Saturday, March 28, 2009

...Feelin' Froggy

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This was my submission for Beate John's Weekend Sketch Challenge #74. This week's sketch was provided by this week's hostess, Charmaine Ikach of Oodabug Alley. I started with a Kiwi Kiss Cardstock base, then matted each additional layer with a combination of Kiwi Kiss Cardstock and/or Pacific Point Cardstock. The striped paper was from the Muirfield Designer Series Paper pack. The sweet frog are from Stamping Bella's new KETTO stamp line, and they are called "Froggy". The sentiment panel was created using a multi-word set from Impression Obsession called "Sentiments II". It was stamped in Basic Black Craft Ink onto a scrap piece of Kiwi Kiss Cardstock, then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. The sentiment was punched out using the Large Oval Punch. The blue piece on the bottom of that panel was punched out with the Curly Label Punch, then cut in half to create a scallop along the lower edge.

What do you think of the focal panel? The only stamps used were the frogs, and yours-truly created the rest with Copic Sketch Markers! I am so flippin' proud of the way it all turned out...I hope you all are, too! The frogs were stamped and embossed on a piece of White Georgia Pacific Cardstock, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers. Several Silver Brads were the only embellishments I used in order to create a more masculine feel to the card. The mats for the brads were created using a 1/4" Circle Punch and a 3/8" Circle Punch. Each layer was attached using Dimensionals.

That's it for now! I may have more to share later in the day...depending on how much housework I get finished. :) Until then...

Stamps: Froggy (Stamping Bella), Sentiments II (Impression Obsession)
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, GP White, Muirfield DSP
Inks: Basic Black Craft
Accessories: ruler, copic sketch markers, black SU! marker, clear embossing powder, heat gun, glaze pen, brads, punches (large oval, curly label, 1/4" circle, 3/8" circle), dimensionals


Pam Varnell said...

OMG, YOU MADE A BEAUTIFUL SIDEWALK FOR THOSE PRECIOUS FROGGIES TO WALK ON!!! That sidewalk is da bomb. I love it. It looks like daddy and baby are about ready to start hopping off the card down the little sidewalk. This card is just so precious!!! Love it girl.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Mercy, this is STINKIN' cute! I LOVE those frogs! Thanks for playing!

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Mercy can you draw!! Great card, LOVE the fun layout and adorable froggies!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

MJ said...

Too cute. Love it.

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute, love the sidewalk!!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Aaaw, what a cute card Mercy - love the Father & Son froggies!!

Your colours are beautiful and the layout and greeting are just perfect - love this one (but then, I'm a little partial to frogs). LOL

mudmaven said...

This is absolutely pefect for Father's Day - how cute! ~chris