Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Whimsy Frog


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!

Happy crafting!
Sharon

17 comments:

linnes said...

How cool! You won this stamp, great job! Real cute card too.

Sara said...

love that frog, too cute

Jaspere said...

Adorable. Love that frog and congrats!

Joanne Travis said...

That frog looks like it's saying Pucker up and give us a kiss :)
SO cute!!

Deb M. said...

Super cute!! Love that frog..he's adorable!!

Enjoyed visiting your blog...tfs!

Fiona Y said...

gotta love the bittersweet paper, and just look at that cute frog! i can visualise a female version [thick red lips & all] *lol* thanks for playing along with us at cardpatterns :)

mariemc said...

Great job with the sketch!! Love all of that Basic Grey paper!!!

Kim said...

How cute is that frog? Super cute card!

Jackie said...

This is too cute! love that lil' froggie...tfs!!

Ellie said...

Congrats on winning this adorable stamp! Love your coloring and your card is too cute!!

Card Patterns said...

Now this is what stamping is all about! I appreciate you playing along with us. Your card is adorable!!!!
Michelle

Catherine said...

I love the frog and the heart boarder!

whoistracy said...

What a cute little frog! Thanks for playing along with us.

Kristen Swain said...

the froggie is too cute! i love your card, esp the layering of pp behind the image!
kris

Ronnie said...

Oh what a cute little frog! I love that stamp! Your card is fabulous!

Sonya said...

Love your frog image, What a very neat stamp! Such a fun card,great your take on the sketch.

alica said...

very cute... great idea using the cover from DP.. my first thought was you cut each little piece and glue them in the line ;)