Thursday 11 August 2016

Paper Penguins for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

I hope you managed to catch Leonie's launch show last night, she showed you how the entwining bits of her new collection worked together. There are more fab demos on at 9am, 12, 4 and 7pm.
So, onto my favourite sample out of the ones I made

To start, I cut down a small panel of Sheena's stamping card and blended on some tumbled glass, broken china and iced spruce Distress Inks

Flick water at it from your fingertips and dab with kitchen roll after a few seconds to remove the water.

Do three more of these, place them together, and stamp the swirls from 'Swirls and Flakes' over the top using Black Memento ink

Stamp lines of the hearts from the same set along the bottom of the panels.

Colour the hearts in with a white gel pen.

Now stamp one of the 'Christmas Greetings' stamps onto a strip of white card

then cut up the individual words and doodle outlines on with a black fineliner pen

Arrange them on the panels until they're how you like them

Next, cut down some A4 black card to 10cm x 29.5cm and score into four equal sections.
Add a coloured panel to each of the four sections.

Create another couple of panels using the same method as above and add parts of the Entwined Snowflakes Base die-cut with white card.

 Attach a long length of ribbon to the back of these extra panels and glue them onto the back of the first and last sides of our little 'book'.  

Fold the 'book' up and wrap the ribbon round a couple of times before tying the ends into a bow.

And I almost stopped there, but going back to it the next day, I felt that it needed a bit of a focal point.

Enter the penguins....

First I stamped the oval frame from the 'Love and Joy' stamp set onto a heavyweight white paper using Black Archival ink and then cut it out - you need to do this four times.

Cut two of them in half lengthways and cut a bit more off each half to make the inside edges curve a little so they look like flippers.

Cut a strip of yellow card and lay across the middle of Entwined Cross Base die before cutting out. Also cut the tip of the leaf from Leonie's Mixed Media dies.

Along with a circle of black card and a black pearl, you can now assemble your penguin.

I had to chop their feet off a little to get them to fit on the panels, but I'm so chuffed at how this turned out.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-

Noor! Designs UK #21 Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #290 AG  
Classic Design Team Challenge #5 AG
Crimbo Crackers 2W #113 Blue Christmas 
Unicorn Challenge #12 Animal Kingdom 
Addicted to Stamps and More #206 AG
Little Miss Muffet Challenges  #144 - Anything Goes

 Fab 'n' Funky #315 Christmas

Before I go,  just a quick reminder that you only have until Sunday evening to enter my 200th post giveaway (click on the picture to see how to enter)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will leave me a comment to let me know you've visited,
Katrina x


ClaireTully22 said...

Love it, love it, I want to make one x

Allicat said...

I love this little book and you explain everything so easily it makes me want to go make one right now (but I have to make tea first).
Love Alli Xx said...

Fabulous project, love it x

Fikreta said...

have a nice day

Valerija said...

Wow, this is really great project. Love it!
Valerija xx

Sarah said...

Oh my Word!! This is fabulous Katrina, Leoni must be delighted to have you on her team, you are just so creative...penguins from a cross...who knew???!! xx

Anonymous said...

Kat you are amazing !! You come up with some totally mind blowing ideas. Love this xx

hollyberry said...

Amazing little book with some really cute penguins! So well explained. How in the world do you come up with these ideas for things so far removed from their original purpose? Must be genius!

Mummylade said...

Amazing project, the penguins are adorable!

Carole Pollard said...

What a fabulous design those penguins are such an amazing idea a very beautiful creation Love and hugs Carole x

Anne said...

Wow this is so clever, how do you come up with these ideas!! Love how you've used the hearts too as a finishing touch.
Anne x

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

I love it. Fabulous and nice work too.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing more of your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 290 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a great project. Just adorable! And talk about thinking out of the box! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project with us at Happy Little Stampers!

Unknown said...

Fabulous project, ~i love the card and your tutorial has be wonderfully explained. Those penguins are amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at Unicorn Challenge. Hope we see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

Martina Svoboda said...

Great project! You started with just a simple blending, and leaded it to perfection! And I love how you played with the die cuts to create the penguins. Awesome.Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous ideas.Your penguins are unique.


NJ Stamping Queen said...

Gorgeous penguins! What a fabulous project! Thanks for sharing it card with us at the ATSM blog--please join us again soon!
:) Marie DT--ATSM

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous tutorial and project and love your cute penguins..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

Handmade by Veer said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Veronique DT for

Neha said...

That's a really lovely card! The tutorial is also very explanatory. Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers