Wednesday 2 December 2020

Sledging Penguin

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

Another penguin for you today - this is Frosty Fun, an old rubber stamp from Lili of the Valley.

He's coloured in with Promarkers:
Scarf: Tea Green, Soft Green, Crimson, Burgundy 
Penguin Body: Cool Grey 1-5, Black 
Feet: Apricot, Amber, Burnt Orange 
Sledge: Sandstone, Caramel, Umber 

To make the card base I scored a 16.5cm x 15cm piece of acetate down the short edge at 1.5cm then attached it to a 15cm square piece of white card using strong red liner tape. 

I covered the back half of the card with a paper from an ancient Dovecraft 8x8" paper pad called 'Let It Snow'. 

For the snowy slope I just used a craft knife to cut a shape from white card, then coloured the edge with a stripe of Cool Grey 1 Promarker. I used my stamping platform to add the sentiment (Large Christmas Greetings from Lili of the Valley)

To attach it to the card I put a fine line of Cosmic Shimmer glue along the top and bottom edges at the back and glued it to the acetate. After attaching the penguin to the front with silicone glue I still felt like it needed something else.

I cut another slope to go on the inside of the card and also some mini pine trees = they're from a border die that I can't find the packaging for but I think it is by Memory Box/Poppystamps.

Edit: I found it, it’s’Tree Landscape’ by Clearly Besotted 

The finished card looks a bit more balanced. 

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

As You Like It Challenge Favourite snowman or penguin (penguins of course, they're utterly adorable)

Christmas with the Cuties #44 feature a creature

I love Promarkers #424 Anything Goes opt Christmas

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #45 Anything Goes with a critter 

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x


cotnob said...

A super card Katrina, such a fun penguin and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Janette said...

Such a cute card, love the sweet image.x

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card. I like how you made the cute pinguin slide down the slope, great idea.

Linda Mc Enery said...

What a fun card! I'm sure I'm not alone in immediately hearing a call of 'Wheeeeee!' in my head when I first saw it! Super design with perfect shading on your snowy slopes, creating depth. Such a pretty sentiment too. Thanks for sharing your Christmas fun with us at Passion for Promarkers!

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous! We didn't give you an easy choice this time, but I love what you did! Thank you for sharing your great make with us at AYLI for our snowman v penguin challenge! Hope to see you again soon. Hugs Squirrel x

Annie H said...

Lovely card, that penguin sure has a lot of fun.
Gr, Annie

Fikreta said...

so nice card!

Sheryl said...

What a brilliant design and a fantstic explanation of the process you went through.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at I Love Promarkers looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx