Tuesday, June 15, 2010

365 Cards - Day 108 - Rainbow Connection with a Twist!

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday at 365 Cards!

Okay I admit I was only 4 years old when the Muppet Movie came out, but I clearly remember Kermit singing this song and I think it's been one of my favorite songs since then. I even have the Hawaiian version of this song on my iPod (you can listen to it here with a slide show of Hawaiian rainbows...that's for you, mom!) So I was SUPER excited that I got to pick the song-inspired challenge from last June using this song...I mean how bad could a "twist" be?!? Well, Pam threw me for a loop on this one...be inspired by a song about rainbows but don't have any rainbows on the card!!! UGH!!!

Well, after a bit of research that included watching multiple versions of this song (here's the original one from the movie!), reading the lyrics multiple times and reading some interesting trivia about the song, I was still stumped! So when I couldn't get anything from the lyrics or trivia, I went back to where it all started...with Kermit!!! Well, I have no Kermit stamps but I did have this super cute frog on a lily pad digi from Doodle Pantry and he reminded me of Kermit singing in the swamp.

Then I got the idea of the use of the gorgeous SRM Stickers from a while ago when they had a toot on making "newsprint flowers". I just didn't punch out flowers! ;) I wish I'd sized the image a little smaller so you could see more of the stickers, but lesson learned for next time! Most of the stickers I used came from the Thinking of You pack which I also thought went well with this Rainbow Connection song-inspired card! I used one more sticker for the sentiment on the inside:

Well, I hope you like my Rainbow Connection inspired without a rainbow card! Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Alphabet Challenge Blog - G for Green
2. CardPatterns - sketch
3. Diva Coffee Break Designs - gable green, bashful blue, pixie pink: I added a bit of so saffron too!
4. Pollycraft Monday Challenge  - let's have a sing song
5. Speedy the Cat’s Friends at Mark’s Finest Papers - make your own background paper
6. The Corrosive Challenge Blog!! - sketch (very similar to the CardPatterns one)

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see your "inspired" cards!


Markie's Mom said...

Kim, this is really cool!!!! Love that you stamped the sentiments in black for a BIG contrast!!! VERY cool! Thanks for playing Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge


So many brain cells went into the making of this card! (Knowing how smart you are, I know you have plenty left!)

I love the expression on the frogs face, like he's thinking, "Will you be my Rainbow Connection?"

Pam gave you the twist but I believe you gave it right back!

Hey Pam, you have a challenge trying to trip Kim up, you may have met your match!

Uh-oh, that could come back to bite Kim in the backside!

Love, the colors and sketch, as always, your work is perfection!

Love, SAM aka MOM

Patti said...

Love kermit! Super adorable card!

Rose said...

girl you just keep on rocking Pam's challenges!!! LOVE the frog and how you used all the awesome stickers :) off to see the tut on flowers by SRM now!!

Claudine Poch said...

Very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Julia Aston said...

Very cute frog! love the colors and fun bg words! thanks for playing with Speedy this week!

Lesley said...

Great card, cute frog! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

dstandard said...

Adorable card and your little frog is so cute! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Joanne Travis said...

That frog image is delightful!! What a fun card.
Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge!

She said...

Oh this is lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge this week. x

Liz Williams said...

"Toadly" cute and love the background made with the sentiments. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week.

Dawn Mercedes said...

such a bright and beautiful card for the Speedy Cat's Friends challenge!

whoistracy said...

What a fun card! Love the bright colors and those fabulous stickers.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent background! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

joey said...

hIYA Kim

Fantastic card and gorgeous colourwork! love the backing paper. thanks for joining us at pollycraft


bernietom47 said...

Love the card. Thanks for the link to the song. One of the things I miss most about Maui is rainbows, don't see them here very often.