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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Calendar Girls *APRIL* challenge

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        Hello everyone and welcome to the Calendar Girls'
                         monthly Challenge!!:o)      
           ~~* Who are the Calendar Girls? *~~
                            If You are a new reader to my blog you may want to read here first  :
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/blogging-groups-f290/calendar-girls-blog-group-full-10-members-t512917.html

My dahlin stamping friend Terry (known as Terry0926 on SCS) was the awesome hostess for the month of April and  she challenged the rest of us with the following (in her own words) :I have 2 requirements for you:
1. Use an image with a duck, a puddle, an umbrella or anything resembling rain or water!
2. Use a fun technique on your card that is “water” related!
Here are some fun techniques for you to think about:
Gel (water) Card
Misting with Markers
Waterfall Card
Wiper Card
Wet Paper Watercoloring
Watercolor your image with pencils and an aqua painter
• Use Crystal Effects
• Emboss acetate
There are so many things out there that can look like water…..use your imagination and have fun!"

"My challenge to you is to show me your April showers!




Well, I chose to show 'water' ,so I dusted off an old SU set that my DD left at my house a long time ago, and decided to ink it myself for this fun project. I love this funny frog and wanted to make it stand out.  The watercolor tecnique is the one I chose to do as I haven't use it in such a long time, therefore I am a bit out of practice. Crystal effect was also added to the frog's eyes, the lil dragonflys and the flower for that clear shiny finish.



Card Details:
Stamps: Frolicking Frogs (SU)
Card Stock: Bazzil Basic Paper Multipack
Designer Paper: My Mind Eyes *just the girls glittered collection*
Ink: Black Staz On, Kiwii Kiss, Soft Sky,Split Pea.
SU Watercolor Crayons.
Accessories: Nesties, ribbon (Costco),dimentionals,
Crystal Effect, Gitter,blue stickles, Bella baubles.
Tecnique: Watercoloring, Sponging

Terry, this was such a FUNTABULOUS idea!
Thanks for this great  challenge my friend!!
I hope I interpreted  it properly and that you,
and all the other CG like the end results...


 Thank YOU all, that took time to visit and comment,
  I truly do appreciate each and everyone of ya! :o)
                             ~~~~~~*Paola*~~~~~~~


20 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a sassy frog! Perfect image for your card. I love the various DP's and use of ribbon. Great job!

Imke said...

Love the "springy" colors and this cute froggy. Super sweet card !

Fabipasticcio said...

I am not a princess and I would like to be that pretty happy frog!

Barb said...

Cute card Paola--love this frog and the layout is perfect!

Michelle said...

What a cute and fun card! Love the image, and colors. Great card, Sweet P!

MiamiKel said...

What a cutie - wish it were me chillin' on a float without a care in the world! :) Gorgeous papers sneaking out behind the image - Fab! The ribbon just brings it all home! x0x0

djones said...

Cute card Sweet P. So bright and cheeful.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! What a cute cute card, Sweet P! I love that frog image, relaxing the day away! And your coloring skills are awsesome! Love it!!!

Darlene said...

Fun and cute, just like you!! What a great image and all of your bright colors and interesting layout make it even more fun! MWAH!

Magento Themes said...

wow...awesome frog.. I love that style. Its looking so cute and funny..That dragon fly is cute. Thanks for this great blog.Magento Themes

Terry said...

Cute card WPSistah! I am glad you had fun with my challenge and did a great job too!!

Love all of the fun elements on your card and that frog is a cutie!

HappyCrafter said...

hee hee, what a fun card! Great pun :-) Enjoy your weekend!

Crystal said...

just love this! those bright colors & cute image just put a smile on my face! thanks for "Piling It On" with us at PIO! & hope to see you again soon! hugs!

alicaz said...

so fresh and colorful! Great summer card!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Hugs,
Alica ;)

Anne said...

Fantastic design. Thanks for popping into OLL to share it with us. Hugs x

Crafting Gill said...

love this card the image made me smile so cute thanks for joining us at SFC good luck
GIll xx

kadie said...

Heehee. This card just makes me smile and have a little chuckle too! It's SO CUTE and I {{heart}} that sentiment. Another fun and fab card, Sweet P!

Lesley said...

Great card, fab frog and colours! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

Michelle said...

LOL - what a fabulous card Paola! I just love the colors and the fun feel. Love it!

Magento theme said...

Good article makes constant progress, thank you for sharing, Really the card and the image is too good....