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Friday, 5 September 2014

You're Unforgettable -- A dance in pink, blue, green and white.

*So thrilled my dancing froggy was chosen for the Top Picks on Sunday Stamps*

**I made this into a Punch Art card for a challenge at the Watercooler Challenges**

Colour challenges are quite a challenge.  When I'm given a few colours and asked to create something with them, it's not unusual for my mind to go blank.  "Those colours?  What can I do with those colours?"  That's the usual question I find myself asking.  When I saw the colours at Sunday Stamps, it was no different.  I came back to the challenge numerous times only to leave without coming up with an idea.  Today all that changed.  I had that "lightbulb" moment.  You know---where you can finally say Eureka because it all became clear.


I made a very clean and simple card.  It's all stamped on one piece of Whisper White and then mounted first on a layer of Marina Mist and then the base cardstock of Naturals White.  It all began with a frog, or more correctly, a toad.  It was a stamp that I had simply not been able to walk away from, called Tutu Toad.  And when I pulled out that stamp my inability to commit to the colour challenge simply disappeared.  Of course I would use that image.

I've coloured that wonderfully talented little toad with a combination of Blendabilities, Stampin' Markers, and my Silver Stampin' Dazzle marker.  I added three little rhinestones to her tiny tiara.  I added a sentiment using black Memento ink which was simply perfect for the image:  "You're unforgettable" from the retired Henry Says stamp set.

And that's it.  It's a very simple card, like I've said.  I hope it makes you smile.  It makes me grin.


For more cards using these colours, check out Sunday Stamps.

I'm also entering this card into the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge, where it's anything goes.  Marie, you're unforgettable---hope you get well soon.

18 comments:

  1. Yep made me smile, such a fun image. Love the glittery tiara she's wearing!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. :)

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    1. Thank you, Julie. She's really unforgettable, isn't she?

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  2. So glad you stuck with our colour challenge because I love your card! Great CAS card and perfect image for our colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. I really did enjoy your challenge once I settled on this image.

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  3. Adorable frog in her Pink Tutu and slippers. Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps.

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    1. Thank you so much, Alyson. That little frog has such an attitude, doesn't she?

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  4. Such a great image and well done for hanging in there with the colour challenge, you did a fab job! I love the blue colouring the ground the image too. Thanks for linking up at ATSM this week, Anita x

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    1. Thank you so much, Neets. It didn't look complete until I coloured the ground. And, of course, it had to be in one of the colours, right. :)

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  5. Fabulously fun card! I love the ballerina frog--too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps this week--please join us again soon.
    :) Marie

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    1. Thank you very much, Marie. I really enjoy the variety of your challenges.

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  6. What a fun card, Heidi! I love that stamp image and your use of the colours in the challenge is just perfect! Thanks for toughing out our colour challenge this week!

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    1. Thanks, Leena. I knew I wanted to join the challenge, but really didn't want to make a flower card. This little froggy worked. Love her!

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  7. Nice to see the inspiration for your Punch Art. You should link the challenge here too..

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    1. Yes, I should and I will, Ter. Good idea. It might get us more views for the challenge.

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  8. how cute she is & so proud of herself; would you mind sharing where you purchased her? (thanks in advance!)

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Of course she's proud. How many frogs get to wear tutus and ballet slippers---let alone a crown? I bought the stamp on sale at Michael's. I simply fell in love and couldn't leave without it.

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  9. Hahaha, this is great! I love CAS and the rhinestones on her tiara were the perfect extra touch. Thanks for playing along at ATSM. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Shana. I enjoyed the challenge at ATSM.

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