Saturday, March 01, 2008

Little Ducky Duddle

German Phrase of the Day: Das ist ja interessant. = That sounds interesting. Literally translated it says That is yes interesting. I always love looking at literal translations and realizing that when I do that into German I sound just as crazy as when non-English speakers do it into English. Oh well...thank goodness most people here are very understanding!

Here are the 2 cards I made with my Just So Hoppy set the other day. My mother has this little ditty she sings about Little Ducky Duddle walking in a puddle and getting all wet, but it doesn't matter "because I'm just a ducky after all." I've heard it a million times since becoming a mom...but that's's just so nice to have a mom who I can count on to play with and love my child!

I really love this little chick, and decided I could turn her into Ducky Duddle easily enough. I stamped her on stamper's select white with my Palette Noir pad, then colored her with my prisma pencils. I'm really getting addicted to those. The color just glides right onto the paper, and it blends so well with the stumps and OMS. LOVE it!! I just can't believe I waited this long to get them!! It's definitely different than watercoloring, but most of the same concepts apply as far as shading and highlighting go which helps.

I stamped her puddle with Cool Caribbean ink, then quickly went in with a blender pen to smudge up the lines a little. I cut her umbrella out and mounted it with a dimensional...after drawing the handle in. Lastly, I added the rain dots I had purchased from GinaK's store a while back. Those things are WAY cool...if you haven't used them yet I highly recommend them!!

The layout for this card is super simple...just a folded piece of Cool Caribbean with some old DSP and the Olive twill ribbon from the new Occasions mini. Then, I stamped the greeting with Tempting Turquoise ink at the bottom. Fast easy card...just the way I like them!

This second card was also pretty quick... although figuring out how to make the bunny appear to be holding the basket after I'd already stamped him was a little tricky. Finally, I cut out the basket then using my craft blade I cut a slit around his paw and slide the handle into it. Worked out ok!

For her...I really wanted to put something for her to be looking at with that cute little grin. The butterfly was perfect! I really love this little's just so cute! I added a little shadowing to her with some gray watercolor crayon, but mostly I colored AROUND her to make her stand out more. Light green around her feet for grass and some tempting turquoise around the rest for the sky. That little bit of color makes the white of the bunny pop off the page a little more.

For the tulips, I used the same trick as earlier - I stamped them with Regal Rose ink then went over them quickly with a blender pen to bleed the color in a little. And I used the hop line for the great!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! My cold resurfaced yesterday and had me down for much of today....but I'm hopeful that I'll be better again tomorrow so we can go do something fun around here!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Just so Hoppy by GinaK,
CS: Stamper's Select White, Almost Amethyst, Regal Rose, Almost Amethyst prints DSP, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, retired SU! dsp

Ink: Palette Noir, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean,
Almost Amethyst, Tempting Turquoise
Acc: Olive twill, May Arts ribbon,
Rain Dots prismacolor pencils, OMS, blending stumps, blender pen, aquapainter, WWC, craft knife



  1. I love both! but have to say the rain dots really set off the ducky puddle card! too cute!!

  2. Great cards Jana! Those little animals are too cute! I love the rain dots too! :) Hope you feel better soon!!

  3. These cards are so cute, especially the little chick! The colouring on both is fabulous!

  4. These are both SO sweet! I especially love how you colored the chick, and the dimensional raindrops that you added to him.


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