So today I went with my parents to Ribbit the Exhibit at Leu Gardens. It is a traveling exhibit of frog sculptures by J.A. Cobb and it was fabulous. And the weather was absolutely lovely for wandering around the gardens. I figured I would share photos of some of my favorite frogs:
I'll start with Clyde the Greeter, who ironically was located at the furthest point from the entrance to the garden.
Aptly, they had Freddie the Butterfly Frog in the butterfly garden and I managed to get a photo of a monarch.
I love that the trombone player is tapping his foot and snapping his fingers in the Jazz Trio.
I've got to include Diana the Huntress since my grandmother was named Diana.
And here is me with Emerson the Sitting Frog.
And finally a moment of Zen with Zenny the Frog.
And I figured I should share a picture of the real frog we spotted in the little pond in the arid garden. I have no idea why the arid garden has a little pond but it was full of tadpoles and this guy.
Now on to the card. I made this card for March's Rudolph Days over on Scraps of Life by Scrappymo!
The starting point was actually the March Christmas All Year prompt over at Artsy Inkers. This month's prompt was to use the letterpress technique. So I inked up the Darice embossing folder with silver ColorBox pigment ink. And debossed the blue paper. I think you can see the debossing a bit better in this close-up.
The image is by Lilly of the Valley and it is NBUS (never before used schtuff) since I bought it after Christmas last year. So I'm going to enter this in Darnell's NBUS challenge. The ribbon is also NBUS. I actually layered two ribbons - the silver and a blue ribbon from December's Really Reasonable Ribbon Club, which had not even been opened yet. I stamped the image on a snippet created when I used a Spellbinder die to cut a frame for another project and had the shape left over. It was colored with Twinkle H2O watercolors and I added some Stickles to the bottom for the snow.
So I'm entering this in:
March's Rudolph Days
Darnell's NBUS challenge
Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 170
It's been a while since I've played over at pixie's snippet playground and it will be my first time joining in Rudolph Days and NBUS.
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