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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Hoppy Wishes

I am honoured to be guest with Penny Black this month for Feature a Creature Challenge - thanks for asking me.  Some of my first stamps were Penny Black who may well be responsible for my cardmaking addiction.

I have always loved frogs.  One of my early memories is going down to the local disused quarry that had a pond in the bottom, armed with my mum's old stockings threaded onto fencing wire (a homemade scoop net) to get tadpoles.  Even as an adult, if I can't get hold of them, I have been known to pay the local school kids for them at $1 each.  I now have one left from this summer and he is just getting his hind legs.  Did you know that frogs are environmental indicators for the health of the planet?  and they are fast disappearing.

This is a one layer card.  I started with the watercolour splash onto the base card (several colours layered), then the tiny splashes painted in.  The image is then stamped, black embossed, and painted with watercolours.  Then I carefully sprinkled gold embossing powder on the places where froggies have the gold speckles.  The line is sticky glue drawn along with patterned antique gold foil rubbed over, and the sentiment is stamped and gold embossed.  This looks just like the frogs I raise and I even think frogs would like this wonderful image from Penny Black.

Frog stamp: Penny Black - Leap of Joy
Sentiment stamp:   Pink Petticoat clear stamp (old freebie set with Papercraft Essentials)

8 comments:

brenda said...

Like you I think PB stamps are responsible for my addiction Carol, but we could have far worse vices I guess.

Love the sheer elegance of your card with your favourite froggie, many thanks for joining us as our Guest Designer at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Jude Brokenshire said...

congratulations on being a designer and as always just love your card like the way the you have done the slash makes the frog is jumping really stand out

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great fun card and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, as our guest designer, Luv Sam x

Ellibelle said...

Such a cute card Carol! I love your water splash, it looks so realistic! Wonderful water coloring! It was great reading about your frog adventures!
Thanks so much for being our guest designer this month at Penny Black and More!

Maxine D said...

Congratulations on your Guest DT post =- I do love your wee froggy and how he is jumping and splashing :-) Fabulous card Carol
Blessings
Maxine

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Carol, such fun. Thank you for joining us as guest at Penny Black & More x Susan x

Shirley said...

Hi Carol.
I am still smiling looking at your cute card. It must be the cutest frog image I have ever seen.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More as our guest designer this month and we hope you will join in with our challenge next month.

Shirley

Bonnie said...

I love this fun frog! He looks so happy! I used to love scooping tadpoles when I was a kid. I've kind of grown out of it and prefer the stamped ones!