Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Squigglefly Release!


Squigglefly is releasing images every Saturday now!  I won't always have new images going up on the site every Saturday, but I do have a couple new ones today.   Last week I showed you a video demo of me colouring with Herbie the Bunny and today, I present to you...
drum roll please... duh-duh-duh-duuuuh...
 Mort the Frog.
Mort is a Prince Wannabe so he is wearing a crown.  I think you gotta kiss him if you want to see his Princely side.  Ew, gross, I know.
I drew the frog and crown separately, so that the crown can be resized, printed, coloured, cut out and used on any character image you may have.
 The images are up on the site already so you can purchase them today!
  In case you didn't know, you can shop by artist on the site too, so if you know you like any particular artists' work on SF, they have made it easy for you.   Just click on the "shop" option at the top of the page, then scroll down and you'll see "By Artist", with a list of all the illustrators.  Click on any of the illustrators for a complete list of their work for SF.  Here is a quick link to all of the illustrations I have done for them thus far.
After printing Mort and his crown with my inkjet printer on Manga Drawing Pad paper, I coloured them with Copic markers.  I then cut both images out.  Mort does have two slender eyelashes on his eyes, and I did not cut them out! Instead I just redrew them onto the crown after I had pasted it on (much easier than cutting around those tiny, thin eyelash lines!).
  To get that bumpy lumpy look to his skin, I went over the whole thing with my colourless blender pen, just dabbing it by the brush tip and holding it down to the paper for a few seconds with each dab.

You don't move the blender pen around.  Just hold it still until you start to see the ink spreading out from the tip. It really is cool to watch it work!
  Lots of Spellbinder dies used, a Martha Stewart Edge punch, and I inked the edges of some panels with Black Soot Distress Ink.  Gold Stickles on the crown.
Here is a list of colours I used on Mort:
YG00, 25, 67
RV13 (his blushing cheeks)
colourless blender

And on the crown:
Y26, 28, YG25 R27

 Lots of the SF Design Team have samples up on their blogs today, so go check them out.  For a complete list of the DT, go to the SF blog -- they're listed on the sidebar.

Don't forget, tomorrow is the big Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Hop, and I'm participating in that too.  So come back and join the fun!  You might even win a prize if you're lucky!
God bless you, and thanks for coming by today!

PS  Don't ask me how the fonts changed on me, I have no idea.  And after about twenty minutes trying to fix it, I gave up.  Oh well, you are getting a variety of fonts and sizes of fonts today! 


  1. Crissy..
    Great image... my frog loving friends are going to be enamored of this image!


  2. Your card is just to cute!
    Such a sweet image.
    I love the lush colours and papers and your colouring is just fantastic.


  3. Hi Crissy, oooh I am loving this princely little frog, he is adorable and reckon he deserves a little kiss for being so sweet. Gorgeous colouring and love the blender pen dots, gorgeous look! Fab, fab punching too. Just wonderful. Have a great weekend

  4. Wow, Crissy, what an amazing card and I love this new image. He is too cute! :) I love the punch work on your card and the dimension. Great card, thank so much for sharing :)
    Hugs, Christine

  5. oh Crissy I think he's cute enough to kiss! I love how you did the bumpy spotty look on his skin, and your use of dies and punches just makes an awesome card!

  6. WOW Crissy this is fantastic, what a terrific card for this SWEET image!

  7. This is fab, Crissy! Love the colouring as always.

  8. This is just fabulous, the coloring and the layout..Awesome.

  9. he is so so gorgeous!! I could just kiss him!! fab card just love it!! Hugs Juls

  10. As always I love your card I love your work.Cant wait to see what you do next! Hugs Sarah

  11. Oh I love this one dear, the image is so adorable!!! I am going to have to go shopping for him I do believe!!!!
    Love all the dies you have used dear and so love the MS punch
    Big Hugs dear

  12. OMGoodness! He's ADORABLE! I love him and you've really outdone yourself coloring him too! You are my hero! :D

  13. He's so cute Crissy and made me smile, I know someone I will send this too LOL!!! Off to buy him now and your card is superb in every way. Hugs, Chris x

  14. Oh how I love frogs! Mort is super duper cute!! The texture you gave him is amazing! Gorgeous card!!!

  15. WOW! I love the frog! He's adorable!

    Your artwork is gorgeous and your use of "filigree's" is inspriring. Beautiful colorings. Thanks so much for sharing your gift...I've marked you as a favorite!