Mar 11, 2012

"Frog Fantasy"

We are all playing BINGO this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges...

The Fashionettes have outdone themselves this time...there are some awesome creations!

I have chosen the and had an absolute ball making this card!
In a way, it is an anything goes challenge, just make sure that you have the elements on the bingo chart to be in with a chance to win a voucher from Marina at Cottage Crafts
Please remember that FSC is a stamping challenge site, so your main image has to be a stamped image!

For this card I have had my first play with my new Dylusionals...I have wanted some of these stamps for ages
(inspired by Silvia from FSC)
I haven't got the new inks yet...but they are definitely on my wish list, so I have used my distress inks to the MAX in trying to get some vibrancy into the card. Yes...throwing some more acrylic paint (only because it is sooo much fun to do), tearing, layering and overstamping in order to get as much depth as I can.
I have also put some magic mount (foam mounting) under the tip of each leaf so that it has the effect of curling the leaves out.
I probably shouldn't say, but the leaves are from some left over inked cardstock...I read somewhere that we shouldn't be throwing away bits that you think are no good because you just never know when you might use them...I just added some more ink, stamped and then cut the leaves out.  I love the leaves on this card.

I would also like to thank all the new followers of my blog, thank you so much for your support.

Other exciting news in my blogland adventure is that I have just set up my own Etsy Shop.
The idea is that each time that I create a new project for FSC it will be added in to my shop.
Baby steps I know, but it is all very exciting!


I am entering this card in the following challenges...


Terry said...

Dot, this is froggy wonderful! Love how alive this card is with color and fantasy! Now between Silvia and you, I am going to be in big trouble, because I know these products will be at the convention tomorrow! Have a great Sunday!

Vicki said...

What a super cool card! So creative and colorful. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Color Challenge.

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, what a fabulous DT project, the colours are awesome and so vibrant, love the texture and tactile nature you have achieved, off to look at your etsy shop now. Have a lovely Sunday xx

Brenda Brown said...

Woo hoo Dot what an exciting card you have created with exceptional depth to your colours. You certainly have layered those leaves beautifully and the images are fabulous.
hugs {brenda} xox

Mrs.B said...

WOW Dot, fabulous froggy card! The colours are so vibrant and you have created a great texture with those leaves.
Avril xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

You definitely achieved the vibrancy, this has so much incredible energy to it.
Congratulations on taking the plunge with your Etsy shop - I applaud you.

Redanne said...

This is simply gorgeous, I love Dylusions and you have certainly done Dyan proud with this creation - wonderful colours.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Dot thanks for the big smile on my face. This card is FANTASTIC, I really love these images.

Claire said...

Wow Dot, what a stunner! gorgeous colours, so vibrant and i love the dimension with the leaves. Your new stamps are fab and you've certainly put them to good use with this card
Claire xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Dot, I love the colours and the stamping is fantastic ! Good luck with your Etsy shop too ! Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card, love the bright colours. Good luck with the shop.
Yvonne x

Electra said...

The colours in this are remarkable, what a lovely job you have done! Thanks for playing along at Opus Gluei!

Marjie Kemper said...

I love it! Can't believe it your first time with Dylusionals. You look like an old pro!

Ellie said...

This is so gorgeous!
xxx Ellie xxx

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your card is so AMAZING and beautiful - you are so artistic - this is a wonderful piece of art! LOVE it! Have a great day, hugs Karin

Maria said...

Wow, the colour in this is stunning Dot. I love the depth that the leaves create and the frogs are so cute. I love it. Good luck with your Etsy Shop, I'm quite sure you will be successful.

Maria x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Such a fun card. Love all of your details!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Card Crew!

Fliss said...

Hi Dot, apologies as I've just realised that I haven't popped by to see you!
Your card is amazing. Love the vibrant colours and general quirkiness here. Dyan does do some fabulous stamps.
Congratulations on your new shop and hope it goes well for you.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lorraine said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous! Love the rich deep colors and the dimension!

Carina said...

Wow! think it's the most interesting card I've come across in a loong time! Beautiful!

Carina at CropStops Creative Team

Rosie said...

Oh my word, this is spectacular!! I LOVE everything about it...AMAZING! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

Deena said...

love those frogs...they are awesome...I just saw those dylusionals yesterday for the first time online...looks like so much fun...thanks for joining in the Opus Gluei branching out challenge!

Rosemary said...

Oh, where to begin! Love your blog, your sense of fun comes across wonderfully!

Now, about your card, what a clever idea for the challenge and i love how you interpreted it. You captured all the elements and did so in a vibrant and whimsical way that just sings!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Opus Gluei, I hope you come back and play with us again - I'd love to see what else you come up with!

Shirl said...

I really adored this fun piece Dot what a marvellous creative head you have.

Hugs Shirley x x