Saturday, June 2, 2018

Be Merry Penguin

Hello friends.  I hope the weekend is off to a good start for you.

I have a Merry Monday card to show you today.

This week's challenge is

I only have one penguin stamp and he has seen a lot of use.

I wasn't sure if I could come up with a new idea for him or not, 
but a new design found it's way to a card.

I inked the stamp up with markers and huffed on it before stamping.
(It's a wood mount stamp.)

I used the markers to color in where it didn't stamp very dark
and colored in his beak and feet.

I found a piece of alcohol ink background in my stash that
he looked good against, tore some snowdrifts and
popped it all behind a little frame.

The shadow around his tummy isn't was done with watercolor pencil
and I added some Flower Soft to his hat before popping up
on dimensionals.

Alcohol ink designs are so much fun because you never know
what they'll look like.  To me it looks like the moon
is peeking through some clouds.

The sentiment looks black in the photo but it's dark blue
like the background.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Penguin (Michaels $1), Christmas Sentiments (Kaisercraft)
Ink:   Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay (SU Markers)
Paper:   Neenah
Other:  Alcohol Ink on photo paper, Double Pierced Rectangles (AE), Kars Snowflall EF (retired Cuttlebug)


jimlynn said...

It looks like that alcohol ink background was made especially for this little guy! Precious card and love the snowy embossing folder with him.

Brenda in IN said...

You're right, the moon is peeking through the clouds. The penguin is adorable and he looks like he really is standing in snow. The embossed panel looks like snow and his hat with the fuzzy trim is so cute.

Betty Keefe said...

darling card, Bonnie and great design!!

Nancy Stislow said...

This is SO cute, Bonnie. I love the icy background you created for this adorable penguin.
I also love the shading on him. Your card just made me smile!

Linda said...

Sweet little penguin, Bonnie. Love that background. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Brenda said...

OMGoodness, this is an adorable card Bonnie! I love this cute penguin. I don't own any penguin stamps either and I've been toying with getting a set. I think I need one don't you?! lol I love the design of this card, your little penguin looks so cute in the little "window" and I love the background in the window. Love this card! Hugs, Brenda

Jo Manna said...

Oh he's adorable, love all the texture in this little window. I am definitely MERRY letting him in. Loving the design too xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sweet penguin and I love him framed with the moonlit sky, Bonnie!!

Patt H. said...

Such a sweet penguin & I loooove that AI background! Perfect for the little cutie!

Petra said...

Great the blue background

Loll said...

Pretty backdrop with the alochol inks. It does like there there's a moon peaking out from the clouds ... very icy looking which is perfect with your sweet penguin! Great shading and details to give him lots of visual dimension. And of course, I do love the embossing folder you've used. :) xx

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Bonnie, this little guy is so cute, I love the AI background as the frame :)

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie this is gorgeous - love your wee penguin and yes, that background does look like a moon behind clouds. Wonderful serendipity!

Trina P. said...

A wood mounted stamp? Huge props to you just for hanging on to it. Adorable card, Bonnie! Great background piece. Love the embossed falling snow and flowersoft on the hat. xx

Mac Mable said...

Now that's one cute penguin and love the fun hat, his shading on his tummy and his smart bow tie. Gorgeous alcohol inked background and yes I see the moon too. He looks like he is ready to go out and play in that snow....Adorable Bonnie x

Marcia HIll said...

Awwwww...this card totally makes me smile Bonnie! Your little penguin is SO cute and looks wonderful against your FABULOUS Al ink it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

BożenA said...

This card has fitted me with a real stupor experience !!! This large contrast makes the card stay in my memory and stays in my head. Such a beautiful card, Bonnie.One of the most beautiful Christmas card.
BożenA xx

Bobby said...

It's hard to come up with new designs for the same stamp but you did a great job, Bonnie. I love all the details in your little scene. Me? I don't have a penguin stamp and all so I had to pass on the challenge.