This was for the Critter challenge, using digital Toby and Buddie Frog. Sorry, I don't see it in the shop anymore! I didn't realize it was discontinued. There are several other super-cute Toby images though! This was colored with Copic markers and Buddie was popped up for more dimension. The background paper is something I found in my stash and the paper ric-rack I cut from my Cricut machine. Three colored brads add a little more interest on the upper right. I can just hear Toby saying, "Here mom, this is for You!"
Threshold Mae. This couple is popped up off the card. I got out actual watercolors and paper and did the whole card-except for the background piece of the card that has congratulations stamped on it. Originally I was going to use it for the card base, but then it would not lie flat in the end. It was trimmed and glued flat to a new card base. This background also has a stencil with circular, falling snow that I used white pigment ink on to add more interest. I think the white emboss/H2O paint combination is an interesting technique, and maybe I could get better with more practice!
This one was a little trickier! It ended up being my favorite one though! Fighter Gwen digital stamp is used above; colored with Copics and popped up. I debossed stars from an embossing folder, stamped some random stars above and sponged on some ink around the edges for subtle shading. I also used a stencil with dots on the lower half of the card. I figured between the debossed stars and the dots; there must be some kind of grid! The string is multicolored from my stash of bracelet-making days. The words are digital from CreateWithTLC.
Below is my entry with Mad Scientist Toby. I love this image! What a great EUREKA moment he looks to be having!! The sentiment is again from CreateWith TLC. Image is colored with Copics. I colored a little reflection of the green on his goggles, skin and lab coat, but the camera did not pick that subtle hint up too well. I used a ledger embossing folder on the right side of the card. I masked Toby and used a grid stamp that I believe is an old one from The Angel Company. Then I got out some Ranger paint daubers and sprays. I haven't played around too much with these, but they were really fun!!
Thank you if you made it all the way to the end! I hope I was able to give you some inspiration too!