Friday, 1 April 2016

Skating Penguins

We've a new All Dressed Up Facebook challenge starting today which runs until the end of the month.

We're changing the rules slightly - we'd like to see your hand coloured images and would like you to include what medium you've used when you post your picture.  We'd like to encourage newbies to crafting (and new mediums) to show them what can be done using different colouring tools.

The theme we have for you this time is Animals or Insects.  I chose to do a tricky little Christmas number for my inspiration for you today.

I've used Christmas Penguins.  They've been coloured with Copics then fussy cut to add to the card.

There's no design paper on this card I've just used some kraft and red card stock.

Instead of using design paper I've sketched out a scene with a white Lyra pencil.  I've then shaded it using more white, browns and orange.  First time using my Lyras on kraft - aren't they fab :D

Added to the background is some DecoArt loose glitter to make the snow sparkle.  This hopefully has the effect of making the iced over lake look more glassy (here in my imaginary world - LOL!)

I've also used a white gel pen for the snowflakes.

I wasn't 100% happy when I'd finished it as I cut the card slightly too low and then penguins weren't quite in the right place then - doh!

Never mind - you get the idea :D
Andrea x

Hope to see you with your creatures on Facebook.  Don't forget we've a new Anything Goes challenge starts on the blog tomorrow!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Photo Inspiration (red and brown from photo)
Winter Wonderland - For a Child
Christmas Card Challenges - Colour Challenge
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday


Darlene said...

What a cute creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘PHOTO INSPIRATION’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooooooh I need these penguins, fabulous background too, love it

Chris said...

Wow, these cute penguins look fabulous against that stunning background, a fabulous card Andrea! Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute!! I love your penguins!! Thanks for entering at HIMCR this week.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Andrea & I love how you've done the background :o)
I hope you're having a great weekend.

JoAnn said...

Love the cute penguins. Fabulous job with the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Pat said...

Beautiful card, love the scene and the cute penguins, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Pat K said...

Absolutely fabulous Andrea. Love the adorable image any your beautiful hand drawn background. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. hugs, Pat K x

Aunty Sue said...

Fabulous project perfect for our Make Your Own Background challenge at Craft this week. Good luck and hope to see you next week.
Aunty Sue DT

Sand Lee said...

This is absolutely fab!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters! Hope you join us again soon! xx