Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Penguin Carollers

Hi Peeps! I am getting into the glow of things... enjoying making a glowing scene, that is! I used the lantern from Make It Crafty and the Penguin Carollers, a sneak peak at my new digital image that is coming out on Dec 1st!
I coloured the images with Copics, went over some parts with coloured pencils, used Distress Oxide inks to sponge over the sky (that has a base of Copics), then used some Gelatos (a pastel like medium) over some parts of the sky and ground.  Finally touched it off with white gel pen for the swirly snow! Thank you for looking!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Penguin Thinking Of You

Hi Peeps!
I'm so excited to be back in the swing of things and making cards again! I had to take a bit of a break to take care of moving houses.  It sure is a lot of work, but I love being settled where we are now.  
Here is a card I made to join in with the November challenge at Make It Crafty! I combined the freebie from MIC, the lantern (from MIC's Festive Elements) along with my Penguin Thinking Of You digital image for Whimsy Stamps. 
I used Copics and then added some sponged inks on top, as well as a few coloured pencils in places.  I even added some Gelatos in places here and there! So certainly this turned out to be mixed media! The falling snow was just a white gel pen overtop everything. I love playing with the light in a project and this was such a great exercise in making a glowing scene!
Pretty papers from Whimsy Stamps - from Christmas Jewel and Christmas Essentials.
There's still time to enter into the challenge at MIC, simply titled, "GLOW"
Besides the MIC challenge, I am also entering into the following challenges at Splitcoaststampers
IC625 The Company Store
F4A405 Words To Live By
WT663 Thanksgiving Leftovers
SC672 Sketch Challenge
Hope you are enjoying this lovely season of snow and joy!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Special Edition Snowman and Penguins

I hardly ever make a one layer card, but this one was such a complicated scene that I felt any embellishing or layers would take away from it, rather than add to it. This is a Special Edition of my Snowman and Penguins illustration that I did for Whimsy, which is being used to teach a colouring class at Kit and Clowder.  
Coloured first with Copics and then with some Prismacolour Pencils on top of the snow.
I finished it off with making a light snowfall with my white gel pen. 
I entered this into the Christmas Challenge for September, in which you had to use trees, snowy outdoor scenes, or a Christmas tree! 
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Penguin Prezzie

Here's a look at my hubby's bird-day (oops, I mean, "birth-day"!) card for this year! I used two red rubber stamps from Whimsy - the Penguin Prezzie for the main image, and the hat and sentiment from "Happy Bird-day" set. I only had to stamp the hat and fussy cut around it, then glue it on. The balloon was hand drawn, after I stamped the sentiment, then coloured and fussy cut as well. What's great about Penguin Prezzie is that he can be used for any gift giving occasion, Christmas included, because he comes without any hat at all.  You could just as easily stamp a santa hat to dress him up for Christmas! 
The gold stickers have sparkle (photo didn't pick that up). I doodled around the edges for another detail. Beautiful paper is printed off my own computer from some of Whimsy's gorgeous patterned paper. I used some sheets from the "Soft Spring Greens" set. I really don't need to buy paper from anywhere else now, they have such a huge variety in the catalogue. And it is SO much easier to have these ready to print rather than to have stacks of paper that I have to store and leaf through by hand. 

I coloured the image with the following Copics: 
Penguin Blacks: C0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, blender 0
Beak and feet: Yr21, 23, 27
Penguin Whites: E40, B60, V91, E70, 71, R30 for blush
Turquoise: BG11, 13, 15, 32, 34, 72, 75, 91, 93
Greens: YG01, 03, 05, 25, 67
Pinks: RV02, 05, 17, 19
I've entered into the SplitcoastStampers colour challenge for this week, CC659
Thanks so much for looking!