Saturday, March 23, 2013

Eggshell Froggy

This is my entry for the Twisted Thursday challenge over at The Outlawz. The challenge is anything goes, with a twist of first signs of spring.


This is another fun digital stamp from Doodle Pantry. This time I used the Easter Frog Pals set for my card. I think it's just one of the cutest images, especially for Easter. I covered the broken egg with real eggshells (they need to be boiled and the membranes removed and left to dry completely before using). I colored the eggshells with Copic markers (Y04, V12, G02, RV13 and B02 ) and covered them with glossy accents to make them shine and to smooth out any sharp edges from the eggshells. I also colored the froggy with Copic markers (G12, G14 and G16) and the beak (Y15, Y17 and Y19). I cut the entire image out after the glossy accents dried. I used a wobble on the back of the froggy and eggshells so it moves and mounted it on a Spellbinder's Labels 16 and then a flourish cut file from Silhouette. This was layered onto white card stock (distressed with So Saffron) and then on pink card stock and then a white card base. I added glitter sticker bling to finish off the background.

Oops, I forgot to mention the green, eye-lashed googly eyes...what a perfect match they were and fit perfectly into the eyes Laurie drew for this lovely frog!

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29 comments:

  1. Susan, I love it! What a creative idea to use real eggshells and then have a frog pop out! So cute.
    ~Deb~
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  2. Love your cute little creation. Thanks for sharing your wobble card for our Friends of Speedy TV something that moves challenge.

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  3. What an absolutely stunning creation. A fabulous technique made in such an unusual layout. Brilliant job Susan.

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  4. What a fun card and way to recycle! Using the egg shells is brilliant and very colorful. Love all your bling! Happy Sunday!

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  5. Perfect technique with the egg shells for Easter! He is a cute frog~

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  6. What a great card, Susan!! Love the eggshell idea!!! So creative!!

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  7. What a fun and creatively done card. Cute frog image and love that egg shell idea. I had totally forgotten what a great look that made and works super on an egg shape.

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  8. I LOVE LOVE this!! Gorgeous card and love those egg shells. Your coloring is fantstic

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  9. Commented over at Outlawz, and will repeat that I love your eggshells. :-D The Glossy Accents is a great touch. What a fun card!

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  10. SO DANG CUTE......
    Lynnel
    CDAC DT Member

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  11. Hallo Susan,
    eine tolle Karte, so lebendig gestaltet.
    Danke das du jetzt meine Leserin bist, ich habe mich auch bei dir eingetragen und werde öfters schauen.
    L.G.KarinNettchen

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    1. Translation:

      Hello Susan,
      a great card, just so alive.
      Thank you that you are now my reader, I registered well with you and will check back often.
      L.G.KarinNettchen

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  12. Loving your work Susan,I found you through the cuddlebug cuties and I will certainly be here often!!

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  13. Hi Susan, I'm stopping by from Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party. I think your frog is CUTE and love the eggshell idea.....I think I will be spending many hours here on your blog soaking in the inspiration :-) I just added you to my bloglovin list
    iamthecraftylady.com

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  14. Wow Susan that is a really cool idea you had for the eggs. Love it. Your frog is adorable. Great card.
    Linda K. I came from Cuddlebug Cuties as well. Have a great day.

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  15. What a totally cute cute card - love the egg shells on the egg and all the embellishments are awesome.

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  16. Fabulous fun Easter card...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

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  17. Fun card! Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts.

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  18. Just popped by to say hello from Cuttlebug Cuties linky party hugs txx Love what you have done with the egg

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  19. i love this! you're very talented :)

    thanks for checking out my blog! followed back

    rainbowsandbeauty.blogspot.com xx

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  20. Susan, Awesome job using egg shells and I love the way the egg turned out so creative. Your frog is amazing and so funny, love how you did your background. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.

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  21. This card is to cute. I love the egg shell.
    Angel

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  22. Just stopped by to take a look and become a follower. Thank you for the kind words about my cards and becoming a follower on my blog. I love your cards. Oh and I also saw you on Cuddle Cuties Linky Party!!!

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  23. In a word: WOW! LOL I can NOT imagine all the time you spent with this card, and using REAL eggshells! You are one dedicated card-maker, I admire that. Whew, girlfriend, you never cease to amaze! It's such a pleasure to pop by and see what art you have created. All of your work is art, no doubt about it! I'm in awe! Truly. This card is so cute, and I can't imagine how it must look in real life with a "wobbler" and all, must be a hoot! TFS!!!

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  24. Wow it must have taken forever to do the shells! Looks awesome!

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  25. This is adorable, Susan! I am following you now from The Outlawz!
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  26. This is very nice. I love it very much. So cute *-*
    Thanks for sharing.

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