Mar 27, 2009

BC92 - Hoppy Frog Greetings

Happy Friday or should I say, "Hoppy" Friday!   This week sure has flown by quickly.  It's time once again for the Blogger's Challenge.  This week the theme was, Tempting Templates or Die Cuts.  Now I must admit that I am so NOT a "template" type of person so naturally I decided to go with Die Cuts.  I've had this darling frog die cut for ages and finally had a chance to use it and I like how everything turned out and hopefully you will too.                      I started by cutting out my Frog with Kiwi Kiss card stock and then again with Summer Sun as I wanted my little bug to be yellow instead of green.  Next up I sponged on some Kiwi Kiss on the frog to give it some dimension and added some Key Lime Glitter (Art Institute) for the eyes.  Then I sponged More Mustard on the bug and highlighted the wings with Lemone' Glitter (AI)
Next up I used myNestabilities Rectangle Dies and cut out one in Not Quite Navy and the other in Whisper White.  To that I stamped the Cattails and colored them with Prisma Colored Pencils.  I stamped the sentiment with Not Quite Navy Ink.  From there I had my color scheme down and layered Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss and Summer Sun card stock.  The later I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Houndstooth embossing folder and then brayered on some More Mustard Ink.  I layered on a piece of Houndstooth DP from the SU Urban Oasis collection.  Next up I added a piece of Kiwi Kiss that I used my new Wavy Dot Punch (EK Success) on and added 3 Not Quite Navy Brads and some Navy Grosgrain ribbon to complete the card. 
You can see how the frogs eyes and the bug really sparkle in this close-up.
Stamps Used:  Cattails - DJ Inkers,  Sending Smiles sentiment - Hero Arts
Ink: Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard
So now go check out the other members of the Challenge Group to view their projects and don't forget to leave them some "loving" via the comments button.
Have a fabulous weekend!

15 comments:

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very cute, Ida! Love the frog.

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute diecut. Love the brayering over the cuttlebug embossing.

Lisa Bohler said...

That frog brings a huge smile to my face! Super cute card!

Kerry D-C said...

Frog-tastic!! This is WAY CUTE, Ida!!

Nikki Bond said...

Soo cute! Love the colors you chose and that image is soo cute! {SMILES}

Jamie Fisher said...

I LOVE IT!! It's adorable!! Very creative!

Connie said...

Very cute! Love that frog! I figured something happened with your post this morning.

Beckie said...

What a cute card! I love the layout and the frog is adorable!

Lori said...

This is so cute, Ida! The frog die cut looks great with the stamped image.

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

You rocked this weeks challenge - such a different look to what we have all produced and so good!

:) Marcia

Rachel Hope said...

CUTE!!!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Ida! This is so adorable! You've put everything together perfectly! Love that froggie! :D

Patti Chesky said...

This card is way too cute!! Love the froggie.

MJ said...

What a cute frog and such a fun layout. Great job.

Elena said...

Super work on this die-cut challenge! I have this die-cut too, but never used it...
Love your card, Ida! So clever! And very cute!