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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Skating Penguin!

Hey everyone - it's time for more penguins!!

I'm a guest designer at Merry Monday for these next two weeks - see my post here - for Wendy's penguin challenge. I was already working on this current card in my mind but the other card got finished for the deadline - LOL.

I must say, I can't get enough of penguins!! There are so many darling stamps and die cuts and papers out there. And thanks to Kristie, a Merry Monday DT member, I have ordered a bunch of stuff from Whimsy Stamps (yes, a bunch of penguins, including the set she featured on this card). Thanks for the enabling, Kristie!!

Here's my card:

Skating Penguin

This one features a darling Lawn Fawn set called Winter Penguin. I have the matching die too which made it easy to stamp and cut a bunch of these little guys. I colored this one with some Copic markers. I used an A2 top folding card made with Hero Arts azure layering paper - love these paper with their white backing!! I cut a mat with Neenah Solar White cardstock and used it to cut the Picture Perfect die by Spellbinders - love this one. I backed the opening with another piece of cardstock stamped with Simon Says Stamp's Falling Snow using silver ink. At the bottom of the mat I traced an outline of part of the die, then stamped and clear embossed the sentiment using silver ink. Then I watercolored over my traced pencil line with some watercolor paints - first a grey and then a soft blue, then I added some blue around the sentiment. Then I covered the entire area with Glossy Accents to create an ice skating rink - perfect for my skating penguin, don't you think? When I was a kid, my dad built a skating rink in our backyard every winter - funny, I didn't become a figure skater, eh?

Anyway - hope you can join in over on Merry Monday and play along! Thanks for stopping by!!


Bonnie said...

Wow, Linda, another adorable penguin! Love that die cut and your "icy" details! Thanks for sharing another penguin card with us at Merry Monday!

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Linda: I just love your cute little skating penguin, fabulous detail on that "frozen" pond. The background die cut is really beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Wendy said...

Way too adorable, Linda! Love the diecut and of course that cute penguin! Love, love, love! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this week! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

This is adorable, Linda! Love the background and the adorable penguin! I cannot WAIT to see what you create with the Whimsy stamps penguins!!!! They are SO fun!
Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week!

Teresa Kline said...

so very cute, I luv the white on white snowy background!

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