I made this card on Monday evening, but have had to hang back a little before posting it on my blog, as I had to post it in the postbox first LOL! Hopefully it should arrive at its destination today ... it is a congratulations card for my good friend Sharon who has just landed a new job ... so I hope you are settling in well hun! It's a bit late but I don't know where the last week and a half have gone to ... I think it is Christmas looming LOL!
Whilst I was thinking about what to make for Sharon's card I had a look around, and decided that this week's Sketch Saturday #26 sketch was perfect for the image and papers I had in mind. I took the extra step of decoupaging the daisy that the frog is holding, so that it would also fit this week's Secret Crafter Challenge #8 which is decoupage.
I also noticed that this week's Dutch Dare Challenge #24 is 3 flowers, and thought - yep!! .... It was only afterwards it occurred to me that I had interpreted "3 flowers" as relating to embellishments stuck onto the card ... I totally failed to consider that the image also has a flower on it (or 2 if you count the fact that it is decoupaged LOL!!) Nonetheless I did my best so hope this is acceptable :-)
Fourthly, this week's Lili of the Valley challenge #9 is our four legged friends .... well the froggy is 4 legged and he looks pretty friendly to me :-)
And oops! I almost forgot ... I would also like to enter this card into this week's Arty Girlz Challenge #62, which is favourite colours ... my fave colour for cardmaking seems to be pink, and my fave combo is definitely pink and green (sometimes also with blue or brown) ... so I think this fits the bill for that.
Main image: Penny Black "Jump for Joy" coloured with watercolour pencils, and decoupaged daisy hilighted with a Stickle
Background papers: Imaginisce (much more sparkly than the photo shows)
Sparkly brads: Doodlebug
Peel off sentiment and butterfly gems from my stash.