Sunday, June 3, 2012

One Green and Speckled Frog

I finally decided to get started on my Father's Day cards this year.  I'm still scrap happy so I decided to try my hand at a log cabin design.  This was pretty time consuming since I sponged all the strips and ended up rejecting a few that had marks on them that only showed up after inking.  DH was watching an action movie though so we enjoyed the time together.  The frog image is from Old Island Stamp Co.  I've been wanting to ink it forever and keep misplacing it.  I had to place a second image over the first one I stamped.  I accidentally got ink smudges on it.  The frog was inked with Distress Ink and then heat embossed to make it pop a bit against the colourful boarder.  The card is huge 6 x 6 inches and is for my grandfather.  He loves anything about nature.

Challenges This Card Meets:

An Oldie but a Goodie - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Not Too Shabby  (Is there such a thing as masculine shabby/vintage?)
The Friday Mashup - Use Scraps
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine


  1. Neat design! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

  2. Great job using your scraps and piecing them together around the card. The effect is really cool.

    Thanks for playing along at The Friday Mashup!

    Sheri (guest designer)

  3. wonderful project -Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight for our anything goes challenge
    LISA X

  4. Wow this must have taken quite a lot of time and measuring! I'm sure your grandfather will love it! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup...

  5. Love the log cabin design! What a perfect way to use up your scraps! :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

  6. Neat design, love the colours... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  7. Very cool design you did with your scraps, and I love the frog stamp!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  8. This reminds me of all the log cabin quilts my mom has made. Very cute! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.

  9. What a great way to use your scraps! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  10. What a great way to use your scraps.. I love all the fun colors and what a cute frog. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.