Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tadpole Hunting? Remember when?

Remember the days of hunting tadpoles with your kids or grandkids? I sure do and still have an abundance of tadpoles each year in our water garden. The process of evolution from tadpole to frog is just amazing and kids sure enjoy watching the process in an aquarium. I think Nana Vic has captured tadpole hunting in a really fun way and reminds me of when my grandsons were young. This is a new image from Vickie and I hope it reminds you of great times with the kids.

I'm entering this card in Delightful Sketches and hope you find time to play along. Here is the sketch for this week. Since I don't use sentiments on my cards until I'm ready to mail them I've added scrolls cut with a Paper Shapers punch using coordinating papers to match the card.

DP is Basic Grey Origins Paper Pad and for someone that doesn't chose yellow very often I've fallen in love with the colors in this paper, especially for this image which is natural and earthy.
Image was colored with Copics, flowers are from Prima and leaves from MS branch punch.
Yellow Stickles were added to the flowers for extra bling and I added polka dots to her apron.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and I hope you will leave me a comment so I can hop on over to see what's new on your blog. I try to keep up with everyone on my blog list but those that leave comments are always my first priority. I do value your comments and read each and every one of them.

Oh, I forgot to tell you, I've joined a new NING site where there are lots of FREE digi's, challenges, forums, and just a fun place to visit. I don't think you even need an invite but if you do and you are interested, please let me know and I'll make sure you are invited. Here is the new site:
Again, thanks for your visit. "Hugs" Granny (Carol)


The Other Patti Sue said...

Boy that image does bring back a bunch of childhood memories!Great card and your coloring is perfection!

Rufus said...

Great job with the Tadpole hunting!

Eulanda said...

Oooooh wow! I just loved using these papers myself. Your coloring is beautiful and so is your take on that sketch. Niiiiiccceee!!
Thanks for your nice comments on my blog! I'd love to be able to respond back sometimes but it doesn't have your return email on there. Maybe one day. LOL!

Rach said...

this is fabulous hun, what a great image wonderful papers and layout too.. xx

craftieodmae said...

now I feel like I haven't lived, I was a city girl and never have hunted for tadpoles, maybe I could start now at 60 hehe, your card is adorable!!

Loraine Arderne said...

This is a gorgeous card, love your colours.

Unknown said...

Wow Carol you did it again. I'm like a mother chook waiting to see what you come up with and you have not disappointed me. (Not that I ever think that you would). I like how you have added your personal touches to claim the digi as the dots on Nana Vic's apron are wonderful. I totally adore the cards overall appeal, the papers, your sparkle flowers and your curly embellishments have all coordinated perfectly. Thank you again, Your my very favourite DT.

Karen said...

Great card, we've got some tadpoles that are just growing their legs, this image is lovely, thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Carol, what a darling card. I have never gone tadpole hunting but we did raise a tadpole to a frog one year with school. I do remember how fun that was. I love the yellow and I'm glad you stepped out of your safety box! Do it again girl! I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us over at Delightful Sketches. I hope you join us again I would love to see more creativity!!

Selma said...

Yes, I do remember those days -- especially having boys. Your card is just adorable. Love it.

Susan Payton said...

I just love your designs. So different and creative. You have some talent there. Thank you so much for letting me visit.

Farm Girl said...

How adorable! Just gorgeous...Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

This is so beautiful and such a adorable image. Thanks so much for playing with DS. :))