Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Frog Prince

I was so excited to see Rupa's "What a catch!" phrase and fishing pole in her new set because they were just what I need to create this! (I'd been wondering what I would do with the pool background from my DCVW adhesive mat pack, until now!) I submitted this for the SCS challenge this week, which was to do cut outs,( something I try to do an almost every card, actually!) The larger frog is NOT cut out, I just stamped him at the end of the line (all shadowed with a warm gray 20% Prismacolor marker) and then cut my mat smaller than the image so his foot and the end of the pole would be sticking out. The little frog (on a dimensional)and lily pads are obviously! I still needed a little something and I wanted to bring out the yellow in his crown so I added the corner punches on either side to balance it out, and the brads to give it some bling and tone down the yellow. The little "kiss me" sign was cut out as well(you knew it went with the crown, right? Frog Prince was always one or my faves... :)

More later, there's a super scary storm out, gotta go snuggle and drink cocoa with the kiddos! (while DH makes Sunday pancakes) :) But I have some contest stuff to announce, RAKS to share, new tutorial etc etc!

16 comments:

Denise... said...

Oh my gosh...that is adorable!

Carol said...

this is toadally terrific! Love it!!

Jukie said...

How cute is that card! tfs

Deb said...

This is too cute and I love how you combined your set and Rupa's, very creative!!

Kira said...

It is so darn cute! I definitely had to giggle a bit when I saw it. A super sweet card and not -too- mushy since some guys aren't ok with that for some reason. Great way to be cute and sweet all at the same time.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is absolutley ADORABLE, Melanie! Oh my!

Bee said...

Hehe, so cool! :-)

Bee said...

PS: I used the frog prince yesterday too for lauren's sketch challenge... ;-)

Donna said...

ha ha - this is great!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh FANtastic with that pool bg!!! Another excuse to buy another paper pack for me!! LOL I love your use of the fishing pole here!! And the photo corners are a wonderful touch!! Can't wait to hear about the contest and see the new tutorial!!! Whatcha got up your sleeve for us???? LOL

Carolyn King said...

oh my---how cute can you get?
LOVE this---clever!

Cammy said...

How cute - I love the pool paper.

Stampmouse said...

tooo dang cute

Carolina said...

Adorable and so clever of you!

Kathleen said...

That is so cute! Honestly, I love it--I LOVE the corner punches---you're right---it really makes you notice that crown. Great job!

Rose Ann said...

This is just too cute!!! Love your coloring and the whole concept!!