Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Inkspirations 53 - Froggy Thoughts

Hi all,

despite Keesh posting a really nice sketch I was stumped this week. No aim or image was capturing my imagination. In fact I had pretty much decided to just skip this week when all of a sudden I discovered purpose and image!! First here is the sketch for the Inkspiration challenge this week.

First up purpose - its kind of a serious one. My Dad is going to have some surgery soon, and he will be in hospital for a good week and then will have a several months of recovery. So I decided to make him a card that he can get while he is hospital to, I hope, cheer him up a bit. I went poking through all my DSP looking for something blokey but cheerful and happened on Good Morning Sunshine and it seemed perfect. (Funnily enough I have hardly used any as I just couldn't figure how to use it, but this weekend I used it to make two cards for Dad - I'll be posting the second in a few weeks). Ok after all that rambling here is the card.

Ok a Pacific Point base, cut square (4 1/2 inches/ 11.5 cm), layered with some birdy DSP, this was pierced around the edge. Then I layered a panel with another DSP, and cut the panel base for the image in Pacific Point. For the image I stamped the "frog" image in Versamark on watercolour paper, then embossed with black embossing powder. I watercoloured the image using ink pad lids and my aquapainter. I also pierced around the edge of the image panel and watercoloured up to that to make a border. Once the colouring was dry I added some clear glaze to the frogs eye and light blue glaze to the centre of the flowers. To finish it all off I pulled out some more of my retired stash - some Pacific Point ribbon and a Kiwi Kiss corduroy button, tied and adhered those below the image, as per the sketch, and added a sentiment. The inside was finished off with another frog inside.

So something to cheer my Dad up and hopefully you too :)

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise mentioned
Stamps: A Flower for all Seasons, Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss (R), Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss (R), Daffodil Delight, Versamark, Going Gray (R)
Accessories: Watercolour paper, Black embossing powder, Word Window punch, Pacific Point striped grosgrain ribbon (R), Kiwi Kiss corduroy button (R), Good Morning Sunshine DSP (R),
Light blue and Clear Glaze Pen (non SU!), SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape, Linen Thread


  1. Definitely a cheer up card Kim, lovely and bright. Hope things go well for your dad's surgery.

  2. Just the thing to bring some cheer to your Dad. Best wishes for his surgery next week.

  3. Daring image and fabulously coloured. Love the bird DP you used and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Inkspriations this week :)

  4. Its lovely....just simply gorgeous, Love how you put the little frog on the inside too.

  5. This little card oozes "happy" Kim, so no doubt it will cheer your Dad. The pierced border around the watercoloured panel looks great & love the second froggy inside too. :)


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