Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Penguining Christmas

Hi everyone.  I was inspired by two challenges to create this card.  

The first is Christmas Craft Creations August Challenge - Winter Activities.

... and Peace on Earth Challenge #22.  I love the mood board and focussed on the penguin in the top right image. :)

I started with a background from my stash of Brushos smooshed onto mixed media paper.  I cut my panel to size and then added two strips of torn white card stock for my snowhills.  I used my new Penguin Pals stamps and dies (Sunny Studio) to stamp and watercolour my penguin, floating ice and North Pole sign.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

For finishing touches, I used my white pen to add "waves" in the water and also stripes on the penguins scarf and toque.  Clear Wink of Stella adds sparkle to the floating ice, penguin hat (cuff and pompom).  

Close-up ...

This is the first time using this stamp and die set, so I'm sending my card over to NBUS Challenge #41.

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Stamps:  Penguin Pals (Sunny Studio)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Brushos; Distress Inks:  Wilted Violet, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool, watercolour brushes, Clear Wink of Stella, White acrylic pen (Posca)



Pat said...

This penguin is so cute and the coordinating sentiment and North Pole sign are really great too Loll. I love the torn paper snow banks/ice floes and the wonderful bright blue for the water with the white pen ripples which work so well..such a fun and pretty card. x

HilaryJane said...

That's such a cute penguin and I do love how you make your snow scenes with torn paper, it is so effective and adds such lovely texture xx

Lisa Elton said...

Too cute, Loll! I like her purple hat and scarf!

Christine Alexander said...

So cute Loll, love your little scene and that really sweet sentiment ♥

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling penguin on his ice floe, Loll - so many great details on your cute scene!!

nancy littrell said...

Looks like you had so much fun creating this cute penguin Christmas card, Lolly:-) How clever of you to add the water waves and your torn snow hills are perfect for your sweet Winter scene. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Aquarius said...

Fun penguin cards and a clever sentiment

kiwimeskreations said...

A very cute card Loll - that's one sweet wee penguin and he looks as though he is having fun on the ice :)

Julie B said...

Such a great sentiment and I di love a penguin! :)

Linda said...

This is such a cute design, your little penguin is adorable. Love the texture from the torn papers xx

Marcia Hill said...

Awwwwwww...this little guy is just too CUTE Loll, and you've put him in a wonderful and chilly looking Winter scene! LOVE it!! Hugs. :0)

Bobby said...

I almost got this set just for the pun alone, Loll, but you've turned it into a wonderful winter scene with that darling penguin floating away on an ice floe. I love your torn hills. It's a great way to add texture and dimension.

Brenda in IN said...

What a fun card with that adorable penguin. I love his hat and scarf and the ice floe he's on.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, cute! Your scene is a delight, especially for the penguin having a ride on the ice floe. Love how you turned the blue into water by adding the white squiggles, and your torn paper is very effective as snow. I see the sparkles on the ice. What fun, Loll!

Bonnie said...

I love the waves that make this penguin look like he's racing down the rive! The snowbanks are perfect and the sentiment is fun! A fantastic Christmas card, my friend!

Barb Ghig said...

Super cute Christmas card, Loll! I love the bright colors and your fabulous details...Darling card! xx

Diane said...

Adorably cute cute winter scene and penguin!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On earth!
Diane POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Vickie Y said...

Sweet image and card! Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

Papercraft Boutique said...

The happy little penguin is so cute, and I love the punny sentiment, Loll! The strips of torn white card stock made great snow hills, and the added wave lines are perfect for the scene!
Hideko xx

TK said...

Fun and cute, such a great penguin to make you smile!

Leanne said...

Wee so fun, great card, I like the ripped paper and the sparkle, nice card! Thank you for playing our challenge at Christmas Craft Challenge. Happy Crafting!

Leanne DT Member/CCC
Christmas Craft Creations

BożenA said...

I love the second photo, where you can see all the details perfectly. You created the snowdrifts so amazingly by tearing the white cardboard. Great effect!