Thursday, July 12, 2018

Toad Afloat

Family summer activities slow down blogging for me, but I wanted to share a card I made using some of the techniques that I learned last month at Jane Allen's class at the MFT store in Eustis, FL!  It was such a treat to see Jane and a couple of the ladies from MFT again.  I had to pinch myself to believe I was getting to fly down there for a second class!  Jane even had some ideas for me about coloring white fluffy animals so they wouldn't look too gray (remember my sheep?). 


We didn't color this guy during the class, but I like to transfer what I learn to another image to make sure I remember the concepts.  We learned a lot about texture and, what I really wanted to learn - how to create those eyes!  This little toad is set afloat in the water on a mini wobbler (see video).  I kept the water very simple to keep the focus on the toad.  The shore line is green cs cut with a grassy border die and colored with Copics.  The lily pads are scalloped circle die cuts just trimmed a little, scored, and colored.  The lily is three layers of flowers with a little Copic coloring in the centers to add depth.

Here's the riveting video showing all the action:
Supplies:
Stamps:  MFT Toad-ally Awesome
Dies:  MFT Single Stitched Rectangle Frame, Grassy Hills, Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX, Blueprints 13, Spring Garden
Copics:  YG01,03,05,06,11,13,17,23,61,63, G24, W8, C1, B00, RV52,55
Other: Signo white gel pen, McGill Stylus and mat,

Toads are only floating leisurely in the water around Wisconsin in the summer, so this card is going to go play at the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Summer Fun!     Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Fun in the Sun
                                   

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day, and I also hope to be around visiting blogs soon!
Kara

16 comments:

  1. Yeah for Jane Allen tips and tricks...you made a wonderful card, thank you for the 'wobbly' video... that little guy is so cute.... and I have a lot of them in my ponds now too! You are so good at this coloring my friend! fun card and fantastic coloring! Heart Hugs, col

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  2. You are so creative, love this!!!!

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  3. Absolutely fantastic!! LOVE your colouring and seeing that guy move is such fun! You created the perfect BG and I love the little touches you added to make the pond

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  4. Oh my gosh Kara...this little guy is toadally adorable!! He is colored to perfection and looks fabulous wobbling around in the pond! LOVE those lily pads too! You are so creative my friend!! And no worries about not blogging much during the Summer months...totally understand as I've been there, done that when all 3 of our girls were younger and living at home! They grow up waaaaay too fast so enjoy every moment with them that you can!! :0)

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  5. Your frog card is too cute and fun, Kara!! Amazing coloring! How awesome for you to go to Florida and take the class from Jane!

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  6. Absolutely stunning, you are one creative lady and so very talented. Thank you for sharing and for your stunning inspiration x.

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  7. Awww, this is too cute!! LOVE the expression on the toad's face. Making it a wobbler is the icing on the cake. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.
    Misty

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  8. There is so much depth and detail in your coloring! Love how you made the lines in the water to show the movement! This is one super adorable card and the wobble action makes it even more fun!

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  9. So adorable, Kara with your beautiful coloring. Hugs.

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  10. Wow....this is one amazing and fun card! Love your sweet floating frog!

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  11. Oh Kara.... This is so stinkin' cute!! We need to get together again so you can teach me some more about all that you learned with Jane. The texture, his eye's... everything it totally adorable! I love that he's on a little wobbler too. You truly think of everything!

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  12. I just love this card so much...it's perfect for our challenge theme and is such a fun and beautiful project! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

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  13. So brilliant, Kara ... you brought this little toad (and his pond scene) to life with your fantastic colouring ... love the wobbler ... and those ripples around him! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. AWESOME! Love this sweet card Kara. Your colouring is AMAZING!! And I love that the frog wobbles! --- great video! xx

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  15. love your toadally cute little frog, kara!!

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