking! You are so clever and creative - both cards are wonderful! My fav is the Hoppy Birthday card. Love the colors and the brads are just priceless! Rub-ons? Both are just too cute and a real smile makers! Blessings, L...

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

All of your blog followers just love you to pieces. I enjoy reading their comments almost as much as looking at these adorable cards. Both make me smile.

Sherry H said...

Your frog and, yes, even the flies made me smile! Love the way you colored & embellished the frog and the embossing on the patterned strip makes it look quilted!!

JD said...

Both cards are really cute, but I especially like your frog...Hugs, Jill

LeAnne said...

Very cute!!! Both of them make me giggle!

Sue from Oregon said...

so cute...I hate mice and look at me..a HMouse addict LOL! Cute creations today. Love the embossing on the first one! I need to use my folders more!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Carol,
You cards are all really awesome, I really love your "Froggy" sketch card and think you captured the sketch perfectly.

Thanks for visiting my blog! It's been really a job to be part of the OWH group and nice to meet you!

Happy Crafting!!
Lisa

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Carol, Both of your cards are amazing! I love the frog and (eww) flies! I love the way you flipped the sketch with your next card, very nice!

Susan (rainy) said...

Lovin' the flies.. well like you said, at least the ones on your card. Both cards are adorable, Carol.

Yolanda said...

Great cards. I like the embossing and I love the dog card.

Paula said...

Love all the texture in the frog card! Fabulous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVIN' the images on both cards!....SUPER cute!

Karen Howard said...

Both cards are really cute! Love the embossing, it really adds a lot! Hugs, Karen

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