Friday, January 1, 2016

Spring Critters Frog for Color Dare #174

Happy New Year!  Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post.  The new Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions catalog is live today and I just couldn't wait to use this adorable little frog with it's coordinating "Thin Cut" die.  This week's challenge colors are:  New England Ivy, Desert Sand and Poppy.

     New England CS
     Watercolor paper
     Desert Sand Ink
     New England Ivy ink
     Poppy Ink
     Spring Critters Stamp set
     Spring Critters Thin Cut
     Heart stamps from For Family stamp set
     Birthday Funnies (Hostess Reward stamp)
     3D Foam Tape

Other products:
     Tiny Wiggle eyes

The background panel was created by "painting" with Desert Sand ink. I placed an acrylic block into the ink and then spritzed with water and painted with a watercolor brush.  After it was dry I stamped the greeting from Birthday Funnies.  The frog was first stamped in New England Ivy ink and then painted with New England Ivy ink.  When it was dry I stamped the frog outline a second time.

My inspiration for this card layout came from Try Stampin' on Tuesdays sketch:

Since my card has a birthday greeting I'm also entering it into the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge.

Head on over to the Color My Heart Color Dare blog to see what the fabulous Design Team has to share with you.  You have until Thursday evening, January 7 at 9 PM CST to enter the challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful New Year filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


  1. Fabulous & Fun Card! Love your colouring job. Happy New Year!

  2. I love that background and the googly eyes on your froggy. Adorable!

  3. Such a cute card! The background is perfect to make your frog pop! The google eyes are a perfect accent!

  4. Love this cute little frog with his googly eyes! The background is really fun too.

  5. LOVE the frog!!!!

  6. Marie this is such a darling birthday card. That googly eyes!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the birthday !

  7. Fun card, love the background! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  8. Aww, this froggy card is down right adorable! Perfect take on the sketch over at Try Stampin' OnTuesday. Thanks for joining in the fun!

  9. What a fun card! That frog is so adorable and I love that colorwash background you created!

  10. Fantastic card! Gotta love that little frog! Great take on our sketch, too! Thanks for joining us at TSOT!

  11. This is sooooo cute! Love your little froggie and the background (and sentiment) are awesome! Thanks for playing with the TSOT challenge!


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