Monday, November 1, 2010

Penguin Friends

Hi all,

I am really getting into the winter/holiday card-making these days, especially since a lot of the stamp companies are releasing those types of images now.  They are my favourite!

Today, I'm playing along with a few challenges in blog land, and I am also playing with an upcoming release from Some Odd Girl!  They have a bunch of awesome winter and holiday-themed images coming out on November 9, so mark your calendars!

I am playing along with these challenges:
- A Spoon Full of Sugar #127: Let's get punchy (I used punches for the icicles and the sentiment circles)
- ABC Challenge: G is for Glitter (I used glitter to make snow around the penguins)
- Craft Your Passion #30: Anything Goes
- Sketch Saturday #127 with this sketch:

I always LOVE their sketches!  I am working with an image called Penguin Friends from Some Odd Girl.  It is one of the amazing and fun images being released on November 9!

Here's my card:
The base is Chocolate Chip CS, and the next layer is a blue piece of Ski Slope DSP (sponged with Chocolate Chip ink) and matted with Basic Black and Whisper White CS.  At the top of that, I added a Whisper White strip punched with my Martha Stewart icicle punch.  I added a snowflake brad and 2 blue eyelets to the right side.
The striped piece is the same Ski Slope DSP with a black mat.  To the left of that, I added a bow made with some white organdy ribbon and my Bow Easy (attached with a Mini Glue Dot). 
I printed Penguin Friends onto PTI White CS once, punched it out with Square Nesties, and added some Baja Breeze sponging inside the square. I matted that onto a black piece.  I dotted some glue pen all over the blue portion of the square, and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to that.  Underneath that square panel, I added a piece of Baja Breeze and a piece of Chocolate Chip ribbon folded into a loop.
I printed the penguins onto another white piece, coloured them with Copics, cut them out, and mounted them on with Dimensionals. Underneath the penguins, I added some Ivory Flower Soft to imitate some fun snow.

I stamped the sentiment (from SU) onto a white scrap in black ink, and punched it out with my 1 1/4" circle punch.  I added some holly with a red and green marker.  That was matted onto a brown DSP circle punched with my 1 3/8" circle punch. 

Don't forget our fortnightly challenges on the SOG blog, and head over to Some Odd Girl, and click on the Freebie tab to download the freebie for November!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!


Dana White said...

Oh my gosh this is so cute Robin - what a fantastic card!!

Kim Sonksen said...

Oh gosh - look at those cuties. The colouring is fabulous and I adore the icicle border

Kerri Boucher said...

love the card..

Lauretta See said...

oh now this is soooo cute.. I LOVE IT! Thank you for playing with us this week on our anything goes challenge at craft your passion! Good luck!

Dawn said...

How stinkin cute is this card? love those pumpkins-Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge. this week. Hope to have you join us again for more challenges.

Kelly Schelske said...

This is super cute Robin!

khrestel said...

Aaaaw, this is absolutely adorable!

FitterTwit said...

You should talk!!! Your penguins ROCK! hahahahahahaha!

FitterTwit said...

You should talk!!! Your penguins ROCK! hahahahahaha. Thanx for the lovely comment. :D

Leonie said...

Beautiful card!!! Your coloring is great! It's soooo cute!
Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week!

Leonie xx

Leah the Orange said...

LOVE this, girlie! they're just so cute, and i love the punched strip at the top - PERFECT! i'd never have been able to pull off all those little added details, but everything works so nicely for your card! :)