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Monday, July 6, 2015

Guest Designer at Merry Monday!!!



Hey everyone - I'm excited to be the Guest Designer over at Merry Monday! I won the "Funky Hat" challenge with my card featuring a penguin wearing a froggy hat - see it here. Thank you, thank you!!

What a coincidence - the new challenge by Wendy is to use a penguin on your card!! I have lots of darling penguin stamps but I decided to pull out a 2012 Art Impressions cling stamp called Penguin Re-Pete. I bought it back in 2012 and hadn't inked it up yet! Typical me...

Here's my card:


I had this vision of Re-Pete (he's Pete's brother, don't ya know) sliding down a hill. I stamped him, colored him with Copic markers,trimmed him out and added some Liquid Applique to the white on his cap. On a top folding A2 pool colored card, I stamped tone on tone with Simon Says Stamp's Falling Snow, one of their 6x6 background clings. I got a set of them from SSS and fell in love with this size!

It's hard to see in the photo but I added some white snowflakes and dots using Hero Arts Unicorn White ink. It's a lovely soft look over the tone on tone pool in real life. I cut a hill from Neenah's Solar White cardstock using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders. I love the bumps on this one - just like those hills we used to sled when I was a kid! Next I dry embossed it using a Tim Holtz folder called Diamond Plate (one of a set of industrial type textures). I stamped a speech bubble from Hero Arts' Pssst! cling set and trimmed it out. Stamped a sentiment on it from a Hero Arts Stamp & Cut set called Let it Snow.

The Penguin challenge over at Merry Monday goes for two weeks this time. So I hope you'll stop over and check out all the inspiration from the fabulous Design Team, then play along. I'll probably be back later in the week with another penguin card - they are such fun to make!

Thanks again to the team at Merry Monday for selecting me as a Guest Designer for this challenge!! And thank you for stopping by!


12 comments:

Lin said...

Congrats on your DT gig, Linda! And your penguin card today is so cute!

Greta said...

Congrats on the win & your GDT assignment, Linda! This is such a creative & darling card--love every detail!

Katie Melhus said...

Love the movement you created with this adorable little guy! So glad to have you with us as our GD!

Heather Maria said...

Linda, big congratulations on your Guest Designer spot - just loved your adorable penguin with his froggy hat! This is another absolutely adorable and creative card! What a cute and beautifully coloured penguin and I love the textured hill you created for him to have fun on!

Karren said...

This is the most adorable scene! Your penguin is so cute and you're so clever to have him sliding down the slope. Thanks so much for being GD with us this week.

Bonnie said...

Wee! This is such fun, Linda! This little penguin looks like he's having a ball! Thanks so much for joining our DT this week!

Wendy said...

Another adorable penguin card! He looks like he's having so much fun! I love the scene you created, Linda! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer! Your cards rock! :)

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

I LOVE this card! Penguins are one of my favorites, and yours looks like he's having such fun! I also think the embossing folder you used is a neat choice. I have that same folder, and would never have thought to use it like this. I'm definitely pinning this for inspiration. Great job! ~ Andrea

Kristie Goulet said...

I love your penguin sliding down the hill! So fun!

Debbie Henderson said...

I like the way your penguin is sliding on the snowbank. Cute card! Thanks for being our guest designer this week!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Linda, this is darling! Your little penguin looks like he's having so much fun sliding down the snow hill! Thanks so much for being our guest designer at Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

WOW!! LOVING all your penguin cards - you totally kicked butt!!

Deanne :)