Saturday, 11 October 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration #25

I have not had a chance to participate in one of Kristina Werner's colour inspirations for quite some time, but when I saw this challenge on my Google Reader last night I couldn't help myself.



The Shawshank Redemption was on telly here, and I had never seen it before, so I decide to watch it while working on this card. If you look closely at the watercolouring you will see what a large mistake that was. The movie was so good I kept getting sidetracked and stuffing up my colouring :-(



I only applied the Crystal Effects this morning, so it is still wet...and I was worried that it would kind of slide down the card while I was photographing it, but it seems to have stayed in place!



These colours were a lot of fun to work with. Very cheery indeed. I think the Hoppy Birthday frog suited this challenge very well.

Thanks Kristina!
Sam.

26 comments:

kareNstampZ said...

Love how the frog is sitting on the lily pad - yes the movie is certainly one to become totally engrossed in

Dani Fender said...

Great card and use of the colours. Your watercolouring looks fine! Shawshank is an AMAZING movie and really one you need to pay attention to so you did a fab job considering! I wish it was on here last night now!!

Cheers, Dani!

Lin Mei said...

Terrific card, Sam! Love the use of Crystal Effects and the colours :)

Caroline Colgan said...

Beautiful watercolouring & a great card as usual!

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is such a great stamp set for these colors. shawshank is one of my all time favorite movies. glad you got to watch it. Love the card!!!

Leonie said...

Great card, love the coloring, it really suits this challenge, I wish there was something decent on TV here last night...

Sherri said...

Oh how cute!!

Kristie said...

Gorgeous card Sam...love the froggy :) and I LOVE that wide Saffron ribbon...I almost used that too! I was wishing I had a frog stamp when I saw this challenge....see, you can never have too many stamps...LOL!!!

Karen said...

You Rock Sam!! lol I was gonna go with a froggy for my card to - but I thought better when I knew I had to colour! You have done sooooo well!

Karen
xo

Jean said...

Love your cheery card Sam. I wish I could watercolour as well!!

Cheers, Jean

kirstyscardnscrap said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! Absolutely stunning. One of my faves

kerri said...

thats sooooo cute Sam

Debbie Pamment said...

Another great card Sam, and fab movie too. When I saw the challenge colours I wasn't sure how well they would mix - you did SUCH a great job.

Brenda Weaver said...

beautiful card!

Amy said...

The crystal effects is such a great touch. Thanks for the close up photos. Wonderful card.

Ashley said...

Wowsers....SO CUTE! I LOVE this stamp set and this card is SO GREAT!!! Fabulous!

Kristie said...

Woohoo...in Kristina's favourites again...told you this was gorgeous :)

Anthonette said...

Congrats on being on Kristina's list! I have that stamp too. What a cute card.

Karen said...

CONGRATS ON MAKING IT TO THE TOP 10SAM!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOOO! lol

Luv

Karen

Dani Fender said...

Congrats on Top 21! very well deserved! Great work

Nancy Riley said...

Sam, CONGRATULATIONS on making Kristina's Round-Up! Your card is adorable!!!

Diane Barnes said...

Love Mr Froggy & the colours look fab together. Woo hoo on the top pick! Go you! Have a great week. Di :)

Mandy Schiller said...

Awesome watercolouring Sam! Love the card its fantastic.

Mandyxx

Stampin'GHmom said...

Love the card! That frog is too adorable!

Erica B. said...

Your coloring is gorgeous! Haven't seen this set used for a while and still love it. Also the crystal effects on the frog looks awesome!

Carol Dunstan said...

Rather belated but fantastic card, and I see no stuffing up in the colouring (and yes, Shawshank is a great movie!)