Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A sketch & an RAK

Good morning!! It's Wednesday & that means Sketch Challenge day on Splitcoast!!! Today's sketch is perfect for an image I had colored last night.

I bought this Penny Black stamp, Green Friends, at the same rummage sale I bought THIS STAMP. What a deal!! Clearly there is supposed to be a sentiment to go with it, since one frog's mouth is open, clearly talking, & other has such a look on his face. I'll have to be on the lookout for a saying that would go with this!! Anyway, I colored the froggie friends with my Prismas & gamsol, & added Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the water. Believe it or not, I used something other than Basic Grey ~~ the designer paper on this card is from Cloud 9 Design & it's called Baby Boy Stripe (I also have Baby Girl Stripe, lol). The blue in the background is the reverse side of the stripes. The other papers are from the DCWV fall stack. The flowers are a combo of Primas & punches, & the leaves are of course punched with the Martha Stewart branch punch. This card turned out quite heavy, as I kept adding more & more layers, lol! Blue & green is one of my favorite combos so I added as much as I could :)



I also wanted to share a card with you that I received the other day from my friend Cris. Cris & I actually met on Splitcoast a couple of years ago & have become good friends IRL. She was with me at the infamous rummage sale where I scored all these wonderful Penny Black stamps :) Anyhow, she's been uber busy making Valentines.....how cute is this Whipper Snapper kitty??


The picture doesn't show it, but she did quite a few layers on the cat....she did an extra layer of whole cat...lol...then a 3rd layer with just his nose & paws. It is sooooo cute...thanks so much, Cris!! Sadly, she doesn't have a gallery nor blog, but hopefully someday soon.....she's too talented NOT to show off her work!!

You still have about 3 hours to enter my blog candy above........it will close at noon today, & I will pick a winner sometime tonight. Thank you so much to everyone who has already visited & entered.....I have LOVED reading about your favorite candies....especially those from overseas, because I haven't heard of many of them!! We may need to do a candy swap :)

***Edited to add Deana told me she got this stamp, & along with the stamp she got the saying "Glad to see you made it through another year without croaking!" Bahahhahahahaaaa ....that is GREAT......now I'll *have* to have that stamp, of course!! Thanks, Deana!!

26 comments:

Antje said...

These frogs are just sooo supercute.... and so well coloured!! Awesome!

Lil' Inker said...

Your froggies are so incredibly colored! Wow! Love how you used the layout. Great job!

Paula said...

Fabulous color choices...I love how the purple and green go together...not a color choice I would have chosen...until NOW! LOL... just fab!

Annie said...

oh they are so cute! and I love the dark blue and green colour combo on the papers you used. the sketch looks a nice easy one too - I'll have to go take a look as I'm still plugging away at them! hugs, annie x

Gvendalen said...

what beautiful cards! I love colors, cute cat and amusing frogs.

Jan said...

Ohhh, the frogs are soooo cute!!! Looks like the big frog is saying, "my pad or yours?". lol. As always, your coloring is gorgeous!!!

Deana said...

Love the blue/green combo! I have the same stamp and the words I got to go with it say "Glad to see you made it through another year without croaking!" Too funny!

Deana

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Your awesome coloring seriously BLOWS MY MIND!! WOW!

Olde Country Creations said...

WOW I love your card! Those frogs are so, so cute and I LOVE that striped paper. Fabulous job!! I need to get busy on my SCS challenge. The day is dwindling away and here I sit. lol

Cris's card is adorable as well. I love pink and brown......well honestly I love anything with brown!

Thanks for sharing.

Tonya

Moni said...

Gorgeous cards, Love the colours and the paper! Hugs, Moni

Stressed Stamper said...

love the Penny Black frogs...big fan of anything Penny Black

Sarah

Valems said...

Gorgeous cards! I love those frogs.
Hugs, Vanja

Dawn said...

What a great score for both of you. Love your coloring on your card Michelle. Super job.

MaryJo said...

I love them both!!!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Michelle,
Love it! So cute and the coloring is awesome! Love how you added the shimmer to the water.
:) Rachel

Tracey said...

Just gorgeous Michelle!

Kelly Schelske said...

Great froggy card Michelle, love the colors and the shimmer int eh water!!

Fabulous RAK card too, lucky lady!!

Kelly xx

Ila said...

Love the froggy card!! they are So Cute...and your take on the sketch is Fabulous!!....Beautiful RAK!!...Hugs, Ila

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so adorable!!!! You always do an awesome job on your coloring!!! I love those frogs!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Your card is so adorable! Those frogs are so cute...but the sentiment is hillarious!!! Too funny!
~Lacey

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is awesome!1 I love your colouring...so dimensional! you have to get that sentiment..it is brilliant! Love the blue /green combo!
Judy x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love the image Michelle and what a great find, Your colouring is gorgeous and love the layout and flowers, The card from your friend Cris is so sweet, Hugs, Nikki x

Ellie said...

This is gorgeous! I love penny black! Love your coloring! The card your friend cris sent you is too cute too!

dpkennedy said...

Your coloring is wonderful! These cards are so cute!

Tammi said...

Cute card from your friend! And I LOVE your fabulous one, pretty coloring and love the little bits of white on there...awesome card!

Mich said...

I love the frogcard that you made. They were coloured in in such a great way and match perfectly with the paper behind it. Gorgeous !!

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