Friday, February 24, 2012

Cute little Anthony & Burt and Giveaway Friday

Hello everyone!

It's Fridays with Steph - thank goodness it's Friday (and if you say thank goodness with Steph - I wouldn't mind that either - ha!)

Well, today is the product launch of the superbly cute set of stamps - Anthony and Burt! (the frog and his fly friend - what an unlikely pair). I've used Hoppy Birthday Anthony and Burt set for my card and here it is:


My card is fairly simple this week - I used Basic Grey papers throughout the card and added buttons and ribbons for embellishments. What I wanted to highlight this week though is how I colored my image by just dotting the alcohol markers on and using the blender pen to give the froggy a molted look, as I would expected a frog's skin to be.

Here is a close up:


I first colored the frog with my lightest color of green and I just dotted on my medium and darker greens. When all the alcohol inks are dry,  I dotted the frog randomly with my blended pen, making large and small spots on his skin to create the molted look. I also dotted on the sand he is standing on and just softened the dots with a lighter shady shade of alcohol marker. (no blending required as I wanted more texture).
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It's time for Giveaway Friday! This weekend, we're giving away a new Anthony and Burt My Heart Belongs to You
Just leave a comment on today's post by Sunday night and you could win the cute, cute stamp. We will post the winner on Tuesday's blog post. (Must be a U.S. resident to win.)
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Have fun coloring!
Steph

20 comments:

Carly said...

Wow! How gorgeous! I love the way you have coloured this image!

Sensational card!

(PS I'm an Aussie ... so please don't enter me into Candy)

Paula Huiras said...

Love it Steph! The buttons and background papers really add to the card.
PH

Kathy said...

Wonderful card Steph! I love your coloring and blending. I agree with Paula, love the background papers.

Bhawana said...

I loved those two background papers. and card is wonderful... loved everything on the card.

Jennifer Dove said...

OH the frog is to DIE for Love it. jennifer at kickman dot com

thanks for sharing

Carol said...

Very cute card. Love your coloring and how you gave the frog the texture.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This turned out cute as can be with those papers.

rosenrobrt said...

Love Burt and Anthony.

CardQueen said...

This is just too darned cute; LOVE IT.

Pat said...

I love that you used bright colors for the coloring! Makes it so festive! Thanks for sharing, Burt & Anthony are so very cute and funny!

Bonnie said...

love the expression on his face as he's ready to dig into the cake

Trena in Naperville said...

Steph, this is such a darling card! I dig the texture. Thanks for sharing how you did that!

Take and STAY POSITIVE!

Rania K said...

Lovely card! Love your coloring and those buttons! Thanks for the chance!!

Nitasha said...

This is too cute! Thank you for the chance to win!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Oh my that tongue hanging out his mouth with fork in hand, tooo cute!!

Denise V. Moses said...

This stamp is just adorable. I would be proud to win it. D

Kelly Massman said...

cute little card and stamp! thanks for a chance to win!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

That frog is hilarious! Super cute!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Amy E said...

What a gorgeous card! And the stamp sets are adorable!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
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madebyKarla said...

How cute! love the colorful candles :)