This cute little frog from Whimsy Stamps was won a couple of weeks ago when Denise hosted Whimsy Wednesday (a mini virtual stamp night) over on Paper Craft Planet with several challenges and lots of fun chatting! Right now there is a challenge to create a Valentine using a Whimsy Stamp. This is my third try coloring the frog. The first one I didn't like the way some of the colors (didn't) work together, the second one I was almost finished blending, when the baby oil went "blurp" all over the image (thank goodness I had moved to the table and was no longer sitting on the floor), then third time was a charm!
I used colored pencils and did the blending with GooGone. Not showing well in photo, but the sky is a sponged blue. For the two smaller strips, I cut two strips from the pattern paper sample on the front cover of my Basic Grey Bittersweet pack! Hearts along the top & bottom are from Verve. The inside says, "Hop on over, Valentine".
The card also completes the challenge for a new sketch blog, Card Patterns. Wow!! More sketches...my favorite thing!