Tuesday, 18 October 2011
A Merry Pengie Christmas
I've dug my mojo out of the corner, dusted off the cobwebs and hit the table of craftiness - yes, I'm home and reunited with my stash. I can't wait to get busy once more with my DT work, creating cards I need to make for friends and family for the coming weeks and looking forward to being able to enter a few challenges once again.
Today's card is my DT card for this week's I Love Promarkers Challenge. The theme for this week is 'Cute' and our prize sponsor is Sentiments 4 You.
I just couldn't resist this cute penguin stamp when I saw him during a visit to Sparkle n Sprinkle in Ruskin, Florida and it was really awesome to see them make my actual stamp right in front of my eyes ! I kind of knew what the process was for producing rubber stamps, but it was great to see all the processes IRL.
I really need to get busy increasing the number of Christmas cards I've made so far for this year as I'm late starting, so this cute little chap was just perfect for the theme and adds one more to my stock.
He's coloured of course with Promarkers, cut out using a nestie and added over a layer of My Minds Eye DP. There's Stardust Stickles around the edges of the image layer and as 'snow' on the ground. I also added some to the spots on his scarf and his snowflake to give them some sparkle. The sentiment is from a set by Sentiments 4 You, designed especially to be punched out using a Stamping Up! oval punch. I don't have this particular punch so cut it out using a scalloped oval nestie. I was able to colour the sentiment on my computer to match the DP background which was an added bonus. The tree was cut using a Marianne's die with some dots of red Stickles so that it matches the trees on the DP. As a finishing touch, I added Glossy Accents to his hat, feet and beak, I think you can just see the shine from the glossy parts in the pic.
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you'll have a go at this week's challenge, I'd love to see your interpretation of this theme.