Whimsy Stamps ~ Froggie Love

Hey there crafty pals. I'm swinging in today with an extra post to share a super fun colour along I did with Rhea from Passionate Paper Creations and Crissy Armstrong, artist extraordinaire for Whimsy Stamps. The colour along was using one of Crissy's adorable images and Rhea then did the background for it. It was such a fun colour along and I am SO happy with how mine looked at the end of it!

I didn't have all the Copic colours for this colouring. I had to use alternates for the water and the tulips but I just love the finished look. I chose to use red for the tulips, as I didn't have the yellows  Crissy used in her colouring, but I really like how the red looks on the tulips. 

I coloured the frogs first along with Crissy and boy does she know how to lay down the colour! Such a great tutorial on the cast shadows and light source. I really enjoyed it! I had yet to decide my tulip colours at this stage, but you can see the work in progress.

I added the background along with Rhea's tutorial and that was fab too. I LOVE how the grass came out and I so want to try this again! But I have to say the bricks may just be my favourite technique! It was so clever and actually so incredibly easy! I was so worried I was going to mess something up, but even though my finished piece looks nothing like either Rhea's or Crissy's, I absolutely love it and had such fun giving it a go! 

The only thing left to do after all that fabulous fun colouring, was to create the card and as I didn't want to loose too much of the background I'd coloured, I cut a large mat that fit in as much of the colouring as possible and then a smaller one within that, which I popped up on foam for a bit of dimension and interest. I added it to a dark green mat to anchor the design and then all that it needed then was a sentiment. I love the fabulous Whimsy Stamps sentiment set Bold Statements, it had the perfect sentiment for this sweet pair. I think it finishes the card perfectly. 

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you enjoyed seeing this crafty adventure. I'll be back soon with another one, in the meantime, be sure to stop by the Whimsy Stamps Facebook page where this fabulous tutorial is free to view and come colour along with us! Hugs xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Diecut Divas: July ~ Anything Diecut Goes
Addicted To Stamps: #351 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge: #14 ~ Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #592 ~ No Patterned Papers
The Paper Shelter: Summer Break ~ Anything Goes
Back To Basics & Beyond: #33 ~ Off The Edge Stamping
Creatalicious: #167 ~ Anything Goes + Optional Bright & Fun
Alphabet Challenge: I is for Insect (these froggies have a wee fly near them, does this count?)

Update: I'm so delighted to have won over at A Gem of a Challenge. Thank you so much, I'm excited to get my prize :D

Second Update: I'm delighted to find I was an Honourable Addict at Addicted to Stamps & More. I'm in such great company too! Some of my favourite crafters right there! Thank you!!

Third Update: I also made the Top 3 at Creatalicious. Thanks so much ladies, I'm over the moon!


Dawn T said…
Totally amazing Wendy. Your colouring is incredible. The whole thing is wonderful
Wow Wends this is amazing, your colouring is stunning and I love how you have mounted this fabulous work of art!
Sherri Thacker said…
Your coloring is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing with us at Back to Basics and Beyond.
Tone K. said…
Really stunning! I love your image :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)
Debbie Mageed said…
Beautiful card and so much fun to look at! Your coloring is perfect!! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.
Deb said…
Totally love your card Wends, your colouring is fabulous and I love the way you matted up the layers, love that sentiment too!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Deb xx
Lovely work, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

Meena DT
Sarah said…
One word...SENSATIONAL!! xx
Jane Willis said…
What amazing colouring! Really beautiful card, thank you for sharing at Back to Basics.
Arlene said…
I love that cute card, the frogs are adorable and I LIKE those red tulips. Better than yellow for me. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.
laurie said…
Lol this is adorable. What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!
Cazro said…
Amazing colouring with a fabulous stamp. Many thanks for sharing with us at Back to Basics and Beyond. Caz DT.
Melanie said…
A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional bright & fun” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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