Monday, May 15, 2017

Frogs' Teeth

     Let me start by wishing all the Moms out there a very Happy Mother's Day!

     We all know that dental checkups are very important but how many teeth do frogs actually have?   This is my second week as a Guest Designer on the CAS challenge at The Outlawz and the theme is "Use a Frog" in your design.  I had so much fun with this one, using one of my favorite images from House Mouse to make a fun, CAS, masculine card.

I started with the sketch from Sketch Saturday
but, by the time I had added my sentiment,
I decided not to embellish the corners
because cleaner seemed more masculine.

     The image is colored with pencils and gamsol, then cut with a die from Spellbinders.  I layered that onto a scrap of green CS which I had run through my "Linen" embossing folder before adding the image.  I added those to a piece of brown CS, embossed with my Swiss Dots folder.  The embossing adds lots of great texture without being 'fussy.'   I added only the printed sentiment (another scrap saved from the dust bin) rather than any embellishments, leaving it very CAS, as I mentioned before.

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     Well, I'm finally making decisions about some summer travel plans this year and may be MIA for quite a bit of it, especially in June and July.  I'll post as often as I can but there will be days and weeks when I'm just not around the internet.  For all of those times, I'll just be thinking of all of you and wishing you Happy Stamping.  :-D  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

LOL! How cute is this?! Congrats on your GDT position at Outlawz, Connie, and on this darling card. I especially like the sentiment you have created! LOL So cute! Happy Mother's Day, my friend! Hope you are having a great day! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Too stinking cute! Love your coloring on that image and especially the frog. He looks so real! Cute, cute card - and frogs have teeth?!
Happy Mother's Day to you Connie and hope you have a beautiful day.

Linda Simpson said...

This is so cute Connie, love the gorgeous image and wonderful green background card which enhances the image superbly.
Linda xxx

Christine said...

Hi Connie love this super fun image, great clean design..

Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends mon. chall,

smiles Christine xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Connie :-) the image is so cute and I love the clean and simple design, perfect for clean teeth!! ;-) LOVE it :)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐭
Lols x x x

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a sweet image. I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. hugs, Teresa

Glenda Atkins said...

That image is hilarious as is the sentiment. Nicely done.

Sue said...

Connie, what a fun card! Your little frog image is colored up beautifully and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing it with us.


Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I did have a chuckle with this, fabulous card, love the green paper surround.

Tina Föcking said...

This image makes me smile... so cute.
Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.
Hugs, Tina – DT

Helen Haines said...

How super cute. Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge Week 19. Helen DT

Helen Haines said...

Really makes me smile this image, adorable.Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles crafting week 18/19. Helen DT

The Crafty Critter said...

Love, love, love! I have a special place in my heart for frogs and this image is just too cute! Great card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenges.
-Miranda DT
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Claire Broadwater said...

This is just so FUN! Your sweet image and funny sentiment made me LOL! So happy you joined us at Sketch Saturday! XX

Diane said...

How cute is this Connie, love it sweetie and thanks so much for joining in our fun at HMFMC !!

hugs Diane xx

HeatherB said...

Cute!!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Jacki Daniels said...

Great make thanks for playing alone with us at Colour Crazy this time hope to see you again soon
Jacki (CCCC DT) ♥