Friday, January 3, 2014

Froggie Madness

I think I must have gotten a little bit weirder with all the Christmas happenings going on lately, but every time I see a card with a frog on it now, I want it bad!!!  Frogs really aren't all that good unless you're dining on their legs I guess (Uck!) but I'm loving all of them right now.

It's a good thing I'm having this love affair with the little guys because blogging buddy Darnell sent me a Christmas card and this stamp from Personal Impressions included!  Thanks again Darnell - I love him!  Check out Darnell's blog - such fabulous creations and I guarantee she'll leave you in stitches with her posts!  Jim and I love to fish so this just fit the bill to make a cute "just because" card for him.

I colored it up with Intense Water Color pencils and added a little glossy accents to the fish bowl (minnow keeper).  The sky was sponged with Distress ink and then used a few scraps of paper and ribbon to finish it off.

Since I'm pretty hung up on frogs right now, be prepared as you may be seeing more in the near future!

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

23 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow, what a fantastic card! The clouds are absolutely amazing! Love the cute image and your perfect coloring!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh Lyn He is soooo cute ... totally understand where you are coming from. How kind
of Darnell... super card. Shaz in Oz. x

Donna Hanley said...

What a nice job you did with that sky of yours. I'm not crazy about frogs but this one is the happiest looking one I've ever seen. I love the corner treatment and your papers. Very good coloring job on him. Have a fun day. We got about 8-12 inches of snow depending on the drifts in the yard. Jack had a ball this morning snow blowing. He did out big driveway and two neighbors. I was only "allowed" to do the 4 front door steps so that wasn't bad at all. It is a nice fluffy snow.

Deepti said...

My Froggy looks awesome, I love the cloudy sky you created. I am sure Darnell must be happy to see ur creation :)

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Lynn! I love that cute frog image and your gorgeous coloring! Perfect clouds too!!
Tammy x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the little frog. Beautiful card design too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Maxine D said...

Oh Lynn this is gorgeous (as gorgeous as a frog can be). Love your layers and the wee corner fits perfectly.
Blessings
Maxine

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the sweet fishing frog image, and the colours.
Kevin xx

Margaret said...

Fabulous card! The gingham paper goes so well with the cute lil' fishing frog!
Personally, I hate flies, so anything that eats them is wonderful in my book!

Carol L said...

AACK! This is just too flippin' cute Lynn! Love the sponged clouds, and that little jar of "bait!" LOL cute card!

MaryH said...

Yep, I'm with Carol...flippin' cute. My DH is a frog nut too. How sweet of Miz Darnell to send you such a cute stamp, and I really like your clouds & the red checks just make it all sparkle & sizzle. I like your weirdness!!! TFS & Hugs

Davi said...

OH this one just makes me smile! We have lots of frogs around here and your frog is just way too cute Lynn! You made a perfect sky background for him also. I think your husband will love the little guy ;)

Darnell J Knauss said...

From one frog-lover to another, you have created the perfect scene for Fischer! (I've just named him on the spot; I don't remember if the stamp had a name.) The red-gingham is perfect to go along with his spiffy hat and neckerchief and those clouds are astounding!! I can't wait to see the parade of froggie delights you will give us in 2014, Lynn!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

P.S. Thank you for the kind shoutout!! Mwah!

Anne Temple said...

This looks amazing! Lobe how you colored him with the pencils and the background is fantastic.

Marilyn said...

How cute and wow, you did a fantastic job on the sky!

NanaConnie said...

This one has me smiling all the way to the moon, Lynn! What a fun froggie. Is the minnow bait or what he's managed to catch? lol Love the gingham paper, of course, and the fancy photo corner. What an incredible sky!

Joan Ervin said...

Such a cute image, Lynn...love the little fishing frog and what beautiful coloring!!! My hubs is a real fishing fiend so he would really love this, too!!!

Bonnie said...

Guaranteed to bring a smile!

Lesley said...

brilliant card love the cloud affect best wishes Lesley x

Jessi Fogan said...

Yay for frogs! How perfect is this for you two? (and no frog legs...don't you remember the Muppet Movie? lol!)

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness How CUTE is this little guy!! Love your Sweet Froggy and the pretty corner detail! And you know I am loving your Awesome clouds! ;-)

Hugs & Happy New Year
Shannon