Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kiss Me

Okay, is that not one of the funniest images you have ever seen?! I love Kissy Face Frog! I love frogs and this image is so funny. This week's High Hopes challenge is a sketch challenge brought to us by the amazingly talented Ila. You can see the sketch on the challenge blog. If you click on the photo, the red parts won't be fuzzy. Maybe it's just my computer, but the sentiment looks fuzzy and it's not really.

I usually always start my cards by coloring my images. So, I cut an oval shape and stamped my frog in the center. Then, I stamped my image again on a post-it note to create a mask and cut it out. Then, I used a pink copic marker and my air compressor to spray the pink around my frog while my oval was still in the die. Then, I removed the mask and colored my frog. I cut a black scalloped oval and added it to my frog. I added some dimensional glaze to my frog's lips and set it aside to dry.

Then, I cut all the layers for my card. I stamped the circle and heart pattern on some pink paper and then sewed it to the black layer. Then, I stamped the hearts and "love you" sentiment on the white and pink polka dot paper and sewed them to the black layers. I cut a ribbon slide for my sentiment, stamped the sentiment and created a black mat. I tied my ribbon and wrapped the piece around my patterned paper piece. I added all the patterned paper layers to my card. Then, I cut a red scalloped piece and added it. I added a chipboard heart and my image with some foam adhesive. Last, I added a few green buttons.

Another photo that shows the dimension a little better. The chipboard heart and the frog image are on foam adhesive.

Have you joined in the High Hopes challenges yet? Tina is so generous and has been having a random drawing each week among the participants with a free stamp as the prize. You have to join in for a chance to win! Be sure and check out all the design team ladies' creations for the challenge, too. They are always fabulous!

Have a great Sunday!
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Recipe
Stamps: Kissy Face Frog, Kiss Me (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Love Circles (Art Warehouse)
Cardstock: white (Papertrey Ink), black, real red (SU)
Patterned Paper: SU retired
Ink: noir (Palette), pure poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: chipboard heart, green buttons, red satin ribbon (Target)
Tools: copic markers, air compressor, oval nestability dies, ribbon slide (Spellbinders), scalloped punch (SU), sewing machine

24 comments:

Kathleen said...

That stamp is SOOOOOO cute! And I love the layout~

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh Wow Niki, i love this and such a bright and vibrant colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, that is the most adorable little frog. hehe, love those big lips! Great colors, papers, and I love all the stitching!!

Gina said...

What a fun card, love the bright cheery colors. That frog is adorable!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, I LOVE this card! :) Love the paper choices and that frog is just adorable! :) TFS!
Hugs, Christine

Tracey said...

Love this card!! Adorable!

Jenny Mick said...

Your card is adorable and you're right, that froggy is so cute!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my GOSH! How cute is that.....love the highlight in the froggies lip!!

Ila said...

I love what you've done with this sketch Niki!!..the colors, accents, fabulous frog and dimension is just Gorgeous!!..Hugs, Ila

Jewels said...

That is really cute!! I love the Stamped Pattern paper you created. I actually thought the paper was purchased that way until I read the post. great Job!

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! I didn't realize that you stamped all of the pattern paper! Great job! And I LOVE the lips...he is just too cute!!
~Lacey

Anonymous said...

total ubber cute card..TFS. Liann M.

Kimberly said...

Oh, Niki! That is SO fantastic! Not only the sketch, but the colors, the coloring, the background-AMAZING!!!!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh gosh is this ever CAAAAAAAAuuuuuute!!!! That kissy froggie is darling and your layout is fabulous!!

Rhonda Kelly said...

I LOVE IT!! That is so cute...I love frogs...great job. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Masse said...

Super cute!! The lips just crack me up!! :)

6 wacky women said...

Sooo cute Niki. Great colors, love the lips.

Karen

Sue said...

Fantastic card. The colours are so vibrant, love the image too.
Have left you a little something on my blog.

Softangelkisses said...

That is just too cute! great work!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

This is so so cute Niki! I love the background pieces you created and how you put the whole thing together! Adorable!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

I love that stamp!! How adorable!!!

Tammi said...

Kissy Frog is sooo cute and this card came out adoreable!

Tammi

Debbie said...

So cute! What a great Valentines Day card! Love the kissy frog! What girl doesn't think if they kiss a frog they'll get a prince? LOL!?

Amy said...

This card is SO ADORABLE! I love the big red lips Niki and you used Ila's sketch so well! Every square inch of the card is FANTASTIC!