Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Bit O' the Green.....

Yesterday I went to Chicago and had a truly wonderful day...when I came home, after taking a seriously wrong turn out of Chi-Town, during rush hour traffic and returned home quite late this (instead of my children!) was what met me at the front door.



How absolutely charming and perfect to be greeted by a lovely green frog at the end of a really wonderful (driving direction skills aside) day.  It is super hot here in Wisconsin - we actually are in the middle of a heat wave and I think that this little guy hopped way up to my front door window to press himself against the cool glass.  Well, at least that is my theory...conceivable he could have climbed up there to peer through the glass and taunt my two dachsies who were barking furiously at him from inside and below!  Anyways, I thought that his color was so beautiful...it is hard to see the shades of green as well as the glisten and shine that his skin had.  So, this wonderfully unexpected guest became my inspiration for my next card.   

                                                                

I wanted to enter the Play Date Cafe's latest Challenge here of creating a card with a Color Splash.  I liked this challenge as it allowed me to use whatever color I wanted as the accent.
        

...and if this is Jello then I seriously want it with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Yum.  I also am entering this card into the Moxie Fab World Challenge of Fanatical Botanicals.  I have never entered anything there before but am loving the theme so....I might just have to enter a few....maybe.  Finally, I used favorite Hero Arts stamp as well as HA bling and a really lovely sentiment from Penny Black that I hold very dear to my heart after my husbands sudden illness and subsequent recovery.  Life should be celebrated!  Sometimes we expend all our energy into the "living" aspect of life and very little into the reveling, the utter celebration that each moment contains.  I am trying to be more cognizant of the small celebrations in my life....like being greeted at the door by a very green, diminutive, wannabe handsome prince.

Be well,
Sheila
                                        

8 comments:

Anette said...

Gorgeous card, and fun inspiration!! Good luck in the PDCC! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog a couple of days ago (Summer Breeze-card)! To answer your question: I used alcohol ink on glossy cardstock, and applied it with an ink blending tool, and a piece of felt. Made straight lines instead of "plotching", very, very easy! :o) Hugs

Lisa said...

Cute story, Sheila :) What fun inspiration! Love that flower with all the bling- you are so good at that- and the little bit of tulle. Beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

So love your story and your thankfulness! Your card is gorgeous Sheila!!

Anne said...

What a fabulous card here Sheila- love all the gems on the center of the flower!

Lisa said...

This is wonderful Shelia! Lov ethe sprinkling of gems and the fab flower center!

susanne said...

This is so pretty Shelia! I love the way that you use gems!! Funny, I had a frog inside my door as well ... cooling off I guess and I'm not sure how he got in! So happy to have frogs around the garden!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

WoW, Sheila, what a gorgeous card! And what a cute green inspiration you had! You turned it into a stunning card - love the design and all that bling in several green hues - great!!!
Greetings from Austria!
Ulina

Cath said...

Hey Sheila! Thanks for linking this up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)