Monday, November 14, 2011

Polar Penguin Present

This weekend our 7th grade son is invited to a BDay party of a new friend.  They've had fun being typical goofy grade 7 boys.  This friend has a good sense of humor and in fact the birthday invitations were of a penguin, and he said that everyone had to come dressed as a penguin to the party.

So in that sort of tongue in cheek theme, here's the card that will be for him.  Oh - and he also likes purple - so that's the purple part here.  Trying to still make it subtle purple/gray and manly for him :)

Cute hey?  I've really missed giving my TSG Stamps some love, so I decided to play in their Recipe Challenge today.  Ingredients:  Birds, Snowflake, Ribbon, Button.   I think I've got it all :). 

I used the cutie Penguin Pals set, masking the penguin to add the present in his arms, coloring him up with Copics, then masking both the penguin and present to sponge on the Wisteria Wonder purple night sky.  The card is 5 x 5.  

I used a lot of stroking technique on the coloring to get the feel of the texture of his penguin - um fur...feathers?  As well as some little touches of sparkle in the Shimmer White paper, and the Sakura Stardust pen on the snow and sentiment.  

Stamps:  There She Goes - Penguin Pals, Wrapped in Joy (sentiment);  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White Craft;  Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Shimmery White, Basic Gray, Flourishes Classic White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Twelve, Blossom Tags and Accents, Grand Labels One, Snowflake Shapeabilities, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Corduroy Brad, Copic Markers:  BV00, BV02, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, C00, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, YR12, YR14, YR18, Dimensionals, Glitter Pen, Snowflake Embossing Die, Scor-Buddy.


Sheree said...

This is such a cute card Christine!! Love that image and your colouring along with that fab embossing you've done!

Marisa said...

Perfect for the penguin birthday boy :) Adorable image and a great card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

he will love this card christine it's a fun end beautiful card.

greetings karin

Linda Carson said...


luvthatstampin said...

Great coloring! I so love the penguin's shadow!

Conniecrafter said...

Is that ever too cute, sounds like a fun party to go to... love the textured background as well as the texture in the brad, love the purple and grey combo!