Monday, December 18, 2017

Sparkle - Penguin Elf!

Here is my take on the Make It Crafty Challenge, to create sparkle without the aid of actual glitter! The challenge was to draw the sparkle and shine with what ever colouring medium you use.  I used Copics followed by three gel pens - a white, a light red and a dark red, to make the look of glitter without actually using glitter. 
The image is my illustration for Whimsy Stamps, sold as "Penguin Elf", a digital image you can get at Whimsy Stamps!

The trees are from Zoe's company, Make It Crafty - Whimsical Pine (medium and small), the papers are from Whimsy's digital line, "Snow Deep"  and Nordic Christmas (currently free from Whimsy, Merry Christmas, and thank you Tracy and Denise of Whimsy Stamps!!).  
The cute chipboard words are also from Make It Crafty and are also sold at Whimsy!
I coloured my penguin and snow scene with the following Copic markers: 
Whites of Penguin: W00, 0, YR30, R30, 0 blender, E40, 41, BV20, BG70
Gold bell, beak and feet: YR30, 12, 14, 16, 23, 27, E39, 99
Blacks: N0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 7, 9, Special Black
Greens of outfit: G00, 03, 05, 21, 46, BG 78, W4
Red of outfit and ribbon: R30, 12, 14, 24, 27, 35, 56, 46, 39, 89
Greens of leaves: YG01, 21, 46, BG78
Snow whites: BG0000, 000, B60, B00, B32, 21, BG70, BG10
Sky: BG10, B41 and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide sponged over the top portion of the sky
BG96 to show a bit of the evergreen leaves on the trees
I am entering a few challenges: 
Make It Crafty : Sparkle (creating the look of glitter without using glitter)
Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers (to view my inspiration photo, click HERE)
Thank you for looking folks, and, 
I hope you can enjoy the holidays this year!
Merry Christmas
from Crissy


  1. what a gorgeous card; love those penguins. Merry Christmas

  2. This is so good, I actually thought you had shiny stuff on the hat.... until I looked closer and saw that you used a white pen. This is a great job on this months freebie. Merry Christmas.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Chrissy, love it! Merry Christmas from your newest follower:)
    Wendy xx

  4. I saw this on Facebook yesterday and had to nip over and see it again her. Its stunning, what a beautiful creation, Love the sparkle, Hazelxx

  5. Thanks a lot for sharing your Copic combos with us ♥️🐧♥️ Merry Christmas to you 🎁

  6. Absolutely Magical! Thanks for joing us at Make it Crafty 'Sparkle' Challenge.

  7. wow... that's simply amazing! <3
    thanks for playing with us at MIC
    xoxoxo Sadia

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Crissy! Your winter scene is beautifully coloured and I LOVE your penguin! Fantastic sparkle too! Thank you for joining us at Make it Crafty and hope you can join our Skin challenge too ;)! Hugs Delphine xx