Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fiskateer St. Patrick's Day Crop

You know I'm a huge fan of online crops with the Fiskateers!  When I saw that there was going to be a mini crop for the St. Patrick's Day weekend, I made some time to play along. There were only six challenges (a typical Fiskateer crop often has 12-24 challenges), so this was totally doable. 


Challenge 1: Kermit the Frog Here
Your challenge is to create something inspired by America's favorite 'GREEN' character - Kermit the Frog!  You can take this in any direction you wish.  Use the color combination of his character (lime green, with a pop of red, white and black), marry the colors of him and his lover girl Miss Piggy together on a project (green and pink), create a frog punch art embellishment, sew a frog stuffed toy, or make a card focused around his famous one-liner or a froggy-focused sentiment.
By happy coincidence, I had recently won some frog-themed patterned paper.  I cut a strip and layered it over cardstock and a dotted patterned paper.  As a final touch, I cut a party hat from patterned paper and popped it up.

 


Challenge 2: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
When I think of St. Patrick's Day, of course, I think of rainbows, don't you!?
Your challenge is to create something that clearly makes rainbow colors shine on your project!
I dug through my scraps and found a rainbow of colors.  I cut them into strips, glued them to a base, and matted that with black.  I stamped a sentiment on white, matted it on black, and added it to the card.  As a final touch, I colored in the "dot" of the i with Stickles for some shine.

 


Challenge 3: All that Glitters is Gold
At the end of the rainbow you're sure to find a pot of GOLD!  Your challenge is to create using gold products: fabric, paper, embellishments, glitter, paint, sequins, tissue paper, etc.
I started out with the intention to make the ENTIRE card gold.  I used shiny gold cardstock as a base and stamped it with gold ink.  I stamped a sentiment in gold ink, then embossed it with gold.  I added gold ribbon.  Alas, there wasn't enough contrast for the sentiment to show clearly, so I colored the letters in with a black pen.  



Tomorrow I'll share the other three challenges.

4 comments:

  1. These are beautiful!! LOVING the rainbow card!!!

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  2. Great cards Cindy! Those little frogs are so cute!! Have a wonderful day :D

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  3. All of these are so wonderful! Love that rainbow card! And even though I'm deathly afraid of frogs, I love that adorable little strip ... I believe I have that Bella Blvd paper, and might scraplift your idea for my nephew's birthday (who loves to scare his sweet Auntie with frogs, LOL) ... :)

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  4. How fun are those frogs! And that rainbow card makes me happy! :)

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