Monday, March 22, 2010

The Princess and the Frog

Well I was at it again today.  Little Fat Book Club isn't for a month but I thought I would get a head start on it. Can you guess the Theme... Well the theme is frogs, which at first I was thinking what am I going to do with frogs?  Then yesterday while blog hopping (cause I can) I found this gorgeous image from some variation of "The Princess and the Frog"  I cut the image out and then "painted" the gold areas of the image with gold smooch.  Then I took a nice piece of paper from a Prima Marketing mat stack (it was the Alice in Wonderland themed one) I altered the paper with swipes of gold paint from Ranger.  I then stamped a Fancy Pants stamp in Purple Pansy ink (CTMH), then I took green smooch and traced all the stems on the stamped image and colored the edges of the buds in the same color.  The last thing I did with the stamped image was color all the "buds" and centers of the flowers in white smooch.  I stamped butterflies (one from Fancy Pants and two from Tim Holtz) in embossing ink (Distress from Ranger) and embossed them one was in a red/orange color the other two in purple.  Then I stamped what I would consider a Queens Anne's lace like flower in embossing powder then embossed that in white.  I glued down my princess and then foam dotted my frog.  Lastly I embossed inked the words "The Princess and The Frog" and embossed in gold embossing powder.  I think this side came out perfect.  I'm going to use another image of some cute vintage frogs, but for now I'm done for the night it is almost time for Big Bang theory!! I can't wait.

As for life at this moment I'm good.  I passed my final certification exam!  I was extremely nervous and trying not to think about it for the past month because at the time on top of trying to study I was dealing with the death of my ferret and another one being sick.  So I didn't think I did well.  Now I can sub which will be nice.  It looks like things are starting to go my way again.  Stormy my sicky ferret is doing a little better.  She is eating hard food again, she sleeps a lot.  I'm not ready to reintroduce her to the rest of the clan cause she is no where near a hundred percent and I want still watch what she is eating.  Other wise it is hard to see what she is eating compared to three other ferrets lol.  They can be a handful as a group, but I love them. Pin It Now!


Peggy Beck said...

This is really nice Ginger. I would be happy to receive it. I have my image all ready to go but haven't worked on mine yet. I like the Princess and the Frog though. Good call, and really nice work.

Hope your ferrett is well on his way to recovery.

Ginger said...

thank you Peggy. You always have a kind word for me. Stormy has been battling a flu for a few weeks her immune system was comprised when her sister died cause she got really depressed. She seems to be winning but I'm never really sure which way she will turn. Ferrets don't have a long life about 8 years is the norm and I don't know how old she is because she was a rescue, so I think she might be anywhere from 6 to maybe 8ish. Based on her teeth. So she has live a long life and a happy one with me and her siblings. I got her with a sister and that is who we lost before she got sick and losing a cage mate (especially a long time one) can be major so I had a feeling I was going to lose her too