Monday, August 22, 2016

CYCI#134 Pet Challenge

The CYCI#134 challenge for this week is a pet challenge so I was looking through my stamps and I don't have any traditional pet stamps! I'm shocked!

I did, however, have the Boy Basics: Frog Hop stamps from Papertrey Ink. My husband had a bullfrog when we were in college so I thought this'll work!

I stamped the frog with Wild Wasabi ink and then watercolored it using the same ink being careful not to smear the image. I stamped the lily pad with Garden Green ink and then watercolored it with the same ink, again, being careful not to smear the image. 
For the background behind the frog I did a light watercolor wash in Soft Sky ink and Pool Party ink on Papertrey Ink white cardstock making sure to not get my aqua painter brush too wet. I adhered that to a piece of Wild Wasabi card stock. 
The sentiment was stamped in Memento black ink. I then adhered the sentiment to a piece of Soft Sky card stock. I stamped some flies here and there in black ink. All that was left was putting all the pieces together. I wanted the frog image to the side and decided it needed an edge so I cut the frog circle. The sentiment looked strange after that so I decided to cut that circle, too. 

Here's a list of the other supplies I used:
Papers: SU! - Watercolor Wonder DSP
Tim Holtz - distress watercolor cardstock
Tools: PTI - Boy Basics: Frog Hop die
Spellbinders - Nestablilities Small & Large Circles
Tim Holtz - Tonic Paper Distresser

That's my entry for the CYCI#134 Pet Challenge... hope you'll play along at

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. What a fat cute frog, I love it Crystal! I love the addition of the bees too. Thanks for playing along with us at CYCI this week - Rose.

  2. Crystal, this is just adorable! Awesome card!

  3. Crystal....adorable frog! I love him...I need a frog in my stamp collection! Thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne

  4. This is so super duper cute!! I love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with Can You Case It!!

  5. Super cute Crystal! Hey, a frog can be a pet! Love the colors and design!

  6. Crystal, I just love this sentiment and how you paired it with that cute frog. Thanks for playing with us at Can You Case It! Dawn

  7. Very lovely card, and I love the circles. They were a perfect touch.

  8. Crystal, Great card!! Love the background and the sentiment! The frog is very cute! Thanks for joining CYCI! Laura

  9. Crystal, What a fun frog! Just have to share... My parents new pup is terrified of frogs! Thanks for playing along with Can You Case It? ~Pam, DT