Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ribbit, Ribbit


I was rummaging around in my crafting area yesterday looking for something other than this.  A couple of croaks later and this is what you get!  I just love the expressions on these little guys faces.  The stamp is from Penny Black.  I used some white watercolor paper so I could use the Intense pencils and just now notice that paper isn't as white as the card base!  It's suppose to be white - um.....maybe I've just had it too long.......... 

Not much else to say about this one but I used a sketch from Retro Sketches and will enter it in their challenge.  This pretty much follows the sketch to a tee.  It's just too hot to think outside the box right now.


Thanks for stopping by........
Lynn

34 comments:

Melissa said...

I hear you on the heat!!! ugh.
I LOVE those Penny Black frogs! Sooo cute! I love the soft blue and green and the pattern/texture you combined! So fun! :)

Anne Temple said...

What a fun image and love the coloring with the Intense pencils. Great paper choices too.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab image.xxx

Tammy said...

Absolutely a giggle maker! Super cute image and fabulous coloring!

Evie said...

Gorgeous card. Cute image and love the colours.

Hugs,
Evie

Margaret said...

That image is so cute. Love it and love your design and layout. Great job on the sketch challenge.

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this is so cute! I like the two colors of white. Sometimes a little mistake makes it cuter! Love the expressions on their faces too!

Hugs,

Chriss

Tammy said...

This is adorable Lynn, such a fun image! Fabulous coloring and I love this color combo!!
Tammy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Toadily gorgeous Lynn, love the toads and the embossing.
Kevin xx

Jessi Fogan said...

That is always how looking for something goes at my desk - I find 100 other things, and want to use them RIGHT NOW. This is why it always looks like a hurricane's just been through ;)
If the watercolour paper & the card base aren't the same exact thing, then nope, they won't match. There are apparently billions of shades of white. I hate that.

Carol L said...

This is one toad-ily cute card!! Great coloring on those frogs, and I love the clean & simple design! NJ!

MaxineD said...

Toadily beautiful Lynn - I often find white card stock differs in it's 'whiteness' between companies... frustrating but I don't fret about it now.
Blessings
Maxine

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I think you did great with the pencils again! Love how you moved the color too!

Great job with the sketch and I really like that pp!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, yummy, Lynn! I toadily love this stamp set and adore this new inspiration for how I can use it anew! Thank you! Heat is so zapping, isn't it? I hope it cools off for you soon!

Darlene said...

Awwwww, what a fun and cute image! Your coloring is super. Maybe I should try my pencils on watercolor paper, watching out for the million shades of white issue though. Ugh.

You nailed the sketch. Love it!

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic use of the sketch, Lynn, and I love those frogs. Great coloring! I have that same set and forget to use it. Now I'll be looking for it again. :-D

Bonnie said...

What a fun card! I love Penny Black stamps and only have a very few! I don't think white watercolor paper is ever as white as the cardstock. It's not noticeable on this card, at least not in the picture. Have you had any rain with that hot weather? Seems like you mentioned drought last year. We're soggy here. I hope you're getting some of it too.

Hettie said...

Ribbit Ribbit to you. Love this card Lynn. That stamp is great and you have done a good job of the sketch.
xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a fun card, Lynn! Way too cute!!!

Laura said...

How Funny, Lynn. I was just talking about how much I love the summer heat on my blog. And then I read your post. I don't know what is wrong with my body but the heat does not bother me. LOL. sometimes I think I need to check that out with the DR.
ANyways your card is so darling. Those little frogs are too cute. And your coloring is awesome!! A Fun and cheerful card!! TFS

Shannon White said...

To Darned CUTE Lynn!! I Love PB's little critters and these froggies are no exception! Fabulous coloring and love your take on the sketch too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Mrs A. said...

I toadily concur! A super card. Hugs Mrs A.

Joan Ervin said...

Now, this is what I call adorable...love your fun little toads, Lynn!!!!! You have used such an awesome sketch, too!!!!

MichelleZ said...

Toadily cute! :)

Margaret said...

I can see why you felt the need to use this adorable stamp! Your toads look wonderful and you did a fabulous job with the sketch! They do look toadily 'hoppy'!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun is this- I love the cute frogs- life is good!

Marilyn said...

I like frogs and I like this! I will never, ever forget the Pepto frogs and intend to CASE that someday too. I just bought some of those Inktense pencils and after seeing this, I need to get busy and use them.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this cute pair, Lynn!! Fabulous patterns, colors, and textures on this sensational layout!!

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you join me at 52 Card Pickup again this week!
http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/07/52-card-pickup-228.html

Davi said...

What a fun AND pretty card Lynn! THe image makes me smile and the pretty embossing and dp are so toadly perfect with them :)

Monica said...

Awesome colouring, Lynn, and the frogs make me toadily happy as do the papers.
Hopefully I will be able to craft soon.
Love,
M

Mary H. said...

Can't go wrong with PB images.Love these froggies, and DH would snitch this one right away from you. Your Inktense coloring is beautiful. Like that design and your papers go so well to make such a wonderful card. TFS

Lesley said...

such a cute card and the senitiment so suits the card best wishes Lesley x

Lesley said...

superb card you've reminded me that I also have this stamp - just love Panny Black stamps - Lesley x