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Frog Weather

>> Friday, February 26, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I think my title today says it all...the weather we've had here the last few days, only a frog could love. Torrential downpours, thunderstorms & howling winds. At least it stopped raining before we washed we're just gone with the wind, lol. 

For my frog under the weather card, I did a little variation on the reflection technique. I've done this technique quite a few times, but this was the first time I used the Misti to help out & the first time I used an odd shaped area for the reflection. Lydia, the community manager at Splitcoast had a card & a link to her video for doing this & it started me thinking. So I gave it a try & I like it. I followed her directions except I had to use the back of a large stamp for the piece of rubber she used. Having the image in the Misti & stamping it more than once onto the rubber really helped the process. Since the reflection is supposed to be lighter than the original, I used gray flannel ink for the reflection & black for the original & I used the lighter colors of Copics to color the reflection.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. First of all, I used a pair of little scissors to cut the odd shaped puddle in the middle of a piece of copy paper...placed it over the white card stock, & sponged the tumbled glass ink inside the opening...not too evenly. Then I placed the piece I cut out on top of the blue puddle & sponged some of the weathered wood & tumbled glass around for the ground. I made sure to have a straight edge for the horizon. Then I put the original mask w/ cut out puddle back on & did the reflection part. Removed the mask, positioned the original Frog Sunbather image & stamped it above the reflection. Colored it all then stamped some raindrops after masking the original image and the ground around the puddle. I only used part of the greeting (I put the full greeting on the inside) & I used a Micron pen to add the question mark at the end. 
Here are the Copics I used. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!



nwilliams6 said...

Julie, this is AMAZING!!!! I love how you did this. Super creative and beautiful. The perfect get well card. Or a card for all the bad weather this week! Wonderfully coloring and designing. Many hugz

Karin said...

This is the prettiest get well card! Your puddle is beyond amazing and your coloring is gorgeous :) Super cute scene with the rain in the background!

Shelia said...

Wow Julie, this is amazing! Your puddle & refection turned out perfectly! This is one fabulous get well card!

Sue said...

What and incredible card today Julie! Your puddle is amazing and your colors are spot on!! I love where you put the saying too!

Robin Clendenning said...

I just love that reflection technique, I have got to try that sometime!!!! I looks perfect! I love those frogs too but every time I see them in the catalog I think, "I could never color them like our Julie" so I don't order them!!! I know, stupid! but really, you so bring them to life like no other!! Some day I will break down and get them and try my hand at it because they (yours today and that fella with the snorkel)are just so dang cute!

Janett Ray said...

Wow that puddle is amazing! Just a perfect all round card.

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