Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sweet Sunday Penguin

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC44. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog, The Sweetest Thing.
I decided to flip the sketch to work with my sweet penguin image. This set, Cool Yule from My Favorite Things, is a new addition to my collection and I just couldn't wait any longer to ink it up!
I started by stamping the penguin with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White, three times because I knew I'd be popping him for dimension. I masked the penguin's feet then stamped the ice block. The fun started once everything was coloured with copics. First thing I did was cover the ice block with Ranger Crackle Accents. I added some Waterfall Stickles to the hat and scarf then finished the hat with white liquid appliquee. The image is cut out with deckle rectangle Nestabilities. Here's a shot of the dimension.
The white card base measures 5.25 inches square. I stitched together a couple shades of blue for the base layer then used my Coluzzle (I know!!! I'm surprised I remember how to use it!!! LOL!!!) to cut the large circle because the biggest size of circle Nestabilities wasn't large enough. I stitched a white border around the edge of the circle then added some MFT Adornments for a blingy frame around the circle. The patterned paper circle has a pretty silver foil swirl running through it and the striped paper has a shimmery swirl. Both papers are from the SEI Glitzma collection. I used my EK snowflake border punch to get the small snowflakes along the left edge of the striped piece and added a Multicolour Twinkle to the center of each one. Then I sent this card over the top with a blue snowflake layered onto a ghost snowflake with a platinum Glitter Dot in the center. Told you there was lots of bling on this card!!!!
Now let's go see what the other Sweet Sunday Stampers came up with for this sketch!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

15 comments:

Vicki said...

Karen this is adorable, I love that cute little penguin!!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Karen, this is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!

Emily said...

Next to snowmen, penguins are my fav Xmas image for cards and this one is super cute! Love all the bling and of course the popping is a given!

Leslie said...

Okay, add this to my top 10 "LOVE IT" list of your Christmas cards! Outstanding and super, super, SUPER cute!!!!!

Donna said...

what a FABULOUS card! I love all the sparkle & doing the cracked glass on the ICE CUBE is genius! I may have to try that since I just got the set too!!

lunchnotes said...

Recently discovered your blog and really enjoy seeing your projects. I am passing along the Over The Top award to you because your attention to detail and your photographs are over the top wonderful!

kathie
http://lunchnotes.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/pass-it-on/

Janet said...

OMG he is soooooo cute! great card!!
hugs

Karen Giron said...

LOVE this!!! What an adorable little penguin and the cracked glass ice is awesome!!

Danni said...

LOVE this!! Just love it!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Totally cute! Love the dimension and the cracked glass ice cube is over the top!!!

Lynn said...

Karen you did a lot of work on this card and it was totally worth it cause it's adorable! The popped up penguin with his glittery hat sittin' on his ice cube is just too darn cute!

Michelle Scott said...

What a cute card! That penguin standing on the ice block is very cute and I love the snowflake embellishments and the bling!

Margaret de Witt said...

Oh my goodness Karen. Totally love this card. The penguin is just too cute for words and they way you put him together with bling and applique - ooooohhh - it's so totally awesome.

Vera Ling said...

This is so cute. The penguin and the colors just awesome. Glad I found your blog. :)

Pam S. said...

AWESOME! love your card! I'd love to get this in the mail!
Pam Going Postal