Thursday, 3 February 2011

A frog he would a-wooing go....

...leastways, that's how it looks to me!

Good afternoon peeps! and how is your Thursday going? I hope it's a good one for all of you!
This card is for the new challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, which is to make a project suitabe for Valentine's Day and I do hope you'll come and join us - there's a wonderful $10 gift certificate up for grabs that you can spend in the shop here, where you will also find the image I've used on my card - it's called 'Love Frogs' and it was quite a popular choice with the DT, as you'll see from the Challenge Blog and who can blame them? What a fun image it is and really easy to colour!
After I'd finished the colouring (Copic colours below) and drawn in the pond and the reeds behind, I realised that I'd basically created a red and green colour scheme. (My work doesn't often have a careful plan like some of you talented peeps out there - it just 'develops'!) So, the obvioous place to go looking for DP's was my Christmas box and this is just a random selection taken from my stash there, likewise the ribbon. The lace was cut with my Magnolia Doo Hickey Die and the heart shape was cut with a Sizzix Original die. The sentiment is computer generated and then cut out using the Sizzix shape as a template. The distressing on the heart is Barn Door Distress Ink. The leaves are cut with a McGill punch and the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Copics used:
Frogs: YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17
Lily pads & reeds: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Pond: BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78
Sky: B000
Frog's lips and bow: R20, R22
Hearts: R29
Well, that's all from me today. I'll be back tomorrow with another challenge but, in the meantime, I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is 'Love is in the Air' and the Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is 'Anything Goes' with an optional extra of flowers. Also, Cute Card Thursday Challenge 150, which is to 'Banish the Blues' - they're looking for humour and Bunny Zoe's Challenge, which is also 'Love is in the Air'.


  1. This is fantastic Diane. You are such an artist an are very talented. I love your choice of papers and layout.


  2. Wowww Diane that is a stunning card! Love the scenery you created!
    Hugs Kristel

  3. Luvly Jubbly Diane, a really cute image. May just have to get this one.....
    Thanks for your comments and no the headache is still there, I think its taken up permanent residence, lol, x

  4. Hi Diane I agree it does look like a "Frog would a wooing go", a stunning result though youve certainly made a fabulous scene with them. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  5. such a fun card, love it, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge this week, hugs Debx

  6. What a fun image and what a fabulous valentine card it has made.
    As what you do it is always fantastic.

  7. Very cute, the colouring of the frogs is great, and that image is wonderful, thanks for sharing!!!

  8. oh wow Dianne your colouring of the fabulous image is stunning
    Mina xxx

  9. Christmas paper or not this is fantastic! The colors are so vibrant! Love it Diane!

  10. Fabulous card Diane, stunning colours and a brilliant paper choice for your brilliantly coloured cute image.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  11. Amazing colouring,Diane.Just look at that scenery.Great card all round.
    Lisa x

  12. gorgeous card Diane love the frogs so cute thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  13. Love it Diane ! It's so romantic :O) Great choice of colors and great coloring.
    Hugs, Jóna

  14. So, so, so CUTE Diane! Love your coloring and creating!
    Adorable scene!
    Pam Going Postal

  15. Love it Diane! Fantastic job creating the water and shoreline!!! Wow... just plain.. WOW!!


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