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The Ways to Use It Challenge (WT572) today is to use humor on a card. To me this girly girl frog w/ all her makeup, umbrella & purse surely stand on the side of humorous. And I think my title says it all…the weather we’ve had here the last few days, only a frog could love. Torrential downpours, thunderstorms & howling winds. At least it stopped raining before we washed away..now we’re just gone with the wind, lol. 
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For my frog under the weather card, I did a little variation on the reflection technique. I’ve done this technique quite a few times, but this was the first time I used the Misti to help out & the first time I used an odd shaped area for the reflection. Lydia, the community manager at Splitcoast had a card & a link to her video for doing this & it started me thinking. So I gave it a try & I like it. I followed her directions except I had to use the back of a large stamp for the piece of rubber she used. Having the image in the Misti & stamping it more than once onto the rubber really helped the process. Since the reflection is supposed to be lighter than the original, I used gray flannel ink for the reflection & black for the original & I used the lighter colors of Copics to color the reflection.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. First of all, I used a pair of little scissors to cut the odd shaped puddle in the middle of a piece of copy paper…placed it over the white card stock, & sponged the tumbled glass ink inside the opening…not too evenly. Then I placed the piece I cut out on top of the blue puddle & sponged some of the weathered wood & tumbled glass around for the ground. I made sure to have a straight edge for the horizon. Then I put the original mask w/ cut out puddle back on & did the reflection part. Removed the mask, positioned the original Frog Sunbather image & stamped it above the reflection. Colored it all then stamped some raindrops after masking the original image and the ground around the puddle. I only used part of the greeting (I put the full greeting on the inside) & I used a Micron pen to add the question mark at the end. 
 
Here are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks, Lydia , for the wonderful video & idea!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs- Frog Sunbather, Raindrop Bg, Under the Weather
Paper: Staples white, Hammermill white, marigold
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black & gray flannel, Versafine onyx, Distress inks tumbled glass, weathered wood
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Copic markers,  Misti