Sunday, 10 July 2011

Hoppy Together

This was the sentiment that took me ages to decide on when making my card for the Less is More Challenge 23.  The brief: A ONE LAYER CARD  including SOMETHING WITH LEGS. 
What's more, I decided on it after I had stamped the Penny Black toads.  From there ensued a lot of head scratchimg and pondering about how to get the card through the printer with the sentiment in  the correct position. My laser printer refused to accept it and spat it out. However, the inkjet was kinder and the result is as shown.  I used MS Publisher to place the text. Because the card is landscape, I was able to rotate the text so it had the correct orientation.

I will now keep this file so that I can print two cards with sentiments....before stamping.

As I am sure that you will realise, the stamping was the easy part. I used watercolour pencils  to colour the toads then masked them before applying blue ink with Cut and Dry foam to create a watery background.  I added a clear glaze to the the frogs but it does not show very well.  I think that I'll try Crystal Lacquer as it has a thicker consistency.  Never happy!!!!!

It's early yet, I might just go and make a couple more of these.

Update

I had this card set aside, just stamped without colour or sentiment. It fits the LIM criteria for this week so I have completed it.  It is too dark outside to take a photo in natural light so it is rather dull. 
I'm not sure when I got the stamp but it must be a long time ago. There is no maker's name on it either.

I coloured with watercolour pencils and added Stickles to give little dimension.

Simple, but I have a few thank you notes to send so I can make more quickly.

28 comments:

Tiya-B said...

great card simply beautiful... arent frogs great?

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card, love frogs they are definitely one of my favourites:0) The printing is magic, I can't get my printer to print onto card, doesn't matter what I try it just spits it out:{ Clever 'ol you!! Fabulous card and image, I love it, Gay xxx

Suze Bain said...

These toads have such character. Great colouring and well done you on positioning the text! xx

Crafty Susy said...

Fab Lilian I liked it as it was very apt for me today!! Susy

Susan said...

I see great minds think alike...I used these same frogs! LOL~~ I do love how yours turned out with the sponged blue...much better than mine! Fab card!! My Card

Carla said...

makes me smile, great card!

Netty said...

Terrific card and loving those frogs. Annette x

Netty said...

Terrific card and loving those frogs. Annette x

Debby said...

Very nice! I like the frogs and the way you coloured!
Debby

Angela Weimer said...

Love that image. So adorable. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela

Kathleen said...

Love this, I really like the PB frogs, I have used this or one similar for a new home card, the sentiment being
'A new pad'

Kath x

Kathyk said...

Super duper card

Kathyk

Beryl K said...

Great card, love those frogs
Beryl x

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful card, fabulous coloring

fatmonica said...

Lovely cards!The frogs are great and the sentiment is so perfect!Love the colouring on the butterfly too.

Chrissie said...

Two terrific cards!
Love the colouring and the simplicity of them both!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Fabulous cards
Wonderful colouring

Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...
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Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Sorry about previous 2 deleted entries . . . was having trouble with the link!

I LOVE these frogs and the card you've made with them.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at my card HERE

Jenny said...

Just love your frogs, they look fab on a OL card. Great shading and composition:)
Jenny x

The Crafty Elf said...

Your cards are wonderful, I do love the frog image. Kudos to you for getting your sentiment just right on your card, not an easy task!

Jo Street said...

Fab card, love the frogs. I use Word for my sentiments and I just change the page size, and then stick it through my ink jet. Thanks for the comments on my card.
Jo x

Lynne said...

Great cards, love the frogs.
Lynne xxx

GinaA said...

Bt was playing up so am trying to catch up with comments, Hoppy together is just bril. Love the shaped 21 card,
happy inking

Viv said...

Love them both, well done. I also save my templates, have loads now....too many perhaps lol :O) Viv xx

Aileen said...

Hi fellow Aberdonian! Love the frogs and your sentiment is perfect. I'm not that great with the printing and usually end up with heaps of copy paper before happy. x

Molecraft said...

Two fabulous cards, love them both and beautifully coloured!
Helen x

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