This is a card I created for the February Dirty Girl Alumni Challenge(DCS208 in Splitcoast gallery). Block out some time to enjoy all the amazing pieces of art in this gallery! Everyone had to use images fom a set designed by a DD alumni, as there are SEVERAL now who wear illustrator "hats"! (Cool, I had a set I could use!) ;)
This card was done entirely with Copics(all colors are listed in my SCS upload), my FIRST time to use them on a card. It may not have been such a good idea to use watercolor paper with them?? Anyway, I needed to make a card to send to Debbie Olson for designing such fabulous samples with my first set, so I wanted to use a three paneled sketch she had on her blog. (I wasn't able to do the notched out portion she had because I needed my frog to be at both the top left and bottom right, but I think it's still close enough to the sketch to count.) I thought the divided panels would be perfect for the little scenes I wanted to create (can't you almost hear a big "sploosh!" for the middle one?)
It was really sweet, while I worked, Jonathan came in and peeked over my shoulder to see what I was making. "Mom! is it a STORY?" Yes, it is. (What a clever boy.) :)
When I drew this frog, I thought a lot could be done with this pose! I love frogs and I had a few in my stamp collection already, but they're all just sittin' there, ya know? I mean, if you have a frog, you want to see some leg, right?? And a little "toe cleavage" while you're at it! So I really wanted to showcase "the assets", and have a sample to demonstrate how you can make him jump in or out*, cut or mask him to break the surface, or emerging victoriously with a little somethin' he picked just for you. :) (Doesn't he look so pleased with himself?) I've got plans to make some dancing frogs, too (tiptoeing with tulips!) and check out Lee's Frogstravaganza!
I colored the brads with my Copics and used the ticket punch to make the notched corners, and a piece of SU! DP to finish it off. Lots of Stardust Stickles on the water and butterflies,and it's hard to see here, but a Sakura glaze pen and his bulgy frog eyeballs. :)
* I skipped inking up the droplets in my puddle image on the first panel to look more like still water, since he has yet to make his big splash!