Sunday, July 30, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Well, we had our first frost this morning...end of July and getting our first frost!! least that is going to make a nice sunny day..

This project is using a grunge background I made on "grunge making day" a wee while ago..

A grunge background with Magnolia flowers and frogs..

How I love making these backgrounds, you can't go wrong, if you don't like it, throw on more ink, or water it off..

The base was modelling paste just spread on like butter on a sandwich.
Then ink on top of the page, and sprayed water, let it run..
and dry well in between adding the inks..

So first I got this cute frog for $1 off Temu..he is plain and boring,
 but, a neat shape so I glammed him up with ink, white pen and black pen..

I inked his edges with a dark olive green dye ink and added white where his eyes should be..

Gave him some white spots and a black dot in the middle of his eye..

Glued him in place//

Gave him a matching friend up the top right..

And there we have Magnolias and frogs on a grnge background..

and while I continue to stand in craftroom!
 Holly is resting comfortably..

and my finished card after adding gorgeous little resin hearts..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter...

All Sorts Challenge   [anything but square mine 5x8 ]

Crafty Calendar   [anything goes]

Creative Fingers Challenge   [anything goes]


aussie aNNie said...

Holly is worn out crafting all day but what a fab result with the grunge and frogs, amazing YOU xx

Janette said...

OK Chrissy, firstly I LOVE this wonderful card and those frogs look very real, the flowers are perfectly gorgeous, fab card.
Holly always makes me smile, do love to see animals so loved, don't you...I used to always stand when crafting, it gave me a better perspective I think, now I can't and I miss it. As for your frosty day, how lovely, I miss the days we used to get like that, glorious sunshine and sparkle everywhere, for us it was always September weather but it seems to have all got screwed up now. Enjoy it while its there..xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous how you have transformed the frogs. Beautiful background. Ans as always is Holly keeping you company. The chair is the prize you have to pay for it!
xxx Margreet

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You really are very artisitic, what a wonderful card, I love those frogs and the magnolia. As for frost? We are in the middle of Summer with 16C (60f) cold enough for some days in Winter! grr. I want sun and heat! BTW. Standing while crafting is good for you. I haven't done it, but that's what I hear! :)
Faith x

Linby said...

Those frogs are so lovely and your finished piece looks amazing on your background. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

Chris said...

I love the way you've transformed the bland frogs Chrissy, your fabulous gringey background is a perfect with the flowers- they look even more delicate in contrast!
Good to see that Holly knows her place- wherever she chooses, bless her. xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow, I love the background texture and details, such a great mixed media card.Thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.

crafty-stamper said...

I don't have the internet on my phone-I use a desktop computer and sit on the very edge of the chair as Alice our litle dog is comfortable behind me sometimes kicking if I am too far on!!!!!!Great grunge background and love the little frogs and magnolias
Carol x

Dena J said...

Stunning creation of this scene! Those darling little frogs look right at home. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

jimlynn said...

Chrissy, you glammed up those frogs just perfect! Cool background and love the frogs. Fantastic!

pam said...

Wonderful card, love the frogs Chrissy.. Holly looks comfy in your chair lol
Pam x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Christine, love all the texture and fab frogs.
Glad to see someone is comfy! if I let Merlin (our 9 month old springer spaniel) in my craft room, he'd eat everything!
Lorraine x

Liz said...

Super card, I love your little frogs. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week.
Liz xx

brenda said...

So much dimension with the beautiful Magnolia blooms, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous card, love that frog! It looks real. Hugs, Valerie

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and very beautiful card Chrissy

gr karin

*Vicki* said...

Wow! Really love your wonderful grungy background and the way you've glammed up that frog is perfect! I really love the shimmer over those leaves too! I think you've worn out poor Holly!! TEE HEE

Conniecrafter said...

Your background is so cool, I have frogs like that and I just love the way you gave them details, I think I will stick to plain because mine wouldn't turn out so neat as yours. Love your flowers with it, I just got some new magnolia dies but haven't tried them out yet :)

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous picture you have painted with your dies and grungy backgrounds.

Lisa said...

That is a gorgeous background for these great die cuts. Oh how I love the little frogs.