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Saturday, 10 July 2010

F WAS A FANCIFUL FROG


The colour challenge over at PLAY DATE CAFE this week is slightly different in that you can pick your colours from the photo provided. I chose lime green, yellow and orange and this journal page spread is the result.
The quote I used is by EDMUND DULAC who I know as an illustrator but apparently he wrote limericks too!


The frog is currently being used to advertise Sky TV I think, I cut him out of a mag!


I discovered something while I was making this page.........if you leave your favourite inks (Distress that is) in Almaty you are forced to use something else! I have STACKS of ink pads stored away so I took out one box and decided I would use something from inside it.........so I used several Versacolour cubes and some small chalk ink pads that I can't remember the last time I used them. I also used stamps I haven't used in ages too, I had forgotten how lovely this teasel stamp is.
  An exercise in not just reaching for your favourite every time!

14 comments:

Sid said...

Fab spread ! We do get into a 'Favourite' mode but it's good to dig out some old stuff and use it too !

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally love this Sue... the frog is a seriously cool dude and I agree with you about the inks... I really should use all those others I have in my stash LOL

Sarah Anderson said...

and there was me thinking you'd made that rhyme up yourself lol!!I do love this page, makes me smile, and it's even better in real life, you can stroke it!! What is it about the tactile nature of journals lol :)

Carol Q said...

fab pages Sue. definitely agree with you on not reaching for the favourites every time.

Netty said...

What a terrific double page, the colours work beautifully and I love your frog quote. Enjoy the weekend, Annette

Sue Lelli said...

This is FABULOUS! LOVE how you cut out the frog and LOVE the colors you selected!!

Suzanne C said...

Perfect use of the colors. The frog is a perfect image to go with the awesome color combination. Lovely journalling! Thanks for joining us again at PDCC!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is so fun and whimsical, Sue! Love the adorable frog.. So glad to have you join us at the Play Date Cafe!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab pages, wonderful use of color. Glad to have you join as at the PDCC again!

maggie warke said...

Love that Frog! Ive just cut him out of magazines yesterday. The journal page is beautiful I love the colours - I use acrylic paints so much must get back to the ink pads. Thnks for sharing
Maggie

Cath Wilson said...

You know, you're an utter nutter? That's why I love your artwork so much, lol. Great art - love the colours, too. I have a real soft spot for pigment inks because they blend so much more easily than dye inks AND they're permanent, so unlike the others, they won't fade. Hope you're enjoying your time back 'home'. xx Cath

Sam Poole Designs said...

I love this frog!!!...infact the entire page! Well done! Sam x

Ophelia said...

I have truly enjoyed my visit to your blog. Your art is so inspiring! I will definitely be back!

DonnaMundinger said...

This is sooo fabulous! I've missed alot here in the summer rush! So much inspiration! xxD